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The Stunned Mullet

24 William Street, 2444 Port Macquarie (NSW)See map

Average price $115

The New Normal $95

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MENU The New Normal $95

Enjoy a 3 course menu at $95 per person for the evening which consists of a selection of choices. Please note credit card details are required to secure your reservation. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or you cancel without at least 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge you $95 per person to your nomination credit card. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY- in accordance with NSW Goverment requirements, we require that you CHECK IN at UPON arrival and PRIOR to entering the restaurant. Please use the QR code located at the door or login at During your visit, we will not be presenting you with a 'physical' or 'analog' wine and beverage list. We are dipping our toes into the new normal by sending you links to our digital lists which you can peruse prior to or during your visit via your personal device. To view our current wine & beverage list, please go to -

MENU A La Carte Menu Available at Lunch. Average Price $80

Please note the price displayed is only indicative of an average reservation per person. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY- in accordance with NSW Goverment requirements, we require that you CHECK IN at UPON arrival and PRIOR to entering the restaurant. Please use the QR code located at the door or login at During your visit, we will not be presenting you with a 'physical' or 'analog' wine and beverage list. We are dipping our toes into the new normal by sending you links to our digital lists which you can peruse prior to or during your visit via your personal device. To view our current wine & beverage list, please go to -

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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 David Henry
  • Average price $115
A La Carte Menu Available at Lunch. Average Price $80
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crisp king prawns, wonton, shiso, shitake, yuzu miso, fragrant oat flakes
freshly shucked oysters dressed with a lovely flight of the following dressing: - white miso, shiitake pearls; passionfruit bernaise, tarragon, chevil; nahn jim
crisp hiramasa kingfish, tahini, zucchini, comboyne potato, pea chutney, charred grapefruit
grilled octopus, squid ink, chimichurri, prawn custard, rice crunch, fennel salad
tajima wagyu short rib, kale, horseradish, macadamia short bread, bourbon maple
boudin blanc spheres, xo sauce, spinach escabeche, lemongrass aioli, puffed rice, radish
glacier 51 toothfish, shitake suimono, savoy cabbage, black rice wafer, daikon, enoki



Ratings & Reviews


based on 569 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Pamela M.
    Pamela M.
    • 6 reviews

    Great dining experience made perfect by both the food and the service.

  2. Sarah D.
    Sarah D.
    • one review

    Beautiful flavours and top class service!

  3. Trevor K.
    Trevor K.
    • 17 reviews

    This is my first visit to The Stunned Mullet. The food was truly amazing, only matched by the excellent service. The restaurant is truly a gift to Port Macquarie.

  4. Peter D.
    Peter D.
    • 25 reviews

    Winner of a prestigious chefs hat since 2014, The Stunned Mullet was definitely a draw card for us to visit Port Macquarie. No words can describe how outstanding this restaurant is. I would rate this beachside diner as one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. Not only was the service personal and the flavours delectable, the produced oozed a quality and freshness that’s rarely surpassed. Undecided with the menu other than our disinterest in dessert, we determined three courses could still be achieved with two entrées and a main, oh, and plus freshly shucked oysters (with a flight of dressings) as pre-lunch hors d'œuvres. Flavour popped with every bite, regardless of the dish, and to single one out as a favourite was impossible. Cam and I heavily debated which was better, the hiramasa kingfish or glacier 51 toothfish (I think the toothfish won). If you do nothing else whilst on the mid-north coast of NSW, you must enjoy a lunch or dinner at The Stunned Mullet. Perfection by the sea.

  5. Ashoke B.
    Ashoke B.
    • one review

    Sophisticated food, excellent international wine list, delightful Lou and Tom!

  6. Roger S.
    Roger S.
    • 2 reviews

    Stunning food, excuse the pun. The tooth fish is the star

  7. Tony w.
    Tony w.
    • one review

    Had a great experience there the food was fantastic great tasting food would recommend to go there if u wont ur taste buds to go wild over the food will be back for more

  8. Sass m.
    Sass m.
    • 2 reviews

    Totally over priced. Cheapest bottle of wine $72!! Seriously need to readjust their attitude with their prices. Not even to have table cloths on the table for the mandatory $95 a head menu. No thanks. More like stunned wallet.

  9. David M.
    David M.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was excellent although choice was a bit limited esp dessert.

  10. Colin S.
    Colin S.
    • 15 reviews

    The great and consistent quality of the food is a given for this restaurant. The attention to ensuring compliance with current health restrictions is also much appreciated. We are looking forward to our next great experience.

  11. Robert G.
    Robert G.
    • 7 reviews

    What a fine dining experience surprise in Port Macquarie. It’s no 1 for a reason! Professional and quick entry and registration

  12. Josephine P.
    Josephine P.
    • 12 reviews

    The food was outstanding, a great culinary experience. We really enjoyed it. Fantastic service and good atmosphere

  13. Carla M.
    Carla M.
    • one review

    Food was delicious and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the wagyu hanger steak and scampi linguine. The salted creme caramel wasn’t exactly what we anticipated and was upstaged by the mouth watering sesame feuille and mango sorbet. Still enjoyed the creme caramel though and would definitely recommend this restaurant to all lovers of fine dining.

  14. Lisa K.
    Lisa K.
    • 6 reviews

    We had our anniversary dinner. Food was delicious. Oysters were fresh and tasty, tooth fish was light and amazing. My husband had eye fillet, he loved the touch of wasabi on the steak. We really enjoyed our dinner tonight and would definitely recommend this place to all our friends!

  15. Emily L.
    Emily L.
    • 22 reviews

    My partner and I tried this restaurant and ordered everything that was recommended by our waiter from the dinner set menu - so delicious! We’ll be back for those juicy scallops!

  16. Shengying B.
    Shengying B.
    • 9 reviews

    We had dinner at the Stunned Mullet during our stay at Port Macquarie. We had the seared scallops, crisp king prawns, scampi linguine, waguy steak, creme caramel and Japanese cotton cake. All dishes were delicious. We particularly love the Asian flavours in the dishes. This is one of my favourite hatted restaurants in regional NSW and I can't wait to come back for more.

  17. Nick O.
    Nick O.
    • 9 reviews

    Wonderful spot with simple yet amazing menu. Amazing wine list with smaller mark up than you’d find in most places.

  18. Colin S.
    Colin S.
    • 15 reviews

    Always a special occasion at The Stunned Mullet. Great food, wine and Service.

  19. Paige C.
    Paige C.
    • one review

    Great vibe! amazing food, incredible wine list!

  20. Mary T.
    Mary T.
    • one review

    Highly recommended, great food, great service! Thank you for a lovely experience.

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24 William Street, 2444, Port Macquarie (NSW), 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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