Patonga Beach Hotel
It was my wife’s birthday yesterday so decided to take her out to lunch. As our son had a day off work I invited him along as well. Rather than going to our usual haunts of either the Club on the Hawkesbury at Mooney Mooney or to one of a few restaurants at Terrigal on the Central Coast we thought we would give the Patonga Beach Hotel a try. We had heard good reports about it, so we were looking forward to making up our own mind about the place. We were not disappointed. The ambiance and location of the establishment was superb as was the food, and at a very reasonable cost. The menu was varied, but did tend to be biased towards fish/seafood; not that I mind as the Atlantic Salmon I ate was excellent. Our son opted for an Angus steak and the birthday girl had Mediterranean Lamb which was slow cooked and served in a piquant sauce with seasonal vegetables.
Their website link is: http://www.patongahotel.com/PBH/Patonga_Beach_Hotel.html
There is a ferry service from Palm Beach every day, or if you want to get there by car from Sydney, take the Gosford exit off the F3 motorway and head towards Kariong. Follow the signs to Woy Woy and then take the Ocean Beach Road to Umina and follow to signs to Patonga. It is certainly worth the effort.
RLB – Tomewriter