From fine dining to fish & chips, the abundance of local produce fresh from the farmgate and the fishing trawlers, together with the spectacular location, has put Port Stephens firmly on the map for foodies and top chefs alike. With local farms growing everything from avocados and stone fruit to figs and macadamias - and of course the abundant seafood caught daily - it’s easy for chefs to design menus inspired by the fresh, seasonal produce they find on their doorstep.
The spectacular dining options are matched by equally stunning locations. Views over the water to watch the sun sink slowly behind a marina, fish & chips by the beach or fine dining in a boathouse. Sidewalk cafés, great coffee, vineyards and boutique brewery all add to the many options to indulge your senses.
Chefs are drawn to the region by the lifestyle, location and the wonderful produce available which all serve to drive their innovations and delight the foodie’s palate.