Drifters Wharf, Gosford NSW

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Drifters Wharf, Gosford NSW

The Drifters Wharf is a hotel located in Gosford, New South Wales. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 3.4 out of 663 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Drifters Wharf is 50km from Sydney CBD so why not stop by when you are next in the area.
Views are sparkling & the pizza is perfection! Regularly meet up here with my family, it's our reliable go-to. Favourites are salt and pepper calamari, arancini, prawn pizza, veg pizza and prosciutto pizza. All with a glass of prosecco and a beer of course!
12A Dane Dr, Gosford NSW 2250
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Clubs and Pubs in Gosford

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs, 4 clubs and 1 tavern in the Gosford area

Latest reviews for Drifters Wharf, Gosford NSW

Geoff Robinson
21/01/2024
Decided to treat my partner to breakfast at Drifters. Being a local trying to support local business. The online menu looked great.
Arrived on time and noticed the car park was partially empty which was strange for a Sunday 9am peak time. Greeted by friendly staff who showed us our table and was extremely happy until the food arrived.

Service was good although the food was extremely underwhelming.
Ordered the Captains Plate & Waffles with berries and cream.
The poached eggs were rock hard, the Truss Tomatoes were cold. No butter / margarine for the Sourdough. Mushrooms looked a week old. The saving grace was the bacon. Partners waffles were served with minimal berries and honey and struggled to finish due to lack of flavor.
Hopefully they improve as the atmosphere / location is superb.
Cecilia Zung (BunnyWonderland)
07/01/2024
Very pretty place with superb view. The platter was great. My family enjoys it.
Wish they have a better dessert selection though.
Awhina Raroa
05/01/2024
Everything was amazing, bar the grass they gave with a $40 steak.. (grass is for cows btw, before it hits my plate preferably hahaha) a side salad would've warranted 5 stars all around :)
Sujita G
03/01/2024
Loved the atmosphere, since it is near the wharf and the high ceilings with natural light flooding the dining areas complemented the space. Also appreciated the different seating arrangements like lounge area, high bar stool seating and old school booth areas. I placed my orders via the app and was happy with the service.
However, the food was really disappointing. Everything from the serving size to plating and flavour were totally unexpected and sub standard. My family of three ordered a falafel burger, kids meal steak and prawn pasta. At $33, I expected the pasta to be bursting with flavour and have a decent amount of seafood. It was bland and unappetising, especially with the uncooked truss tomatoes garnish. I would go back for drinks but definitely not the food.
Hayleigh Paull
26/09/2023
My friends and I had breakfast here and wow... we absolutely loved our food and drinks! The venue was absolutely gorgeous with an amazing water view and we cannot wait to dine again. The staff were lovely and the menu variety was excellent. It's the perfect place for pictures too!

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Marina Bian
16/09/2023
We were here for a gig and have to say the location, venue, food, and service is fabulous. We had their cheese burger, which is one of the best cheese burgers we have ever eaten, so delicious! However, I don't have a photo because I was hungry.
Jill Jarvis
04/09/2023
The Fish and Chips were bang on - crispy, delicious and fresh as was the Green Papaya Salad with prawns!! Would love a greater choice of wines but otherwise a great lunch.
Ben Martin
02/09/2023
Went there as we were looking for somewhere on the water between the entrance and Woy woy, looked inviting.
Food was great! Eggs Benedict with a home made hollandaise ?
Smashed Avo with the BEST roasted pumpkin I have ever had.
Was cool outside but the restaurant was lovely and warm.
Will definitely be back the next time we visit the coast
Hayleigh Paull
07/08/2023
My friends and I had breakfast here and wow... we absolutely loved our food and drinks! The venue was absolutely gorgeous with an amazing water view and we cannot wait to dine again. The staff were lovely and the menu variety was excellent. It's the perfect place for pictures too!
Stella Wrigley
25/07/2023
Went to Christmas in July lunch. Wow chef, food was fantastic.
Staff are lovely and they do great cocktails.
Wendy Dickson
07/07/2023
Sensational service from both Jordan and Ben who went out of their way to make our day beyond perfect. Food is also exceptional, the prawns are top notch and the steak there is always the best my husband has ever had. No complaints at all, excellent all round.
Kris
14/05/2023
We had a wonderful relaxing lunch for Mother's Day 2023. All staff were super friendly, helpful and attentive, meals came out super quick, all meals cooked great (Woodford pizza, cheese burger, and Angus steaks), beautiful view and venue, we were not rushed out, and had the yummiest Mother's Day dessert platter to finish off. I was worried after reading reviews, (especially all of us traveling 45-60mins from different directions to meet there), but so glad we chose Drifters. Will definitely return. (Parking was full as we left 1:30. Tip- some of us parked at the near by boat ramp and had a nice stroll along the water)
Miri Bourke
02/05/2023
My daughter celebrated her 7th birthday with 35 of her friends on the captains deck, it was absolutely stunning. Rachel from drifters coordinated this event for me and she made it such a pleasurable experience. Every request I had was met with enthusiasm and nothing stressed/fazed her. I found Drifters wharf to be very flexible, we hired a magician and had children's games inside adjacent to our deck setting. I highly recommend, the children loved being on the water, loved the luncheon and loved the amount of space to run around and be free for a couple of hours. Thank you for the beautiful memories and thanks to Rachel for making it such a success.
Miri
02/05/2023
My daughter celebrated her 7th birthday with 35 of her friends on the captains deck, it was absolutely stunning. Rachel from drifters coordinated this event for me and she made it such a pleasurable experience. Every request I had was met with enthusiasm and nothing stressed/fazed her. I found Drifters wharf to be very flexible, we hired a magician and had children's games inside adjacent to our deck setting. I highly recommend, the children loved being on the water, loved the luncheon and loved the amount of space to run around and be free for a couple of hours. Thank you for the beautiful memories and thanks to Rachel for making it such a success.
Sierra
15/01/2023
Very worth a visit here, especially if you can get a sunset spot on the balcony. It fills up fast.

We loved our dinner here. We tried all three desserts on the menu and would recommend each of them. We had delicious, tastefully plated seafood and salads, which were all fantastic!

The atmosphere in this place was great. The music was at a perfect level where if you have a baby you won't feel concerned about them crying and drawing attention. People won't notice so much.

A further recommendation for bringing a baby here is that the security guard greeted us enthusiastically and offered to help carry our pram up the front steps. Awesome! He carried it back down when we left, too.

The decor here is great. The plants and chandelier along with ocean themed trinkets are alluring and quaint. The staff are exceedingly friendly and accommodating. The music set an excellent backdrop for conversation and even dancing...
Rohit Sood
10/12/2022
Great atmosphere and service. Good selection of drinks and food servings are good. The location is great but limited on premises car parking. We had a great experience thanks to our host Steven, he was friendly and all smiles.
Will visit again.
Jessica Liu
03/10/2022
Lovely and friendly staff, beautiful views, an overall great atmosphere.

The only downside was the food...maybe we ordered the wrong thing but the seafood pot was different to what we thought we'd get. It ended up being a seafood soup? That's our bad for not reading the menu properly...Still, it didn't taste the best, toast was burnt and pretty average for $40. The mushroom pizza was good though!

Overall, a bit on the pricy side for the food that you get.
Niki Vasiliadis
22/07/2022
Good spot for a work lunch as there is plenty of room and tables are not bunched together. Solid waters views, which would be super nice on a sunny day. The decor of the joint is 80s beach theme, could do with a major reno. The cheeseburger and fries were really good, I was surprised. Cooked well and tasty and burger had a nice crust on it and juicy. Service was friendly and efficient. Parking onsite
Nikki Vasiliadis
22/07/2022
Good spot for a work lunch as there is plenty of room and tables are not bunched together. Solid waters views, which would be super nice on a sunny day. The decor of the joint is 80s beach theme, could do with a major reno. The cheeseburger and fries were really good, I was surprised. Cooked well and tasty and burger had a nice crust on it and juicy. Service was friendly and efficient. Parking onsite
K S
01/06/2022
Been wanting to try it out for a wile now. We had kipfler potatoes, garden salad and a seafood pot. The potatoes were good, the salad was nice but no tomato or cucumber like the picture indicated, steer away from the seafood pot for $40 it was very watery. Would have expected a white wine. garlic, butter and herb sauce instead a very watery broth (barely a broth). Would come back but stick to burgers and perhaps pizza. The 4 stars are mainly for atmosphere and friendly service.
Jon Kealy
04/04/2022
Good, not great. Maybe I just ordered the wrong dishes as other members of our party were happy. I ordered the calamari entree and squid sub. Unfortunately either the photos or description were not overly accurate. Effectively just battered calamari for both despite they pictures alluding to grilled squid(particularly for the squid sub). The sauce on the squid sub wasn't pleasant and was overpowering. A few lettuce leaves accompanied the sub. The bread for the sub was way too big and was hard/crusty and wasnt worthwhile eating with the fried squid. Stranglely the sub was cheaper than the entree calamari and looking over the menu the prices were generally on the high side. The venue itself offer great views and the staff were all friendly and helpful. I'll give the venue another go for lunch and try another menu item.
Adam Avery
11/03/2022
First time visiting Drifters Wharf at Gosford today for lunch. The venue is in a fantastic location right on Gosford Waterfront. Prices are on the high side however the food was okay. Service was reasonably friendly. I tried the "Smoke on the Water" pizza for $26. It was nice however the crusts were extremely tough. I am not sure it quite lived up to the price.
Hardik Akbari
24/04/2021
I personally wanted to go here visit after seeing story on current affairs about oven cleaner instead vinegar, I really affraid. As one family can lie but not moe than couple. Stay alert stay safe.
Suzanne B
16/10/2020
Location is great 5 stars,but the food was below average. Tried again and it was the same.
Ness Rayner
29/02/2020
Views are sparkling & the pizza is perfection! Regularly meet up here with my family, it's our reliable go-to. Favourites are salt and pepper calamari, arancini, prawn pizza, veg pizza and prosciutto pizza. All with a glass of prosecco and a beer of course!
Susie Kerr
04/02/2020
2 things let this lovely restaurant down, for some reason they use the front window as a storage room. It is full of high chairs, table chairs and empty cartons obviously waiting to go in the garbage, on entry next to the window is a wooden door that should be closed because paying customers should not see behind it. First impressions are so important.
Erin Miller
17/01/2020
Only one or two vegan options but we're willing to accommodate. My partners family thought it was alright. Nice to be right on the water. Other groups were very loud, considering it was a Wednesday night.
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