Best Known For

Frederico’s Paella: saffron rice, prawns, mussels, chicken, chorizo, tomato and spices.

About The Box on the Water

Ettalong locals flock to The Box on the Water restaurant and lounge bar for absolute waterfront dining in contemporary style, found ocean-side of The Esplanade at recently redeveloped Ettalong foreshore. In all weather, soak up panoramic views across soft sands and sheltered bay waters dining at a leisurely pace, seated underneath lush fern fronds hanging from the ceiling in black pots, while surrounded by a smart casual environment reflective of nature outside. Fat Poppy coffee, craft beer, cocktails and antipasto share plates are just a few items that can be enjoyed, before mains of freshly caught seafood and succulent meats. Opt for sizzling garlic chilli prawns with lemon and sourdough, followed by barramundi with skordalia mash, tarragon and miso beurre blanc and coastal greens.

Location & Map

The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach 2257 NSW - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos

Seats: 70  


Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  8:00:AM - 11:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  8:00:AM - 11:00:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 7:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails

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Member Reviews (3)


Great food
The service and food quality at Box On The Water is spot on. Also, good value.


My favourite local
I really enjoy visiting the Box for lunch - without doubt my favourite local eatery. Staff are always relaxed and fun while being knowledgeable and providing great service. The food is delicious; always fresh and beautifully presented. The view spectacular.