Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Port Macquarie

Latin Loafer

Specialising in Spanish and South American wines, this fabulously atmospheric place has a spot overlooking the river. Salted-cod croquettes and beef empanadas make for good aperitivo snacks or combine with Peruvian …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Macquarie

Stunned Mullet

This fresh, seaside spot is one serious dining destination. The inspired contemporary menu features classic dishes such as confit duck with truffled polenta, alongside exotic listings such as Patagonian toothfish. N…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Macquarie

Bill's Fishhouse

A super light and pretty space to escape the heat and eat the freshest of seafood (and lovely local poultry and beef, too). A brief menu – fish and chips, salmon with beets and greens, sirloin with bernaise – is aug…
Fusion in Port Macquarie

Fusion 7

Chef-owner Lindsey Schwab has worked in London with the father of fusion cuisine, Peter Gordon, and in some of Sydney's top restaurants. He now oversees a short but innovative menu where local produce features promi…
Cafe in Port Macquarie

Social Grounds

Pull up a chair at the shared tables on the deck of this hip, super-stylish local hang-out. The wall menu wanders from eggs and bagels to towering Reuben sandwiches and gutsy salads. The coffee is dependably good.
Cafe in Port Macquarie

Milkbar Town Beach

A casual cafe on the ground floor of the beachside Observatory hotel, Milkbar is known for its homemade icy poles, single-origin coffee and surfer clientele.
Italian in Port Macquarie

Café 66

This agreeable, unreconstructed Italian eatery has well-made coffee and reasonably priced pasta, risotto and grills. Book ahead on Tuesday nights when half of Port tries to squeeze in for two-for-one pasta. It's lic…
Seafood in Port Macquarie

Whalebone Wharf

Grab a seat on the deck overlooking the river and join well-to-do mature diners as they tuck into a plate of chilli Moreton Bay bugs (flathead lobster), blue swimmer crab linguine or fish and chips. Cocktails and de…
Cafe in Port Macquarie

Rainforest Cafe

You may be surrounded by lush foliage, but don't expect bush tucker: the talented chef is as French as they come. The focus is on healthy sandwiches and salads, and heavenly cakes and pastries.
Modern Australian in Port Macquarie

Corner Restaurant

Daytime cafe fare such as house-cured salmon, inventive risottos and worthy Campos coffee leads into dinner with upmarket, produce-driven cooking and attentive staff.