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Published April 6th 2016
Visiting the Bateau Bay area with friends or loved ones can be a time filled with great entertainment and great food. As a hotspot for those experiencing all the Central Coast has to offer, the bay requires visitors to spend ample time enjoying the beaches, shopping, and food. This growing area features many amazing eating options, from delicious, cheesy pizza, to authentic Thai food. Bateau Bay restaurants are sure to have options that will please even the pickiest member of your group. Below are some of the stops you'll want to be sure to hit when you're in the Bateau Bay area.
When you have a hankering for homemade pizza in Bateau Bay, covered in fresh vegetables and toppings, the place to call is Bruce's Ozzie. They've been in the business for nearly 30 years and specialize in hand-tossed pizzas, homemade lasagna, and savory ribs. Try out the House Special, which comes loaded with prawns, bacon, beef, and pepperoni. The best part is that it can all be delivered right to you. Bruce's Ozzie is able to create square pizzas if you so desire, and they also offer large sized gluten-free pizzas along with their regular line-up.
Takeaway in Bateau Bay is a delicious and easy decision when ordering through Golden Leaves. This authentic Chinese spot prepares exquisite dishes, like Mongolian Lamb, Shandong Chicken, and Fillet Steak, all ready for you to pick up and eat later. As always, when on the coast you can enjoy amazing prawn dishes, like Prawn Laksa, King Prawns in Curry Sauce, or a King Prawn Omelette. This restaurant is truly taking Chinese to the next level.
This awesome little café, situated on the beach side of the bay and along a string of shops, features house made breads, muffins, and entrée options. The friendly staff makes sure you are enjoying your visit to the café and keeps you refreshed with cold, citrusy water. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of shoppers and fellow brunchers in this small venue, and be sure to get a slice of the banana bread and a cup of hot coffee. This is also a great place to meet locals and get the inside scoop on the best things to do around town.
It's well known in the Bateau Bay area that if you want a classy dining experience and amazing Italian food, to hit up Pordella's. You have the option to dine right beside the coast or inside their comfortable venue. Many of their ingredients are locally produced, and other items are from around Australia. Enjoy an entrée of potato gnocchi and sea scallops, and finish off with a desert of cheesecake. This amazing restaurant even offers a takeaway menu if you'd rather dine elsewhere. For an Italian restaurant in Bateau Bay, there's no place better.
If you're in the mood for excellent curry and authentic Thai in Bateau Bay, head over to Starlight Thai. This restaurant makes sure each dish makes you feel like you are dining in Thailand itself. The owners are proud of everything they make, and they're also cheery and make the whole experience enjoyable. You'll not have to worry about going hungry at this venue, as each helping is more than enough to satisfy the biggest of cravings. If you'd rather stay in, Starlight is able to deliver your order straight to you.
Perhaps you're looking for something a little more full of energy and spunk. If that's the case, stop in at The Coffee Club. Here, you can enjoy delicious lattes, cappuccinos, and iced coffees alongside your favorite deli sandwich. Items like BLT's, Greek Salads, and French Toast with Maple Glazed Peaches are what keep locals and visitors alike returning meal after meal. It's all-day breakfast keeps conversation light and enjoyable, and the dishes are made with fresh, local ingredients. The staff work hard to keep the environment friendly, social, and bright.
Sometimes it's best to eat close to where you play. The Seaspray Restaurant and Cafe, a part of the Shelly Beach Golf Club, specialises in providing unique experiences and amazing tastes. Enjoy daily specials, like Rump Steak and Prawn and Chicken Schnitzel, all over a glass of Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc. The restaurant menu features desserts like Crème Brulee and a Lemon Meringue Tart. This beautiful golf club and course is located directly alongside the ocean and has amazing views. It's lush green and clean venue is a perfect place for a romantic dinner or lunch.
Located on Shelly Beach Road
The Entrance Leagues Club
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Eating at the Bayside Brasseria, attached to the Entrance Leagues Club, means a great time with savory food. The restaurant has pizza, a kids menu, and weekly specials. There are also daily lunch specials and a great selection of beers on tap. For the younger diners, there's a play area for after (or during) food entertainment. The meals are well priced and come with generous portions for those who like to enjoy their steak and potatoes. This is a great restaurant choice for a casual night out.