Order the Corrie Island oysters and a bottle of Australian wine to start your long lunch here.
You'll notice there's not a lot of difference between the lunch and dinnertime menus at this Modern Australian restaurant in Terrigal — and that's because no matter what time you dine, you should start off with half a dozen oysters, sourced from Corrie Island Nature Reserve, and one of the bottles of Aussie wines, from Eden Valley, Beechworth, Margaret River (and many other regions).
You can order the Newlands beef carpaccio with capers and shaved parmesan, or the grilled Bangalow pork cutlets with sweet potato mash, or Stone and Wood battered fish and chips day or night — the difference is you'll have to commit to a two- and three-course menu ($59–69) from 6pm. If you're here at lunch, take advantage of the steak sandwich with watercress and horseradish, or the ARC club made with bacon, iceberg and egg mayo, which won't make an appearance later in the night.
Images: Kitti Gould