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The Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (31 reviews)
“mud crab” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been eating at this restaurant for 16 years now. Never fails to impress. The food, service, views are fantastic!!! Had lunch there with friends today. Started with Champagne Lychee Cocktails - to die for! Followed with delicious grazing plate - dips, hot bread, pickles,...More

1  Thank hayeshall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful day looking out over the sparkling water, the wildlife and the boats. Excellent service - well informed on the menu. Our food was well-presented, beautifully prepared, and tasted exquisite. Prices were reasonable for what we had, although some would probably say expensive. This...More

1  Thank nameerfud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had driven past this place on a number of occasions but didnt realise it was one of the best eateries in the area. I enjoyed the chowder and my friend could not speak more highly of the whole snapper. Lovely views, outstanding service. Couldn't fault...More

1  Thank Antrogers54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Byron Bay we've passed Port Macquarie and this delicious seafood restaurant. We had no expectations and were surprised how amazing the fish was and especially the prices of the lunch menu. Also the evening menu looked nice but unfortunately it was...More

1  Thank swisstravellerslife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the scallops (4) with a glass of white wine and fish of the day.(Plenty of it) with a Premium beer. The lunch was excellent and I would highly recommend it to any one visiting the Port Macquarie area.There was ample parking at the...More

1  Thank opa1936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is set on the Hastings River, its a beautiful spot to enjoy lunch or dinner in a very relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My husband and I enjoyed a very nice evening by the river with soft...More

Thank Gabe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favourite restaurant since moving to Port Macquarie but not anymore. Last Saturday we took our daughters for lunch who are in their forties. The waitress immediately greated us asking if we would like a champagne cocktail with a lychee and strawberry in...More

Thank Margaret825
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove past around lunchtime and noticed had sign out advertising seafood chowder. We are a soft touch for this so we popped in for an impromptu lunch The setting is spectacular, although restaurant was a little cold the day we visited. To be fair it...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great well established restaurant sitting atop the beautiful Hastings River. The seafood was delicious, I highly recommend the seafood chowder. Renovations are underway and my partner hopes they include a more spectacular live lobster/crab tank, we will be back to see what develops. Efficient,...More

Thank j0lindsay6
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had booked a table at this restaurant and unfortunately for us there were quite a few bigger tables than ours to serve (2 of us). We waited a long time for our drinks and for our order to be taken and then another 40...More

1  Thank prw50
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Irene L
29 December 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
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Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River,Come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy Port Macquaries No 1 Seafood Restaurant. OPEN Lunch and dinner 7 days. OPEN public Holidays.
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