The region has been a family holiday destination for over 100 years and there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants that cater for kids. Or grab your picnic rug and enjoy the outdoors on the Town Green in Port Macquarie with take away fish and chips.
Stroll along Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, and you’ll find Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Tapas, steak and pancake restaurants, cosmopolitan cafes, espresso and wine bars!
During your visit you can go wine tasting at six local wineries, visit two boutique breweries for a cold ale or dine on fresh local produce in award winning restaurants and cafes. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
See our list below or speak to reception for more recommendations. Plus don’t forget to visit the award-winning onsite restaurant The Corner which is open 7 days from 7am for casual and social dining, and 2pm close on Sundays.
Our top Café & Restaurant picks!
The Corner Restaurant
If you enjoy restaurant style service but with the happy buzz and casual charm of a café, The Corner is your place. With daily changing fish specials, sourced locally, you’re always in for a treat. The restaurant is accessible from the lobby of the Hotel, and opens 7am to late. Press the Restaurant button on the phone in your room to make a booking, or order room service. Or just come on down!
Bills Fish House + Bar
Located just a stone’s throw away from the hotel is the new kid on the block. Bills Fishhouse is a casual, modern dining space that embraces locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients to produce simple, uncomplicated food. This is the place for a casual evening drink, a shared feast with friends or a light bite after a long beach day. Aimed to bring people together over a mutual love of good food, good wine and good times.
Bar Florian is located opposite Macquarie Waters, and is a retro styled Italian bar where people can share some of the finest cured meats, cheeses and condiments served on hand crafted glass platters, as well as a range of pizzas. They also serve a wide range of boutique beers, fine wines and spirits.
The Stunned Mullet
Located just a stroll from Macquarie Waters overlooking beautiful Town Beach with a spectacular vista north to Point Plomer, The Stunned Mullet is Port Macquarie’s quintessential dining experience. Established in 2005, the restaurant holds a coveted Chef’s hat, as well as being featured in Gourmet Traveller’s Wine list of the Year publication. We can highly recommend this restaurant for the quality, atmosphere and the owner Lou’s extensive knowledge of wine.
Mi Casa Tapas House
Located a few blocks from Macquarie Waters, at the town green end of Horton Street, Mi Casa Tapas House has its roots as a Spanish Restaurant. Using quality olive oil and wines, as well as the famous and local Riccardoes Tomatoes to create their dishes, like gazpachos, salads and croquettes. Their handcrafted and tasty Paella has always been a popular favourite with locals, as well as the staff here at Macquarie Waters. Our tip, the tapas style entrees are amazing but save room for the paella!
Town Green Inn
Town Green Inn is located a few blocks from the hotel at the end of Horton Street. Located right near the wharf of the beautiful Hastings River where it meets the ocean and overlooks Port Macquarie’s iconic Town Green area. At TGs, patrons can take in the sights, sounds and surrounds in relaxed, coastal style. They serve cocktails, craft beers and tapas, as well as brilliant pizzas among their restaurant menu. They also cater to children and TGs is a great relaxed dining choice for families, without compromising on quality.
Bonny Hills Garden Café
Nestled within Bonny Hills Garden Centre on Ocean Drive Bonny Hills, this humble hidden café is well worth the drive. Head there for a coffee and cake or to enjoy their amazing breakfast and lunch menus. Our tip is make sure to book, as it may be small and unassuming but locals absolutely flock here and Sunday brekky is always bustling.
A block and a half from Macquarie Waters, and opposite our iconic Glasshouse is Glasshouse Thai. There are a number of Thai restaurants around Port Macquarie but this is our pick for a high quality dine-in Thai experience. The meals are fresh and delicious and the Pad Thai is outstanding. They do lunch, dinner, and also take-away if you want to bring your meal back to the hotel.