Eating and drinking in Wooli & Minnie Water

Most holiday houses and cabins in Wooli and Minnie Water (NSW North Coast) are equipped with kitchen facilities. But when you’re on holiday, or enjoying a relaxed weekend away, who wants to stand in the kitchen preparing meals every day?

You don’t need to. Wooli has a small but varied range of bistros, restaurants and takeaways, where the food is fresh and tasty.

Picnic at Wooli or Minnie Water, NSW North Coast

Picnic with local food by the beach or river at Minnie Water or Wooli

So go and enjoy a café or restaurant meal with your family and friends. Get a takeaway and hold a picnic by the picturesque Wooli Wooli River or Minnie Water Beach. You’ll also find great coffee and cold beers in Wooli.

Don’t forget to try the local oysters – they’re the best!

NOTE: The indicated opening times & days may vary across the year with longer opening hours in busy holiday periods. For special occasions, please call to check and/or book. All places are closed on Christmas Day.

Wooli Restaurants – Cafés – Pubs – Takeaways:

Here’s an overview of all Wooli and Minnie Water restaurants, cafés, bistros, takeaways and pubs, with some comments from diners. Feel free to leave your own comment on one of these eateries at the bottom of this page and we may add it.

Emilio’s Bistro & Pizzeria

Bistro, Pizza, Italian, Seafood
Located at the Wooli Hotel Motel
Wooli Road, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7532

Open 7 days from 10am for lunch and dinner

Dine in / Takeaway

Diners’ comments:

“Have to say that any meal from Emillio’s @ Wooli Pub is sensational both in quality and quantity especially the seafood meals.”

“I had the best pizza I ever tasted at the Wooli Hotel last year when we camped at Minnie Water.”

Harry’s Chinese Restaurant

Extensive Chinese menu + Australian meals
Located at the Wooli Bowling Club
Main Street, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7851

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-2pm and 5.30-9pm

Dine in / Takeaway

Diners’ comments:

“The best Chinese on the Clarence Coast.”

“I love the Short Soup & Honey Pepper Pork and the Satay Prawns and Singapore Noodles at Harry’s Chinese in the Bowlo.”

Fresh local Wooli Oysters from Wooli Oyster Supply

Wooli oysters. Photo credit: Beachcombers-Wooli

Wooli Oyster Supply

Fresh local oysters, Seafood
Riverside Drive, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7537

Open 7 days: 9am-2pm Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm weekends

Takeaway only

Diners’ comments:

“The local oysters are the best and freshest!”

“The only thing better than a couple dozen oysters from Wooli Oyster Supply is teaming these slippery delights with fresh king prawns which can also be bought at the oyster shop.”

The Beach Shack

Café Food, Takeaway
Riverside Drive, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7744

Open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm

Fletcher’s Café

Café, Light meals
Located at the BIG4 Solitary Islands Resort
North Street, Wooli
Ph: 1800-003-031

Open 7 days in Sep/Dec/ Apr school holidays for breakfast and lunch
Open 7 days for dinner during summer holidays only

Dine in / Takeaway

Also: ‘Top Deck’ licensed bar – open on Friday & Saturday to resort guests and their visitors only

Wooli General Store

Fish & Chips, Takeaway food
Located at the service station
381 North Street, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7546

Open daily, 7am to about 6.30pm

Takeaway only

Minnie Water:

Minnie Water General Store has takeaway food

Minnie Water General Store does great takeaway food

Minnie Water General Store

Café, Fish & Chips, Takeaway food
5 Sandon Road, Minnie Water
Ph: (02) 6649 7586

Open 7 days, 7am to 6pm
Frying times 11am to 5pm

Takeaway (some outdoor picnic tables)

Diners’ comments:

“The Minnie Water store has the best ever muffins and Anzac cookies (the chocolate muffin was insanely good!)”


Wooli Hotel-Motel

379 North Street, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7532

Open 7 days, 10am to midnight

Wooli Bowling & Recreation Club

89 Riverside Drive, Wooli
Ph: (02) 6649 7525

Open 7 days

Both pubs have a courtesy bus to take you from and to your Wooli or Minnie Water accommodation. Call the numbers above for more information.

Reminder: The opening days and times indicated above may vary throughout the year depending on how busy it is. For special occasions, please call to check and/or book. All places are closed on Christmas Day.

Have a wonderful time in Wooli or Minnie Water and enjoy the local eateries. Bon appétit!