Check out our favourite places to eat near Rose Bay.
Pilgrim Sailing has just arrived back in Sydney for our ninth year of operation on Sydney Harbour! You can jump on board for a range of activities, specialising in Twilight Racing, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters.
Generally, we pick up and drop off guests from Rose Bay and often get asked for recommendations of places to eat in the area either before or after a charter or while they are visiting the area.
Here are our favourites:
Our number one recommendation is the Empire Lounge at the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal.
You can check out the food and beverage menu here.
Because we love it so much, we have arranged a dinner package for our Sip&Sail Twilight Cruise guests after the twilight cruise. For an additional $56 per person, you'll be able to select one main dish, one side dish to share, a dessert and one glass of house wine or beer. Just book it as an extra when you book your Sip&Sail Twilight Cruise!
THURSDAY – SUNDAY OPEN FROM 12:00 PM TILL LATE | SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER
Photos sourced from Instagram : @empireloungesydney
But don't look past some of our other favourites, which come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED too:
An easy walking distance from Rose Bay Wharf:
Great place for breakfast, lunch, coffee. Located in the middle of Lyne Park. One of our favourite spots for brekkie!
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 6 am till 5 pm Sat to Sun 6 am till 6 pm
Jewel on the Bay
An excellent Indian restaurant, only a few minutes walk from the wharf. It has a great atmosphere and fantastic food. Bookings recommended.
Opening hours: 7 Days | breakfast & lunch 7 am to 3 pm | Dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm
A Japanese tapas bistro - we enjoy coming here. There are some interesting items on the menu which you don't find in every Japanese restaurant.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm
Mangia e Bevi - This is a nice Italian restaurant in Rose Bay. This one is a little walk away (approximately 10 minutes), but the pizzas and pasta are delicious, and they always have a good specials board. Good for bigger groups.
For that extra special occasion, there are two restaurants within walking distance of the Rose Bay Wharf - the Good Food Guide's, one hatted, Catalina and Regatta Rose Bay. Both have great views of Sydney Harbour and serve fantastic food, although they come with the Sydney price tag!!!
A little bit further afield by a short bus ride or taxi/uber ride is Double Bay
(approximately 5-10 minutes in car/bus or 20 minute walk)
Here are our absolute favourite restaurants in Double Bay:
Spice Market - a fantastic Thai, very reasonable with long bench tables. Casual with excellent food. We have been visiting Anthony, the owner, at Spice Market for over ten years! If you visit, tell him we sent you!! [BYO]
Chinta Ketchil - delicious Malaysian food in a cosy, quirky restaurant. [BYO]
Quirky and delicious! @chinta_ketchil
Arte Bianca - authentic Italian food - you have to try the pizzas!
18 Footers League Club - GREAT for a sundowner with views overlooking Double Bay and Pilgrim on her mooring!
A little bit further afield again, opposite Edgecliff station (but if you're in a taxi what does it matter), is our favourite Japanese in Sydney - Makizo. We LOVE IT, as do many locals in the area.
Note to readers: All of these restaurants (except for Regatta and Catalina), we frequent regularly and can 100% vouch for the quality of food and service. On the other hand, we have not been to all the restaurants in the area, so there may be some others worth a mention, which we haven't tried.
Feel free to comment below if there is somewhere, we should try and potentially add to the list!!