Explore Mediterranean Fare at Martha, Lake Macquarie’s New Star

Eat, Sydney / 1 February 2024
get the latest straight to your inbox

Explore Mediterranean Fare at Martha, Lake Macquarie’s New Star

Eat, Sydney / 1 February 2024

Just two hours North of Sydney, Martha is making a splash.

Lake Macquarie has a new jewel sparkling on its shores – Martha, a restaurant nestled within the recently revitalised Belmont 16s Sailing Club. Forget the image of crowded clubs and plastic cups; Martha exudes a sophisticated charm, its 120 seats offering a haven for those seeking a relaxed yet elevated dining experience.

Step inside and you’re greeted by a light-filled space, designed with a nod to its aquatic setting. Dawn pastels and sandy beiges create a tranquil ambience, while pops of sage green and timber accents evoke the natural world. The pièce de résistance, however, is the stunning pink-tiled cocktail bar, adorned with a live tree – a vibrant focal point that seamlessly blends nature and style.

Martha Lake Macquarie Menu Shot

But Martha’s beauty extends beyond aesthetics. The true star of the show is the Mediterranean-inspired menu, helmed by Chef Tyler Rolfe. He masterfully utilizes state-of-the-art Mibrasa ovens, infusing dishes with subtle, smoky flavours that dance on the palate.

Dishes include a cast iron halloumi, its salty bite balanced by the sweetness of pickled cumquat and a honey drizzle. As well as chargrilled prawns glistening with Pukara Estate lemon and dill olive oil. Each dish is a celebration of fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared with care and presented with an understated elegance.

The menu caters to diverse palates. Seafood lovers will swoon over the market fish, perfectly paired with charred asparagus and heirloom tomatoes, while meat enthusiasts can enjoy the charcoal-roasted lamb rack or the melt-in-your-mouth Great Southern Pinnacle Black Angus scotch steak. For vegetarians, options are abundant, like the coal-roasted beet carpaccio with its vibrant pomegranate and pistachio dressing.

No meal is complete without a sweet ending, and Martha doesn’t disappoint. Indulge in playful takes on classics, like their S’mores featuring house-made marshmallows and rich Belgian chocolate, or savour the sophisticated notes of their rosemary and honey panna cotta.

Martha Lake Macquarie Cocktail Shot

The drinks list echoes the same thoughtful curation. Alongside a selection of Australian and European wines, you’ll find a delightful collection of signature cocktails named after “Martha & Friends.” Sip on a “Mabel,” featuring gin, dolin rouge, and Chambord, or a refreshing “Elanor” with rum, mango, and passionfruit. Each cocktail is a unique creation, reflecting Martha’s commitment to quality and flavour.

Whether you’re a local resident seeking a new culinary haven or a visitor exploring the beauty of Lake Macquarie, it’s time to set sail for Martha.

Related news: It’s Time To Savour Seaside Elegance At The Central Coast’s Meribella