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Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill

The Observatory Hotel | 40 William Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“scampis” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (73 reviews)
“surf and turf” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Observatory Hotel | 40 William Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Searched lots of reviews attempting to find somewhere 'special' but not wanky to go for dinner our final night in PM. Scampi was a total letdown. Seafood pot pie was tasty but not dissimilar to what you could make at home & the chowder was...More

Thank k_gerly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A bit hit and miss. One good dish (lamb special) ocean trout was not good. Broth was like warm and couldn't finish the dish. Chips (side dish) were probably the highlight.

Thank anitamanitam7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything went perfectly. The food was excellent. Very fresh, great selection for starters, mains and dessert. An excellent selection of wines. For all 10 people the meal was very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend a visit when you are in Port next time.

1  Thank gchallinor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mum out for a lovely seafood dinner whilst we were in town. Shared four entrees. Stand outs were the beetroot salmon and the scallops. Whatever was in that bacon crumb with the scallops, could eat that all day. Finished our meals with the...More

1  Thank nicoleprivett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed into the restaurant and enjoyed immensely a gorgeous sea food platter. The sea food was fresh and delicious and the accompaniments were special. Our host was friendly and helpful. We will be back

Thank dianneb355
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, good timing with meals, no harassment with drink waiter. Food good however I ordered linguini and I got spaghetti. Food price was reasonable for location and style of restaurant.

Thank chuckles1211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whoever owns and runs this place needs to take on another job. This restaurant is like a violin well out of tune. The only thing they have going for them is the chef and kitchen staff who seem to know what they are doing. The...More

Thank DrewboySydney
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here many times before.Service is good.Nice location.Prices are above average,maybe because of prime location.Food is good,but not spectacular.

Thank Bushma
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Having checked out previous reviews we were all set for a dining experience to be savored and remembered. The food was OK and in saying that, it was tasteful and palatable but for the prices, I expect a little more. The restaurant is very noisy...More

Thank beatman77
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I don’t usually write reviews unless I find a place really exceptional or really bad. But the behaviour of the waiter has prompted me to write a review. Scampi’s was fairly ordinary, not bad, not excellent. Pasta was a bit too oily and the seafood...More

1  Thank MidcoastNSW
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Louise M
July 29, 2016|
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Response from pRoodsy | Reviewed this property |
hi, that was my question when I rang to make a booking at the restaurant 1 week ago, they advised me it is a fully licenced restaurant with a corkage of $5 per head for BYO, so of course we ordered the wine and beer from the... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Observatory Hotel | 40 William Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: 65837200
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  • This restaurant is at Mantra The Observatory
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