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Port Stephens Eating Out

Welcoming. Cosy. Fantastic food. This is what the reviews say. Relax and indulge in fresh local seafood straight from the ocean.

Taste plates satisfy the need to try everything whether oysters, prawns, squid and catch of the day. Then try dessert – banoffee pie, lemon tart, ice cream sundae. Nestled in Nelson Bay - a taste treat.

Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
Stunningly located at Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Country Club offers a comfortable dining and entertainment venue with enviable views of the beach.

Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar is an al fresco eatery and wine bar that allows guests to soak up the sun outside the club. The kitchen offers a casual Modern Australian menu, including all-day breakfast, plus burgers, wraps and fish and chips at lunchtime. High tea can be arranged in advance.

Aqua Blu
Overlooking the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens and adjacent to D'Alboras Marina, Aqua Blu Bistro & Bar offers locals and visitors dishes including light meals to premium char-grilled steaks and seafood.

There are over 30 international and local beers to choose from, as well a thoughtfully chosen wine list. Maybe call in one lazy afternoon, enjoy the view and indulge in the tapas menu accompanied by a glass of wine or two.

Depz Restaurant
Family-run Depz Restaurant is located within the heart of Port Stephens at Nelson Bay.

Popular among locals, the menu caters for all with dishes ranging from local oysters and lobster to veal, steak and chicken options. Grab a seat on the balcony and enjoy your meal alfresco.

Galley Kitchen
For bayside dining at its best, look no further than the Galley Kitchen at the Anchorage Port Stephens resort.

Nab a spot on the terrace and inhale that crisp ocean air as you indulge in regional seafood and a good glass of wine. Executive chef Luke Carpenter has fashioned a creative modern Australian menu of seasonal dishes that are well-executed and locally inspired.

The adjacent Corlette Beach is perfect for a post-prandial stroll with loved ones.

Moonshadow Cruises Twilight Dinner Cruise
With the most spectacular bay views, Moonshadow Cruises offers the perfect venue for your Port Stephens dining experience.

Departing at 7pm all year round, guests will enjoy live entertainment and a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring fresh local seafood and tempting desserts. Watch for the local dolphins riding the bow waves.

A 2.5 hour twilight dinner cruise costs only $75 per person(as at Aug 2014) Concessions available.


L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine
Lil Buddha is located in Salamandar Bay, a suburb of sunny Port Stephens in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

Fresh ingredients combined with traditional recipes are behind the restaurant's success.

The cuisine spans Asia; you may enjoy sizzling Mongolian lamb with a side of roti and satay sauce, or share duck sang choy bow.

Little Beach Boathouse
In a restored boathouse overlooking Nelson Bay's Little Beach, Little Beach Boathouse is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a meal with stunning views of the water.

The dining room's decor is simple, to keep the focus on the view through the louvred windows.

The succinct Modern Australian menu is dominated by fresh seafood dishes, with a few meat-based and vegetarian dishes for variety, along with a carefully-selected list of Australian wines.


Mavericks on the Bay
Mavericks on the Bay is a picturesque open-plan dining venue set at the edge of Nelson Bay's d'Albora Marina.

The coastal Modern Australian menu is made up of light snacks and more substantial mains, plus charcuterie and cheese boards and seafood platters to share with friends over a glass of Australian wine.

On the weekends, Mavericks is a lively entertainment spot, with local musicians performing for diners.

The Deck Cafe Restaurant
Great for a evening out with the family. Sit outside by the water where so many beautiful boats are moored, sip a cocktail and contemplate a breathtaking sunset ¡V never mind the amazing view. And be embraced by the warm Greek family who run the restaurant.

The typically Mediterranean dishes that come from the flourishing kitchen just round it off.

The Point Restaurant
The stunning waterfront location of The Point Restaurant, overlooking the seemingly endless kilometres of untouched scenery of Port Stephen's hinterland, is reason alone to venture to Port Stephens. However, the seafood-focussed menu at The Point is equally impressive.

Enjoy a cocktail on the restaurant's balcony before spoiling yourself to a mixed seafood platter.


The Wharf Restaurant
The Wharf Restaurant is located right on the Marina at Nelson Bay, offering panoramic views of the harbour and all its activity.

The kitchen selects the best of the daily local catch, which means diners get to enjoy the freshest seafood available.

The menu offers some beef, chicken and vegetarian options too, but if seafood is your thing, don't go past the deluxe seafood platter for a special treat.

Rock Lobster Restaurant
With breathtaking views overlooking the water, Rock Lobster Restaurant provides the quintessential Australian dining experience that will please both tourists and locals alike.

Seafood is not surprisingly their speciality however if fish isn't your thing, there are still plenty of options available on the menu. Located on the 1st floor of d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay.