Port Stephens - From fish n' chips to fine diningIf you’re a self-acclaimed foodie, that plans your holidays around where you’re going to dine, and admit it, you have already looked at the menu and are debating your top two choices in your head, then Port Stephens is the place for you!
Australian seafood is arguably the best in the world and the cool waters of the New South Wales coast are the perfect breeding grounds. From prawns, fish and oysters to crabs, lobsters and shellfish the incredible quality and range is unique to this region. If you’re an early riser and get to the marina early enough you could meet the local people who catch quality seafood for you fresh every day or explore the famed fish markets.
You can indulge in a fine dining experience or simply pick-up some delicious fresh caught fish to feast on with the kids in the comfort of your self-contained apartment. From your simple yet classic fish n’ chips to a lobster thermidor, we have put together our 4 favourite eateries for all occasions.
1. Bay Harbour Café
This local hot spot is perfect for the classic fish n’ chip take away or a casual dine in for something a bit more substantial. Overlooking Nelson Bay, spend some time enjoying a quiet lunch while keeping a close eye, if you’re lucky, you may spot some dolphins.
2. Little Beach Boathouse
Located at Little Beach Marina, as the name suggests this boutique restaurant specialises in seafood but caters to all with gluten free options also available. We hear the swordfish is simply divine!
3. The Deck Restaurant/Café and Bar
Situated on the waterfront beside the marina this affordable café and bar offers something for everyone, not only seafood but a broad range of tastes and when dining with the whole family won’t break the bank.
4. The Rock Lobster
A cult favourite among the locals this restaurant is a must-do experience with fantastic views over the bay. With a higher price point the meals are generous and of course the lobster one of the popular menu items!
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