Waterfront dining at Soldiers Point Marina
There’s one thing you can’t not do when you’re visiting Port Stephens. That’s finding somewhere to enjoy a good seafood meal by the water. With plenty of high standard restaurants to choose from, it’s hard to decide where.
From Rick Stein at Bannisters just up the road in Soldiers Point, Saltwater at Fingal Bay, and Little Beach Boathouse in Nelson Bay just to name a few. There might be one you’ve yet to venture to yet, and it’s one of Soldiers Point best-kept secrets; The Point Restaurant.
Situated within the Soldiers Point Marina, The Point is only a 20-minute drive from the centre of The Bay, sitting high and mighty overlooking the vast range of boats and Karuah River.
The relaxed dining experience offers breathtaking views of the stunning Soldiers Point waterways. Want the ultimate experience? Book a table around dusk and enjoy one of Port Stephens famous sunsets.
The menu pays homage to the area’s fresh seafood produced by local fishermen and oyster farmers. Expect all the best fresh seafood dishes to show up on the lunch and dinner menus including ala carte selections.
“Port Stephens has an international reputation for producing plump juicy oysters with the main oyster racks within viewing distance of the restaurant.”
Their Slow Braised Local Octopus with sweet pickled vegetables and smooth bean puree and the Fresh Ocean King Prawns served with smoked salmon, citrus, radish, fennel, and Crème Fraiche were our picks of the day.
Best enjoyed alongside a glass of your favourite Hunter Valley wine or sipping on a cocktail outside on the deck.
The interior boasts an inviting and open dining area that makes the most of the expansive views. Whether it be an intimate dinner for two or a group gathering; The Point Restaurant ticks all of the boxes.