Fishing, food and fun in Coffs for Easter

April 2, 2015 - 3 min read

Spend the long weekend in Coffs harbour with some of our favourite places to eat, drink and spend time with the family. here are some local favourites we know you’ll love.

What better way to spend the Easter long weekend than with a bit of fishing in one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast. Coffs harbour is home to an array of different marine life and is the perfect location to hold a fishing competition that the whole family will enjoy. We’ve found you a few must visit restaurants to fill up at during your fishing adventures.


Darko Expresso Bar & Cafe 
Have you ever heard the saying ‘the early bird catches the worm’? This is no different when it comes to fishing. If you wan’t to have any chance of winning the Easter Fishing Classic you’ll have to set the alarm and get in early, when the fish are biting most.
If you aren’t a morning person and need a bit of a pick me up, make sure you stop off at DarkO Expresso Bar and Cafe. These guys are specialists in creating the perfectly blended and roasted barista made coffee to kick start your day. If it’s more of a breakfast feed you’re after, there is a wide range of both organic and more wholesome options that’ll have you coming back every morning of your Easter long weekend in Coffs Harbour. Come for the great all day breakfast menu and stay for the quality service at DarkO Expresso Bar and Cafe.
Where: 82a Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour NSW


Park Beach Bowls Club
If you’re fishing in Coffs Harbour, why not mix it with a few locals at the Park Beach Bowls Club? While your afternoons will mostly be made up of fishing, if you find time for a beer or two, make sure you head to the Park Beach Bowls Club. This family-friendly venue, located beachside on Ocean Parade, is a favourite among locals and known for its friendly atmosphere and happy-go-lucky staff who make you feel like you’re a part of the family. The Park Beach Bowls Club will ensure you don’t go hungry when you head back to your fishing rods, with their extensive range of pasta, burger, salad, chicken and steak options, as well as a kids menu for your hungry little ones. So come down to this lovely restaurant during the Easter Fishing Classic and share fishing stories with some of the locals over a beer and a filling feed.
Where: 60 Ocean Parade Coffs Harbour NSW


Deep Sea Fishing Club
Since the 2015 Easter Fishing Classic is being hosted by the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club, be sure to join all the other fishing hopefuls for a feed at Fisho’s Seafood Bar and Grill, located at competition headquarters. Be surrounded by picturesque ocean views while you indulge in only the highest quality seafood at this award-winning restaurant. Head Chef, Sandy Phillips has recently joined the crew at Fisho’s and has brought a passion for wholesome, fresh, local seafood that is reflected in each and every dish that leaves the kitchen. If you’ve had a big day of fishing and just want to sink into your chair with a drink in hand and indulge in some seafood selections, be sure to try the Barramundi coated in bush spice dukkah served with spinach and creamed potato. There are also a range of vegetarian options and food for the little tackers depending on who’s accompanying you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re with your family or just a few angling mates, be sure to end a hard days fishing at this first class seafood restaurant.
Where: Jordan Esplanade Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW
Click here for the Easter Fishing Classic entry form
Click here for the Easter Fishing Classic competition guidelines