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Catch at Shoal Bay

$$ - $$$
Australian, Seafood, Fusion
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Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1555
17:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to beautiful Shoal Bay annually to play golf with friends and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After many years of eating at the the local italian - Giannis we decided to change due to the very average pizzas we recieved from there earlier in the trip. We decided to try "Catch" above the Shoal Bay Country Club tavern. Our... More 

Thank Dan H
West Pennant Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal at the Catch on Saturday night. The menu has many delightful choices - the trio of oysters and the soft shell crab are really worth trying. The service is friendly and efficient and the setting is pretty special too.

Thank Portsea1
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the flavours to die for. The staff were knowledgable and were able to help match wines with our dinner. The seafood platter was Devine with just the right amount of fresh and cooked food. Yum.

Thank Paul A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival to be so kindly welcomed and helped inside this lovely restaurant which overlooks the beautiful bay of Port Stephens. My husband who is a quadriplegic and drives a very cumbersome electric wheelchair felt instantly at ease by the staff's openly welcoming manner. We tend to avoid eating out due to the complication of... More 

Thank Janette M
Nelson Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Catch restaurant is my absolute favourite place for dinner in the bay. The menu is diverse, modern and fresh. The view of Shoal Bay Beach is so lovely. The staff are always very professional and friendly. The atmosphere is really great too. I don't often dine out in my hometown, unless it's a special occasion, but when I do, it's... More 

Thank alink6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very fresh and interesting menu options. Staff great, view lovely over Shoal Bay. Part of the Ramada Resort but you don't have to be staying there to enjoy.

Thank Kate M
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, great view, good service. Best of all managed to find a chair with side arms for my special needs 6yr old grandson. They brought a plastic chair up from downstairs without hesitation for our family group of 5 adult and one child. The fish of the day was excellent! My hubby loved the oysters, done just right. Not... More 

Thank 220SuzyQ27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd check out the New Catch after its recent refurb. Very bright,airy spacious room. We were one of only 3-4 couples there midweek so service was quick. Waitress was very smiley and attentive but insisted on calling my wife "m'lady" and me something similarly 1800's, plus she had on really grubby sneakers. I ordered the blackened chipotle chicken with... More 

1 Thank Brad S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The decor of this restaurant is modern, clean and classy. The wait staff our friendly and attentive. Our meals ranging from salmon to steak, fish & chips to chicken were impressively presented. Not a huge range to choose from for main meals so I think this restaurant would be ideal for a special occasion.

1 Thank Clive1065
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went back to the Catch for dinner with friends after loving it and choosing to have our wedding reception there in 2013. We were disappointed to see how much it had changed. The view is still nice and the food was also quite tasty but that was where it stopped. There is no atmosphere in the room anymore. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Australian, Seafood, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Shoal Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?