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The Bay Cafe

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Seafood, Australian
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141-143 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4332 7135
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18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 and all had the 3 course set menu. Food was hot and very good, service was great, all for $42 per head BYO. Can't get much better than this - did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Marlene S
Gosford, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose The Bay Cafe for an impromptu meal out; fortunately it was a Sunday, so having no booking was OK. The restaurant aims to provide some out of the ordinary Aussie meals, including kangaroo and crocodile among the more everyday meats and seafood meals. We ate lovely fresh oysters for starters, after which I chose a seafood meal and... More 

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Thank emjayee
Erina, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and comfortable ambiance. Food offerings were full of choices out of the norm as well as seafood favourites. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and it met all expectations! Emu and crocodile for me and veal/lobster for my wife. All perfectly cooked and tasty

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Thank Tim M
Paris, France
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited last Saturday - the service and quality/quantity of meals were excellent. I had not been there for five years - and the quality is still there, in all areas. We will be back, and often. Spread the word - "the Bay Café still has the edge on seafood" it is really the Seafood Heaven on the Central Coast. Less... More 

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Thank Bigred013
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What a great find. Lovely meal, reasonably priced. Full of locals, always a good sign. Will certainly dine here again next time we are in Toowoon Bay. Make sure you book as it is very popular.

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Thank Lorraine F
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Enjoyable food. Good variety. Seafood is their specialty. They cater for children also. The restaurant is BYO.

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Thank Vicki C
Fitzroy, Australia
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The food was all good, but didn't wow me. The seafood crepe was a bit flat, the sauce didn't really take on the seafood flavour, and had too much calamari. The barramundi was cooked perfectly, but the scampi was disappointing. Service was good. The coffee wasn't great though. All in all not bad.

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Thank Ken R
New South Wales, Australia
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have visited this lovely little restaurant many times over the years and have always been impressed with our meals. Unfortunately our visit last night left us wondering if we had caught the chef on a bad night or if this place has actually deteriorated since our last visit some 12 months ago. The menu was very extensive, with something... More 

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NSW Central Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed last night's dinner at the Bay Café. For entrees we had crumbed brains and coconut prawns respectively and they were both terrific. They were followed by veal medallions with a grilled lobster tail and bush barramundi with scampi. Again, they were both fantastic as was the service and the restaurant's ambience.

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Thank Bobeee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Food never disappoints here. Have dined here a few times over many years and always loved the food and service. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-143 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Toowoon Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4332 7135

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