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The Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

) #12 of 166 Restaurants in Port Macquarie €€€€ Seafood, , Gluten Free Options
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is set on the Hastings River, its a beautiful spot to enjoy lunch or dinner in a very relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My husband and I enjoyed a very nice evening by the river with soft...More

1  Thank Gabe S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my favourite restaurant since moving to Port Macquarie but not anymore. Last Saturday we took our daughters for lunch who are in their forties. The waitress immediately greated us asking if we would like a champagne cocktail with a lychee and strawberry in...More

Thank Margaret825
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove past around lunchtime and noticed had sign out advertising seafood chowder. We are a soft touch for this so we popped in for an impromptu lunch The setting is spectacular, although restaurant was a little cold the day we visited. To be fair it...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great well established restaurant sitting atop the beautiful Hastings River. The seafood was delicious, I highly recommend the seafood chowder. Renovations are underway and my partner hopes they include a more spectacular live lobster/crab tank, we will be back to see what develops. Efficient,...More

Thank j0lindsay6
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table at this restaurant and unfortunately for us there were quite a few bigger tables than ours to serve (2 of us). We waited a long time for our drinks and for our order to be taken and then another 40...More

1  Thank prw50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spontaneously turned off the Pacific Highway into Port Macquarie to find a restaurant for lunch. Found the Whalebone and stopped to check it out. The food, the service and the view of the river were all superb. My wife considered her oysters to be amongst...More

Thank Southisletraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How does one classify food done so near perfection it hurts? You can't. Seafood cookery must be second to none. Service staff that don't stand over like Vultures and let you savor the delicacies that have been prepared. Ambience without the crowd. You get that...More

1  Thank MateyandMe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views, cosy inside and excellent customer service. The food was excellent, fresh and the jalapeno oysters were amazing! We had the lunch special which was made to perfection! Calamari and the salmon was delicious.. Would also highly recommend the chowder..

Thank Monstar71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to try the seafood chowder only to be enticed by the 2 course lunch offer as well. The service was exceptional, the view was tranquil, it was warm inside and so comfortable. The chowder we shared and it did not disappoint, so...More

Thank YvaD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful setting and excellent food. We could not fault the seafood platter, it was undoubtedly the best we've had. The wine list was extensive yet not expensive. Service was professional, attentive, knowledgeable without being intrusive. If you are spending any amount of time in this...More

Thank W B
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Irene L
29 December 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
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Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River,Come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy Port Macquaries No 1 Seafood Restaurant. OPEN Lunch and dinner 7 days. OPEN public Holidays.
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