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2023 North Coast NSW Readers' Choice Awards

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19 18Superlative Food & Wine: Internationally acclaimed
Worth a special journey
17 16Exceptional Quality of Cuisine
Worth a detour
15 14Food Quite Out of the Ordinary
Worth a stop on the way
13 12A Good Restaurant in its category
Commended
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"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
Bills Fishhouse + Bar

Bills Fishhouse + Bar

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Port Macquarie

13 Chef Hat Award
Primely positioned in Port Macquarie’s Clarence House, Bills Fishhouse + Bar dons a casual urbanity, which echoes throughout the well-designed space. Modern simplicity best describes this eatery an...
Set on the picturesque Macleay River and bordered by thriving palms, luscious green grass and neat hedges, is Riverside Tavern on New Entrance Road in South West Rocks. From a tiled alfresco dining...
"Prime Waterside Dining"
Seasalt Cafe & Restaurant

Seasalt Cafe & Restaurant

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 7:00:AM

Port Macquarie

Overlooking the marina from a prime position on Park Street, treat yourself and loved ones to a meal at Seasalt Café & Restaurant in Port Macquarie. Whether meeting friends for coffee, or mooring t...
Inspired by the fantastic flavours of Italy, find traditional and modern dishes on the menu at Laguna Blu Bar & Dining on Sandy Point Road in Salamander Bay. Nestled in the beautiful grounds of the...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo

Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo

$$$$$   Opens Tue 8:00:AM

Dorrigo

Built in 1925, The Heritage Hotel Motel in Dorrigo continues to charm guests with the original old world character it is renowned for. Located at Dorrigo’s main intersection, the accommodation cons...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Asian"
Asian fusion has found a home in Forster at Spice Monkey restaurant, tucked underneath Reef Apartments on Wharf Street. Overlooking a pristine waterfront, Spice Monkey offers locals and anyone pass...
The Stunned Mullet

The Stunned Mullet

International   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Port Macquarie

13 Chef Hat Award
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Burger"
The Burger Rebellion

The Burger Rebellion

Burger   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Port Macquarie

A much-loved neighbourhood locale for North Haven residents and visited by those from afar, join in a lively crowd dining at Oasis by the River Restaurant & Café. Guests meet and mingle, sharing go...
Jashan Lounge

Jashan Lounge

Indian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Taree

Situated alongside the captivating Manning River in Taree, on sleepy Victoria Street is Jashan Lounge. Solid tables, dark red carpet, brown leather couches and embroidered cushions greet guests ent...
Situated on the banks of the Manning River, Harrington Hotel offers casual waterfront dining and convenient accommodation in peaceful surrounds, less than an hours drive from Forster and Port Macqu...
Two Bobs Bakery

Two Bobs Bakery

Bakery   $$$$$   Opens Tue 7:30:AM

Nelson Bay

Spare Chef Catering & Events
Create the perfect occasion without having to lift a finger with Spare Chef Catering & Events, based in Coffs Harbour. This onsite catering company services social and corporate clients on the Mid ...
Element Bar
If live music, a laidback atmosphere and an eclectic tapas menu is your thing, then take to Element Bar in Coffs Harbour. A popular hang-out with the cool crowd, this bar and eating house embodies ...
Taste tradition and a heritage of French winemaking in a drop at Cassegrain Wines Cellar Door, located just a short dash off the Pacific Highway by Port Macquarie. An ideal setting for any occasion...