Whalebone Wharf

4.6
1590 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 1590 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Tarmara
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal, great staff and outstanding atmosphere

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IanF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visit the Whalebone every time we come to Port Macquarie and haven't been disappointed yet!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable dinner at an outstanding restaurant. Service could not have been better. The food was beyond exceptional. Highly recommended. Thanks to all for making our evening so special.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food with a nice outlook. Perfect time to dine watching a beautiful sunset.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, location and most importantly great food. Your entree is unbelievable! The choices of the seafood was devine! Even though we’ve back in Sydney, we can still taste your lychee ice cream. It was supreme! It was a great lunch and we had a great experince dining in.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, fresh, divine.
Luv whalebone restaurant.
The Staff are always attentive.
Amazing Chef.
Bon Appetit

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DianneW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our meal
Service was excellent
Lovely view of the Hastings River.

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TorieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The food was nice as a small meal, but when you are going there for the renowned seafood platter for two and receive 4 prawns 6 oysters and less then a side of fish for the money you paid for a full hot and cold seafood dish with fresh fruit in the past it’s a little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we have had ever. Fish cooked to perfection. I’m still thinking about the Pan fried fillet of Kingfish that was the special of the day. The sides stood up as meals on their own. Tasty and amazing thank you!

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BrianO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, staff were polite and not over attentive. Would return again.

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CaraS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and professional service. Gorgeous location and a fine dining experience all round.

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KadeemW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Well presented
Very good staff
Incredible food
Well priced

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ZoeN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and the view were amazing. Thank you.

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LouiseS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always satisfied when we dine at the Whalebone Wharf.

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AlysonS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant . We love our platters here . Crumbed sardines were sensational . Great service . Win win

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LaurieE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff, food and location overlooking the river.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and made us feel so welcome. We had our 2 boys with us and they were welcomed as well.

RM
RonM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service every time. Would recommend to anyone any time.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue in a great location. Service and food terrific. A very enjoyable experience.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place could not be faulted. The view was stunning, the service was next level, the staff made arrangements for drinks to come out when meals did (as I requested) gave good recommendations for food combinations too. I will be back and recommending this place to everyone.

PB
PamB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and meal were excellent thank you the view is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant! The Decor, friendly staff, great drinks menu and fresh seafood was all to perfection! Will definitely be back.

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SvenJ
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant in a wonderful location. Food was amazing and super delicious, though a little on the pricey side but kind of makes up with its taste. Highly recommended and certainly a lovely night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, service, food and atmosphere, would be my regular if we lived in Port Macquarie.

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PAULM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Way too much salt in every dish....and this from a salt fanatic

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time here and we had an amazing experience from the greeting, the excellent food options, drinks - everything was to a high standard. The staff were all very friendly and considerate. Cannot fault any part of the night. Already looking forward to our third visit! Thank you to all for making it such a fabulous experience for us.

JW
JodieW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning setting and location. Fabulous service from the moment we walked in until we left.
Food was outstanding, fresh, modern and exciting.
Can't wait to head back to Port and see what they have to offer

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FTvR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Totally overrated, overpriced and underwhelming experience - average food at the price of a 3 hat degustation dinner - absolutely not worth the effort. Staff and setting is very good though but was not complemented by the food at all.

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Great
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding, knowledgeable interactive staff will certainly be returning.

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LynA
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot, cool breeze, great food. A really nice experience.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute was so lovely food staff ambiance everything was perfect

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Second time there, save for special occasions, food is always very good and service tops.
will be back

JC
JohnC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dinner on our last evening away from Sydney.
We requested an inside window table and were directed to a lovely corner table and not long after offered an even better table right against the river side.
Staff couldn’t be more attentive and courteous
An evening and meal experience to remember plus my partner was so relaxed and she expressed to me particularly what a lovely venue and romantic dining experience this visit was for her.

Regards,
John Comino & Antonia

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Unfortunately our go to restaurant for celebrating special occasions is not the upmarket restaurant it once was. The facade is still that of a special restaurant but the service and food were nowhere near what you’d expect. Very, very disappointing when you don’t even receive the meal you ordered.

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OliviaR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed this but our expectations were quite high & unfortunately it didn’t meet our expectations. The chocolate mousse was beautiful as was the roast pumpkin.

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GayeS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is versatile, suit most tastes….having said that we have had exactly the same dishes the last 3 times we have been there.
The service is exceptional, friendly and informative….
The atmosphere , view and decor are all exceptional.
I would recommend the Whalebone to anyone who wants to have a wonderful dining experience….

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Consistently great service and fish. Our favourite place to take guests.

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly knowledgeable staff, great food and lovely atmosphere.

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kyliec
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great tasting food, really fresh produce and lovely atmosphere

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely our favourite restaurant.
Beautiful cant compair

FAQs

Whalebone Wharf is rated 4.6 stars by 1590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.