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Review of Barrenjoey House

Barrenjoey House
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Palm Beach
Price range: AU$19 - AU$75
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Barrenjoey House is a heritage listed restaurant, bar and guest house located in Palm Beach in Sydney, Australia. Restaurant reservations can be made online. Guests are also most welcome to walk in without a reservation. Stay at Barrenjoey House in one of our seven guest rooms, located above the restaurant.
Reviewed 30 December 2023

The style of the Restaurant is quite nice and we enjoyed the get together in Palm Beach.

At first I was surprised about the competitive prices, expecting it to be a bit more expensive, but after the waitress carefully mentioned if we would like some sides with our Mains I understood the pricing.

I don't agree with the "modern concept":
Main course is (in my case) Ora King Salmon,with Beurre Blanc... No vegetables, no salad, no sides at all - as written on the Menu.

That is not a "Main course" but a Main ingredient,...

I would rather pay $60 for a thought through Main course, rather than have a waitress in an embarrassing voice trying to make us order sides, because she was aware about what is being served... I think, it is rather frustrating for guests, to receive only half Mains than paying more and getting an entire meal, but that's up to management.

So much about that;

Now, except of that disappointment I have to say, the chefs did a great job, perfectly cooked fish, and the food was great, the waiters did a great job, bar was a bit slow, we got food before drinks, even though we ordered drinks first - we could also say very fast kitchen .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Delightful boutique style accommodation in Palm Beach directly opposite the water. The interiors are very much the beach vibe - sensational shell mirrors, large cushions on plump sofas and perfectly appointed rooms with an ensuite. The ‘help yourself breakfast’ is healthy and adequate to kick off your day. There’s no concierge so pack light or you will be lugging up 23 kgs of luggage to your room (fortunately I travel with my own Butler - the husband). There’s not a lot of food options for late lunch mid week in the area so you will probably find yourself having lunch and dinner here too so you can try a number of the seafood options on offer. Try the scallops - delicious. Staff are young, friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

We chose to take amid week getaway to Palm Beach and stayed at Barrenjoey House. The rooms were beautifully furnished in the 'Boathouse Group' typical style. There's great attention to detail and quality hospitality. Room four has a stunning view. We ate several nights in the restaurant and it was terrific - Highly recommend. There's a private terrace upstairs guests can enjoy a private drink or enjoy the hubub in the bar below. Breakfast, although a simple, self-serve affair was included. The guest house is right across form the Ferry and on the bus route to getting about is a delight. Staff were always cheery, professional and welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

One hour drive from Sydney we stopped here for lunch… Absolutely amazing food and service..
Girls were so polite. It’s very clean with interesting decor and lovely view. We’ll be back

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

This was so disappointing. The spot was lovely opposite a park on the water however the food was less than ordinary and very overpriced. I don’t mind paying if the food is good but it wasn’t. Even my granddaughters watermelon juice tasty a bit musty? Couldn’t fault the waitress she was polite and attentive.

Date of visit: July 2023
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