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The Entrance Lake House

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$$ - $$$
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1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4332 5253
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid $48 each for a Mothers Day high tea, after waiting 40 mins for the food to be bought out it was nothing but disappointment. The portion sizes were so small & our quiche was still raw. Had to ask the wait staff twice for a drink as they kept walking past us and forgetting. My mum asked for a... More 

Thank savsarah
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food staff are outstanding and enjoyed a beautiful coffee with a view will definitely be visiting again

Thank Benjamin M
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I called in yesterday for a coffee whilst on a bike ride as it is in a great location and a very visually appealing restaurant The problem started when we finally found the entrance to the restaurant and noted the sign "please wait to be seated". As it was 11am there were only approximately 10 people in... More 

Thank Ja D
Killarney Vale, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was odd from the moment we walked in. Waiter was polite however when we ordered our meal which was the Meat lovers platter noted as steak and ribs with baked potatoes he seemed surprised. Ordered chicken tenders as part of the kids menu and two glasses of Shiraz. Firstly the wine was terrible, tasted almost off vinegar like. When... More 

Thank K3407AKinfo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. They do not care about their customers experience just their money. Let's start at the beginning. Found this place with great reviews on yelp (load of lies) expecting to have a lovely lunch. We were sat and after that did not see an employee for 20 minutes. My sister had to go... More 

2 Thank Charlotte C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you like inedible food and being ignored by wait staff, avoid this place. And if you dare mention that there were any issues with the food prepare for the petulant child of an owner/chef to harass and belittle you. It's lucky he is the owner as any business owner with half a brain would terminate his employment immediately after... More 

2 Thank RebeccaFrith
Rhodes Town, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like restaurants that have good food and good customer service then his place should be avoided. The owner/chef is rude and shows no attention to quality. I was visiting The Entrance and came here specifically because of the revues on Yelp. Sadly the food was lacking. The 'big boy' chips were reconstituted mashed potato that appeared to be... More 

2 Thank SteveCrop
Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended for dinner, good service, good food, Promoted online a special between 6-7pm but was like it didn't exist when at the restraunt, Beautiful salt and pepper quail for entree, and huge main sizing for the surf n turf, overall was a good experience.

Thank jaffdawg69
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had mushroom bruschetta with chorizo and a ginger snap tea - delicious. Partner had eggs benny with salmon and a flat white. View of lake and fisherman very relaxing. A nice way to spend Saturday morning.

Thank Bartled57
Central Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a breakfast date and were not disappointed!! Being in the industry myself I am always so quick to judge and pick at faults but our Breakfast was amazing! Coffee was amazing, service was excellent and the Avocado Bomb I kept seeing on fb lived up to my expectations. We will definitely be making this our breakfast... More 

Thank pkm239

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4332 5253
From the freshly ground coffee and home baked treats to our a-la-carte meals, High Teas, and finger foods, the emphasis at The Entrance Lake House when it comes to our food and beverages is on quality, freshness and taste - all enjoyed while savouring the ambience of The Entrance Lake House's beautifully restored interior and admiring the uninterrupted lake views. Our Chefs combine the freshest, seasonal produce (sourced locally whenever possible) to create mouthwatering, beautifully presented dishes that reflect our multicultural heritage and relaxed coastal lifestyle. We are fully licensed and cater to special dietary requirements and any theme to suit your special celebration, function or wedding. All menus feature our specially sourced range of quality coffees, teas and other beverages. Being fully licensed, we also boast an extensive wine list featuring a selection of local and imported reds, whites and sparkling wine varieties, beers and cocktails. If you are planning an event such as a wedding, a Christmas party, a special celebration or a corporate function, our Event Management Team will tailor a menu that perfectly aligns with your vision, your theme, your taste, your group size and your budget. Contact Us to book a table or to have a chat about how we can tailor a truly memorable event for your function, wedding or special celebration.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?