Restaurants & Cafes

Port Stephens offers an excellent choice of restaurants.  Whether you're looking for quick pizza, home delivered meals, casual waterfront dining or a stylish, sophisticated restaurant, use our list of local restaurants as a guide to the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

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Adi's Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Fully licensed, offering international cuisine and daily specials. Catering for any occasion. Come and enjoy some of the best steaks in town at Adi's, inside the Cinema Mall.
Location: 23 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay.
Tel: 02 4981 4500.

Aqua Blu Bistro & Bar, Nelson Bay

Casual waterfront dining on d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. Open breakfast, lunch & dinner. Over 30 International beers. Perfect place to eat, drink and relax.

Location Shop E22, Teramby Road, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay.
Telephone: 02 4984 9999

Bub's Fish & Chips, Nelson Bay

Bub's Famous Fish & Chips has been voted 'best fish and chips in NSW' for 7 years running.
Location: At the Fishermen's Co-Op, 1 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 3330

Catch At Shoal Bay Restaurant

Catch at Shoal Bay Restaurant is located opposite Shoal Bay beach, overlooking the magnificent Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands that form the entrance to Port Stephens.This premier seafood restaurant offers diners stylish ambience, with friendly, sophisticated service.

Location:Beachfront, Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Telephone:1800 18 18 10 for bookings
Local: 02 4981 1555

Chinos Pizza, Nelson Bay

Chinos gets consistently good reviews for its pizza.
Location: 71 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4981 0330

Essence on Donald, Nelson Bay

Many say Essence serves the best coffee in Nelson Bay. Light meals available.
Location: 47 Donald St, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4981 5646 

Hogs Breath Cafe, Nelson Bay

Hog's Breath Cafe overlooks the marina in Nelson Bay. Enjoy a relaxing lunch, dinner for two, family gathering or group function.
Location: Shop 16, Upper Level, d'Albora Marinas, Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 2842
Open: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri. Dinner 5:30pm-late Mon-Fri, 11:30am-Late Sat-Sun.

Inner Light Tea Rooms, Nelson Head

Enjoy a light meal, cake or scones and jam at the Nelson Head Inner Light Tea Rooms. Enjoy spectacular views.
Location: 5A Lighthouse Rd, Nelson Head
Telephone: 02 4984 2505


John Dory's Seafood, Nelson Bay

This takeaway cafe has been operating for over 10 years. Limited seating available.
138 Magnus St, Nelson Bay 
Telephone 02 4981 3881 

Longboat Cafe, Fingal Bay

Longboat Cafe has a beautiful location on Fingal Bay beach. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in a modern, relaxed atmosphere. Fully licensed. There is also Kiosk for takeaway.

Location: Fingal Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Drive, Fingal Bay.
Telehone 02 4981 5958

Medowie Macadamias Cafe

Visit the cafe at the Medowie Macadamia farm. Open 7 days, 9am-5pm. Casual dining menu includes light lunches, coffee, cake, home-made macadamia ice-cream, a la carte breakfast 9am-10.30am weekends.
Location: 672 Medowie Rd, Medowie
Telephone: 02 4982 8888

My Place Restaurant Nelson Bay

My Place, Nelson Bay

Visit MyPlace restaurant and cocktail bar in Nelson Bay for a unique dining experience. MyPlace offers friendly service and dining in a relaxed, modern environment overlooking the park and d’Albora Marina.

MyPlace is ideal for a lazy breakfast, business lunch, afternoon coffee and cake, or dinner with family and friends.

Location: 1/3 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4981 3886

Red Ned's Gourmet Pies, Nelson Bay

One of Australia's leading pie makers with over 40 awards in Australia's top baking competitions. Pies freshly baked on the premises every day. Eat in or dine alfresco.

Location: 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 1355

Ritual Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Experience a 12 course degustation menu. Listed in the 2012 SMH Good Food Guide.
Location: Shop 1, Austral St Shopping Village, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4981 5514

Sandpipers Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Features a modern Australian menu including fresh, local seafood. Open Tuesday to Saturday: Lunch 11.30am-2.00pm, Dinner 5:30pm to late.
Location: 81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 9990

Sanook Thai Restaurant, Corlette

Located just 5 minutes drive from Nelson Bay, Sanook Thai Restaurant offers an extensive menu with mild to extra spicy dishes available depending on your taste.
Location: 3/25 Sandy Point Rd, Corlette
Telephone: 02 4984 3363

Sri Malaysia Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Sri Malaysia restaurant serves Chinese and Malaysian food.

Location: Shop 3-4, 50 Austral Street Shopping Village, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 1233

Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Authentic Indian food in the heart of Nelson Bay. Dine in or Take Away. Open 7 days.
Location: Shop 19a/17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay (Upstairs)
Telephone 02 4981 5521

The Point Restaurant, Soldiers Point

Beautiful location overlooking the water and yachts moored at the marina. Primarily seafood but also features dishes for meat lovers.
Location: Soldiers Point Marina, Sunset Boulevarde, Soldiers Point
Telephone: 02 4984 7111


The Promenade Room, Shoal Bay

A dining icon since 1934, the Promenade was the original dining room for the Shoal Bay Country Club. The Promenade Room is now part of the Shoal Bay Resort & Spa and offers buffet breakfast 7 days a week, themed buffet dinners each evening, with a specialty seafood buffet on Friday. Enjoy absolute beachfront views.

Location: Beachfront, Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Telephone: 1800 18 18 10 for bookings or 02 4981 1555

Tillermans, Tea Gardens

Relax at Tillermans on the waterfront, where the food is always excellent, the wines are fine, the beer is cold and the service warm, friendly and efficient. Breakfast Sat and Sun from 9.00 am. Dinner Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun from 6.00 pm. Open for breakfast and dinner daily during school holidays. Closed each year from mid July-October for French Connection tours.
Location: 77 Marine Dr Tea Gardens
Telephone: 02 4997 0138

Wharf Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Enjoy fresh seafood and spectacular views at The Wharf Restaurant Cocktail Lounge & Bar, located on the fishing boat marina at Nelson Bay. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days.

Location: 1 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay (above the Seafood Co-op)
Telephone: 02 4981 0020

Zest Restaurant, Nelson Bay

Zest Restaurant - Modern European Cuisine. Port Stephens highest rated restaurant - it appears in the 2012 SMH Good Food Guide - 1 chefs hat.
Location: 16 Stockton St, Nelson Bay
Telephone: 02 4984 2211