Have you finally cracked out your winter woollies? Donovan’s Surf Club Restaurant and Bar crew have been absolutely loving lapping up this winter sun on our gorgeous decks, and we’ve been taking any excuse to get out and enjoy the warmth it brings. Not only that, but the humpbacks have started their annual northern migration, and we get to watch them swim right past us! Pair that whale watching and gorgeous scenery with delectable local fare, and you really cannot beat winter in Coffs Harbour. Here’s what we’ve got going on in winter:


Matt’s Seafood Chowder

Ooh boy, it’s back! It’s creamy, it’s warm, it’s filling and it’s been a fan favourite for almost 15 years! It’s absolutely full of the good stuff – fresh prawns, fish and calamari… If you know, you know. And if you don’t, maybe it’s time to find out why people go out of their way to have it when it’s on the menu.

Matt’s Seafood Chowder likes to make an appearance on our specials board every now and again, but we’re bringing it back, Monday to Friday, through all of Winter (until sold out, so get in quick)!


Peach and Wolf Gourmet Goodies

Local artisan bakery Peach and Wolf is only a relative newcomer to town,and they have made an impact already! Regularly selling out of their delicious breads and pastries, we’ve teamed up with the Peach and Wolf team to bring you one of our favourite winter comfort foods (Matt’s chowder) with one of their favourite freshly baked loaves. That’s right! While stocks last, Matt’s delicious seafood chowder will be served with a side of Peach and Wolf’s signature sourdough. We will also be offering an assortment of their French-inspired pastries, perfect for morning tea or brunch. 


Comfort Food Central

Winter is all about those warm, hearty dishes, so just in case Matt’s Seafood Chowder and sourdough loaf hasn’t already persuaded you, you can also choose from the classics – think chicken schnitties (creamy garlic prawns optional!)warm scones with jam and cream, perfectly brewed Jilly’s Tea and Maclean’s Botero Coffee.


Christmas in July…

Psst, it’s already been 6 months since Christmas, and we’ll take any excuse for a celebration! Our Christmas in July availabilities are booking quickly, so contact us to secure your booking! Whether it’s a long lunch with the girls, a corporate affair or even a private evening event, we can cater to all groups


 …and Christmas at Christmas

The flip side of it being 6 months since Christmas is that it’s now 6 months until Christmas too. December Christmas Party time is our busiest time of the year, so if you’re already starting to think ahead, now is the time to secure your booking.

 As always, we’re available for bookings and functions all year round,


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