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The Waters Edge

$$ - $$$
Australian, Seafood
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cnr Buller and Hollingworth sts, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful spot right on the Hastings River. The staff are very helpful and courteous and the meals delicious. There's a pool also if you're up for a swim.

Thank Sherpa123
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wait staff where friendly, food left much to be desired. The 400 gram rump was more like 200, cooked to perfection if you like well done not medium to rare as ordered. Rest of all meals served similar quality, poor. Not the only complaining table in the restaurant. I feel for the wait staff having to serve such poor quality... More 

Thank pottstodd
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

this place is great ... I will say it does need a bit of a face lift ... just staring to look a little tired in the Bathroom .. but it is clean and comfortable .. the service is good and it is so close to everything .. we went for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much

Thank Cheryl G
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Comfortable, great place to stay - without breaking the bank! Good restaurant, close to everything and friendly helpful staff all around. Would definately stay there again and highly recommend ..

Thank 50diannew
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Service with a smile, everyone we spoke with was very pleasant. We had a great night, beautiful food, in a good position to see fireworks for New Years. Lovely view. Definitely recommend..

Thank Denise D
Port Macquarie, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went to an Alliance Francaise Xmas function last Saturday. Alternate drop 3 course 2 choices menu read very well. That's where it ended..... if Chef states certain items on menu that's what generally should be served Braised lamb entree didn't state fatty lamb terrine served with stale Parmesan crisp & dead lettuce leaf. Salmon entree similar disaster. Main of barramundi... More 

Thank portgirl2008
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The breakfast spread is average with bottled juice and pot coffee. Would not recommend the breakfast here. Lot of Cafes a shor walk away.

Thank Roy J
Derby, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We took the lentil and chickpea burger, and the chicken burger. Both quite acceptable, without pushing any culinary limits. Enjoyable without flourish. The house white which we took to accompany the meal, on the other hand, was really rather good - as was the service and the view of the river.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Port Macquarie, Australia
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Three of us for dinner on a Friday night. the food generally was just a country Pub standard meal..... shall not return.

1 Thank BlackjackPM
Sans Souci, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

With a raised deck and tables & seating right on the edge of the Hastings River, the Waters Edge is a great place to enjoy a late afternoon drink while watching the river and the sunset. It's a close walk from town if you're not staying at the hotel, and convenient to restaurants for dinner after your drink.

Thank sansbay2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Buller and Hollingworth sts, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
This restaurant is part of a hotel that used to be known as the Country Comfort Hotel, had recently changed owners and the name has changed to Waters Edge Boutique hotel. I think the restaurant has the same name.

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