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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner
Five top restaurants were honoured by the industry’s peak body, Restaurant & Catering NSW, in its 2007 Regional Awards for Excellence. restaurant splash Winner - Best Contemporary Restaurant Perfectly located with river views at the edge of popular Town Green, this indoors- outdoors marine-themed restaurant offers creative contemporary Australian cuisine featuring a wide variety of oyster, tapas and seafood specialities in light, airy, relaxed surroundings. Vegetarian and coeliac selections available. Lunch Mon-Fri 12-2pm; dinner Mon-Sat from 6pm. Licensed and BYO wine; bookings recommended. 3/2 Horton Street, Port Macquarie. Tel. 6584 4027. the corner Winner - Best New Restaurant Stroll from the waterfront to this sparkling new centrally located indoors-outdoors restaurant. Choose fine Mediterranean influenced dishes with the emphasis on local produce as well as antipasto, hand- made pizzas, in-house desserts. Open daily: breakfast 7-11am; lunch 12-2.30; dinner 6-9pm; all-day coffee and fresh baked goods. Licensed and BYO. Bookings recommended. Cnr Clarence & Munster Streets, Port Macquarie. Tel. 6583 3300. ca marche Winner - Best Restaurant in a Winery A chic, elevated restaurant along contemporary lines whose polished concrete floors and tall picture windows give way to a spacious outdoors deck with picturesque views over the vineyards and fragrant rose gardens. Here is the perfect opportunity to match premium local wines with superb modern cuisine showcasing local produce in a fine-dining, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Morning tea and lunch 7 days, 10-11.30am and noon to 3pm; dinner Friday evenings from 6pm; fully licensed; bookings recommended. At Cassegrain winery on the Pacific Highway at the intersection of Fernbank Creek Road, Port Macquarie. Tel. 6582 8320. pancake place Winner - Best Family Restaurant An eclectic, colourful indoors-outdoors toucan-themed restaurant, adjacent to the riverfront, to delight children and adults alike. A vast menu of savoury and sweet crepes and pancakes with an emphasis on fruity, spicy and liqueur flavours. Children’s entertainment area with DVDs; high chairs. Adults’ DVD corner. Open daily; breakfast and lunch 8am to 2pm; dinner from 5.30pm. BYO. Bookings accepted. Cnr Clarence & Hay Streets, Port Macquarie. Tel. 6583 4544. tommy’s by the beach Honourable mention - Best Entertainment Restaurant A consistent winner in this category and 2005 Australian Entertainment Restaurant of the Year, Tommy’s is a landmark alongside Flynn’s Beach and a repeat favourite with locals and holidaymakers alike for its sensational seafood and steak and unique party atmosphere. Regular cabaret entertainment, seasonally, is a standout feature. Dinner Mon-Sat from 6pm; fully licensed; air-conditioned; outdoor dining. Bookings recommended. 4 Flynn Street, Port Macquarie. Tel. 6583 5477. portmacquarieinfo.com.au 19
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