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Sails on Lavender Bay

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Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
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18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very good restaurant. Seafood at its best really. Nice ferry ride from the city to the front door of the restaurant, Great meal. Then a ferry ride back in the evening watching the harbour and city lights. Living the dream.

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Post Christmas/New Year get together for 6 - a table offering one of the world's best views of the Bridge, Opera House and departing cruise ship. The magnificent view was matched by a superb dining experience. Understated, helpful service and a thoughtfully paced serving. Very tasty complimentary amuse bouche, stunning entrees highlighted by a Ricotta Mousse, tomato strawberry gazpacho, basil... More 

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Sydney
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful restaurant to start with. Love the crisp tablecloths and beautiful view. A birthday celebration from my husband. The food and service was fantastic.

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Sydney
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, hard to beat. A fantastic view of Sydney Harbour bridge and the Opera house... a great meal and company. Loved it. Food was great and service as well. Booking system effective.

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Co Down
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314 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A memorable meal. Views spectacular and food and service were both very good. Although we were first to arrive when the restaurant opened it soon filled up. Fish was particularly good and dessserts Aldo very good. Really enjoyed our visit and it's nice to arrive by ferry as the jetty is right beside the restaurant. Service was attentive and very... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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795 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seven stage delicious degustion menu coupled with the beautifully matched flight of wines, discreet service and World class view of Lavender Bay, Lunar Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house made for a very happy birthday with close family.

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Thank Peter B
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to have dinner at sails. Food was fantastic, we had the prawns to share as a starter followed by the only 2 x fish dishes in the menu. Given we don't eat red meat. Not problems there both of these where very very nice. Staff and service was equally very good. We asked for mash potatoes as... More 

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Thank Simon a
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to Blues Point ferry stop and accessible via Blues Point Road this restaurant has good views of Lavendar Bay & the Harbor and a lovely menu to match

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately our experience at Sails left a lot to be desired. We opted for the degustation. The food was overcooked and bland. The Wagyu was tough/overly salted and the King Prawn was rubbery and tasted like it had been defrosted. Service was unprofessional and inattentive yet they still managed to interrupt us multiple times mid-course, mouths full. Please consider other... More 

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Silverdale
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212 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My nephew's wedding reception was the occasion and the venue didn't disappoint, Amazing views and later the lights of the city and Luna Park were delightful. Choice of 3 entrees, mains and desserts was wonderful- not your standard alternate meals! All choices were enjoyed and very tasty. Service considering we all arrived together and filled the place up was amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 37
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  McMahons Point
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9955 5998
Description
Sails on Lavender Bay is perched on the shore of Sydney’s magnificent harbour with post card views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is the perfect venue for those wanting to experience the quintessential beauty of the city. Sails on Lavender Bay is accessible by either ferry, private boat or car. The menu is original and extensive - reflecting the seasons and freshness of the local produce. The menu offers what can be described as “refined modern Australian”, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The award winning wine list comprises of over 130 Australian and International wine varietals that have been sourced and compiled by our sommelier.

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