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Catch at Shoal Bay

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian, Fusion
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Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1555
17:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was Good Friday we needed somewhere that was open and that has seafood, Catch was awesome. We had the seafood platter and it was really good, fresh prawns, crab, we replaced the oysters with extra fish, cooked fish, best squid and no chips which was great. We always end up filling up on the chips and then you... More 

Thank louielou79
Warners Bay, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended for a family function. The booking process was made very easy by their ability to accommodate our needs. Fresh sandwiches were made available on arrival along with a glass of bubbly. This was what we had requested and was exactly as we had hoped. During the function hot snack food such as calamari, American style slider burgers, oysters natural... More 

Thank Kaye M
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This place has just the right balance between class and relaxed. Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. The food was excellent, the service was properly balanced at the right point between "in your face" and "neglect" - meaning that it was attentive but not intrusive. And, you can get a view out onto the bay from an elevated position. Mid... More 

Thank Dunk777
sydney Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service & good menu. Ask for window seat for best views. Soft shell crab was delicious. Char grilled occy salad was tender & fresh. Simple delicious food.

Thank kingsford
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I travel to beautiful Shoal Bay annually to play golf with friends and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After many years of eating at the the local italian - Giannis we decided to change due to the very average pizzas we recieved from there earlier in the trip. We decided to try "Catch" above the Shoal Bay Country Club tavern. Our... More 

Thank Dan H
West Pennant Hills
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious meal at the Catch on Saturday night. The menu has many delightful choices - the trio of oysters and the soft shell crab are really worth trying. The service is friendly and efficient and the setting is pretty special too.

Thank Portsea1
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the flavours to die for. The staff were knowledgable and were able to help match wines with our dinner. The seafood platter was Devine with just the right amount of fresh and cooked food. Yum.

Thank Paul A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival to be so kindly welcomed and helped inside this lovely restaurant which overlooks the beautiful bay of Port Stephens. My husband who is a quadriplegic and drives a very cumbersome electric wheelchair felt instantly at ease by the staff's openly welcoming manner. We tend to avoid eating out due to the complication of... More 

Thank Janette M
Nelson Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Catch restaurant is my absolute favourite place for dinner in the bay. The menu is diverse, modern and fresh. The view of Shoal Bay Beach is so lovely. The staff are always very professional and friendly. The atmosphere is really great too. I don't often dine out in my hometown, unless it's a special occasion, but when I do, it's... More 

Thank alink6
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very fresh and interesting menu options. Staff great, view lovely over Shoal Bay. Part of the Ramada Resort but you don't have to be staying there to enjoy.

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Seafood, Australian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 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
Our premier dining location with amazing views over the waters of Shoal Bay. Great local seafood options and something to excite everyone on the menu at Catch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?