Waterside Dining Spots to Spend Your Summer At

While you’ve been busy spring cleaning (or napping, we’re not here to judge), we’ve been busy spring dreaming up perfect Port Macquarie waterside spots for your social season feasting. Rest assured that you’re going to want to keep your forks at the ready with an abundance of new seasonal menus worth digging into!

Slip, slop, slap, and hit this list of blissful eats by the water.


Spring has well and truly sprung at Zebu, with a new and unique menu to indulge in by the water. Standing out from the pack (as no other venue in Port Mac is offering this new surprise), you’ll find prime beef tartare at the top of the list! To keep the good times rolling, you can choose from the likes of blue swimmer crab tortellini and mascarpone tomato compote, Chateaubriand Riverine grass fed tenderloin, and apple tart tatin with vanilla bean ice cream. We’re not drooling, you are.

The Boathouse at Sails

If you like fresh seafood with a seasonal twist, welcome home. Boathouse’s new menu items include barramundi spring rolls (how good?), Tasmanian salmon, basil roast eggplant with asparagus, mozzarella and tomato herb salsa, black Angus eye fillet with kipfler potatoes and jus, lemon curd tart with candied zest and berry coulis, and boozy coffee to top it all off! You’ll be left buzzing.

Salty Crew Kiosk

Breakfast right on the beach? We wouldn’t have it any other way. Salty Crew Kiosk is one for our fitness pals, sporting every smoothie, juice and bowl under the sun. If you roll in on cheat day, don’t fret, you’ll be leaving with a shake, a brownie, and a big ol’ grin.

Whalebone Wharf

You’re in for a whale of a time. Book a table with a view that’s perched right by the river, and tuck into an a la carte lunch, or go all out and work your way through the seasonal seafood platter. Oysters, crabs, bugs, scallops, prawns and more – pair it with a bottle (or two) of wine and settle in for the afternoon.

The Beach House

Honey, you’re home. The Beach House has a huge deck overlooking Hastings River, perfect for drinking in the summer sun along with a couple of cocktails. If you love many mojitos and getting caught in the sun, you’re going to fall head over heals for their fun new summer flavours that go way beyond basic mint. You can make your way over for any main meal of the day, whether you’re up for waffles or pumpkin ravioli.


Flynns beach is their backyard, and it has a pretty playful Sandbox. Keeping things current, Sandbox has refreshed their menu with a summer twist, including a magical mix of wild mushrooms, fresh new salads and their take on fish tacos with smoked habasco. Grab your zinc and bucket hats and go for golden eats.

From a spring fling to some serious summer lovin’, you know where you need to be.