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Matildas Restaurant

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Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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Mansfield, Australia
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking the Nambucca River this is a restaurant not to miss. Offering lunch and dinner make sure you book ahead and be patient as this will be rewarded. We started with a delicious half serve of herbed garlic bread which tasted as if it was home baked. This was accompanied by an entree of oysters Wellington- oysters, smoked salmon, sour... More 

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Lake Macquarie
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We always eat at Matilda's when in Nambucca as we like the friendly relaxed atmosphere and the care taken with the food. On this last occasion we were very happy with the surf and turf, which was excellent, however a little dissapointed with the prawn entree~, maybe this was just a supply availabilty issue. Being BYO is an atraction for... More 

Thank RobertLM
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Extremely underwhelmed. Very expensive meals, over cooked, basic pub style food. It was like stepping back in time to the 70's with bad decor, laminated table ( no table cloth) and fish shaped plates. We had the steak and prawns with whiting. Steak was tough, both served with chips and salad. The chips were clearly cheap frozen from a bag... More 

Thank JameeAlexandra
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very good service and excellent food. Flavours well balanced. We felt very well looked after. I would recommend it.

Thank Aurea F
Nambucca Heads, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a meal at Matilda's last week. My husband had the calamari entree & slow cooked lamb main. I had chickpea patties and char grilled chicken with macadamia sauce. All delicious with generous serves. Then onto dessert. Sambucca ice-cream affogato and a sundae of vanilla ice cream with homemade honeycomb and... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

overrated,overpriced, small servings, very underwhelming. lobster was a kitten that had been on a diet. was good once never go back again, very dissapointing

Thank neil h
Forresters Beach
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice restaurant with good service. We had fresh oysters, soft shell crab and prawns. It is a BYO restaurant with good parking adjacent.

Thank brian_tutill
Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Disappointed by all the food. Prawns tasteless and obviously frozen. Same with the Flounder, very oily. Damper was a white bread roll.

Thank Jenny A
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I ate here over the Christmas week whilst visiting for the holiday period. We had a pleasant, if not earth shattering meal with very attentive serivce from the wait staff. The prices weren't cheap, on a par with some more upmarket restaurants in the Hunter / Port Stephens area where we live however the restaurant is BYO... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have a holiday unit over the road from Matildas and always save our night at Matildas as our last night of our stay. Kel and the gang are great as is the food. A great way to end our stay.

Thank ann d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Nambucca Heads
  • Phone Number: 65686024

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