Fishmonger and Bar Invoices
Domestically sourced, sustainable seafood is on the coronary heart of this downtown Clarence Avenue restaurant. The ocean-to-plate philosophy is offered by Chef Pete Cutcliffe with an ever-changing menu that is dependent upon what the fishing boats usher in every day. Begin with barbecued oysters or shrimp, earlier than shifting on to thick fillets of barramundi, butter-poached ling, roast Murray cod or slow-cooked beef brisket for the primary course. The wine can also be receiving excessive reward, with the restaurant lately introduced as a finalist for the 2022 NSW Sommelier’s Wine Checklist Awards.
A brand new addition to Port Macquarie’s eating scene, this cozy izakaya-style Japanese restaurant close to Fisherman’s Wharf. Begin with contemporary sashimi, then peruse sharing plates of seaweed and fennel salad, Wagyu beef tataki and vegetarian temari (decoratively garnished sushi balls), whereas mains embrace tonkatsu (cutlet pork), grilled salmon with soy butter and udon noodles. With an intensive sake menu and Japanese-inspired cocktails, a lowball whiskey with Suntory Toki, a Samurai Rock (sake and lime) and Ichi’s signature sangria, with glowing sake, pink wine, fruit and spices.
Botanical Backyard of Wine
An informal restaurant on the forecourt of the Glasshouse Theatre, Botanic Wine Backyard attracts inspiration from basic and trendy European dishes, with pork terrine, tarte tatin, Moroccan eggplant and braised shoulder of lamb among the many standouts. Because the title suggests, wine is taken severely right here, with an all-Australian listing largely specializing in boutique winemakers. When the solar goes down, sit down by the heater within the candlelit courtyard or organize your go to with Wednesday night time Vino & Vibes, which sees native musicians take to the outside stage.
Located on the banks of the Hastings River since 1971, Whalebone Wharf was inundated by floodwaters in March 2021, however managed to rebound inside weeks because of native rebuilding efforts. Get pleasure from an extended lunch right here beside the panoramic home windows overlooking the river, that includes basic high-end seafood, with an emphasis on contemporary catches from native purveyors. For starters, impeccably offered rock oysters, spicy calamari and domestically acclaimed seafood chowder are all glorious, with mains together with Queensland barramundi, native market fish and grilled picks, similar to a web of fluvial scotch.
Positioned in a reimagined boat mechanic’s shed proper on the water’s edge on Port Macquarie Marina, cease right here for some road meals and cocktails earlier than an evening out. Begin with slow-cooked pork taquitos or falafel with Turkish ezme salsa and yogurt tahini from the tapas menu, earlier than shifting on to a po’ boy (Louisiana-style submarine sandwich) with shrimp, hen, Philly cheese or falafel . The drink menu is designed to mirror the seaside vibe, with Cointreau-based Margs, rum Mojitos and refreshing spritzes. In winter you may heat up subsequent to the hearth pits and in summer time absorb the solar at an out of doors desk on the river.
Positioned on the City Inexperienced and overlooking the river, this little restaurant is precisely what its title suggests. Go there within the morning for espresso and breakfast, with easy fare like toast, breakfast burgers, and a specialty sausage and egg muffin. Thursday by Sunday nights, Little Shack transforms right into a seaside bar. Come take pleasure in frozen cocktails and a seafood-inspired menu. Or head on Thursday for Los Cabo, a Mexican night time with margs and tacos at $12, or Sunday afternoons for stay DJs and an prolonged glad hour from 4-6 p.m.
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