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Portside Cafe & Restaurant

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Contemporary Australian/Mexican Cafe & Restaurant situated within the Customs House Residence, built in 1899 with commanding views of the Mary River. We pride ourselves on our full table service with attention to detail. We have a seasonal menu using local fresh produce.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Mexican, Cafe, Australian, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Family style
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for the weekend and came twice because the food, service and friendliness was so great. Staff accommodated all our dietary requirements (both coeliac and vegetarian members in our large family!) and at no extra charge. Can’t recommend highly enough!!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekday lunch-the place was quite full, would recommend booking. Clearly the place was under pressure with a full dining space and the table service was struggling as a result. We almost left to go somewhere else but are glad we didn’t as the food was...simply delectable. There is a clear south west USA and Mexican influence on the menu, despite this the food is well presented and refined - we had the fried chicken waffles and the tacos, both outstanding. Despite the lunch rush and the table staff under the pump, the wait for the food was not that long-about 20-25 mins, and about 5-10 mins for tea/coffee.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful setting with excellent food and friendly knowledgeable staff. The new menu has great variety of food choices and we would highly recommend to everyone.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was breathtaking! The building was rustic but also very elegant and the atmosphere was lovely. Beautiful selection of meals on the menu. Definitely got your money’s worth and the presentation of our meals was amazing! Definitely reccomend booking a table ahead of time...but overall would 10/10 eat here again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious, fresh, and filling food. Service is wonderful, and the location is gorgeous. The food is easily 11/10 quality and taste.. and the cocktails are absolutely fantastic. We will be coming back soon!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

Was absolutely amazing dinner and amazing service. Will definitely be back. Definitely recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

We had a good coffee and delicious cakes at Portsea Cafe, one particular cake I really enjoyed was a carrot and pineapple cake with cheese frosting. Delish.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

Happened upon this Restaurant on the banks of the Mary River at lunchtime. Enjoyed a delicious lunch and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable food experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 May 2022

Had family up from SA and brought them here for lunch The staff are friendly and very helpful The menu covers an amazing range of food and changes on a regular basis I share a seafood platter for 2 and the variety and flavours were...fantastic I topped it off with an adult only banana sundae and it was a perfect As to the price for the high quality of the food and the service it was very reasonable If you want something special that you will remember this is the place to goMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 May 2022

Absolutely amazing dinner experience with best friend. Food was superb. Shared a entree seafood taster which was sooo fresh, I then had the lamb and my friend had the duck neither of us were disappointed. Then for dessert we both had the gluten free options...that were aaaammaaazzzing. The staff were as always ever helpful. Cannot fault Portside love it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yes, Portside Cafe & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Portside Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5