Freshwater Grill

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A taste sensation
on the Macleay River

Freshwater Grill restaurant on the Macleay River in Kempsey offers guests a delicious, earthy menu focusing on beautiful, fresh local produce and high quality, tender meat sourced from farms of the Macleay Valley. Much attention has been paid to create a dining experience that pays homage to the family, farm and produce.

Kick off your meal with a selection of dressed or natural fresh Rainbow Beach Oysters. And for the more adventurous, perhaps try one of our Oyster shooters!

Moving onto mains, why not try dukkah crusted Atlantic salmon with charred turmeric and prune cauliflower, finished with tahini yogurt and lime or our Nulla rump steak surf and turf, served with Freshwater Grill seafoodand creamy garlic sauce.

For the carnivores, ask for something from the ‘Josper Grill’ section of the menu. Our state-of-the-art Josper oven takes meats dishes to a whole new level by infusing a wood-fired flavour at the same time as capturing and intensifying the meat’s moisture.

Check out our full Lunch and Dinner Menu as well as our Dessert Menu to whet your appetite.

We look forward to serving you at Freshwater Grill soon.

Head Chef Lloyd Newell

Our talented and fun-loving Chef Lloyd, grew up in the Macleay Valley and started his apprenticeship in Sydney in 1986 where he worked the Sydney scene for many years in a number of fine dining establishments.

After many years he returned to the Macleay Valley to open a successful business with his brother Kevin. Fast forward and Lloyd decided to take a much deserved break and venture out to explore our grand countryside on a bike adventure.

He then decided to head back to the pans at our lovely club with a clear vision: to create a high quality restaurant and dining experience that our Valley can be proud of.

He and his kitchen team are extremely passionate about the produce the Macleay Valley yields and design the seasonal menus based solely on the beautiful produce readily available.

Freshwater Grill’s talented Head Chef Lloyd Newell

Please Note:

The Kempsey Macleay RSL, Kempsey Sports and Bowling Club, Tabatinga Kempsey and Vault Cafe are closed until further notice.