Australia Dining With a View

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Queensland Outside Brisbane

Spirit House, 4 Ninderry Road, Yandina, Queensland. +61 7 5446 8994.

The Terrace of Maleny, Mary Cairncross Corner, Maleny, Queensland., +61 7 5494 3700. 7 days.

Elephant Rock, 776 Pacific Parade, Currumbin, South of Brisbane, Queensland. +61 7 5598 2133. By day enjoy breakfast or lunch overlooking the vibrant colours of currumbin beach life and during the winter months watch the migration of humpback whales, a cherished encounter 7 days a week from 7am.

Daintree Lady, Tewantin. River cruise.

Noosa Cruising Restaurant, Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Ct, Tewantin QLD 4565. +61 7 419 216 236


New South Wales outside Sydney

South of Sydney

Wollongong - South Coast

Panorama Australia Ocean Dining View

Panorama Restaurant

Panorama Restaurant and Bar, Princes Highway, Bulli Tops, Bulli, Wollongong, NSW 2516. +61 2 4268 3388 Magnificent views over Wollongong beaches and city that are truly brilliant by day and magical by night. Open 7 days & 5 nights per week. Mon & Tues 8.30am-4pm. Wed to Sun 8.30am-11pm. email

Altitude 1148 Restaurant, Southern Gateway Centre, Princes Highway, Bulli Tops, Wollongong, NSW 2516. +61 2 42 67 5452 Spectacular escarpment and coastline views from 1148 metres up.

Harbourfront Australia Best Sea View

The Harbourfront

The Harbourfront Restaurant, 2 Endeavour Drive, Wollongong Harbour, NSW 2500. +61 2 42 27 2999

Bombora Australia Best Ocean View

Bombora

Bombora, Endeavour Drive, Wollongong Harbour, NSW 2500. +61 2 42 29 7011 Located high above the water of Wollongong Harbour. Indoor and outdoor seating. Watch the pelicans follow the fishing boats.

LeVendi, Belmore Basin, Cliff Rd, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 42 27 2989 Seafont cafeteria and take away. Right by the beach. Stunning views of harbour.

Dunes Australia Ocean Dining View

Rocksalt Bar & Grill, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, NSW 2500. Ocean views.

The (M)eatery, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 +61 2 4229 6895 email

Mud Cat Cafe, 7 Novotel Wollongong North Beach, 12-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4227 3090 On the balcony of the Novotel Northbeach Hotel with spectacular views of the beach and Wollongong Lighthouse.

Windjammers Australia Sea Dining View

Windjammers

Windjammers Restaurant, Novotel Wollongong North Beach Hotel, 12-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4224 3123. North beach.

Seacliff, 16 Cliff Road,  North Wollongong NSW 2500. +61 2 4228 5410 Floor to ceiling windows boast panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and North Wollongong Beach. Mon to Fri Lunch and Dinner. Saturday Dinner. Sunday Lunch. Seacliff is open for Functions or Events 7days.

Mango Tree Cafe, 18 Cliff Road, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +64 2 4229 2822 email

North Beach Bathers Pavilion, North Beach, Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4225 2555

Diggies, 1 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4226 2688 Beach kiosk diner with sand and sea.

Lagoon Restaurant, Stuart Park, North Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4226 1677 email

Saltwater Grill, Wollongong Golf Club, Corner Corrimal & Bank Streets, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4222 3111. Breakfast Fri to Sun 8am - 10.30am. Grill lunch daily 11.30am to 3pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Fri and Sat 5.30pm to 9pm. Cafe: Mon and Tues 9am till 5.30pm. Wed and Thurs 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri, Sat and Sun 8am till 5.30pm. Beautiful sea views from 2nd floor restaurant / lounge both inside or outside. email . MAP

The 5 Islands Room and Terrace Restaurant, Level 3, Sage Hotel, 60-62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4201 2111.

Mountain Top Weddings, Cafe & Function Centre, Mt Keira Lookout, Mt Keira Rd, Mt Keira, Wollongong, NSW 2500. +61 2 4229 3294. Amazing panoramic view across Wollongong and the Illawarra coastline. All day dining. email


Shellharbour

Peppercorn Wharf Best New Dining View Restaurant

Peppercorn Wharf

Peppercorn Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Beach Hotel, 2 Addison St, Shellharbour, NSW. +61 2 4296 1399.


Kiama

The Blue Diamond Bar and Bistro, Sebel Harbourside Kiama, 31 Shoalhaven St & Minnamurra St, Kiama, NSW 2533. +61 2 4230 7500


Gerringong

Sea Vista Cafe, 2/1 Noble St, Gerringong, NSW 2534. +61 2 4234 0551


Nowra

Wharf Road Restaurant & Bar, 10 Wharf Rd, Nowra 2541. +61 2 4422 6651 On the river.


Batemans Bay

Starfish Batemans Bay New Dining View

Starfish

Starfish, Promenade Plaza Shop 1, Clyde St, Batemans Bay, NSW 2536. +61 2 4472 4880. Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

On the Pier, Old Punt Road off Kings Highway, Batemans Bay 2536. +61 2 4472 6405 Magnificent water setting.

Eat @ Siam, 28 Beach Road, Batemans Bay NSW 2536. +61 2 4472 4288

Nelligan Cafe, 1 Wharf Rd, Nelligan NSW 2536. River views.


Bermagui

Sundeck Cafe, Shop 9/ 73 Lamont St, Bermagui, NSW 2546. +61 2 6493 3668 In the new Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf Complex. Sit back and admire the stunning views and watch the boats come in. Daily 9am to 4pm. Breakfast  9am-11am. Lunch 12 noon-2.30pm. Dinner during January only Friday & Saturday from 6pm. Fully lic.

Bermagui Beach Hotel, 10 Lamont St, Bermagui, NSW 2546. +61 2 6493 4206 Daily 11.30am-2pm. 5.30pm-8.30pm. Great view over the water across a small park.


Narooma

The Raw Prawn Bistro, O'Briens Hotel, 101 Campbell St, Narooma, NSW 2546. +61 2 4476 3691 Truly stunning paoramic view. email


Eden

Wharfside Cafe Eden, 3/253 Imlay Street, Eden, NSW 2551. +61 2 6496 1855

Great Southern Inn, 158 Imlay Street, Eden NSW 2551. +61 2 6496 1515 Balcony sea view.

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North of Sydney

Cottage Point Inn,

Peats Bite Restaurant, Sunny Corner, nr Brooklyn, NSW. +61 2 9985 9040 Access by water only 6km upstream from Brooklyn. Closed July and August.

Riverbend Restaurant, Australis Retreat at Wisemans, 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry, NSW 2775. +61 245 66 44 22

King Tide Cafe, 9 dangar Rd, Brooklyn NSW 2083. +61 2 9985 7102

Angler's Restaurant, 216 Brooklyn Rd, Brooklyn NSW 2083. +61 2 9985 7860.

Estuary Restaurant, Kangaroo Point, 1420 Pacific Highway, Brooklyn, NSW 2083. Take the Mooney Mooney Brooklyn exit towards Brooklyn and you'll find it after you cross Peats Ferry bridge.

Patonga Beach Hotel, +61 2 4379 1111 info@patongahotel.com

Point Cafe Japanese Gardens, 36 Webb St, Gosford East, NSW 2250. +61 2 4324 8099 Lovely Japanese gardens. Art gallery alongside. 7 days per week 8am - 3.30pm

Galley on Masons, 61 Masons Parade, Gosford NSW, + 61 2 4324 6705

Latitude Thirty Three Brasserie, Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade, Gosford East, NSW 2250. +61 2 4322 7293 Restaurant or Brasserie.

The Coast, 12 Dane Drive Gosford. +61 2 4323 0216 Was Iguanas.

Boathouse Waterfront

The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant and Function Centre, The Brisbane Water Drive, NSW. +61 2 4342 9994 Right on the water. 240 degrees of uninterrupted panoramic views from Woy Woy to Gosford. Weddings. Events. email

Pearls on the Beach, 1 Tourmaline Ave, Pearl Beach, NSW 2256. +61 2 4342 4400 Genteel, telescope, upstairs better if open. Open Thursday ~ Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club, 211 Memorial Avenue, Ettalong Beach, NSW. +61 2 4341 1166 Now attached to huge resort Outriggers.

Lizotte's on the Bay Restaurant, Lot 3 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 2 4368 2017

Allagai Bay Cafe, 204 Del Monte Place, Copacabana, NSW. +61 2 4382 6120

Avoca Sands Cafe, 3/85 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 2 4381 0994 Lunch 12pm to 2.30pm. Dinner 6pm to 9.30pm. Uninterrupted ocean views of Avoca Beach.

Glasshouse Restaurant, 3/85 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW. +61 2 4333 5576 Sitting on the top floor of the iconic beachfront building, overlooking the stunning surf and sands of Avoca Beach, Glasshouse Restaurant offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere with a breathtaking view over the water.

The Place, 1/85 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 2 4381 0600 Open 7 days during summer. Beautiful on the beach views. Open until 8pm, 7 Days a week.

Mojito Joes, 85 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 2 4381 1712 Wed to Fri. 5pm -11:30pm. Sat & Sun. 3pm -11:30pm.

The Point Cafe Avoca Beach, 10 Vine St, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 4382 2760  Open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, located on the eastern side of the SLS Club near the Pine Trees, overlooking The Point.

The Kiosk,  +61 4381 2095 Open 7 days. Take away at seaside. Part of Avoca Beach SLSC.

Treetops Restaurant, Treetops Resort, 360 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251. +61 2 4382 2322

The Cowrie

The Cowrie Restaurant

The Cowrie Restaurant, 109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, NSW. +61 2 4384 3016 Stunning panoramic views. Lic. Daily: Lunch 12 noon. Dinner 6pm.

L'Isle de France, 150 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW 2260. +61 2 4384 5554 Sea views across the road. Traditional French Fare for breakfast is served from 8am on Sunday mornings. Lunch is served Friday to Sunday and Dinners Wed to Sat from 6pm. Closed Mon & Tues. Bernard Mallet. email

Reef Restaurant, The Haven, Terrigal, NSW 2260. +61 2 4385 3222 facebook

Cove Café, Terrigal, NSW 2260. +61 2 4384 5083 Daily 8am-5pm. email

Haven Beach Seafood Restaurant, The Haven, Terrigal, NSW 2260. +61 2 4385 2061 BYO. Gorgeous. Under The Reef and beside Boat.

Skillion Brasserie, Breakers Country Club, 64 Dover Rd, NSW +61 2 4384 2661 Lagoon, magnifcent view. The Skillion Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. With magnificent water views stretching right up to Terrigal Skillion, the Skillion Brasserie is the perfect place to enjoy a meal. And Deck Cafe.

Horizons at Killcare, Killcare Surf Club, 81 Beach Road, Killcare. +61 2 4360 2123 180-degree views encompassing Putty Beach and Bouddi National Park. Weddings.

Trojan HQ Cafe + Bar, The Haven, 2 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, NSW. +1 2 4385 9482  HQ Cafe + Bar. Offering spectacular bay views from Terrigal Haven is not really cheap.

The Bay Café, 141 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, NSW, +61 2 4332 7135 Open 7 nights. Open for Lunch Thurs, Fri & Sat.

Ocean Restaurant, Ocean Front Motel, 102 Ocean Parade, Blue Bay, NSW. Expansive ocean views. +61 2 4334 4600


Quids Bar and Café, Diggers at The Entrance, 315 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, NSW. Also Liquid Lounge. email

Bites

Bites Restaurant, Diggers at the Entrance, 315 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW. +61 2 4332 3399 Stunning.


Restaurant, Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, 1 Magenta Drive (off W B Drive), NSW, +61 2 4352 8137 Stunning vistas with an ideal position overlooking the tranquil fairways of Magenta Shores Golf Course and lake. Daily 6.30am to 10.30am for breakfast. Sat & Sun 12 noon to 3pm for lunch. Dinner daily 6pm-10pm. Lake views, upmarket.

Sesames on the Lake, 24 Brooks St, Belmont, NSW. +61 2 4945 0777

Squid's Ink Restaurant on the Lake, 690 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, NSW 2280. +61 2 4947 7223

The Deck, Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont, NSW 2280. +61 2 4945 0888 Magnificent views.

Sails Eatery, Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont, NSW 2280. +61 2 4945 0888

Gazeaway Terrace, Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont, NSW 2280. +61 2 4945 0888

Saltwater Grill, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Ada St, Belmont, NSW 2280. +61 2 4945 5522 Absolute waterfront dining among the yachts. Daily lunch from 12 noon. Dinner from 6pm.

Whalebone Wharf.

Whalebone Wharf, 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444. +61 2 6583 2334


Victoria outside Melbourne

Montalto View

Montalto Wines

Montalto Wines, 33 Red Hill, Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, VIC 3937. +61 3 5989 8412 Lunch, daily 12noon-3pm. Dinner, Thurs to Mon from 6.30pm. Check for seasonal variation. Cellar Door daily 11am-5pm. email

Metung Hotel Bistro, Metung Hotel, Kurnai Avenue, Metung, VIC 3904. +61 3 5156 2206 email

Waterfront Sheraton

Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Geelong, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong, Victoria, 3220. +61 3 5223 1377 From the heart of Geelong's vibrant waterfront precinct, sit back and take in amazing bay views. 6.30pm-10pm. Starwood.


Tasmania outside Hobart

Stanley

Stanley Hotel,

Stanleys on the Bay,

Touchwood Coffee Shop,

Moby Dicks breakfast Bar,

Wynyard

Waterfront Wynyard,

Burnie

Bayviews,

Fish Frenzy,

Barrington (NW of Sheffield)

Glencoe Rural Retreat,

Devonport

China Garden,

The Deck Cafe Restaurant, (03) 6427 7188, 188 Tarleton St, Devonport. TAS 7310

Waterfront Cafe,

 

Launceston

Fraggles Fish 'n Chips,

Hallams Waterfront,

Stillwater,

Ritchies Mill,

St Helens

Captain's Catch,

St Helens on the Bay,

Paddlewheeler,

Tidal Waters Resort, 1 Quaill St,

 

Safire Palate View

Palate

Palate Restaurant and Lounge, Safire Freycinet, 2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Tasmania 7215. +61 3 6256 7888 Halfway between Hobart and Launceston.

 

Safire,

Coles Bay

Freycinet Cafe and Bakery,

Iluka Tavern,

Tombolo Freycinet

Oystercatchers,

At The Bay,

Ritchardson's, F.Lodge

The Edge (7k N of CB),

Devils Corner Cellar Door,

Swansea

Ebb,

Kates Berry Farm,

Deloraine

Bush Inn,

 

The Source Restaurant, Moorilla, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale, N. Hobart, Tasmania 7011. +61 3 6277 9900

 

Felons, Port Arthur

The Mussel Boys, Taranna

Waterfront Cafe, Dunalley,

Dunalley Hotel,

Tullah Lakeside Restaurant,

Bicheno

Apsley Gorge

Facets,

Beachfront Tavern,

 

 

Strahan

Regatta Point,

Risby Cove

Hamers,

Franklin Manor,

Banjo's,

Fish Cafe,

Cradle Mountain

Tavern Bar,

Flinders Island

 

Shearwater Restaurant,

King Island

Boomerang by the Sea


South Australia outside Adelaide

Petaluma's Bridgewater Mill Restaurant, 386 Mt Barker Road, Bridgewater SA 5155. +61 8 8339 9200 Thurs to Mon 12 noon-2.30pm Closed Tues and Wed. Housed in the historic 1860s flour mill alongside Petaluma's Cellar Door. SE of Adelaide.


Western Australia outside Perth

Bunbury

Lighthouse

Lighthouse Beach Resort Hotel

Lighthouse Beach Resort Hotel, Carey St, Bunbury, WA 6230. Panoramic uninterrupted views. Breakfast Mon to Fri 6.30am - 9am. Weekends & Public Holidays 7.30am to 10am. Lunch Fri Only from 12 noon. Open for dinner 7 nights per week.  Lighthouse Bar opens daily from 5pm until late Mon to Sun.

Chateau La Mer Motor Lodge, 99 Ocean Drive, Bunbury, WA 6230. +61 8 9721 3166

Hungry Hollow Tavern and Brasserie, 316 Ocean Drive and Williams, Bunbury, WA 6230. +61 8 9791 5577 Overlooking sea.

Barbados,

Vat 2

Vat 2, 2 Jetty Baths Rd, Bunbury, WA 6230. +61 8 9791 8833 Unrivalled stylish

The Happy Wife,

Taffy's Aristos on the Waterfront, U2/15 Bonnefoi Blvd, Bunbury, WA. +61 8 9791 6477 email

Dôme Cafe, 11 Bonnefoi Boulevarde, Marlston Waterfront, Bunbury, WA 6230.+61 8 9792 5499

Casellas, Shop 19, 1 Bonnefoi Blvd, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230. +61 8 9721 6075

Aristos Waterfront Rottnest, Colebatch Ave, Rottnest Island, WA 6161. +61 8 9292 5171 email


NT outside Darwin

Blue Marlin View

The Blue Water Bistro

The Blue Water Bistro, Darwin Trailer Boat Club, 804 Atkins Dr, Fannie Bay, NT 0820. +61 8 8981 6749 Lunch: 12pm-2pm. Grazing: 2pm-6pm. Dinner: 6pm-8.30pm. email


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