Dining

PORT STEPHENS AUSTRALIA | FOOD & DINING

With an abundance of seafood and local produce, it is not hard to see why there are so many quality restaurants in Nelson Bay and surrounding suburbs. From cafes to awarded restaurants with chefs hat accolades, you will be able to tantalise your tastebuds on any budget. Watch the sun go down on a dinner cruise onboard Moonshadow Cruises or Imagine Cruises, dine in a fine restaurant, enjoy the ambiance of a sidewalk caf or grab some takeaway for a picnic in the park.  

Most venues cater for children, however if you are looking for a quiet break from the kids then please see our fine dining category. Soldiers Point Bowling Club offers bistro meals, as does WESTS Nelson Bay Diggers Club which also offers a cafe and Mexican restaurant where anyone can challenge themselves to eat the BIG ASS BORRITO and get their picture on the wall.

Hogs Breath Cafe is always a favourite with the family and is located at dAlbora Marina in Nelson Bay with an array of other eateries including a Noodle Bar, Thai, Woodfire Pizza, Ice Creamery, Seafood and so much more.

The Shoal Bay Foreshore also has a variety of quality restaurants including Italian cuisine at Marco's or Giannis, Thai, Australia Cuisine and the famous Newcastle and Port Stephens Game Fishing Club which offers beautiful bistro meals, interesting fishing memorabilia and amazing water views across the bay.

 

Moonshadow Cruises 'Twilight Dinner Cruise' is the perfect dining experience on water. Enjoy appetisers on arrival, followed by modern Australian Buffet featuring a large variety of local seafood. Prices range from $69 per adult for the 2.5 hour cruise, up to $75 per adult for the 4 hour cruise option. Dinner Cruises run Friday and Saturday nights between 1st November and 23rd December. For further information regarding prices and onboard entertainment please phone (02) 4984 9388.  

CAFES & TAKEAWAY

  • Long Boat Cafe 3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay (02) 4981 5958
  • Gilligans Cafe - 47 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay OPEN: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar Shoal Bay Resort & Spa 1800 18 18 10
  • Bubs Famous Fish & Chips Fishermans Warf Nelson Bay (02) 4984 3330
  • Rock Salt Nelson Bay Bowling Club (02) 4981 4906
  • Inner Light Tea Rooms Lighthouse Rd, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 2505
  • KFC Bagnalls Beach Rd, Salamander Bay
  • McDonalds Town Centre Circuit, Salamander Bay

FAMILY RESTAURANTS

  • Bay Breeze Bistro Fingal Bay Bowling & Rec Club (02) 4984 1246
  • Sea Rock @ Shoal Bay Shoal Bay Resort & Spa 1800 18 18 10
  • Mod Thai Restaurant & Noodle Bar Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay (02) 4981 5552
  • Bluewater Grill Nelson Bay Golf Club (02) 4981 4256
  • Tails Modern Australian Cuisine Nelson Bay Bowling Club (02) 4981 4906
  • The Only Place Indian Restaurant Stockton St, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 4414
  • Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant Donald St, Nelson Bay (02) 4981 5521
  • Casa De Oro Donald St, Nelson Bay (02) 4981 3232
  • Mod Thai Restaurant & Noodle Bar - Cinema Complex, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 4222
  • Malai Thawng Thai Cnr Stockton St & Tomaree Sts, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 0044
  • Hogs Breath Caf dAlbora Marina, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 2842
  • Siennas Pizzeria Bar + Restaurant Cnr Donald & Yacaaba Sts, Nelson Bay 4984 4900
  • Sri Malaysia Restaurant Austral St, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 1233
  • Sa Nook Thai Sandy Point Rd, Corlette (02) 4984 3363
  • Little Budda Asian Cuisine Town Centre Circuit, Salamander Bay (02) 4982 0286
  • Parkos at the Bay Pacific Blue Resort (02) 4984 1017
  • The Deck Soldiers Point Marina (02) 4919 1502
  • Reidees @ Anna Bay Tavern Gan Gan Rd, Anna Bay (02) 4982 1711
  • Anna Bay Thai Gan Gan Rd, Anna Bay (02) 4981 9001
  • Cookaburra Restaurant (Barramundi Farm) Marsh Rd, Bobs Farm (02) 4982 6740

FINE DINING

  • Catch Restaurant Shoal Bay Resort & Spa (02) 4981 1553
  • Ritual Restaurant Austral St, Nelson Bay (02) 4981 5514
  • Warf Restaurant Cocktail Bar & Lounge Termaby Street, Nelson Bay (02) 4981 0020
  • Watercrest Restaurant Stockton St, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 2211
  • Sandpipers Restaurant Magnus St, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 9990
  • Rock Lobster Restaurant dAlbora Marina (02) 4981 1813
  • Mavericks on the Bay dAlbora Marina, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 1203
  • Vue's on the Bay dAlbora Marina, Nelson Bay (02) 4984 9864
  • Merretts at The Anchorage Corlette Marina (02) 4984 0352
  • The Point Restaurant Soldiers Point Marina (02) 4984 7111
  • Moonshadow Twilight Dinner Cruise - (02) 4984 9388