The Lantern Inn Restaurant

The Lantern Inn Restaurant is fully licensed and is open Mon to Sat from 6pm. The restaurant itself, located near Reception is comfortable and refurbished. The chef expertly and confidently serves a varied selection of tasty, wholesome home cooked a’la carte entre’s, light meals and mains. Children are also catered for and all meals are affordable. Wheelchair access is available. When booking you may be asked if you think you might need a meal and a table can be reserved for you. All food is prepared fresh daily by the chef. Special functions can be catered for in both a’ la carte and buffet style.

The licensed Bar and Dance floor are also located near reception and offers a wide variety of Juices, Soft Drinks, Beers and Wines. Cassegrain, Wolf Blass, Yarran and Jacobs Creek are some of the most popular wines, all at affordable by the glass or bottle price.

The Dance Floor is located in the centre of the Restaurant. After all these years it still lights up underneath at the flick of a switch and is used regularly.


The Conference Room

By day the Restaurant is often transformed easily into a conference room and can comfortably seat 20 -25 people. Again the chef can produce the nicest of tasty gourmet morning teas and lunches. Most of the necessary items including a large magnetic whiteboard etc are available.


The Kempsey Powerhouse Motel boasts a large carpark that safely accommodates trucks, coaches, trailers, etc. Parking of regular sized vehicles outside each room is allocated.

Pool, BBQ & Laundry Room

The covered gas BBQ area is located within the pool fencing. The in-ground salt water pool is open most of the year and is maintained at a very high standard. Considerable shade is provided by the palms from mid to late afternoon.
The Guests Laundry provides a coin operated washing machine and dryer.

Pet Policy

We apologise but pets are no longer welcome at our motel.