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Absolute Sea Side Dining Regarded and awarded as one of the Central Coasts best and NSW finest seafood restaurants. Oceans staff commit to quality, whether its the freshness and seasonality in the food or attention to detail and personalized service. By day you may see whales or dolphins or by night dine under a romantic moon across the star lit water. Superb dining and truly genuine warm service (easy parking) comes together to create a relaxed fine dinning experience not to be missed on the Central Coast.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Australian
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined there last Friday night as a party of 6. Food was delicious and very well presented. Menu choices were very good. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent outlook. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic restaurant. each time that we are at The Entrance, this restaurant is a must. Great ocean view, great food and friendly staff that bent over backwards to help.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Good food. The Mussel and Shellfish Chowder with Toasted Bacon was tasty. The "Chook" was tender eventhough it flew all the way from Blue Mountains . Friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

Went Sunday night...going back Friday night!!!! Couldn't fault it!! All was perfect!!!! Food...service ....we are new to the area....so very happy to have found this diamond!!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

One of those wow! moments! Maybe it's the relaxation from 2 pre-dinner double shots of 'The Singletons Scotch' but allowing my senses their full reign but My first mouthful of entree! Wow! While I can't remember the name of the dish or all the ingredients,...Smoked salmon, salted potato crisps (Smiths crisps?), caviar? cream cheese and parsley: what an explosion of flavours: Absolutely delicious! Almost a brandy balloon of Shiraz which smelt divine as I inhaled it's aroma! For main I chose 'Chook' blue mountains organic chicken with crisp bacon, corn, mashed potato and brocollini: while it wasn't the taste sensation of the entree, it was beautiful! While mash & corn are not in my usual diet, it all balanced and went together really well. I've dined here many times over the past 4 years and I've been stunned by the quality every time! It helps that it's downstairs from my favourite motel on NSW Central Coast. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Seafoodeatit, Owner at Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thankyou Eaglerider 53 loved reading your review !

Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

The staff are great, our waitress remembered our whole group order (food and drinks) whilst also answering questions about the menu. The food was presented in a mouthwatering way and tasted even better. Did not take a photo of the amazing dessert but the other...photos give you a glimpse of the culinary delights served. One of the best ocean trouts dishes I’ve tasted. Bravo!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

A wonderful lunch with our family to celebrate our parents. Many thanks to Dee and the staff for helping make beautiful memories. Great food, beautiful views and a quiet atmosphere to enjoy time together.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

We visited The Entrance for the weekend, researched good restaurants and booked a table at Oceans Restaurant for Saturday evening. Restaurant was full when we arrived, staff still found the time to be extremely friendly. Our wine choice wasn’t available, a less expensive bottle was...recommended by the owner, it was excellent so really well managed. Overall the food, atmosphere and service was excellent. We left the restaurant at 9.45pm, couldn’t find an Uber or taxi, the owner arrange for a member of the team to drop us back at our hotel. Overall exceptional experience and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

I had lamb with roasted vegetables. Even though some lamb pieces were a bit tough, meal was very tasty! My husband had fish which he enjoyed.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

We dropped in on our way from Newcastle to Sydney for a quick lunch. The service was excellent and the menu imaginative and tasty. The view is fantastic.

Date of visit: April 2021
Brett D, General Manager at Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2021

Thanks Greg appreciate your thoughtful comments 😀

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Cherie B
5 January 2019|
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Response from timothya933 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know you’ll have to phone and ch check as I only provided a review of this establishment and don’t actually work there. Sorry
11 December 2018|
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Response from Lisa L |
Yes we do. 2 or 3 course.
9 June 2017|
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Response from 835tang | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. It's a posh table clothed and licensed venue
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Ocean Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4