Below Deck Reopening
Below Deck welcomes you back!!
After a difficult and strange couple of months, we are finally able to begin our gradual re-opening at Little Beach Boathouse!
We hope you're ready for cocktails in the sun as we are so excited to announce that we will be opening Below Deck on Friday 15th October!
The perfect accompaniment to an icy cold beverage on the deck is some share plates from our Bar Menu, which is in the final stages of completion, so keep your eye out on our Facebook & Instagram pages for its release!
Our opening hours will be:
Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Walk-in only, no bookings.
We ask that you:
- Only visit if you are feeling 100% well and have not been in contact with anyone who is has been tested for or may have Covid-19
- Be prepared to check-in using the ServiceNSW QR code
- Are double vaccinated and are able to produce evidence of this with a Covid-19 Digital Certificate, a printed version of the digital certificate or Immunisation History Statement
- Provide your Drivers Licence (or photo ID) showing your current address within a regional LGA (Residents of Greater Sydney including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains are not permitted for regional travel at this stage)
- Show patience, kindness & respect to our team who are doing their very best during a difficult time and are not responsible for the regulations they must uphold.
**Stay tuned for restaurant news, we are currently growing our team and will be reopening as soon as we are able to do so!
- Updated as of October 4, 2021
To our wonderful friends & family,
It is with great sadness that we announce once again that we will be closing our doors for the lockdown at this time until further notice.
We are so disappointed for those who were booked to dine with us during this time and look forward to reopening again to welcome you all back through our doors.
We have survived lockdown before and we will again, we are strong and know we have the support of our wonderful town to get back up again. Please keep yourselves and loved ones safe, be kind and patient, we will see you again soon!
Luke, Dean, Charlie & Ben
- Updated as of August 12, 2021
We're COVID Safe!
Little Beach Boathouse has been registered as a COVID Safe Business. Together with the NSW Government, we are always on top of the changes to COVID-19 rules and regulations and are committed to providing you and our crew a safe dining environment as well as making sure we're doing our part to keep our community COVID Safe.
For more information and latest update about COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Health Alert
- Updated as of July 23, 2020
What's better than reopening Below Deck?
Dear Little Beach Boathouse community,
On June 4th, we welcomed you back to Little Beach Boathouse restaurant for the first time since Covid lockdown. A massive thank you to everyone who was among the first to dine with us; your support and enthusiasm has enabled us to get through this trying time.
This Saturday 4th July, we are delighted to bring you the partial reopening of Below Deck!
When was the last time you joined us Below Deck? Or had the pleasure of spending a lazy arvo on the gorgeous views of Little Beach?
Join us this Saturday 4th July to be one of the first to enjoy the same high quality, fresh and local produce with amazing top-notch water views you have grown to love at Little Beach Boathouse.
Trust us you don't want to miss out on this highly anticipated return of a few much loved favourites (yes we are talking arancini and pork belly san choy bow!)
As with our restaurant re-opening, times are different and as always, our priority is to keep our customers and team healthy and safe by adhering to NSW Health distancing and patron capacity guidelines.
Below Deck Trading Hours:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 12.00pm to 5.30pm (last food orders at 4.30pm & last drinks at 5pm).
No booking required
Maximum 90 minute seating time
Maximum 6** guests per table, guests must remain seated at all times.
*Tap Beers unavailable at this time.
Please stay tuned through our social media channels and our website for updates as we continue to gradually add more days and more seating capacity as restrictions ease for both Below Deck and the Restaurant.
We are so looking forward to welcoming you again.
- Updated as of July 20, 2020 (**Oct 31)
We are back!
To our wonderful locals and much loved visitors of Port Stephens,
Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you for your support and encouragement over the past 2 months since we closed our doors due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It has been a very strange experience for all of us which has been made easier knowing that our amazing customer base are behind us in the difficult decisions we have and will continue to make.
We are so proud to be a part of a community and a country that has excelled in its aim to minimise the spread of this virus and feel so lucky to have the opportunity to ride out the storm, while having the resources to maintain a large portion of our wonderful team and also the ability to re-open our doors.
As owners and operators of a very busy venue, we have taken this opportunity to rest & spend quality time with our families, something we are very rarely blessed with and are extremely grateful for. We have also spent some time preparing for re-opening and considering what the future holds for not only us, but the hospitality industry as a whole and know that there may well be some more challenging times ahead.
While we continue the Boathouse journey and keeping those we love safe and healthy, we are excited to announce that our restaurant will be re-opening its doors on Thursday 4th June for dinner, Friday 5th June and Saturday 6th June for both lunch & dinner, and Sunday 7th June for Lunch only.
We will update our website and Social Media pages regularly as our opening times change depending on the level of restrictions.
Below Deck will not be opening at this time and all restaurant diners must make an online reservation as we will not be able to take walk-ins for the time being.
Things will be a bit different to what we are used to for a little while. As always, our priority is to keep our team and customers safe and healthy, as restrictions are lifted over the coming months. Current restrictions mean we cannot seat as many as we usually would, bookings will have a limited table size & seating time and we will be adhering to all Government regulations in regards to distancing & sanitising etc.
What hasn't changed however, is our love and passion for creating amazing experiences for our diners. Our fantastic wait team are all ready and eager to see your friendly faces again and to provide the same incredible service you have come to know from Little Beach Boathouse. Our menus may look a little different but the creativity and dedication to amazing flavours has and will always remain from our team of talented chefs and kitchen crew.
We are very excited to welcome you back through our doors, we ask that you be patient with us while we navigate some unchartered waters and make some changes that will allow us to be around long term. We also ask that you only visit us if you are feeling 100% well. Please be mindful and respectful of the guidelines set by the NSW government and help us to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all.
So for now, start dreaming of that classic Boathouse view and make a booking!
- Updated as of June 4, 2020