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Shelter, Lennox Head, AU-NSW

Shelter

4.8
4.8
416 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Set in the idyllic beachside town of Lennox Head in Northern New South Wales, Shelter is your home away from home, whether you are just passing through or you’re part of the local community. With the community in mind, we endeavor to use ethically sustainable, seasonal products sourced from local producers and suppliers. We are also keen on cultivating and creating awareness of the importance of supporting local growers while educating people about the food they consume as well as where it’s from and how it’s produced. At Shelter Restaurant Lennox Head, you come first, and it’s our promise to provide high caliber food, sourced from the best quality products, ensuring your satisfaction.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6687 7757

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our chefs work closely with local suppliers and farmers to ensure we have a fresh and seasonal menu year round. We support local and only use the best ingredients with sustainable and organic farming principals in mind. Shelter is your cozy beachside venue for weddings and other celebrations which blends the outdoors with the indoors in beautiful style. Enjoy Shelter for its atmosphere, stunning views, friendly and accommodating staff and most of all our mouthwatering dishes.

  • Private party facilities

    EVENTS AND WEDDINGS Shelter is your cozy beachside venue for weddings and other celebrations which blends the outdoors with the indoors in beautiful style. Enjoy Shelter for its atmosphere, stunning views, friendly and accommodating staff and most of all our mouthwatering dishes. We offer a full service venue from a picturesque beachside ceremony location (across the road), cocktail outdoor area and indoor restaurant with windows folding right back to bring the outdoors in. Our in-house co-ordinator will make preparation for and the running of your day a breeze as we include liaising with the chefs and suppliers, run sheet and coordination on the day. ACCOMMODATION - CUPOLA Recently and tastefully renovated, highlighting the sun from the moment it rises until the stars come out at night, this little nest above our restaurant is the perfect place to stay after your celebrations. Find us on Air BnB

  • Neighborhood

    Lennox Head

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    500 metres

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Best Overall

  • New South Wales

    Great for Brunch

  • New South Wales

    Fit for Foodies

  • New South Wales

    Healthy

  • New South Wales

    Great for Lunch

  • New South Wales

    Australian

  • Byron Bay and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a beautiful afternoon. Great staff. Food was wonderful and building and position just gave it a great feel. Right from booking and a specific table request they were really helpful. Not cheap, but well worth going if you’re after a little more than another cafe.
  2. YB

    YvonneB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food delicious all courses great, good explanations by wait staff, will definitely return
  3. ML

    MaureenL

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch at Shelter recently and the meal was superb. There were four of us and we all agreed that this was the best restaurant meal we’d had for a long time. The service is always fabulous. I had scallops (the old favourite), octopus, and the fish of the day. Each dish was delicious, fresh and prepared to perfection. Congratulations to the chef. One of our guests had desert which she said was brilliant. It certainly looked fabulous. We’re leaving room next time. All was accompanied by a light crisp Hunter Valley Chardonnay at a reasonable price. We can’t wait to go again.
  4. AW

    AdrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Understated venue in beautiful location. Food benefits from limited menu as it is always spot on
  5. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous lunch. Thank you Shelter.
  6. ZB

    ZelindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Loved the 4 course option. Love trying different flavours. Waitress was very helpful and informative.
  7. AW

    AnnW

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed a "fish of the day " lunch, and the suggested Cosmopolitan (cocktail special of the day) Finished off with a Almond Chai Latte What a treat
  8. LN

    LisaN

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful spot to dine either inside or out, delicious food, great selection, excellent service, view of the ocean. Brilliant spot for a celebration. Passiona cocktail was sensational!
  9. CN

    CaitlinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable, professional staff. Amazing food and drinks. Great spot by the beach.
  10. MS

    MegS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We tried the 4 course menu. The scallops and fish stand out. The fish was perfectly cooked with crispy skin. The waitress did well making my sister feel special on her birthday. Loved the restaurant and would highly recommend to others. Was not a fan of the desert course but everything else was delicious.
  11. LS

    LSmith

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sun was shining, beautiful view, great service, accommodating and food was delicious. What more can I say.
  12. M

    Macca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal (raw fish and snapper and dessert were the highlights) for a very reasonable fixed price, given the quality. Interesting wine list as well!
  13. TH

    TraceyH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above expectations, absolutely top notch food, great service and sensational cocktail to start. Couldn’t ask for better.
  14. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully cooked and presented food with excellent service. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.
  15. KM

    KateM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh and innovative food. Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable.
  16. JD

    JeremyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Scallops and then spatchcock - both excellent in presentation and taste. Excellent service as well. What more can one ask?
  17. TP

    TiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d gone for lunch for a special occasion with family. Did was amazing and staff were super friendly. Prompt service too
  18. N

    Nails

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A most enjoyable experience for lunch at Shelter! Staff SO friendly, helpful and explained all our dishes . Good very tasty and a diverse menu particularly top class seafood- THANKYOU Shelter!
  19. LA

    LindaA

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is warm and friendly and the food is on point.
  20. L

    Lisa

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, delicious cocktails and attentive staff. Thanks Shelter for another lovely lunch.
  21. MG

    MaureenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our recent visit to Lennox Head, we ate at Shelter on two occasions. Both meals were amazing. Food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. One of my favorite places to eat in the area. Cant wait for my next visit.
  22. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We are regular customers of Shelter. We always enjoy the relaxed atmosphere along with helpful staff and of course delicious food.
  23. BW

    BreeW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, exquisite food and beverage as always
  24. HC

    HelenC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, wine and beverage options, helpful and friendly staff. The view of the ocean from the bar was great.
  25. LS

    LucyS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Expensive, but worth it.
  26. P

    Pippy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was good, outdoor seating not the best. Service was good.
  27. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was second to none, hence I left a big tip!
  28. L

    Lochy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, flavourful food, great drinks. Shelter was the perfect setting for a long lunch with old friends.
  29. TH

    TomH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to impress me. Such a great place. The staff are awesome. The wine list is always excellent.
  30. JH

    JenH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food, nice drinks and ambience. Wait staff are also professional .. but nice and relaxed.
  31. DV

    DarcyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little local for us - always great, freindly service. The meals this time around were beautiful, especially the XO scallops!
  32. M

    Melissa

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    most creative and interesting menu - a huge thank you for this exceptional experience. we loved our time and cant wait to return
  33. W

    Wahlicious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food from entree to desert, cocktails, mock tails and coffee A divine birthday lunch place
  34. f

    foodsnob

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful coastal space overlooking Lennox beach - you can hear the waves crashing. Knowledgeable staff and beautiful fresh food. All the dishes have a unique twist. We loved it!
  35. SG

    SimG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent accomodating service from the service staff and kitchen chefs in regards to allergies/dietary needs. Friendly, generous, accomodating. Excellent seafood.
  36. WD

    WilD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite local venue. We celebrate our birthdays and significant occasions and just go to meet up and enjoy the great food and excellent service.
  37. HZ

    HarrietZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a heap of my family there for lunch. They’re insane, but all the Shelter crew were amazing and the food was the best ever. Can’t wait to go back alone and enjoy it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated friends visiting, lovely set menu with matching wines. Accommodated our 6,yo, 4yo and 11pm th old,
  39. EW

    EmmaW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - have been there twice now and is lovely. The foods great Not inexspensive but the service is awesome and it’s a relaxing space.
  40. DJ

    DoctorJA

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food and friendly service, as always

FAQs

Shelter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6687 7757.

Shelter is rated 4.8 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Shelter

41 Pacific Pde Lennox Head, AU-NSW 2478

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lennox Head

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    500 metres

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6687 7757

  • Catering

    Our chefs work closely with local suppliers and farmers to ensure we have a fresh and seasonal menu year round. We support local and only use the best ingredients with sustainable and organic farming principals in mind. Shelter is your cozy beachside venue for weddings and other celebrations which blends the outdoors with the indoors in beautiful style. Enjoy Shelter for its atmosphere, stunning views, friendly and accommodating staff and most of all our mouthwatering dishes.

  • Private party facilities

    EVENTS AND WEDDINGS Shelter is your cozy beachside venue for weddings and other celebrations which blends the outdoors with the indoors in beautiful style. Enjoy Shelter for its atmosphere, stunning views, friendly and accommodating staff and most of all our mouthwatering dishes. We offer a full service venue from a picturesque beachside ceremony location (across the road), cocktail outdoor area and indoor restaurant with windows folding right back to bring the outdoors in. Our in-house co-ordinator will make preparation for and the running of your day a breeze as we include liaising with the chefs and suppliers, run sheet and coordination on the day. ACCOMMODATION - CUPOLA Recently and tastefully renovated, highlighting the sun from the moment it rises until the stars come out at night, this little nest above our restaurant is the perfect place to stay after your celebrations. Find us on Air BnB

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