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Come and experience incredible healthy fresh food, kids play ground, FREE WI-FI, live music, organic fair trade coffee, unique giftware, an art gallery and nursery plants.

OPENING HOURS 9am - 3pm Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 3pm Sunday Closed Monday

4310 Nelson Bay Road Anna Bay NSW 2316 P: 02 4981 9339



How to get there... Air – Newcastle Airport please call...........02 4928 9800 Bus – Port Stephens Coaches on.............1800 045 949 Rail – Country Link on..........................................131 500

Local Visitors and Satalite Information Centres Nelson Bay P: 1800 808 900 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay Raymond Terrace P: 02 4987 5276 Salamander Bay P: 02 4982 7211 Tanilba Bay P: 02 4982 4441


Cover #1 CATCH RESTAURANT - Seared Sea Scallops w/ prosciutto and rockmelon salad, lemon and extra virgin olive oil Cover #2 LITTLE BEACH BOATHOUSE - Seared scallops w/ roasted corn, chorizo, cauliflower puree & salsa verde

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A la carte

Amalies Café & Restaurant Blue Water Grill Catch Restaurant Rock Lobster Restaurant SeaRock @ Shoal Bay

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Lil Buddha Asian Malai Thawng Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Shoal Bay

Bar / Bistro

Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Parko’s At The Bay Sandyfoot Café & Bar Tails Restaurant

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Moonshadow Cruises



Amalies Café & Restaurant Bubs Fish & Chips Medowie Macadamia Café Red Ned’s Gourmet Pie Bar Sandyfoot Café & Bar Spectrum Café The Little Nel Café

Casual Cuisine

Amalies Café & Restaurant Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Parko’s At The Bay Ristorante @ Peninsula Nelson Bay Sandyfoot Café & Bar SeaRock @ Shoal Bay Sienna’s Restaurant The Little Nel Café

Club / Hotel / Tavern Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Tails Restaurant

Catch Restaurant Little Beach Boathouse Sandpipers Restaurant The Wharf Restaurant

loating Restaurant Moonshadow Cruises

Ice Cream / Dessert

Medowie Macadamia Café Spectrum Café The Little Nel Café


The Only Place Indian

Italian Influence Sienna’s Restaurant

Little Beach Boathouse Ristorante @ Peninsula Nelson Bay Tails Restaurant

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Bubs Fish & Chips Catch Restaurant Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Little Beach Boathouse Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant Sienna’s Restaurant Tails Restaurant The Wharf Restaurant

Take Away


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Casa De Oro Ristorante @ Peninsula Nelson Bay SeaRock @ Shoal Bay Sienna’s Restaurant

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Pizza / Pasta


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Modern Australian

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Elegant / Fine Dining


Casa De Oro


Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Hogs Breath Café SeaRock @ Shoal Bay

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Amalies Café & Restaurant Bubs Fish & Chips Casa De Oro Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Lil Buddha Asian Malai Thawng Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Shoal Bay Red Ned’s Gourmet Pie Bar Sienna’s Restaurant The Only Place Indian 14 &


Malai Thawng Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Shoal Bay

Waterfront Dining

Bubs Fish & Chips Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Hogs Breath Café Little Beach Boathouse Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandyfoot Café & Bar SeaRock @ Shoal Bay The Wharf Restaurant


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June 2014 – November 2014 Dining Out is produced and published by: LM & RJ Aliendi T/A Dining Out Port Stephens ABN: 25 194 087 763 PO BOX 83 Anna Bay NSW 2316 Phone: (02) 4982 5111 Fax: (02) 4982 5588 Email: Website: Publisher Lisa Aliendi Phone: 0408 603 724 Email: Advertising Enquiries (02) 4982 5111 Distribution Enquiries 0432 500 689 Graphic Design TMR Designs Printed by Inprint - Brisbane

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OPEN 7 DAYS Lunch 11.30am – 3.00pm | Dinner 5.00pm – 9.00pm Express 10.00am – 5.00pm Dowling St Nelson Bay 2315 P 02 4981 4256 | F 02 4981 2412 | M 0401 091 154 E Visit to cater for your next wedding, function or special occasion

10% OFF DINNER ONLY per couple

(N/A School & Public holidays)




9am - 5pm A-La-Carte Breakfast and Lunch available 7 days, 9am till 2pm •

A variety of fine, Macadamia Products available

Bus tours welcome

Small group gatherings

Indulge in a home-made Macadamia Ice-cream or Barista made coffee and cake or choose from the casual dining menu on offer while relaxing and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the Macadamia Plantation.

Cafe Open 7 Days

P/F: (02) 4982 8888 E: 672 Medowie Rd, Medowie NSW 2318



Nelson Bays newest waterfront restaurant with uninterrupted water views, modern Australian menu, fully licensed, Hunter Valley wines and Australian craft beers Little Beach Marina 4 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay NSW 2315 P. 02 4984 9420 10


Restaurant Modern Australian Cuisine

great food great views great value lunch & dinner 7 days

T. 4981 4906 Stockton St Nelson Bay

enjoy your meal while the kids play in our kids zone




Dine in or Take Away BYO Lunch Mon - Fri Dinner 6 Nights Closed Sundays (Open on Sundays during school holidays)

P 02 4984 4414 Shop 10 17-19 Stockton St Nelson Bay (Next to the Post Office and down the ramp)



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BANQUET MEALS Chef’s Special $33.90 pp

(minimum 2 people) Includes mixed entree, two meat curries (your choice), vegetable curry (chef’s choice), basmati rice, bread (naan & garlic naan), two side dishes (your choice) & dessert.

Top’s Special $36.90 pp

(minimum 2 people) Includes mixed entree with prawns, one meat curry (your choice), one seafood curry (your choice), vegetable curry (chef’s choice), basmati rice, bread (naan & garlic naan), two side dishes (your choice) & desert.

Kid’s Special $9.90 per child

Includes chicken nuggets or fish fingers with chips, one soft drink of your choice & ice cream with topping of your choice.


Asian Cuisine that is Light & Traditional with a Modern TWIST

Family Friendly

Fully Licensed

BYO Wine Only

Take Away

Open 6 Days: Tuesday - Sunday Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.00pm - 9.00pm (Summer) 5.00pm - 8.30pm (Winter) Open 7 days during school holidays Shop 2, Oasis Centre (Across from Salamander Bay Shopping Centre) Town Circuit Centre, Salamander Bay NSW 2317 E: P: 02 4982 0286 For after hours bookings phone 0401 006 275 16










special events

BLUE WATER COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 6 – 19 JUNE 2014 This festival is a unique concept in Country Music with great efforts from the organisers to ‘Bring the Country to the Coast’. We are keen to support young upcoming artists and as such many rising stars perform at our festival. www. THE PORT STEPHENS SPRING CUP 10 - 15 AUGUST 2014 The Port Stephens Golf Classic is a visitors-only event played over four days. In its 17th year, the Spring Cup will be held over three courses Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes. The format of the event is designed to provide all players a challenge on a variety of courses in a fun, relaxed environment and all in close proximity to Nelson Bay, the jewel of Port Stephens. To register phone Nelson Bay Golf Club on 02 49811132 or visit http://www. Make sure you book your accommodation NOW. PORT STEPHENS FILM FESTIVAL 14 – 17 AUGUST 2014 Our premier screening locations have been confirmed at Shoal Bay Resort & Spa and also Nelson Bay cinema complex. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Film-makers required for the Port Stephens Film Festival 2014 with all submitted films been completed before July 31st 2014. National and International entries and Foreign Language Films will be accepted. CATEGORIES: We are not a competitive Festival and we welcome genre movies (except documentaries), shorts, features and animations. Be imaginative and edgy by all means! Mail DVDs to: Port Stephen’s Film Festival c/o Hooklineandsinker Productions Inc. 85 Government Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315.

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 “Festival of the Senses” - previously known as the Shoal Bay Jazz, Wine & Food Festival is an annual event which has been hosted by Shoal Bay Resort & Spa for the past 21 years. Set against a perfect backdrop of the white sands of Shoal Bay and the pristine waterways of Port Stephens, “Festival of the Senses” is a popular cultural experience and an essential event on the annual social calendar. http:// CLANS ON THE COAST 20 SEPTEMBER 2014 The Clans On The Coast Festival is a fun filled event where everyone is encouraged to participate in all our events and frivolities. A Celtic celebration filled with traditional dancing, highland games, strongman competition, pipe bands, singing groups and a wide range of stalls with Celtic goods on sale at Tomaree Sports Oval. TASTES AT THE BAY 31 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2014 The spectacular waterfront at d’Albora Marinas on the Nelson Bay foreshore will host local, fine food restaurants, wineries and craft beer from the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens regions all while you listen to music on four free entertainment stages. This major culinary event also offers a selection of interesting activities in Apex Park, adjacent to d’Albora Marinas including a classic car show, children’s amusements and market stalls on the Nelson Bay Foreshore. www. For more events check out……




Port Stephens or otherwise known as the ‘Blue Water Paradise’ – is a wonderland for boating enthusiasts, fishing fanatics, bush walkers, scuba divers – anyone just wanting to get away from it all. The Port is two and a half times the volume of Sydney Harbour with its pristine, unpolluted waters, bright sandy beaches, resident bottle nose dolphins and short drives to the many smaller towns around the region, there is always something for everyone. A popular attraction of the Port is the Tomaree Headland - the most popular bush walking track in the area which was established during World War II as part of the defence system for the East Coast of Australia between 1941 - 1943. Once at the summit you will have the most magnificent views of the Port and surrounding islands, perhaps even spotting a humpback whale on their annual migration from May to October. Stockton Sand Dunes are another prominent attraction of the area which must be seen to be believed. The contrast between the ocean and the 40 meter high sand peaks are definitely a sight to behold.


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This vast area is ideal for quad biking and 4WD enthusiasts, or for those who want to take a more conservative approach, enjoy a camel or horse ride in and around the dunes or along the water’s edge. Try sand boarding down the dunes - it’s fun for everyone. The Port is supplied with it’s own fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, locally made small goods as well as flavoursome pickles, sauces and preservatives which are found locally from our monthly markets within the area. This wealth of regional produce features in the vast array of Port Stephens restaurants with their creative menus, exquisite water views and amazing dining experiences.

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You will want to keep coming back time and time again. Port Stephens is a perfect place to holiday, relax and enjoy the sunshine and calm.





Ristorante @ Peninsula Nelson Bay

Australian cuisine with a unique twist Casual dining for all the family where all palate’s are catered for Fully licensed w/ a pool side bar for those pre dinner drinks

Ask about our 2 course Tuesday’s menu at $25/head

Desserts made on site


from 12.30pm


Tues to Sun from 6pm

P: 02 4984 2662 for bookings

52 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315 33




81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay (Nelson Bay CBD) P: 02 4984 9990 E: W:


Specials 2 COURSES $38.95 OR 3 COURSES $48.95

Dining Out Port Stephens - June 2014 Issue  
Dining Out Port Stephens - June 2014 Issue  

Dining Out Port Stephens - June 2014 Issue