Waterfront Dining in Eurobodalla
You won’t know whether to look at your plate or the view at the wonderful waterfront restaurants and cafes in the Eurobodalla region. On the menu for views you can choose from river, bay, lagoon or ocean. For your plate, nothing beats the fresh local produce starring seafood harvested from the waters of the NSW South Coast. And if you notice oysters on every menu that’s because this is Australia’s famous Oyster Coast!
Oyster & seafood heaven
To taste the famous Clyde River oysters, head for Starfish Deli on the promenade overlooking the Clyde River in Batemans Bay. Across from the riverfront, Stingrays Ocean and Grill serve oysters natural, with garlic and chilli, 0r kilpatrick. At JJ's at the Marina every table has uninterrupted water views to enjoy oysters (four ways), as well as local fish and gourmet burgers.
Tuross Boatshed & Cafe fry up awesome fish and chips – delicious with glistening Lake Tuross on the side. In the seaside haven of Narooma head to Quarterdeck in the old boatshed at Forsters Bay for local Sydney rock oysters. Another top eatery is The Whale restaurant with views of Wagonga Inlet, and a menu of local Wagonga oysters and Aussie favourites like steak, fish and mussel pie, and roast lamb shoulder.
Italian, French, Thai & Chinese
Sam’s Pizzeria on the Waterfront in Batemans Bay serve authentic Italian food with sweeping views of the Clyde River. The River Moruya blend classic French cuisine with modern Australian for dishes that showcase local produce and fresh local seafood with their own home-grown herbs. Arrive in style with South Coast Seaplanes.
Twenty minutes south, on the sparkling shores of Tuross Lake, the Pickled Octopus specialises in authentic Thai food showcasing local seafood – their oysters topped with soy, ginger, lime, caviar and parsley are not to be missed! And everybody loves Raymond (even Jackie Chan!), the long running chef at who has been cooking delicious Chinese food for more than 30 years. The restaurant now has a new home inside the waterfront Abode Hotel.