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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Love the ocean? Dine next to it in Port Macquarie

Arguably one of the best locations to enjoy dinner has to be at a restaurant near the water's edge; here you can experience the stunning natural landscapes of the ocean as well as the fresh sea breeze, all while diving into a delicious meal. If you're in Port Macquarie and fancy spoiling yourself with first class views and equally good food, we highly recommend visiting one of the many oceanfront dining venues that this location is so well-known for. Everybody understands that nautical dining goes hand in hand with fresh seafood, so whether your a fan of classic fish and chips or partial to a fresh catch of oysters, there's a restaurant in Port Macquarie for you.

Are you a lover of all things nautical? If so, you’re simply going to love these three Port Macquarie restaurants that offer premium menus packed with delicious dishes on top of some of the best waterfront views this location has to offer.

Salty’s Bar and Grill

Iconic views, Salty's Bar and Grill - Port Macquarie
Iconic views, Salty’s Bar and Grill – Port Macquarie

First up we have Salty’s Bar and Grill; this wonderful location offers customers the complete nautical package, not only home to fantastic views of the water but also one of the best menus in town. If you love seafood you’re going to be over the moon when you step foot in Salty’s Bar and Grill. Located on the Hastings River, take a seat in this modern and friendly bar and grill as you feast your eyes upon their seafood infused menu.

To start, we recommend ordering half a dozen Kilpatrick oysters to enjoy over a crisp glass of white wine before tucking into a delicious main. Our favourite on the menu has to be the seafood feast that includes beer battered flathead tails, tiger prawn skewers, natural oysters and lightly dusted squid with a side of chips, salad and tartare sauce. If this sounds all a bit too much for you, opt for the grilled fish of the day that is sought locally and freshly cooked.
Where: 9 McInherney Close Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Spinnakers Restaurant

Gorgeous scenery, Spinnakers Restaurant - Port Macquarie
Gorgeous scenery, Spinnakers Restaurant – Port Macquarie

Open from morning to evening, Spinnakers Restaurant has to be one of the best waterfront locations in Port Macquarie. As you step inside this modernly decorated location, you’ll instantly be taken aback by their stunning waterfront views of Port Macquarie. Whether you decide to visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll be nothing but impressed by the fantastic location and friendly service. Choose to dine either inside or alfresco on their spacious outdoor decking area.

Spinnaker Restaurant offers delicious and innovative Australian cuisine, incorporating locally sourced produce and regional wines into their entire menu. Regardless of whether you enjoy a tasty meat dish, a fresh seafood meal or vegetarian classic, relax at Spinnakers Restaurant with a bottle of full bodied wine as you watch the world pass by.
Where: 20 Park Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Quaylime Restaurant and Bar

Overlook the marina, Quaylime Restaurant and Bar - Port Macquarie
Overlook the marina, Quaylime Restaurant and Bar – Port Macquarie

If you’re looking for a combination of fine dining, fantastic waterfront views and quirky atmosphere, we suggest you book a reservation at Quaylime Restaurant and Bar. Overlooking the stunning Port Marina, here you can enjoy mouth-watering meals that are crafted with care and attention by their professional chefs. Whether you’re in the mood for fish, meat or something vegetarian, you’ll be satisfied when it comes to this modern location.

For a traditional seafood feast order the undoubtedly delicious Ocean Treasure Duo that includes natural oysters, fresh school prawns, smoked salmon, salt and pepper squid and panko crumbed whiting fillets, served with a house salad and fries. If you’re after a few scenic drinks, pop upstairs to Gav’s Loft; this nautically inspired space is the perfect location to enjoy your favourite craft beer while you overlook the spectacular views of the marina.
Where: 18 Park Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Do you love beer? Then you’ll be happy to know that Port Macquarie is home to a number of fantastic locations that serve up first class brew. Check out A beer lover’s guide to Port Macquarie to find out where you can get a perfectly poured pint!

Are you a lover of nautical dining? Let us know your favourite places to enjoy a scenic meal!

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