Dining out at the best cafes and bistros.
The aquamarine blues of Port Stephens Bay will inspire your appetite here amongst the white sands of Jimmy Beach and Bennetts Beach. There are some stylish eateries hidden here, plus bountiful cafes for all your dining moods. Here are some suggestions to tempt your tastebuds, the next time you dine out in Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest.
Benchmark on Booner, Hawks Nest
Here there are plenty of café favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner but you can also build your own platters to share from a huge selection of tasty options. Channel your inner chef and select your own unique combo of meats and seafoods, sides of vegies and salads, plus bread selection and sauces.
Mumms on the Myall, Tea Gardens
Sparkling food to match the sparkling views, delicious fresh seafood is front and centre but do try their Indo Brekkie for a touch of Bali for breakfast, or their signature duck spring rolls any time of day.
Try the prawn and cardamom curry or the pumpkins, sage and haloumi tart or treat yourself to a seafood indulgence: seafood platter for one with a half lobster mornay.
Tea Gardens Boatshed, Tea Gardens
This over water eatery never disappoints, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they’re passionate about their food.
Their soft shell crab burger, truffled mushroom arancinis or Belgian waffles with berry compote are all Insta-worthy items to enjoy with the river views.
Tillermans, Tea Gardens
A stylish Tea Gardens institution and for good reasons, with unbeatable options for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Try the breakfast trifle, twice-baked goats cheese soufflé, or middle eastern spiced lamb mince with poached eggs, harissa yogurt, pistachios & pomegranate.
Lots of club bistro favourites are winners here at this Australian Asian fusion eatery. But don’t miss their Taste Of Vietnam events where the owner’s talents are showcased by the authentic street food… especially those crispy prawn pancakes.
Sometimes you just need the right food, quick and easy, to eat on the run or in the park: sandwiches, pies, fish & chips, pizza, or your favourite Chinese cuisine. Here are some more great choices around Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest: