Watsons Bay Restaurants

Head to Watsons Bay and enjoy a mix of modern flavours and delectable seafood. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a light snack, there are plenty of great restaurant options to choose from.

Tantalise your tastebuds with a visit to one of Watsons Bay’s international eateries or feast on Modern Australian takes on traditional dishes. Be sure to sample fresh fish and chips during a visit to the old fishing port and enjoy the seafood favourite with views from one of Watsons Bay’s great foreshore spots.

Offering stunning views across Sydney Harbour and towards the city’s iconic skyline, the waterside suburb is home to several dining institutions that have hosted generations of Sydneysiders beneath their ceilings. During a visit to Watsons Bay, stop by one of these historic eateries and enjoy a long lunch or high tea in buildings draped in history.

Enjoy the experience of fine or casual waterside dining, or purchase a takeaway meal before making your way to the golden sands or parks of Watsons Bay.

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  1. Doyle's on the Beach

    Doyle's on the Beach

    A favourite with celebrities, Doyle's on the Beach has been family operated for over five generations and the fish and chips has been a sydney must-do for just as long. Enjoy the freshest and best seafood at this...

  2. Doyle's on the Wharf

    Doyle's on the Wharf

    It may be less refined than the restaurant; but you can do fish‘n'chips the way they're supposed to be done at Doyle's on the Wharf. Still, with Doyle's reputation for producing superior fresh seafood, you can assume...

  3. Dunbar House

    Dunbar House

    Just 30 metres from the shores of Watsons Bay and located in a stunning historic building, Dunbar House offers the quintessential Sydney dining experience. The surrounds may be plush, but the atmosphere is relaxed and...

  4. Eastern Bay Thai

    Eastern Bay Thai

    Eastern Bay Thai brings the dishes you'd find at street stalls in Bangkok to your very own Watson's Bay. The restaurant uses fresh organic produce in its vegetarian dishes, and vegans are also happily catered for....

  5. Grumpy Baker

    Grumpy Baker

    The smell of fresh bread baking and coffee brewing is an irresistible scent indeed, and it would seem Vaucluse residents agree. Grumpy Baker bakery-café, which morphs into a restaurant in the evening, is a sleek space...

  6. Il Dolce Dell'Amore

    Il Dolce Dell'Amore

    If you venture off the main roads in Vaucluse, you’ll discover Il Dolce Dell’Amore – a local secret to amazing coffee and naughty pastries. Owned by Italian-born Rocco Marino, each sweet treat is meticulously created...

  7. Nielsen Park Cafe & Restaurant

    Nielsen Park Cafe & Restaurant

    Nielsen Park Beach Wedding Reception Venue & Café is right on the harbour's edge at Nielsen Park. Waves gently lap the sparkling shore of Shark Beach while just metres away the historic Pavilion is surrounded by giant...

  8. Pigeonhole


    Vaucluse gets a wine bar. Thank the heavens. The team behind Grumpy Baker have expanded their bakery-café into a restaurant for laid-back dinners, they have opened Little Grumpies cooking school for children next door...

  9. The Grumpy Baker - Vaucluse

    The Grumpy Baker - Vaucluse

    Going back to grassroots, The Grumpy Baker in Vaucluse is all about crafting artisan style bread from back in the day. Tables and chairs line the outside of the large open shopfront window where visitors can enjoy...

  10. Vaucluse House Tearooms

    Vaucluse House Tearooms

    Vaucluse House Tearooms embraces the history, style and grace of the art deco building it is housed in; a delicious café menu is available for diners using the very best seasonal produce, featuring handpicked...

  11. Watsons Beach Club

    Watsons Beach Club

    Perched on the edge of Sydney harbour, with 360 degree views of the city skyline, the Watsons Bay Beach Club is an iconic Eastern Suburbs venue. Complete with palm trees, beach umbrellas and staff wearing sailor-like...

  12. Sol Botanica

    Sol Botanica

    Sol Botanica of Vaucluse believes in providing dishes that are fresh, nourishing, and full of nutrient-rich produce. Crafted with simplicity, modesty the menu is abundant with healthy and vibrant meals. Using...

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