Whalebone Wharf

4.4
295 reviews
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THE WHALEBONE WHARF IS A NO FUSS, CASUAL AUSTRALIAN FISH EATERY

Our mission is to source the region’s best seafood and seasonal produce by partnering with like-minded suppliers.

Our commitment to locality and our selection of produce flows into everything we offer; from Hastings River Oysters to Urban Grain bread and pastries.

We aim to showcase these ingredients by preparing them carefully and serving them simply.

The Whalebone is a place for friends and family to enjoy local, honest food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with a world class view.
What 295 People Are Saying
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WP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and incredible food, staff are attentive and nice

LA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. The seafood was fresh and full of flavour. The salads were amazing. Surprised to see how busy it was on a Wednesday night but now know why as the food was amazing. Show cased Australian seafood and could take any visitor from around the world their knowing they would be impressed.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quality of food and service were excellent, portions could be a little larger. Not allowing BYO is disappointing as wine prices are excessive.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in an excellent location right on the rivers edge.We had a table next to the window and could see fish swimming around which just added to this restaurants very relaxing ambiance.The service was really professional, attentive without being overbearing.The food we ordered in all three courses was excellent,very well presented and absolutely delicious.We would not hesitate to return when we are next in Port Macquarie.

s
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood platter ever eaten and I have had a few on the Gold Coast noting compares to yours

DJ
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. No flexibility in menu options. Was told that only on menu is what you can order. Only got 1 drink no follow up.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard mixed reports about this restaurant so we thought we’d try it out for our anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special by the staff. The meal was delightful. My wife loves Creme Brûlée, and she reckons the one she had here was even better than the one she had at the famous La Coupole in Montparnasse . A bit expensive but well worth considering for a special occasion. Thanks

FM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, friendly and efficient service.
Good selection on the menu and you will not be disappointed.

m
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the riverside setting. Seafood options are extensive and we'll cooked.

GB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Whalebone Wharf is always reliable with great food and service at at reasonable price. Highly recommended.

S
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, amazing food and excellent staff who know their food very well and make excellent recommendations, my boyfriend and I really enjoyed our meal

B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the service. A beautiful place to take our visitors to . Ramps not the best for wheelchairs. Too short and steep.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Good service. Steak & lemon meringue pudding a little disappointing but side dishes other meals were beautiful.

TD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the most amazing dinner I have had in years. Walked in to beautiful decor and very friendly staff. Ordered entree and mains which were amazing, followed by desserts. The only problem was that we could have just kept eating, as the food was that good. By far the best meal I have had in a decade. Highly recommend!

RO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely night. Our waitress was fun and very attentive.
Nice seafood platter and good wine selection.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and surprisingly affordable for the outstanding quality.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood chowder anywhere.

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NR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really wonderful but the service was very slow. There were only two service staff on and the restaurant seemed busy for a Wednesday evening. The servers were extremely peasant and could not have done more short of putting roller skates on the zoom about the restaurant. I hope the owners are paying those two very well because they are golden.

JW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clever menu and everything was cooked and presented to perfection.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, I had a lovely experience at Whalebone Wharf. I brought a friend from Perth and she was suitably impressed. My favourite special occasion restaurant!

G
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whalebone Wharf is a favourite dining experience for me and I have never been disappointed. We have been going to the restaurant for almost 50 years! The new makeover - decor and menu - is amazing. The location is superb and the ambience fresh, relaxing and comfortable. The lovely menu and wine list provide for a great dining experience whether for an informal get together or a special occasion. The friendly and attentive service is excellent. Highly recommended.

k
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitor I took were very impressed with everything about the restaurant.

EC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautifully presented restaurant and food. On the high side for price think $21 cocktails but would recommend

JW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had wonderful special occasion evening and look forward to returning and will definitely recommend The Whalebone to friends.

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Unfortunately, they add a surcharge on Sundays and public holidays. They also tried to charge us for a bottle of wine when we only actually had a glass - which was VERY small.

LM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location. Love the way they do the menu. Will go back

FS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanks for a wonderful visit. My Sydney friends enjoyed.
Our table was perfect!!!!........ but where were the Dolphins this visit 😢

DJ
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little out of the way but worth the drive. Great selection of food to enjoy.

EF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food in excellent surroundings.We have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed.However this time we had to send chips back as some were cold.Otherwise the rest of the meal was very good.

TL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great ... food , wine , service & views .
Perfect setting

M
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy spot on a cold day. Beautiful river views. Great food with some unexpected combinations which were delicious. Constant but unobtrusive attention by staff meant we had a very enjoyable family catch up. Thank you

MS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and great food beautiful view 🌟🌟🌟🌟

GB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, excellent service and the meal was sensational!

GM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, excellent food. Most enjoyable. Great view.

DL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. Looking at the river is a very pleasant way to dine.

DW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, the staff were extremely polite and provided great service.

KF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and will certainly make it a regular stop when we pass through Port a Macquarie in the future. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was fresh and very tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meals with lovely service that was attentive. The meat was cooked beautifully and the salads were delicious. Fresh produce used and a lovely dining experience. We can’t wait to dine here again with some friends. Thank you

SV
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food! We are vegan and the staff were amazing at catering for us. Great dining experience!

DP
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant. It offers a rarely achieved ambience combined with fine quality dining and excellent service. One of the truly great restaurants on NSW (yes thats a big call but in our experience its fully warranted). We will recommend it to anyone and next time we are in Port Macquarie the first thing we will do is make another booking there.

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