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Restaurants on or around Lake Macquarie


Lake Macquarie is a vast body of water with a circumference of 174 kilometres. One of the most exciting aspects of our private boat tours of Lake Macquarie is that we take guests to some of the best waterfront venues around the Lake, with various cuisines to suit just about everyone. We love spending time on or around Lake Macquarie, which is why we’ve compiled some of our favourite venues to visit. 

TINTA Belmont

Formally Squids Ink, TINTA Belmont is one of the newest venues on the scene around Lake Macquarie. If you want fresh and exciting modern Australian seafood, TINTA at Belmont has you covered. The food is exciting, the drinks are delicious and being on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie the sunset is unmatched.

Tinta Belmont

Photo: TINTA Belmont

8 at Trinity

Located on the south-west side of Lake Macquarie. 8 at Trinity is a modern Australian restaurant located on the waterfront at Trinity Point. 8 at Trinity is a restaurant worthy of a special occasion with a stunning menu and curated architecture to complement.

View our Trinity Point Dining Experience – here.

8 at Trinity, Trinity Point

Photo: 8 at Trinity

The Olive Tree Brasserie

The Olive Tree Brasserie at Summerland Point towards the southern end of Lake Macquarie is an award-winning modern Mediterranean restaurant owned by a husband and wife team. The menu offers chic interpretations of classic dishes including pasta, woodfired pizza and tapas.

The Olive Tree Brasserie

Photo: The Olive Tree Brasserie

Crusoe’s on the Lake (Lake Macquarie Yacht Club)

Crusoe’s on the Lake situated at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club is ideal for rounding off a day on the water. Right on the waterfront at Belmont, this is the place to share a platter of oysters (or have a plate of fish and chips all to yourself), while watching the sun slowly set over the lake.

Crusoe's at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

Photo: Finn Wilson

Murrays Restaurant

Situated high among the trees at Murrays Beach on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie lies Murrays Restaurant & Cafe. The menu is full of familiar favourites with a focus on fresh seafood, and you can even arrange high tea for a special occasion!

Murrays Restaurant

Photo: Murrays Restaurant & Cafe


Brownsugar in Warners Bay is the place to go when you are looking for a special meal at the top end of the lake. The menu is modern Australian with influences from all over the world. But the view is so good, you won’t be able to resist a cocktail by the window.

Brownsugar Warners Bay

Photo: Brownsugar

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows

Caves Coastal is a destination in itself on the ocean-facing side of Lake Macquarie. The Caves Coastal restaurant serves a modern Australian menu that is exciting on the plate as it is on the palate. Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows is worth the visit for the views alone! 

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows

Photo: Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows

Belmont 16s/Martha

Belmont 16s is an iconic waterfront destination in Lake Macquarie. Recently, it completed a $14 million centenary development project. Within the venue, there are several dining and bar options from Martha Drink and Dine to Sails Eatery, Salt steak and seafood, The Boatshed Bar and craft burgers at Burger Bros. 

Restaurants on or around Lake Macquarie

Photo: Belmont 16s/Martha

Jessie’s on the Water (Valentine Bowling Club)

Situated on the eastern side of the lake, surrounded by water is Valentine Bowling Club. The menu by Jessie’s on the Water offers all of the classic club meals with a fancy twist. The location is gorgeous and the sunsets are stunning. It even has a public jetty right out the front! Whether it’s for a casual lunch, a big bash or barefoot bowls with your crew, the Valentine bowlo is the perfect place.

Valentine Bowling Club

Photo: Lachie Glover

Pippi’s at the Point

Pippi’s at Speers Point is a local institution for good reason. Whether you want seafood, steak, burgers or a cocktail, Pippi’s offers something for everyone at lunch or dinner, seven days a week. Pippi’s has one of the best views on the northern end of Lake Macquarie, located just near Speers Point Jetty and Speers Point Park. 

Pippi's at the Point, Speers Point

Photo: Pippi’s at the Point

Wangi RSL

The RSL Club at Wangi Wangi has one of the best locations around Lake Mac. Situated right on the waterfront, the bistro offers classic RSL favourites as well as a variety of Asian dishes. No frills and a great spot to feed the whole family with the Wangi Public Jetty right out the front! 

Wangi RSL

Photo: Wangi RSL

Wangi Wangi Workers Club

The Wangi Workers Club is another with an outstanding waterfront location and stunning lake views. It goes head to head with the RSL, also offering classic club food, alongside a full Asian menu. The weekday lunch specials are hard to beat! The Wangi Workers Club also boasts it’s own jetty out the front, and is situated close to the heritage-listed power station in Wangi. 

Wangi Workers Club

Photo: Ron Bonham

Swansea RSL

A day on the water can build up quite an appetite and the Swansea RSL offers a perfect solution – big, classic club meals. The RSL is right by the water and has a wharf right out the front, making it easy to step straight off the boat ready for lunch. The dining room on the first floor looks over the Swansea Channel, so you can enjoy your cold beer and salt and pepper squid and watch the world go by.

Swansea RSL

Photo: Swansea RSL

Casa Nova Italian

Located by the waterfront opposite foreshore park in Toronto lies Casa Nova Italian. This is your place if you’re after traditional Italian food from pasta mains, antipasti and woodfired pizza! The Casa Nova team also have a restaurant in Honeysuckle, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore inside Newcastle Harbour. 

Casa Nova Italian

Photo: Casa Nova (Honeysuckle)

Toronthai Toronto 

If you’re looking for the best Thai food on the western side of Lake Macquarie, you can’t beat Toronthai. It’s situated on Victory Road in the centre of Toronto and serves all of your favourite Thai dishes. The view from the second floor of the restaurant is fantastic. They’re a favourite choice for Thai food and are also located in Edgeworth and New Lambton.

Toronthai Toronto

Photo: Toronthai Toronto

The Mulberry (Toronto Hotel)

If you’re on the western side of the Lake, the Mulberry at the Toronto Hotel does tapas and a classy, modern take on traditional pub fare. The views from the verandah are some of the best around Lake Macquarie. Since their renovations, the beer garden is spectacular. 

The Mulberry (Toronto Hotel)

Photo: Toronto Hotel

Emerson’s on the Lake (Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto)

From innovative creations to traditional favourites, Emerson’s on the Lake at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto has something for everyone. Their refreshed menu offers a premium dining experience produced from trusted local vendors and curated by new chef, Emerson Rodriguez. The dining space on the second floor is right over the water, providing fantastic views of Lake Macquarie. 

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto

Photo: Ron Bonham