wharf restaurant: inedible and terrible service
mains here are about $30-$40. they are a good size but my partner and i found our food to be inedible. it was served with the most disgutsing salty sauce which we were not able to eat. once the waitress delivered our food (after being slow in taking our order) she was no where to be found. we tracked her down (by wandering around the large restaurant to look for her) and spoke to her about the problem. she took away our mostly uneaten food and again could not be found. when we tracked her down again she said that she had tasted our food and also would not have eaten it becuase of the extreme saltiness but that was it! not replacement dishes or discount on our meals. all we were offered was one free drink- and not one each one between the two of us. i plan to be a regular visitor to nelson bay but will never eat here again. i am more annoyed about their lack of caring and lack of desire to rectify the situation as i am about terrible tasting food.
Favorite Dish: garlic bread.
Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish Club: Million Dollar view
There wouldn't be too many places in the world where you can sit down to a $10 lunch or dinner and enjoy a view like this.
This is a small, licensed club where a social membership costs just a few dollars each year. Visitors to the area are welcome and the small kitchen puts out some good fresh seafood, steaks, schitzels and salads. There are daily specials (like fish & chips lunch special $7, and Sunday roast $6.50) and they have good old aussie raffles on friday evenings.
But the view is what keeps us coming back here on a regular basis. How lucky are we to have this as our "local"! It's always a must to bring our visitors here.
Bring the binoculars - there might be dolphins to spot while you enjoy the food and the view!
Also known as "The Game Fish Club" or just "The Fisho's"
Favorite Dish: The crumbed calamari & salad, $12 including heaps of fries.
Hog's Breath Cafe Nelson Bay: You won't go home hungary
Hog's Breath Nelson Bay has a great location on the 1st floor overlooking D'Albora Marina.
They specialise in slow-cooked steaks and curly fries, and also have some great seafood on the menu. Their serves are huge, I don't think I have ever been able to finish the entire meal and never had room to try any of the sweets (and they looked good too)
Favorite Dish: We ordered the tasting platter. This included crumbed calamari, spring rolls, crumbed chicken tenderloins and stuffed potato skins. Our friend had the combination steak and calamari. Both dishes were good.
Rock Lobster: Seafood with a View
The Rock Lobster is situated upstairs at d'Albora Marinas, a few minutes walk from the centre of Nelson Bay and has views over the marina and water. It specialises in seafood but also does various meats.