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Rock Lobster Restaurant

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D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1813
11:30 - 21:30
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Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told by friends this was a good restaurant & it was. My wife & I went there for our anniversary lunch & thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, so much so we went back the next day for lunch again. Service was warm & welcoming, on both occasions, quality of food was excellent, pricing moderate & attention by staff... More 

Thank Ron C
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ron for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you both on your return. Kind Regards Megan More 

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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the seafood platter for 2. It came out promptly and was very nice. I'd say and 7/10 for the food (I have had better - Sydney, yassie and south coast). However, it was almost $160. For what you pay, I don't think it is worth it.. That's what I truly believe. There are several other sea restaurants in the... More 

Thank Chris W
Blaxland, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on the hope we could get a table and we were lucky to get the last one available. Great views of the Marina, friendly staff and good seafood

Thank AndyJM1963
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner, very friendly and helpful service. Although our booking was incorrect staff still made space and were friendly. We recommended to be moved outside on the balcony around the corner as it was over booked, they agreed and set up our tables. We had the best view and with a 3 year old was perfect so she could... More 

Thank Nickyb-h
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rock Lobster sits on the upper floor of the marina complex & serves a variety of locally sourced seafood. The interior is probably not to everyones' taste. The staff are like family.

Thank Henry R
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Rock Lobster restaurant on our first night in Nelson Bay. The Hot Seafood Platter sounded good so we gave it a try. Extremely generous portion with 4 huge pieces of daintree barramundi, very tender and juicy, half a dozen tempura king prawns and a large number of salt and pepper squid. Add to this the most delicious fresh... More 

Thank Kathy P
Anna Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took wife here for a seafood meal of oysters and lobster on her birthday and she wasn't disappointed. The last time she ate lobster was in Thailand three years back. She chose half dozen natural and half dozen Kilpatrick for her entree and Lobster Mornay for her main and she loved it and hopes she might get to go there... More 

Thank dezkaz
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time with friends. Ordered meals and after an hour hadn't received the garlic bread. When we queried it they discovered our order hadn't gone through! Tempura Prawns had a thick batter. Linguini was overcooked. Oysters were nice and fresh. Table service non existent. Wouldn't be in a hurry to go again

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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been many years since our last visit to this restaurant, never having had a good meal previously so it was with some trepidation that we had lunch here with friends recently. Decor has improved, service improved and better still the food has improved. My seafood basket was well cooked and of good quality. My friends enjoyed the seafood... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

An enjoyable experience dining here in mid November. Friendly staff and fresh tasty seafood. We had the seafood plate for two. I would highly recommend this place. We had a booking and I would recommend you do the same as it gets quite busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1813

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