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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tranquil and beautiful spot in Sydney to have lunch. The last time I dined here pre Covid was fabulous - excellent food and service. It was the restaurant's first day back after lockdowns and a new chef on board (ex Momofuku Seibo)....Service was good although food took a little while to be served. That's OK we understand but an appetiser offering during the long wait would have been appreciated. Loved my entree of scallops but felt ripped off by my marron main as there was hardly any marron (2 fingers worth) and no other accompaniments on the plate. There were no options for other menu items like chips/potatoes although a simple green salad was provided. Dessert was banana parfait covered in chocolate and wattleseed and was OK. Others also had hit and misses in their 3 course selection. So that was a little disappointing. Given time it may improve - I hope it does as it's one of my favourite locations for lunch. After lockdowns and wanting to support restaurants in Sydney, we came with excitement and would have showed greater appreciation if there was a sense of generosity in portion size, quality and finesse. Unfortunately, when the bill came, what was on the menu and website as a $110/3 course menu was charged at $115 each. A macchiato was $6.50! No big deal but it would have been better for the bill to have been amended as advertised and a bigger tip left. Hence, the 3 stars this time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boarded a Water Limousine vessel at Newport which took the two of us to the Cottage Point inn for a three hour lunch. OMG the service and the food was sensational both from the Water Limousines Captain and the host of the restaurant. To start...with they gave us champagne of the way to the restaurant with the vessel transfers, then we had the degustation menu for lunch at the restaurant. The food was some of the best food I have ever had, so much of it. The perfect romantic way to propose, she said yes. Thank you everyone Involved, you rock. Five Stars to all!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 23 June 2021

The degustation menu was unreal, the perfectly timed service was to be admired, everything was fantastic, can highly reccomend this dining exprrience.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Having a degustation lunch at Cottage Point Inn is an experience to remember. Situated right on the water, it’s an exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable place to dine at. The food was truly amazing with every bite an experience to savour.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

Wow . I went a few years back and it was ok . Nowadays it’s ahead of the pack by far . We have tried 3 top places at the crown and they can’t beat this experience . The food was exceptional . Despite the...grumpy sommelier whose part of the fun it’s the best .More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing degustation late lunch. Every course was superb and so unique in taste and texture. Items I would necessarily order from a menu were beautiful surprises (eg liquorice cake??) The staff were so professional but personable. Beautiful view and 5 star experience.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 19 April 2021

A little surprised by some of the more recent reviews. On a good day, I could not think of a more perfect spot to dine - beautiful views across Cowan Creek into the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. When the sun is shining you couldn't hope...to be anywhere else. The restaurant itself is modern, relaxed and clean. Service was a little slow at the start, and maybe a bit chaotic - one of our group was brought a drink without checking with the rest of the table, and menus took quite a while to show up. But after that, our waiting staff were super-friendly, helpful, and gave us great service. But the food is the main event, and with such a setting it has a lot to live up to. First thing's first - I love a menu that I really struggle to choose from, and this one was a nightmare! So many dishes sounded great, and from a party of 6, not one failed to hit the mark, and all were beautifully presented on super-modern, stylish plates / bowls etc. Too many to talk through each plate, but the Spatchcock with XO, raw Kingfish with smoked togarashi, and Liquorice cake the absolute highlights. Wine - well, the list was 'ambitiously priced', it's fair to say, but the wines they had were somewhat off the beaten track, and really well chosen to match the food. The glassware wasn't quite up to the same standard, unfortunately - good brands, but at the cheaper, heavier end of the restaurant spectrum. Compared to the rest of the experience I'd have loved to drink from something a little finer. Overall, a wonderful experience, and I can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021

The was a Christmas gift and due to a mix up (see my other review), we ended up here instead of one of the other places and it didn't matter because my partner and I had a fabulous time. We arrived by seaplane (how special...does that make you feel!) pulling up next to other people who arrived by boat and then had three sublime and very unusual and tasty combinations of food. Service was attentive and well paced. Given we were there for about three hours between drop off and pick up, the pacing was important and it was good. When the food arrived, we couldn't remember all the flavours in the things we had picked and the wait staff were clear and knowledgeable in explaining the techniques and ingredients to us. There were a few little "extras" thrown in which makes you feel that the prices, which are high are worth it. We sat outside, and the temperature, although not cold was cool so some people were making use of the rugs although being from Canberra we didn't need them! Towards the end, the larger table next to us was just a bit loud and merry and the language got a bit colourful so we moved out onto the edge of the deck which was lovely to wait the last bit of time until the plane pick up came. Its certainly a special occasion restaurant and I'd recommend the full experience, arrive by plane!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2021

We returned to Cottage Point Inn to celebrate an important anniversary, and it was just as special, memorable, and delicious as always. Post-Covid the seating arrangements are even more generous so you really feel you are in a private, enchanting world. Incredible water views and...a stunning sunset are complemented by an array of delicious dishes. We had the four-course tasting menu which - two amazing seafood appetisers, a satisfying beef main course and the renowned licorice cake for dessert. The service is warm, and unobtrusive which makes for an incredibly relaxing dining experience. This is a trip worth making.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021

We noticed that a ferry went from Palm Beach to Cottage Point (NSW) and the Cottage Point Inn and thought the Inn would be the perfect location for a special celebration. We checked with the restaurant if the combination of the ferry trip and lunch...would work and was assured that it did because the ferry would arrive at Cottage Point at 12.15pm and depart at 2.15pm giving us plenty of time to enjoy the 3 course menu. We were taken to our table which had a lovely outlook. We were offered water, and received a single glass of tap water each – no more was offered again. Our entrée arrived at 12.45pm which was good but not great. At 1.50pm, over an hour after the entrée was served and 25 minutes before our ferry was due to return to Palm Beach, I found our waiter inside chatting to his colleagues at the bar and I enquired about our main course. The people at the table next to us had the same experience. We had been forgotten! Our main course arrived at 2pm and the dessert was shoved in front of us as the ferry came into site at 2.05pm. I didn’t get to dessert but what I ate of the main course was very disappointing. We spent hundreds of dollars on the worst restaurant experience we have ever endured anywhere. The return ferry trip with the other disappointed and extremely angry Cottage Point Inn diners was a miserable journey. In contrast, the people who dined at the Boathouse at Patonga who returned with us to Palm Beach had a wonderful time. This was an incredibly dreadful way to treat customers and there is no excuse for this appalling level of service and failure to deliver the expected quality of food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Probably not suitable, inside seating safe enough but from my own experience of 4 children and now grandchildren, I know how disruptive they can be, you probably wouldn't remember eating there and that's not something you... More
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I don't think it is byo as it is a two hatted restaurant. You could check on the website. The food and service is divine you will love it! There as lots of muse bouche extras too!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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