The Entrance Lake House

The Entrance Lake House

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $35.00
CUISINES
Bar, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Is this an Australian restaurant?
About
From the freshly ground coffee and home baked treats to our a-la-carte meals, High Teas, and finger foods, the emphasis at The Entrance Lake House when it comes to our food and beverages is on quality, freshness and taste - all enjoyed while savouring the ambience of The Entrance Lake House's beautifully restored interior and admiring the uninterrupted lake views. Our Chefs combine the freshest, seasonal produce (sourced locally whenever possible) to create mouthwatering, beautifully presented dishes that reflect our multicultural heritage and relaxed coastal lifestyle. We are fully licensed and cater to special dietary requirements and any theme to suit your special celebration, function or wedding. All menus feature our specially sourced range of quality coffees, teas and other beverages. Being fully licensed, we also boast an extensive wine list featuring a selection of local and imported reds, whites and sparkling wine varieties, beers and cocktails. If you are planning an event such as a wedding, a Christmas party, a special celebration or a corporate function, our Event Management Team will tailor a menu that perfectly aligns with your vision, your theme, your taste, your group size and your budget. Contact Us to book a table or to have a chat about how we can tailor a truly memorable event for your function, wedding or special celebration.
PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $35.00
CUISINES
Bar, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles709 reviews
Excellent
367
Very good
155
Average
66
Poor
60
Terrible
61
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong2891 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We were staying nearby and this place was recommended. We liked the staff very much. But those plastic flower arrangements? . Horrible, tacky and unsophisticated.. The style, which could have been good, was let down by the plastic flower arrangements! The food was OK but not exceptional. We had natural and Kilpatrick oysters. There was a cucumber relish served with the natural oysters which was very dubious. It should have been left out. My garlic prawns were nothing to shout about and my partner’s hamburger was pretty ordinary - the patty had been pre made and was overcooked. The prices were high for what we got. Again, nice service but the food and decor let it down.
Written 19 January 2020
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LoveyQT
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Sean and his amazing team hosted my wedding here including both the Ceremony in the back garden to the Reception in the downstairs restaurant and beer garden outside. Beautiful space. We booked 100 people including 10 children from age 5 to 17 and every single person absolutely loved the service, food and beautiful atmosphere. They catered for my vegan, vegetarian and coeliac friends too. This historic building is just beautiful and Sean was so very accommodating to our needs and flexible. He was only too happy to ensure we had the best day and it was. Very central to the wee township and water views across the road. Great park within walking distance too to take your wedding photos and Sean allowed me to use the small dining area upstairs to take some intimate photos as well prior. Communication was great from the very first contact I made with Sean to organise a site inspection through to us leaving and bidding the party-goers farewell on our wedding night. This truly was like a dream come true and none of us will ever forget this day. We even took the Bridal party to breakfast there on Sunday morning after the wedding as we just loved it so much. So Thank you, Sean and staff- you guys deserve an award. We will be back to celebrate our special day over and over again. Forever grateful.
Written 10 June 2020
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festinalentecon
Sydney27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
The Lunch at the House by the Lake was a wonderful experience from the beginning we arrived early before the restaurant was open but the windows to the Lake were open and the warm and friendly staff greeted us anyway. We booked a table by the windows with views over the lake and then went for a walk. Upon our return the staff remembered us and took us straight to our table. The Food and Service was excellent and made the whole experience of Valentines Day a very memorable one. Thanks everyone 😀
Written 16 February 2020
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Isabelle Barnes
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We chose to dine here for Valentine’s Day because the menu looked great. Entree was nice (pork belly) but I chose the salmon with beetroot salad and orange and poppyseed dressing for the main which was a huge mistake. I don’t know how you could call this a meal - it was a piece of dry salmon with some kale leaves, beetroot pieces and hardly any dressing. I didn’t finish this and was ready for the dessert tasting plate, which also disappointed. Will not be going back there again. For a $65 pp special occasion dinner, you expect good quality meals. I think this place might be better suited to pub-style food.
Written 14 February 2020
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255060Nicole
Sydney64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Celebrated my mums 80th birthday recently at this restaurant. Great food and amazing service. My nephew has quite a few food allergies and the waiter & chef were amazing to ensure that he also have a great meal despite his diet restrictions. Will definately return.
Written 22 November 2020
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Kira M
Wyong153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
Best service ever!! Taking a toddler out for breakfast is always a risky business but the gentleman that served us this morning 17/1/21 made it a breeze. I’ve never been greeted with such happiness at a cafe. Pencils and colouring in were offered from the get go. Even topped our breakfast off with a couple of marshmallows for her. The food was exceptional, very well priced and the coffee was smooth! Thanks for a nice Sunday morning to ease this mother’s anxiety!
Written 16 January 2021
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Wendy T
Sydney368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
A wonderful menu. Great choices. The meal was delicious. Chef went off menu and made gluten free garlic bread especially for me. Wait staff were brilliant, so attentive and made us feel so welcome and special. Will return.
Written 16 September 2020
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Sue D
Woongarrah38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
A group of 10 of us were excited to meet up, and chose this venue. Service was sadly lacking due to being short staffed, so we were told. Meal orders were taken down incorrectly which, after waiting well over an hour, had to be redone. One guest ordered a steak cooked medium. Well it was more cremated that medium and at $48.00 was pretty disgusting. The meals were not cheap and the chef, well not sure I would call him a chef, needs to be replaced. The owner did not come and address any of our issues and offered not type of apology or compensation. So all in all I would give this place a very wide berth.
Written 16 September 2022
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Nicholas B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
The food and cocktails were mediocre at best and way overpriced. we had a large group with a 7pm booking and were there for over 3hrs, 2 didn’t even get there entree or main. Others didn’t get entree but the bill came and we were charged for all of them.. the meals we did get were not as described on the menu (cauliflower steak with vegetables and hash fry came out as a piece of cauliflower and a pile of raw shaved zucchini with some sort of dressing or the $48 steak witch was a small piece of sirloin in a stack of chips…) and they didn't seem to have quite a few things from the menu, nor did the have the alcohol to make some of the cocktails that were on the menu. We were told we had to do there set menu as there was more than 10 of us witch was quoted to be $55 per head however the bill came out with each plate being charged $15 to $22 per entree and &35 to $48 per main. We had questioned the bill and manager wiped off $400 and still tried charging us for the meals that we didn’t even get. Looking at the tables when we left every plate was still half full and some were barely touched others were sent back to the kitchen. We ended up paying the adjusted bill (still over $700) and left! As we were leaving we overheard another group complaining that they had a Band-Aid in there meal and they had been charged on there bill for almost double what it should have been as there were only 5 of them but had been charged for 8 mains. The only positive note was our server. I don’t remember his name but he was absolutely horrified at what was coming out of the kitchen and was copping abuse from the kitchen staff when he questioned them about it. He was a nice guy who really tried his best to accommodate all of us, genuinely upset with the experience we were having and actually quit and walked out before we left.
Written 26 November 2022
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grammy1256
Lake Macquarie27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Went to this gem for lunch today. The view was phenomenal. The waiter was very friendly and the service was superb, not to mention the food which was very tasty and cooked well. This restaurant has a very happy atmosphere to it. Now that we have found it, we'll definitely go back.
Written 4 February 2021
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Cate1949
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Attended a family lunch upstairs with 30 adults and seven children and pleasantly surprised how smoothly the lunch went with delicious food. We had alternate stuffed mushroom and calamari for entree and then barramundi and beef cheek for main. All delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were very professional and friendly. We were staying at a nearby motel (El Lago - don’t ever go there!) so went back for breakfast on the Sunday! It too was very good.
Written 17 December 2022
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chris o
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 family
First and Last time we will go there. there was No seafood, therefore my "sirloin" steak was without grilled prawns or grilled vegetables. What i ended up with was 3 sprigs of steamed Asparagus & a little bit of Bok choy for $40.00. If i wanted mash potato it was an extra $10.00 My partners meal was Not the best either. As for the kids burgers they said they would rather have had McDonald's.....$171.00 down the drain
Written 3 August 2023
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Andrew T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
Had a great lunch even though we arrived close to the end if the lunch session, the waiter was a true professional and made us feel welcome. He was very entertaining and was full of jokes, will definitely come back if we are in the area again. Meals were a decent size portion which is rare to come by these days.
Written 18 September 2022
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Phillip8789
Terrigal796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Had not been here for several years and from this visit we will go back again, Two couples shared the zucchini and then individually had the soft-shelled crab, marinara, beef cheeks and squid.. All servings were well-received, nicely presented and adequate in quantity, Our waiter, Terry, was exceptional - friendly, helpful and efficient. Based on this luncheon experience, we will certainly return.
Written 17 October 2022
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Ken L
The Entrance13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
A sunny day at The Entrance and family and friends for lunch. Food was great, drinks nicely chilled and Cain or waiter in great form. A great venue and everything together made an excellent lunch.
Written 10 February 2021
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