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Waterfront Restaurant

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29 Clarence St | Rear of the El Paso Motor Inn Complex, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 1944
18:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 10:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I have to admit i have been to many restaurants but none will compare with this. Firstly the service was A+ our waiter Sam made my family and myself so welcome we had 18 ppl and yet they were fantastic all meals were served at the same time and the way they took oyr orders were wow. Now the food... More 

2 Thank Ellen C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The $39 dinner special is great value. The damper and dip for entree was superb with a good range of mains and yummy desserts. Decor a bit dated and shame could not see the lovely view of the river at night.

1 Thank mike C
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant by the waterfront. Amazing food, great prices and top service. We couldn't fault a thing! We Will definitely be coming back...

Thank carmonafam
Neo Chorion, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Enjoyed a rather pleasant slow cooked lamb dish that went down well with a good bottle of red wine. Only just managed to finish.

Thank kateOrm
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Three of us shared the seafood platter and it was SO good! There was lobster, prawns, Balmain bugs (at least 20), salmon fillet, oysters (natural, kilpatrick & mornay), deep fried squid, fish, prawns & chips and loads of fruit. They very kindly packaged up what we couldn't eat (kept the deep fried seafood, fresh seafood & fruit in separate containers)... More 

1 Thank KirstinToni
Erina, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Thank you for 4 nights of fantastic food every dish we had was delicious, and the service was impeccable cannot fault anything. We had breakfast each morning and dinner each night.

Thank 155dia
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The deck out the front needs work. It doesn't feel safe to walk on. The place has seen better days and needs refurbishment. The food was good enough. Would be a good spot for a large gathering. Very quiet the night we went. Good location.

Thank sjt72
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The food was average but the service was absolutly fantastic. The younge man serving us was super friendly and helpful and listening to him communicate with other customers he was great with them as well, doing whatever he needed to do to make their dinning experience great. The damper and dips were fantastic then I had the slow cooked lamb... More 

1 Thank Melissa G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Took my daughter there for a special Port Macquarie dining experience and we were not disappointed. The décor needs updating but the service and lovely tasting food well and truly override this. thoroughly recommend it and cant go wrong for $39 for a 3 course meal. Shanks were yum as was the lemon citrus tart.

Thank rsandy43
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Having spent a few days in Port Macquarie we came across an absolute gem of a restaurant in the Waterfront Restaurant. Food is 5* and staff were superb and welcoming. Whether you are travelling with a family or couple, you will be well served to walk 200m up Clarence and not on the main Marina haunts, you wont be dissapointed.... More 

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$29
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Clarence St | Rear of the El Paso Motor Inn Complex, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 1944
Our Waterfront Restaurant, located in Port Macquarie, has magnificent water views of the Hastings River and is a superb venue for breakfast, evening meals or special functions. Open for Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm and daily for breakfast from 7am weekdays and 8am weekends and Public Holidays. Our '3 courses for $39' Menu represents great value for money. Start with Fresh Damper Bread with Trio of Dips, then be tempted by a great range of choices for Main Meal which includes something for everyone. Finish up being wowed by our fabulous desserts. The restaurant is fully licensed (no BYO) and for groups of 10 or more we are also pleased to be able to offer guests our House Beverages at just $5 each. House Beverages include our House Beers, House Wines and House Spirits. The restaurant is also available for functions catering up to 150 guests. Please contact us to obtain a copy of our function menus or go to our webpage.

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