Pearl Beach Café is located just across from the beach, so also 5 minutes walk from our home. A great spot for coffee, breakfast or lunch, and they also open some evenings for casual dinners. The attached store offers coffee, take-away food, artisan bread, postcards, ice-lollies, emergency pantry items and a small selection of gifts.
Pearls on the Beach is an iconic Central Coast fine-dining restaurant, 5 minutes walk from our front door. Indulge in a tapas-style long lunch overlooking the beach, or cozy up for a romantic dinner and sample their modern Australian menu and delicious wines. The restaurant is usually open Thursday-Sunday although opening times vary so best to check their website.
Patonga Beach Hotel is a mandatory visit. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck whilst watching the ferries and fishing boats come in, try out the quality pub fare and enjoy the ambience of the relaxed and chilled out Patonga village. The hotel has recently been bought by the owners of The Boat House in Palm Beach – looking forward to summer 2018 when we’ll see a completely refurbished, fabulous venue.
Bells at Killcare is a beautiful Italian restaurant, ideal for the special celebration. They offer degustation lunches and dinners, a la carte menus and various specials on different nights of the week.
The BOX on the Water is on The Esplanade in Ettalong. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a cocktail or two. Relax and enjoy the stunning water views or take it turns to mind the kids in the playground next door.
Bremen’s is a must-visit if you like a good pie. Located on the main street of Umina it’s a small patisserie with a huge array of cakes and pies. Don’t leave without sampling the apple strudel!
Sounds on West is a newcomer to the area and a wonderful addition in Umina, offering delicious southern American-style BBQ food including beef brisket, beef short ribs, pulled pork and corn bread. The Six String Brewing Co team owns the restaurant, so they also offer craft beer and cider and often have live music.
Margarita Daze offers the perfect combination of beach views, cocktails and delicious food. A relaxed restaurant overlooking Umina beach; the menu ranges from oysters, to pasta, burgers, pizza, mussels and steak, and it also has a children’s menu.