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Revealed - Our top picks for date nights!

Posted by Discover Magazine Port Macquarie on 13 February 2018
Revealed - Our top picks for date nights!

If you're on holiday in Port Macquarie and looking for date night options year round -  we have you covered. From picnic spots to hatted restaurants there's somewhere for all tastes, budgets and styles.

Bills Fishhouse + Bar

Looking for Rustic sophistication and modern simplicity? Bills Fishhouse + Bar enthuses casual urbanity with a beautifully curated sea-to plate menu. The focus stays true to fresh, seasonal ingredients underpinning the brand's ethos of simple, uncomplicated eating. This place is a foodie's paradise, whether you're walking in from a long day at the beach, are in the mood for a beautiful dinner soirée or have a hankering for an abundant seafood feast. If you want coastal ambience with a contemporary relaxed vibe, an evening at Bills Fishhouse needs to be at the top of your list!

Bills Fishhouse

Botanic Wine Garden

Botanic Wine Garden is the place to sip rosé on hot summer nights.The menu hails from North Coast farmers markets, local producers, fishing boats and oyster leases, country fields and the wondrous meanderings of spirited travellers with passionate palates. Here they believe that every wine has a story to tell, be it about the place, the grape or the winemaker. The Australian orientated wine list is broad enough for you to come by and enjoy wine every night or perhaps order something you can't get anywhere else in the world!

Botanic Wine Garden

Burger Rebellion

Port Macquarie's first Gourmet Burger restaurant. After working as a fine dining chef all over the world, owner Matt returned to Port Macquarie introducing the world of Gourmet Burgers. Matt's love of food and all things Chilli is evident and the chilli sauce display is a major feature. For those who dare to indulge, try the "Man vs. Burger" eating challenge! Stocking local brewery Moorebeer, they have some great ales to wash down your burger. The Burger Rebellion prides itself on providing great quality food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Burger Rebellion

The Whalebone Wharf

For the ultimate waterfront dining experience, the recently renovated Whalebone Wharf will impress. Established for over 40 years and nestled over the Hastings River, this is a must do destination. Executive Hatted Chef Peter Ridland takes pride in providing you with world class, fresh, honest food. Whalebone Wharf Restaurant is the only place on the Mid North Coast where you can choose live lobsters and mud crab straight from the tank. Children will love feeding the fish and talking to the resident pelicans! Absolute waterfront means that you can also arrive by seaplane or boat if you choose to. A seafood and water lover's dream!

Whalebone Wharf

The Stunned Mullet

A hatted restaurant in Port Macquarie with a spectacular vista north to Point Plomer, The Stunned Mullet is a quintessential dining experience. It's a place where amazing food, incredible wines, great service and relaxed coastal ambience come together perfectly. One of Australia's Premier Destinations for Gourmet Wine has led to the creation of an exemplary wine list. The Stunned Mullet source the freshest of local produce from our beautiful and fertile Hastings region and pair these with innovative, international flavours, letting the results speak for themselves.

The Stunner Mullet

Sails Resort by Rydges

Looking for luxury accommodation? This iconic coastal resort is emerging from a stunning multi million dollar refurbishment to reveal a fun yet elegant oasis. Here in the beautiful Bay that you'll find Sails Resort. Tranquillity. Secluded on its own private island peninsula on the water's edge, a relaxed stroll to the vibrant cafes, bars and eateries of Port Macquarie. Step into Sails Resort and slip into a coastal paradise. Before you've had time to unpack you'll be poolside. Soaking up the views. Breathing in the fresh coastal air. Cool drink in hand ready to watch the sunset across the water. What more could you want!

Sails Resort

Picnic with a bottle of bubbles at Harry's lookout!

If you're strapped for cash you absolutely can't go wrong with a picnic blanket a bottle of bubbles and some couple time at Harry's Lookout. Popular for weddings with views of the ocean it's a magical secluded spot. Of course there's so many amazing vantage points in Port Macquarie you're spoilt for choice - simply pick the best bottle of bubbly to match the view!

Indulge Paradise Package for Two

Go the extra mile and book a couples treatment at Aqua Vitae Day Spa. The Day Spa Gift vouchers never expire and they're the Number One Spa on TripAdvisor - so what are you waiting for? Book in for a heavenly massage. Enjoy a champagne or beer in the spa with seasonal fruit, a lindt chocolate and indulge in the Paradise Package for Two.

Aqua Vitae Day Spa


Author:Discover Magazine Port Macquarie
Tags:Things to DoEating and Drinking

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