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Meet the Chef

David Henry is the head chef and is co-owner of the restaurant. His cooking is all about letting the produce do the talking. Great quality proteins, prepared impeccably, bringing out the best in flavours and textures, without overworking. He’s a keen fisherman and is particularly passionate about seafood. He also loves Asian flavours so these also feature amongst his culinary creations.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations David Henry

Average price $115 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 429 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Janice F.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The atmosphere is warm and sophisticated. The initial welcome was good then it slowed down and l thought we had been forgotten. Once the server returned the rest of the evening was well paced. It is an expensive place, probably the food did not quite demand the price asked but it was delicious. Excellent choice of wines by the glass which suited us. There were not enough lower end priced bottles. Would not return but l am glad we tried it.

  2. Jane & Kim M.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    The Stunned Mullet is one of our favourite restaurants in Australia. We’ve been eating there since it opened over ten years ago and it just gets better and better. Highly recommended!

  3. Raymond B.
    • 12 reviews
    9.25/10

    Dined there 3 years ago it was even better this time

  4. A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was delicious, let down by the service which was not up to a hatted restaurant

  5. Dan W.
    • one review
    10/10

    An Absolutely fantastic evening! The quality and taste of our meals were exceptional. A beautiful ambience and a perfect balance of service We would definitely recommend and can’t wait to return soon

  6. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    9.75/10

    For those who can afford fine dining, highly recommended

  7. Lauren M.
    • one review
    10/10

    We love The Stunned Mullet’s breezy beach view location. The setting is relaxed but the food is fine dining! The food and wine list can’t be faulted and the the friendly wait service is attentive without being overt. Every visit has us guaranteeing our next!

  8. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    9.75/10

    Had dinner on a Saturday night and had been looking forward to dinner at this landmark restaurant. The evening was perfect except for the first impression when we arrived. The maitre'd on the door (older "roundish" man) was dour, not at all welcoming and generally made us feel like he hated his job and was not happy to have us there. We were friendly and dressed elegantly so Im not sure what his problem was. He seemed to welcome the locals/regulars but always stopped smiling when not dealing with them direct. The rest of the staff were great and it is such a shame that our first experience was marred by such a poor attitude. I believe he has been there for quite a while - maybe time to retire if he hates his job so much?

  9. Sheldon P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Simply the best restaurant in Port Macquarie, and I've tried them all. Fantastic service, food, and ambiance, and it's always great!! Consistency is key, and they deliver all the time.

  10. A A.
    • 261 reviews
    9.75/10

    The staff were amazing and the food was divine!

  11. David M.
    • 6 reviews
    8.75/10

    Enjoyed the food and the service

  12. Carol B.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a fantastic evening - made even more special by a surprise Happy Birthday dessert from the owner. Thank you again for a wonderful evening. Highly recommended.

  13. A A.
    • 267 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome service

  14. Gemma R.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    This is the "Must attend" restaurant in Port Macquarie. The food is delicious and the menu is very interesting. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  15. Kristen G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Consistently good food and service!

  16. A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9.25/10

    This was a business dinner with our Sydney head office Managers. They were certainly impressed with the amazing food, superb wines, location and ambience of this restaurant. Rated The Stunned Mullet up there with some of the best Sydney restaurants.

  17. Kathryn O.
    • one review
    10/10

    If you like good food in a very pleasant surrounding served by knowledgeable and passionate wait staff... this is the place for you. Speaking to our waiter James about the provenance of what was on the menu was almost as good as the food. We will be back.

  18. A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Always a great pleasure to join Lou and his staff for wonderful food options (all delicious) and wines matched by Lou or the others. We had friends to show-off Stunned (who last saw it 10 years ago, and they were over-the-moon about the improvements and the whole experience). We'll be back for another special occasion.

  19. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    9.25/10

    Excellent service & dining experience.

  20. A A.
    • 256 reviews
    7.75/10

    It was nice, but very noisy. We booked early dinner to avoid crowds, but restaurant was full by 6.30pm. We were sat next to noisy teenager as well. Service was amazing! Food was really good as well, but there are couple other fine dining options in the area with much better views & slightly cheaper. Thank you for having us

More information

How to get to the restaurant

24 William Street, 2444, Port Macquarie, Australia

About the restaurant

Food to shock and awe

Anyone who thinks the food in Port Macquarie isn’t world class needs to think again. The award-winning team behind The Stunned Mullet has gone from strength to strength in the decade since they opened, turning out fresh and exciting food for their large base of local (and visiting) fans. The menu is broken up into “the smalls”, “the substantials”, “the incidentals” (ie sides) and “the sweet stuff”, and you could quite honestly just pick a dish by pointing your finger at the menu without looking and know that you were going to be getting something delicious. After all, how can you go wrong with a line-up that includes grilled lobster tail with ajo blanco, green gazpacho and radish, as well as confit duck leg with truffled mash and sour cherry? Or put your meal in the hands of the producers by choosing the “Fishmonger’s Choice” for your main, which will be a piece of sustainable, line caught fish (chosen by the local fishmonger, of course) served with an olive and panko crust on a carrot and lemongrass puree. It will be so delicious you really will be left stunned.

Best dish: smoked eggplant terrine

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