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Matildas Restaurant

Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (12 reviews)
“coral trout” (7 reviews)
“prawns” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Overlooking the Nambucca River this is a restaurant not to miss. Offering lunch and dinner make sure you book ahead and be patient as this will be rewarded. We started with a delicious half serve of herbed garlic bread which tasted as if it was...More

Thank fozwanderer
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We always eat at Matilda's when in Nambucca as we like the friendly relaxed atmosphere and the care taken with the food. On this last occasion we were very happy with the surf and turf, which was excellent, however a little dissapointed with the prawn...More

Thank RobertLM
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Extremely underwhelmed. Very expensive meals, over cooked, basic pub style food. It was like stepping back in time to the 70's with bad decor, laminated table ( no table cloth) and fish shaped plates. We had the steak and prawns with whiting. Steak was tough,...More

Thank JameeAlexandra
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very good service and excellent food. Flavours well balanced. We felt very well looked after. I would recommend it.

Thank Aurea F
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a meal at Matilda's last week. My husband had the calamari entree & slow cooked lamb main. I had chickpea patties and char grilled chicken with macadamia sauce. All delicious with generous serves. Then onto...More

1  Thank andcur
Reviewed 28 February 2017

overrated,overpriced, small servings, very underwhelming. lobster was a kitten that had been on a diet. was good once never go back again, very dissapointing

Thank neil h
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice restaurant with good service. We had fresh oysters, soft shell crab and prawns. It is a BYO restaurant with good parking adjacent.

Thank brian_tutill
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Disappointed by all the food. Prawns tasteless and obviously frozen. Same with the Flounder, very oily. Damper was a white bread roll.

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I ate here over the Christmas week whilst visiting for the holiday period. We had a pleasant, if not earth shattering meal with very attentive serivce from the wait staff. The prices weren't cheap, on a par with some more upmarket restaurants...More

Thank grace028
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have a holiday unit over the road from Matildas and always save our night at Matildas as our last night of our stay. Kel and the gang are great as is the food. A great way to end our stay.

Thank ann d
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Nambucca Heads
  • Phone Number: 65686024
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