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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing - we had the 5 course tasting menu with the extra caviar starter. Every course was delicious and just the right amount. The service however was just really bad. The waiters were indifferent, especially the sommelier who could barely be bothered to...tell us what he was pouring each time on our wine flight. We don't expect to become besties with the waiters when we go out, but a little interaction is always appreciated Also the wine selection on the wine flight was quite hit and miss. 1 pinot Grigio, 1 Riesling, 1 pinot Grigio/riesling blend then a funky red organic wine (note to the sommelier - when you are only offering 1 glass of red wine in a 5 glass wine flight, no-one wants it to be an 'experimental' natural wine) and a weirdly fizzy desert wine. Last time we did the seaplane/lunch thing we went to Berowra Waters. Food was equally as good, but the service and the wine choice were far far superior. Would recommend anyone to spend the bit extra and go there instead for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

We booked this restaurant some months ago as a surprise for a friend who had been very helpful to us in difficult times. The location is wonderful and quite unique. The food was delicious. Very high quality and beautifully presented. Unfortunately we were given a...table next to the kitchen door and the rather loud coffee machine. When we asked if we could sit outside we were told it was fully booked even though there were some empty tables when we arrived. This was disappointing given that we had booked some time ago and no effort or interest was given to our request. The service was perfunctory without much warmth. I suppose with such a gorgeous location you don’t have to try very hard.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

A superb location for a lunch seated in the sunshine. The dishes were delicious and served with flair. However, the service was mediocre and unfortunately did not enhance the experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022

Delicious food with a very warm service from the team. We came in the sunday from Sydney and loved everything. The menu is special and amazing

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

We dined here as a family of four and had a wonderful experience. We had the 8 course degustation and really enjoyed it. My favourite dish was the pork belly, or the risotto. Service was very good also. Only downside is the parking, there is...none. We got the last street spot so not sure what the next person would do.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Starters, mains, wines, ambiance, views and overall experience an absolute 5/5, however the dessert course was a bit of a letdown, almost like pastry chef was given the weekend off Other than that, completely recommend and would eat here again - a real show-stopper

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

We went in April for a special birthday celebration.. 6 of us in total. We had to wait at least 25 minutes between plates for the 8 course degustation menu. The pork medalion was over cooked and dry and the other tasting plates were a...poor show of any chefs culinary style. The sea plane obviously had to leave at a specific time and other diners were left far too long. We've tasted numerous wonderful degustation menus and this we cannot recomend. The view and service couldnt make up for the low standard of fare.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

We were interstate visitors who dined at cottage point 3 years ago. Back then it was excellent, this time disappointing. We had to serve our own water and wine. Empty wine bottle and glasses which were not going to be finished were not cleared even...though we ordered more wine. Red wine list is overpriced. We had to ask for water to be refilled. The food was very flavoursome but on the small serving side. This is not a cheap restaurant and would have expected everything to be faultless.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

Excellent location and the staff could not have been more helpful great service with a smile nothing was too much trouble

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

We were hoping to be treated to a special event… but the sommelier appeared tired and over it all. He actually eye rolled another table’s customers. Not sure what was going on, but the ambience and joy was not emanating out of the team that...were working.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We really loved the location and the 5 course degustation was delicious! Always a good start when your bread roll and butter is to die for ;) Waiters knowledgeable and friendly but not OTT. A lovely place to visit for if you like good food...in a rustic setting. Expect kookaburras and to watch the sea plane come in to drop off fellow diners. Would most definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

There was no degustation on offer despite it being advertised on their website, and the a la carte menu was OK but not great. I have been to Cottage Point Inn before and I expected the same quality, but came away underwhelmed and very disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

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 28 October 2021

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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