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Catch at Shoal Bay

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Australian, Seafood, Fusion
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Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1555
18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Tamworth, Australia
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always lovely to go here as staff very friendly and always a good club meal with a perfect view. Get there early if you want a table with a great view, but I think you would be please sitting any where out on balcony, Shoal Bay so pretty.

Thank Bernie T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would like to give this the same review I did almost two years ago but sadly I cannot. We love Nelson Bay and have come from Sydney many times and always enjoyed Catch at Shoal Bay but it was well below average tonight. The service was SLOW, inconsistent and poor and the food was bad. And to make it... More 

Thank Michelle S
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service staff are friendly and helpful . Variety of foods to choose and daily special were offered. Delicious food and space is big enough for groups

Thank Betchaybygollywow
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We only bought a takeaway nuggets and chips for my son here who didn't eat from the other restaurant that we dined in previously. Chips was surprisingly tasty and didn't smell of that oil that you normally smell from other chippy shops.I would definitely come back here again.

Thank Jules0731
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten before at Catch and were looking forward to a special night out. The refurbishment makes the diner feel like you are in a school gym. Gone are the linen tablecloths and the upmarket vibe. The menu is very limited especially as we had a vegetarian with us. The food was not cheap and nothing special. Only 5... More 

4 Thank Bronwyn D
Maitland, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Catch last night for my partners mums birthday. Admittedly the style of the Restaurant and Menu was not what we expected however the food quality and friendliness of the wait staff was exceptional! Although not the cheapest in the area the price was definitely satisfactory based on our experience at Catch!

Thank Dan_86_S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very unimpressed with this restaurant. I can't comment on the food, because we didn't even get the chance to eat there, because of the managements poor service decisions. I had booked 10 days ahead for my father's 80th birthday celebration for a party of 14 last Saturday night. The night before, I got a phone call from the restaurant saying... More 

3 Thank Robyn V
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited Catch at Shoal Bay for our anniversary dinner. We phoned and booked a table for two at 6:30. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly waitress who asked for the booking name and asked how we were. She was very professional and sweet and complimented my outfit and asked what we had been up to that day.... More 

Thank Kiara J
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Absolutely loved every bite at Catch. The decor is very relaxing and sets a romantic mood. Majority of the tables overlook the ocean, but try for one against the window to make it extra special. The salmon was absolute perfection, flavours were wonderful and i also tried the lamb cutlet salad, just lovely! We finished with the Panna Cotta which... More 

Thank AmberLeeC44
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We spent some time in Shoal Bay over the weekend for our anniversary and heard about Catch. We loved the food and the people were very welcoming and lovely' highly recommend the Beetroot and feta ravioli and the lamp cutlets. D-LICIOUS.

1 Thank lizlassi

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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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?