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The Entrance Lake House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4332 5253
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delightful, highly recommend, the restaurant is gorgeous in a charming location and lovely decor. Staff very helpful, even though some of them rather young and slightly in experienced. The seafood platter was delicious. Highly recommend

Thank Fleur E
Toukley, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a great night. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu choices covered all our tastes, and everyone loved the meals. Definitely going again j r

1 Thank sweets5644
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing night the atmosphere was romantic sitting there with a gkass of wine eating fantastic food watching the sunset. The place is very clean and wait staff were impeccable thank u for an amazing experience 5 stars all the way. Cant wait to come back

Thank Lily C
Forresters Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed. The quality of the food was good, but the potato au gratin was cold as were the vegetables and my bug. The steak was unevenly cooked, raw in the middle, my husband's baked potato was overcooked, maybe reheated. I left 3/4 of the steak and most of the vegetables. Would love to support a local business but felt like... More 

Thank Leanne S
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As locals we support local. After having a very average experience on previous occasions decided to give it another try with some friends. The service was non existent...had to ask several times for water...2 meals sent back as they were raw!!! Kitchen staff argued with wait staff when meals returned....sides didn't even arrive.....expensive even if it had been ok but... More 

1 Thank Rhonda C
Bateau Bay, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Lakehouse for a romantic dinner prior to Valentine's Day. We had read some unflattering reviews so our expectations weren't high and we were a little hesitant. From the moment we walked in we were pleasantly surprised. We were seated in an amazing spot, right near the window and overlooking the lake with a cool breeze keeping the... More 

1 Thank AimsLouise
The Entrance, Australia
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248 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear, what has happened to this beautiful restaurant. Visited for locals night as we have done many times in the past. Entree of prawns with curry sauce was OK and from there it went down hill. My lamb ribs were fatty and chewy. My friend couldn't even cut his as it was full of sinew and gristle. My friends... More 

Thank Steven R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my boyfriend after reading the good reviews. We shared the twice cooked Pork belly for entree which was really nice. For main my boyfriend had the Surf and Turf which he loved, steak was cooked perfectly and Balmain bug sweet and fresh. I however had the Crusted Chicken which was absolutely disgusting it had mustard, some... More 

Thank Bec A
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night and had one of the worst restaurant experiences ever. The 'service' was non-existent. We had to flag down waitresses to order drinks, flag them down again to order food etc. The whole night no one came to our table unless we asked. We asked three times for water. It became such a joke my father in... More 

1 Thank Daniel S
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were travelling around the area and decided to look for a meal at the Entrance rather than head back to Ettalong where we were staying. A quick look at restaurant reviews led us to the Lake House and what a brilliant opportunistic visit it turned out to be!! The restaurant is right beside the waterfront with stunning views -... More 

2 Thank t0nybennett900

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oakland Avenue | The Entrance, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4332 5253
From the freshly ground coffee and home baked treats to our a-la-carte meals, High Teas, and finger foods, the emphasis at The Entrance Lake House when it comes to our food and beverages is on quality, freshness and taste - all enjoyed while savouring the ambience of The Entrance Lake House's beautifully restored interior and admiring the uninterrupted lake views. Our Chefs combine the freshest, seasonal produce (sourced locally whenever possible) to create mouthwatering, beautifully presented dishes that reflect our multicultural heritage and relaxed coastal lifestyle. We are fully licensed and cater to special dietary requirements and any theme to suit your special celebration, function or wedding. All menus feature our specially sourced range of quality coffees, teas and other beverages. Being fully licensed, we also boast an extensive wine list featuring a selection of local and imported reds, whites and sparkling wine varieties, beers and cocktails. If you are planning an event such as a wedding, a Christmas party, a special celebration or a corporate function, our Event Management Team will tailor a menu that perfectly aligns with your vision, your theme, your taste, your group size and your budget. Contact Us to book a table or to have a chat about how we can tailor a truly memorable event for your function, wedding or special celebration.

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