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Anchors Wharf

Welcome to Anchors Wharf, where every bite is a celebration of the freshest, most delicious seafood. For over 25 years, Stephen and Denise Ryan have been dedicated to creating the perfect dining experience for their customers. They are passionate about sourcing only the finest, freshest seafood straight from the trawlers, ensuring that every dish is a true taste of the sea. Whether you are looking to mark a special occasion or simply enjoy a leisurely lunch on the river, Anchors Wharf is the ideal spot. As a family-run operation, we take immense pride in providing delicious, authentic food in a beautiful location, making every visit a memorable one. Join us at Anchors Wharf and let us treat you to a seafood feast like no other!

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Our Staff

Joey Ryan

Head Chef

With 15 years of experience and a passion for seafood, Joey creates unique and delicious dishes using locally sourced seafood. Growing up by the ocean, Joey’s appreciation for fresh seafood shines through in his cooking. Let him and his dedicated team delight your taste buds at our seafood restaurant.

Leon Lazarro

Head Chef

With 30 years of experience and training with top chefs in Singapore and Malaysia, he brings a unique blend of modern Asian cuisine to our seafood dishes. Committed to sourcing only the freshest seafood and elevating it through his dishes, Leon and his team offer an unparalleled dining experience.

Our History

Anchors Wharf was converted to a restaurant from two boat sheds in 1997. Curiously, the boat sheds were called Do-me 1 and Do-me 2. So named because the original owner took on the first shed and declared, “This’ll do me!” and later added another and said, “This’ll do me too!”.

Over the years, Stephen and Denise have worked diligently to create an iconic seafood venue that has become much loved by locals and visitors alike. Known for its welcoming atmosphere, fresh seafood and beautifully prepared classics, Anchors Wharf draws in satisfied customers from miles around. Today’s Anchors Wharf is an exciting reincarnation after a fire gutted the building in 2021.

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OUR REVIEWS

Dropped in one morning for coffee and a muffin and another day for a light lunch with our well-behaved fur baby. Sat outside on the grass under an umbrella watching the river scenes and boats float by. Delicious and fresh sushi was excellent. 🤗👌
Amiri
Amiri
04:34 14 Jul 24
What a gem! We had breakfast here two mornings during our stay in Urunga. All the staff were so welcoming, friendly and attentive and the meals and coffee were delicious. The position right on the river was fantastic. Enjoying breakfast taking in the surrounding water was a beautiful start to the morning. Thank you for to everyone for such a great experience both mornings. Highly recommend.
Odette
Odette
07:36 12 Jul 24
Someone from coffs harbour did recommend the restaurant, it definitely didn't disappoint. The portion size was big for the value & it tasted delicious. The view & atmosphere was very nice and relaxing. I would definitely go back if we're back in the area.
Jana Greiner
Jana Greiner
08:14 10 Jul 24
Anchors just reopened and its food and service is better than everBeautiful food and wonderful staffHighly recommendedBooked in for lunch tomorrow 10/7Helen very excited for Surf n Turf
David Howard
David Howard
12:10 09 Jul 24
Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson
03:45 03 Jul 24
Angela Howe-Smith
Angela Howe-Smith
08:23 29 Jun 24
Jody Carr
Jody Carr
10:50 26 Jun 24
Had lunch here with friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, and the service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.
Emilio Porta
Emilio Porta
09:47 23 Jun 24
Nice to quality food!Friendly, lovely service , thank you. 😊Have an expresso martini ! Delicious
Leonnie Stewart
Leonnie Stewart
09:28 20 Jun 24
Anchors Wharf is a hidden gem on the Mid North Coast and one of our favourite places for a wholesome breakfast. Reasonably priced with fantastic service and friendly staff who always make this little restaurant a lovely experience.
Gus Flynn
Gus Flynn
00:01 16 Jun 24
Fabulous food. Beautiful ambience great service.
Penelope B
Penelope B
23:08 15 Jun 24
Good food and service in a great location
Michael Burgun
Michael Burgun
07:44 15 Jun 24
The eggs Benedict are by far the best I have ever had. Friendly staff and great service. We will be back.
Garry Eastbrook
Garry Eastbrook
04:06 15 Jun 24
Very nice but price was over inflated.
glenn harvey
glenn harvey
21:16 14 Jun 24
Absolutely delicious! Fast service, lovely knowledgeable staff, fresh ingredients and exotic rich flavours. The calamari and coconut fish curry is exceptional.
andre meyer
andre meyer
09:31 13 Jun 24
Best seafood platter I have ever had,the seafood mornay was awesome ,so many King prawns n fresh oysters n much more
Nola Burton
Nola Burton
10:24 27 May 24
roznsand
roznsand
04:38 24 May 24
Fabulous little spot for a meal or just a cuppa and cake.Cake/desserts are devine.so much choice.coffee is excellent.staff very friendly and helpful.the view is just gorgeous.
Nina Bravery
Nina Bravery
06:03 23 May 24
Chris Byrnes
Chris Byrnes
01:17 11 May 24
Wow, nice cafe on the water, great coffee and had the most delicious breakfast. Recommend the breaky burger! Will have to come back for morning tea as there's a great range of cakes. Very peaceful, located on the river with the occasional boat passing by, they have a hire boat out front as well.
Owen Davies
Owen Davies
23:38 09 May 24
Lovely, lovely spot on the river! Recently re-bulit! Very well regarded...
John F Sercombe
John F Sercombe
05:41 09 May 24
This restaurant just has to be one of the best in Coffs Harbour. The menu and food is absolutely fantastic. The service is exceptional!!If you haven't been there, then you would have to make it a priority to do so!!We had a fantastic evening listening to tenor group Tenori. Do not miss this event when they come back to perform at the Anchor 's Wharf.
Robert Massolini
Robert Massolini
08:43 05 May 24
Leonie Todd
Leonie Todd
06:39 04 May 24
Great Cafe in a lovely location. Nice food, great coffee
sharon flower
sharon flower
02:24 28 Apr 24
Amazing breakfast everything was so freshGreat service with a smile
Kaz Pollock
Kaz Pollock
23:03 27 Apr 24
Lovely setting, with attentive and friendly staff. Food was great 👍
Zsolt Traby
Zsolt Traby
05:21 27 Apr 24
Lily Blagus
Lily Blagus
20:04 26 Apr 24
Great place to have an event or nice meal, atmosphere and location is spectacular 👌
Jared Lawless
Jared Lawless
05:40 23 Apr 24
Incredible experience with exceptional customer service and high quality food. I had visitors from interstate and took them to my favourite restaurant- Anchors Wharf - for dinner. They had such an amazing experience they asked to go back for lunch the next day before they left to return to their home. We can talk highly enough about all elements of the restaurant. Outstanding in all aspects. Thank you everyone there for the joy and incredible atmosphere you create that is complimented by tantalising and high quality food in an exceptional location ❤️
Bernadette Hayes
Bernadette Hayes
06:36 21 Apr 24
Have wanted to get in here for a meal for some time, and tonight I was at loose end on my own, so headed down to try it out.From the moment I walked in, it was amazing. Warmly welcomed and seated with menus. As a chef (now retired) I thought the oysters extravaganza sounded way too weird not to try (avocado on oysters?) - so started with them. They were absolutely delicious. Followed this up with a perfectly cooked, tender scotch fillet. Probably the tastiest meal I’ve had in the region in many meals.The staff were attentive, responsive and really friendly without being over bearing - just perfectly hospitable. I couldn’t fault a single thing with the meal or service. Well worth it, and I’ll certainly be back now I’ve tried it, to keep ploughing through the menu.Well done to all - amazing work.
Luke McGregor-Allen
Luke McGregor-Allen
09:12 13 Apr 24
Absolutely loved it here. A must to go to. Great attentive staff. Amazing food.
Vicki Ratcliffe
Vicki Ratcliffe
01:51 13 Apr 24
diana lucas
diana lucas
05:55 12 Apr 24
Wendy Mattick
Wendy Mattick
04:36 10 Apr 24
Would definitely recommend, the service was absolutely amazing and the food was just perfect and the atmosphere was just right.
Kaylah Hammond
Kaylah Hammond
00:17 10 Apr 24
Beautiful spot to have a meal.
Tim Jessop
Tim Jessop
09:05 06 Apr 24
Amazing fish dinner. Great service, fun atmosphere. So good we are heading back for breakfast
Charlotte Blair
Charlotte Blair
21:28 05 Apr 24
Fantastic spot, sensational food, service was pushed with so many people on the Easter weekend, but nonetheless friendly and efficient.
David Perrott
David Perrott
13:04 03 Apr 24
Staff, food and atmosphere/view were incredible
Dusty Rees
Dusty Rees
21:48 28 Mar 24
Caroline Andrews
Caroline Andrews
03:39 28 Mar 24
Teneale
Teneale
22:04 20 Mar 24
Paul Basnett
Paul Basnett
03:40 19 Mar 24
Food was delicious, service was efficient, atmosphere was stunning 5 out of 5 when in Urunga this is a must go to Cafe and restaurant so popular booking is essential in the holidays
Fiona Simmonds
Fiona Simmonds
21:55 18 Mar 24
Dannielle Cuell
Dannielle Cuell
05:39 17 Mar 24
Amazing spot! Amazing food! Amazing staff! Amazing view! What more could you want?!
Scott Q
Scott Q
08:49 13 Mar 24
We just had coffee and cake. Delicious. The service was amazing, so friendly and helpful. Lovely views right on and even over the Kalang River.
J Borrie
J Borrie
21:45 11 Mar 24
Pornwichai T
Pornwichai T
08:41 09 Mar 24
We were a group of 10 who hired your boat todayThank you so much for the great infoWe had the best day & weather was perfectThank you so much
Julie Ball
Julie Ball
09:05 07 Mar 24
I absolutely ADORE this restaurant! It's in a beautiful location, the food, people and atmosphere is just incredible! Cannot fault a single thing! We had to stop not only on our way down to Sydney but the way back to Brisbane, too!
shauna
shauna
11:22 06 Mar 24
Had a great meal and excellent service with a great Laugh 😃
terry j roeder
terry j roeder
05:42 28 Feb 24
What a wonderful discovery. Fantastic ambience, great service, impeccable food. Love love love
Leah Wilkins
Leah Wilkins
02:40 28 Feb 24
Had breakfast at Achnors Wharf. Best breakfast we have had in a long time and very reasonably priced. Service was excellent too
Anne Evans
Anne Evans
03:28 25 Feb 24
Always lovely food, service and location
Jenny Sutherland
Jenny Sutherland
00:14 25 Feb 24
Best food. Great location. Friendly staff. A must visit when in Urunga!
Madonna Hodge
Madonna Hodge
10:02 24 Feb 24
Great food, coeliac friendly and wonderful service! Such a beautiful location!
Allyson Shepherd
Allyson Shepherd
00:56 21 Feb 24
Always a pleasure. Passion fruit Martini was lovely
Angela W
Angela W
05:08 06 Feb 24
Very pleasant
Nigel Kentish
Nigel Kentish
08:46 28 Jan 24
Only complaint was clearing plates completely whilst two members of our table were still eatingOne was in her 80s and found it a bit confronting as she was slow and felt pushed
Jen Pearce
Jen Pearce
03:58 28 Jan 24
This little restaurant on the river delivers a top notch delightful experience. The staff are super friendly and funny. We ate the seafood platter which was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were made to perfection. We will definitely be dropping in again on our next trip to Urunga.
Benjamin Baker
Benjamin Baker
09:02 24 Jan 24
All round great experience 👍🏻
Vikki Mansell
Vikki Mansell
02:01 23 Jan 24
Had the most amazing eating experience here!! Food amazing and delicios, and arrived shortly after ordering. It was deliciously divine !!! The staff were so helpful and friendly, we were sad to leave at the end of our lunch. Couldn't recommend this incredible place enough.
Penny Geaney
Penny Geaney
15:54 18 Jan 24
Kim Whalan
Kim Whalan
05:37 14 Jan 24
Had a delightful lunch here. The staff are friendly and attentive. Food was great. Thai King prawn salad for my wife and new England Lamb backstrap salad for me-delicious!We'll probably visit again next time we pass through Urunga.Cheers
Brent Harrison
Brent Harrison
01:27 14 Jan 24
Perfect date night. Great food, cocktails and service, with that beautiful view to top it off. And of course the beautiful Gabby who is always smiling, so friendly😃
Shayne Cox
Shayne Cox
00:14 14 Jan 24
Great food and awsome river side location
Vivin Vijayan
Vivin Vijayan
00:03 13 Jan 24
Allan ganderton
Allan ganderton
22:33 12 Jan 24
Went here on a stop over on a trip through to Sydney. Food was absolutely delicious, staff were friendly and all smiling and a great location. Highly recommended.
Benjamin Cavanough
Benjamin Cavanough
23:19 11 Jan 24
We loved our lunch at Anchors Wharf! The staff were AMAZING, food was delicious and was served quickly. We had a large group (16ppl) and the service was impeccable
Lindsay Burke
Lindsay Burke
03:05 10 Jan 24
Such a beautiful restaurant with yummy food! The service was impeccable. Walked out with big smiles on our faces.
Paula Byrne
Paula Byrne
00:07 10 Jan 24
Always a great experience
michele mankin
michele mankin
00:46 09 Jan 24
Amaazzziing. Food was brilliant and atmosphere incredible. View really is nice
Steve Moore
Steve Moore
02:03 08 Jan 24
Excellent food , faultless service.Thanks Meg, you really are a gem
Rabbit
Rabbit
09:01 06 Jan 24
Thank you Meg and Kate for making yesterday so very memorable, you were both so delightful, so welcoming and we had such a special day. The food was fantastic, I would highly recommend Table Smoked Prawns & WA Octopus & the XO Prawns - delicious. We will defiantly be back - next time with a few friends. Thank you again and thank the wonderful chefs and other staff they all seemed to be enjoying their jobs on a super busy day.
Julia Atkinson
Julia Atkinson
01:03 06 Jan 24
Great dine in experience. Good was great, but the service was excellent. Very attentive and down to earth staff. Hope to be back another time!
Roz
Roz
11:15 04 Jan 24
We visit Urunga yearly and this is our fave breaky spot while in town. We came a few times for breakfast this trip and really enjoyed ourselves.The view is stunning, the service is warm and the coffee is excellent. We even saw a dolphin in the river once!This trip we decided to try the cafe for lunch too. However, we much prefer breakfast.Lunch was pleasant but not standout. We ordered scallops and would have preferred them to be the hero of the dish - too many other conflicting, strong flavours drowned them out. XO prawns could be a star dish but way too oily and a little confused (trying to achieve a Spanish/Asian fusion but not quite hitting the mark). Oysters with the Asian dressing had a great flavour but chilli was dialed up way too much which didn't balance with the fresh oysters (and I'm good with chilli!). Would also be nice to get the full half or dozen (Anchors does servings of either 5 or 10 oysters). Steak sandwich was good and Cocktails were great and we really did have a lovely lunch. What a spot! Lunch was $200 for two people, two cocktails, two wines.Well worth the visit!!
Hannah B
Hannah B
10:35 04 Jan 24
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