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The Entrance Lake House

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1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4332 5253
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pork belly” (36 reviews)
“eggs benny” (10 reviews)
“barramundi” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our last dinner of an excellent holiday, and it didn't let us down. Staff were attentive and personable, and the dinner very good indeed, with excellent slow-roast shanks and a good chicken involtini. Only one thing stops me from awarding the full five...More

Thank Ian_Fraser1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, a large bouillabaisse with a generous and varied selection of seafood, in an interesting light, gently-spiced soup, followed by classic french style desserts with unique variations. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. We had a toddler with us who was...More

Thank emjayee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start this review with the fact that the greeting on arrival started a great evening. Friendly atmosphere, awesome ambiance. We felt like the only diners in the place even though it was starting to fill on a saturday night. The service staff are...More

Thank Shane F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came for a mid morning breakfast and was seated quickly. Service staff were all happy and smiling and very attentive. Food was excellent, freshly made and very tasty. Portion sizes were good which means you certainly won't leave hungry! As long as no one parks...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I dined here on a wednesday evening which just so happened to be their 'locals night'. We are not locals however were made aware that one does not need to be a local to qualify for this fantastic set menu, 2 courses...More

Thank Connor H
SeanGrobbelaar, Owner at The Entrance Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you Connor, we look forward to having you back, We have now launched reduced price matching wines by the glass for each dish so you can enjoy it even more.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. Everything was delicious, particularly the Pork Belly Bites and the s&p squid as starters. We shared a whole baby snapper, which was really good. You must take advantage of Paul's expertise and enjoy one of his excellent cocktails to...More

Thank John B
SeanGrobbelaar, Owner at The Entrance Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks John, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I will let Paul and Kane know about your review. Thanks again.

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had breakfast there which was excellent with good coffee and fresh orange juice. The variety of dishes was also good. Staff were excellent and the position of the restaurant across the road from the water provided some entertainment of people trying to fish.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions over the years, and have always preferred the lunch offerings to those at dinner. Our last visit, though, was a bit disappointing. The menu for truly lunch options seems to have become more limited....More

Thank Tony G
SeanGrobbelaar, Owner at The Entrance Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Tony, Thanks for the feedback. We are always looking to offer our customers new experiences; from the food to the wine and cocktails. Sometimes we get it right and sometimes we miss the mark. You will be happy to know that we are now...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Haven't been to Lakehouse for quite a while, but decided to give new owner a go. On my morning walk popped in for coffee, it was busy with large table of 10 or so plus half a dozen other tables. I just wanted coffee and...More

Thank Ned58
SeanGrobbelaar, Owner at The Entrance Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

ThanksNed58. We have Happy Hour on Friday with Live Music from 5pm. See you soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and wonderful staff. Ohh and AMAZING margaritas!!! We had a rather large group for my daughter's 25th and we just had a wonderful time.

Thank Christine L M
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tony W | Property representative |
Yes we can assist. Call Maila on 02 4332 5253.
22 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Geoff G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about late reply been on a cruise This pub is a pub so don't think BYO would be appropriate But it is also a restaurant
10 July 2015|
Response from Tony W | Property representative |
High Tea Bookings… Initial High Tea booking must be for a minimum of 10 persons. Bookings for SMALLER GROUPS will then be taken thereafter. We will happily call smaller groups to confirm a High Tea booking has been taken... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4332 5253
  • E-mail
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.
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