FAMOUS for the amazing quality of its fresh seafood, the Rock Lobster Restaurant in Nelson Bay boasts a fantastic menu, wonderful views and contemporary atmosphere.
The signature dish is definitely the impressive hot and cold seafood platter.
On the menu you will also find a stunning king prawn and wonton stack, with crispy deep fried wontons layered generously with fresh king prawns, crispy lettuce and highlights of creamy avocado, drizzled with a dressing which makes for a perfect dish.
The tasting plate offers diners a sampling of salt and pepper squid, fresh prawns, balmain bugs and smoked salmon served with a delicious Greek salad, and a selection of dipping sauces, perfect when teamed with a glass of champagne or wine.
When it comes to fresh and local seafood, you simply can’t beat the selections on the menu at the Rock Lobster Restaurant.
Local oysters grown in the Bay are featured alongside fresh fish straight from the pristine waters of Port Stephens and its surrounds.
Also on the menu are succulent steaks, tender chicken and a delicious vegetarian mushroom risotto as well as gluten-free options for diners with specific dietary requirements.
An extensive wine list boasts boutique wines from the Cricket Pitch and Audrey Wilkinson ranges as well as favourites from Tyrrell’s Wines and a range of premium beers.
Sit back and relax, take your time, enjoy your meal and the stunning views, watch the pelicans, or you may see dolphins frolicking as you enjoy one of the best seafood meals available anywhere in the Bay.
Situated on the upper level of d’Albora Marinas at Nelson Bay, the Rock Lobster Restaurant is great for intimate dinners, casual lunches, celebrations and special occasions.
Listen to the live music on the marina on the weekends and enjoy a crisp beer or wine selected to complement the beautifully presented and delicious meals.
The vibe in the Rock Lobster Restaurant is upbeat; you will enjoy the atmosphere of the freshly refurbished modern venue featuring a stunning photograph of the sunset that you can enjoy from the restaurant in the evenings.
The friendly staff will be happy to assist you, nothing seems to be too much trouble.
The restaurant has been under new ownership for two years and the owners, Megan and Graeme, have been making positive changes to the menu and decor since they took on the iconic business.
Bay local Megan told News Of The Area, “We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to Rock Lobster Restaurant, and hope that they enjoy our food.”
“Diners have been telling us that they are really enjoying the quality of the food, the atmosphere, and the friendliness of our team.”
“We give our chefs free range to be creative and this has added vibrancy to the menu and the specials board.”
“We are hands on in the business and live locally, we believe that Rock Lobster Restaurant is somewhere locals and visitors will always enjoy great quality fresh seafood, so much, that they will want to keep coming back for more,” she said.
Head Chef Joanne Avnell has over 25 years experience in every facet of the restaurant business, working mostly in fine dining and ala carte.
“I love presenting the seafood classics and working with beautiful fresh quality produce to deliver dishes with clean flavours,” she said.
You can find out more or make a booking at www.rocklobsterrestaurant.com.au.
By Marian SAMPSON