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The Galley Kitchen

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Anchorage Port Stephens, Corlette Point Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 0352
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was part of a group having our Christmas Party at the recently revamped Restaurant at The Anchorage Resort, without exception, we were all very disappointed, very over priced, food quality not up to expectation , not value for the hefty price tag, service very poor, beautiful venue being let down on all levels.

Thank anneswaterfronthaven
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok but not worth the hefty price tag, service was mediocre and the plates were dirty. Wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Lauren A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times when we have stayed at the Anchorage. The food is always superb and the service impeccable. The view is incredible, no matter the weather. My one shortfall is that the menu is quite limited.

Thank Jemima H
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great location part of the Anchorage Port Stephens and if staying at the hotel would recommend eating in the restaurant. The food is good with a good selection of wines (however very pricey). The Anchorage has employed wonderful staff who are friendly and efficient.

Thank robynsuttonmail
Port Stephens, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I often visit the Galley for mothers day and other special occassions as I thought it was the best the bay had in fine dining. The servers are definately not trained in fine dining service which makes the experience cafe level but the food is usually good. Very expensive for what it is though.

Thank LisaB197242
Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our dinner here was nice but when we arrived, there was already a bottle of rose on our table that the waiter didn't know why it was there! Strange. The food was nice enough but lacked that wow factor. The desserts we had were too sweet.

Thank IntrepidTraveller35
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Have dined at this restaurant, which is within the ambit of the Anchorage resort, Port Stephens, on several occasions. All other past times we have eaten this restaurant, we have left with only glowing praise of the food, the presentation and service. The views are majestical over the Marina and harbour. On our stay this time, being mid week, the... More 

Thank Larry S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Magnificent dining would recommend this restaurant to anyone the oysters were to die for and that was just the starter

Thank Ron S
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Fresh, filling and delicious. I had the pleasure of dining here several times and everything had just enough of a modern twist to be interesting, but was substantial enough to be satisfying.

Thank lindaprior
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Convinced to give this restaurant another try 4 of us turned up mid week for dinner. We ordered sparkling water and were amused when 4 very large bottles arrived (we sent 2 back). Next we ordered wine and our glasses were topped up after every sip by 2 keen waiters. When they started topping up when we hadn't even taken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anchorage Port Stephens, Corlette Point Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 0352

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?