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Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW
Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW
Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW
Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW
Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW

Whalebone Wharf

4.6
4.6
2980 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Australian, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:15 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6583 2334
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Ridland

What 2,980 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Romantic

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

2,980 Reviews
  1. ChrisP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, great menu choices and all dishes cooked to perfection. Attentive service too. Parking can be a challenge.

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  2. ElizabethS

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant, great menu of choice. We loved every mouthful. Oyster and scallops were exceptional plus the, kingfish and barramundi. The side dishes were a good size, great variety and tasty. The staff were professional and delightful. A great long lunch.

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  3. WarrenP

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In such a delightful setting on the river you must do seafood which is cooked to perfection

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  4. Adam

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our meal at Whalebone. Service was great and so was the view!

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  5. RRB123

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food portions are small. Price is expensive for what it is. Food tasted good though. Needed to have entree, main, dessert to feel satisfied.

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  6. JudithB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere,day or night. Friendly and efficient staff. Food was delightful. Plenty of choice. Maybe,a couple more non seafood,vegetarian dishes could help some people.

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  7. MarilynW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We had the seafood platter and could not eat it all in one go - took some home it was delicious even cold. We have gone to this restaurant before and will definitely go back on our next visit. The barramundi was so fresh.

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  8. MargaretH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience overlooking the water. Could not fault it. Would visit again

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  9. JoyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting, friendly staff and delicious fish! Great evening!

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  10. karen

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff Food outstanding View created life long memories

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  11. RussellB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and table service were very good. We must have looked a bit weathered on arrival, as the arrival staff seemed to give us a look up and down to see if we were in the right place?

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  12. AmandaB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful food, the decor is perfect for the location and the service was wonderful. Highly recommend 😍😍😍

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  13. RonaldB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for the chance to express my opinion about the food. My partner and myself had lunch last week at your restaurant . I chose the Lamb Rump, my I respectfully suggest that you redescribe it on the menu or adjust how you cook it. It was raw almost inedible it was less than Blue

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  14. GregK

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service excellent,view fantastic first time in 12 times over the last 5 years and always had lobster Mornay and this is the first time I’ve had a issue with the meal. It’s not cheap to eat at the WBW and I’m not complaining about the cost of the lobster just how it was prepared.

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  15. MarkR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service and lovely atmosphere, everything was perfect and reasonably priced. Will be definitely coming back again. No hesitation in recommending the whalebone to family and friends. Well done to everyone who was working on Thursday lunchtime 22/2/24

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  16. MichaelH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals were fantastic wait staff were excellent and the outlook is great

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  17. JuliaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our time at Whalebone, we had the seafood platter that came in 2 stages, cold then hot it was absolutely delicious. Would recommend this restaurant it was very special.

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  18. GregM

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was extremely slow. Food was not good. Would not go again or recommend. Very disappointing.

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  19. WendyL

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely lunch, very high level of noise but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Good service.

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  20. DebbyS

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a superb meal. We had the shared seafood platter wish was fresh and tasty a wonderful mixed modern seafood cuisine. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and our guests very satisfied.

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  21. Skiddy

    Gold Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food in a riverside location. The fit out is well done and assists the riverside ambiance. Service is excellent, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

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  22. SandyN

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals took time to come but were so fresh and great presentation especially side dishes , ambience was great.

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  23. JameK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely. Beautiful breeze by the waterfront.

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  24. BlairK

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at the Whalebone last Saturday, 17 February 2024 and were impressed with the location and river views, the staff were friendly and helpful, however, my wife and I felt that the menu selection was a bit restricted, overall though we enjoyed our evening.

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  25. JasonG

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, it’s always awesome, that’s why we keep coming back.

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  26. Sammicat

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, food and service certainly will visit again

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  27. WendyR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding, fast and professional. Food was delicious and inventive. The starter platter and main platter for two was so much fun to share. It was noisy as a large group celebrating a 90th birthday but the food, view and service made up for the slight discomfort of the noise level. Highly recommended. Thank you Whalebone Wharf for a delicious meal experience.

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  28. RoyceH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful food and the best wait staff ever. I have to confess I'm a repeat offender and have been going there for about 40 years!

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  29. SharonF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location for early evening dining in the summer time.

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  30. AnnaJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely space, all white with huge windows looking out over the water. You don’t have to have a window seat to see the view. The staff are super friendly & very attentive without actually hovering over you constantly. Our meals were brought out in a timely manner, we had the fish of the day, which was a beautifully cooked king fish & the sides & sauces were also very tasty. Overall a really wonderful experience. Thanks Whalebone.

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  31. PeterC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sea Food Platter was well presented, fresh but in my opinion needs a blue Swimmer Crab instead of Calamari and some pieces of Fruit to finish.

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  32. GrahamD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, but very humid day, bit more air movement would be better, maybe some fans.

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  33. LynetteR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely early birthday lunch, we were very pleased with the service and the food. Was very warm near tge glass, but the view made up for it.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is an exemplary restaurant. Whilst not cheap we have a great time and enjoyed magnificent food for Valentines Day. The Service was also also exemplary.

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  35. TraceyB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place for a special date night. Food , cocktails and staff fantastic.

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  36. Kimwilson

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wines were a great price! I thought the food potions for the price were a bit on the small side for a guy! The waitresses were very efficient and lovely! We had a lovely evening thank you!

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  37. BarryM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very happy with the food and the excellent service, we will be back.

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  38. KimJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My lunch didn’t arrive until everyone else had finished. The waitress was apologetic and said there would be an adjustment made at payment. Surprise surprise no adjustment was made and the restaurant while nice is very expensive. Won’t be going back!

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  39. Michelle

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very thoughtful service. We were given a water view because on booking I said it was our anniversary so that was considerate. I had the barramundi and my husband had a steak . Both lovely. Definitely worth going . I thought the price reflected the meal. Lovely watching the pelicans swim by. Beautiful setting.

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  40. CherylynM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love dining at Whalebone, wait staff are the best ,food a little expensive but overall fantastic

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Whalebone Wharf is rated 4.6 stars by 2980 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Whalebone Wharf

269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, AU-NSW 2444

Additional information

  • Area
    Port Macquarie
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:15 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Australian, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Ridland
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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