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Zest - the very name stimulates the tastebuds with the promise of culinary delights: fresh produce, perfectly prepared. But more than a mere name underscores the credentials of this elegant restaurant, nestled in the centre of Port Stephens’ main dining enclave at Nelson Bay.
Zest boasts an impeccable reputation, evidenced by its award of a prestigious “chef’s hat” – the toque – by the respected Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide: it’s the only restaurant to hold the distinction across eastern NSW between Newcastle to the south and Bellingen in the north. In a tribute to Zest’s continuing high standards, it has retained the accolade across four successive years, whilst also garnering other industry awards.
To maintain the restaurant’s commitment to quality, head chef and owner Glenn Thompson begins preparations for the evening early in the day. He’s on hand to take a special delivery, for example, of Margaret River truffles and supervise venison being readied for an entrée plate. A sous chef meticulously grinds fragrant parmesan while Thompson sets to expertly deboning and tying off sections of Flinders Island suckling lamb. These will be slowly pot roasted with capers, anchovies, lemon, white wine and stock until they reach melting tenderness, just in time for dinner.
Whether it be a corporate lunch or an intimate dinner party Zest Restaurant is the ideal place to be, with multi award winning food, service and great wine making any event special. Zest Restaurant has a private dining room that seats up to 14 guests, dining rooms seating up to 60 guests and also a private courtyard for pre-dinner drinks and canapés
Nelson Bay Diggers is located in the 'Blue Water Wonderland' of Port Stephens, around 3.5 hours drive north from Sydney, and a 50 minute drive from Newcastle.
Diggers has undergone a transformation and offers fantastic facilities to its members and the many visitors to Port Stephens. Apart from a range of dining and beverage venues, the club boasts a gymnasium with classes and the latest cardio equipment, the adjoining Dolphins Motel, bottle shop and even a hairdresser!
The Boardwalk serves a range of freshly made meals including light starters, kids meals, carvery, steaks, pasta and seafood. The Boardwalk is open daily for lunch and dinner.
The all new Diggers Grill is now open. Here you can enjoy the BBQ menu 'al fresco' in the new outdoor courtyard. Diggers opens Fridays from 4pm, Saturday 2pm-8pm and Sundays 2pm-7pm.
The new coffee shop serves a variety of hot and cold beverages and a range of desserts and baked goodies. The cafe is open daily from 9am till late.
Diggers has 5 varied function rooms, the largest being the Auditorium catering for up to 600 people. The functions team are available to discuss catering options, technical needs, decorations, budget, special extras to make your event memorable.
Nelson Bay Golf Club is in the Blue Water Wonderland of Port Stephens, approximately 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney.
This magnificent 27 hole golf course, brings visitors from afar and the new club house, scheduled for completion in November 2008 will provide terrific facilities in more modern and spacious surroundings. The surrounding region offers stunning waterways, restaurants showcasing local fresh produce including seafood and there is a huge choice of accommodation.
Bayjing Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering Chinese and Australian cuisine.
The Auditorium with it's pleasant views, catering and bar service is a popular choice for weddings, special birthdays, anniversaries and conferences. Seating for up to 150. Clubhouse capacity is 375 persons.
In the beautiful Blue Water Wonderland of Port Stephens, around 3 hours by car north of Sydney. Newcastle Airport is a short 20 minute drive away.
A friendly club with fantastic facilities, popular with locals and the many visitors who flock to this region. Port Stephens is known for its natural beauty and activities, including golf courses, fishing, surfing, horse riding, dining, bowls, and more. There is a choice of accommodation within walking distance of the club.
The Blue Swimmer Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering a delicious a la carte menu featuring grills, seafood, salads, chicken, pastas, children’s meals and desserts.
Wedding, birthdays, anniversaries, staff Parties, sporting presentations, fundraisers – whatever your function Soldiers Point Bowling Club can accommodate you. The Function Room can cater for up to 400 guests.