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The Galley Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Anchorage Port Stephens, Corlette Point Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 0352
07:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times and have always rated it highly but not anymore. Waited an hour and 45 minutes for the main course and even then the dishes didn't arrive at the same time. No apology until I complained. Not good enough

Thank 1111qqq
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely view of a full moon and the bay beyond the marina. That was the highlight. Our table had no tablecloth, whilst others around us had white tablecloths. A bit strange and not so nice dining at what felt like a casual outdoor setting. Service was well meaning and friendly, but after ordering at 8pm we waited... More 

Thank nikw32
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service ! All three night of our stay we dinned here Bookings are essential Highly recommended

Thank natashah1968
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Friendly service which is sometimes lacking at good restaurants.very attentive without being annoying.

Thank Ariane M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Beautiful location and style. The restaurant has several signature dishes and great cocktails. My favorite dish wagyu striploin, Highly recommended…

1 Thank karlagvpe
Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Delicious dishes, friendly welcoming staff. Small lunch menu, more extensive dinner choices. Great cocktails. Book early for large groups

Thank SerenityFound57
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had dinner in The Galley Kitchen while staying at The Anchorage Resort. Service was good, some of the wait staff appeared a little inexperienced however they were helpful and friendly. We had a lovely window seat, great views of the marina. I'm vegan and often have difficulties finding a suitable meal on the menu. Prior to making our reservation... More 

Thank ILikeLuxury87
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went there to celebrate our anniversary - a gift from our children. Made no attempt to help us celebrate the occasion (this I can accept). On clearing our dessert dishes we were promptly presented with the bill (that I didn't ask for). No invitation to order a coffee of dessert wine - I felt as if we being shown the... More 

Thank carol2170
Nelson Bay, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Treated extremely bad by the elder waiter who I won't name. We are locals who have boats on the marina and bring a high volume of clients to the anchorage to stay and dine. As soon as we said we weren't staying in house the service declined horribly and before this the way he spoke about local guests was disgusting.... More 

3 Thank Megdeannn
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It would appear the image is more important here, great location, and renovation, however, the bar Staff are young Hampton style inexperienced staff. Wait staff, if you are going to use a hi tech ordering system at least have an ipad that the user knows how to work efficiently. With the opening of the overpriced Wild Herring Restaurant at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anchorage Port Stephens, Corlette Point Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 0352

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