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The Bay Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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141-143 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4332 7135
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely little gem. Great quality produce, the seafood dishes we enjoyed for lunch were delightful. I could eat those scallops and barramundi everyday!

Thank votekatet
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in to this very busy, little cafe with 5 kids in tow and staff we so friendly and kind to the kids (we took up half the dining area). Service was fast and food was great.

Thank Sarah G
Wamberal, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming , service friendly , staff attentive, food very nice , loved the dessert. Good value, we will return.

Thank kerri r
Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch with friends. Pleasantly surprised by the choices on menu.. lots of seafood, steaks and game. Prices are reasonable and food tasty. Will return as a few more dishes we wish to sample. BYO allowed us our own choice of beverages.

Thank Shirlee H
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 8 and all had the 3 course set menu. Food was hot and very good, service was great, all for $42 per head BYO. Can't get much better than this - did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Marlene S
Gosford, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We chose The Bay Cafe for an impromptu meal out; fortunately it was a Sunday, so having no booking was OK. The restaurant aims to provide some out of the ordinary Aussie meals, including kangaroo and crocodile among the more everyday meats and seafood meals. We ate lovely fresh oysters for starters, after which I chose a seafood meal and... More 

Thank emjayee
Erina, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and comfortable ambiance. Food offerings were full of choices out of the norm as well as seafood favourites. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and it met all expectations! Emu and crocodile for me and veal/lobster for my wife. All perfectly cooked and tasty

Thank Tim M
Paris, France
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited last Saturday - the service and quality/quantity of meals were excellent. I had not been there for five years - and the quality is still there, in all areas. We will be back, and often. Spread the word - "the Bay Café still has the edge on seafood" it is really the Seafood Heaven on the Central Coast. Less... More 

Thank Bigred013
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What a great find. Lovely meal, reasonably priced. Full of locals, always a good sign. Will certainly dine here again next time we are in Toowoon Bay. Make sure you book as it is very popular.

Thank Lorraine F
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Enjoyable food. Good variety. Seafood is their specialty. They cater for children also. The restaurant is BYO.

Thank Vicki C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 38
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-143 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Toowoon Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4332 7135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?