13 October 2017
Historic Watsons Bay is a great destination for lovers of good food—in particular, of seafood. Visit these leading restaurants and cafes in Watsons Bay to enjoy quality cuisine alongside spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
Head to historic Dunbar House to experience a fine dining experience in beautiful Watsons Bay. Sitting just 30 metres from the shoreline, the Dunbar House cafe serves up first-rate food in a relaxed and airy setting. The fresh, seasonal menu caters to a variety of tastes; whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch, or a leisurely weekend brunch, you’ll be sure to find something to your liking at Dunbar House. This fully licensed cafe also offers a range of high tea options, making it the perfect place to catch up with friends or family.
Sydney icon Doyles on the Beach has been family owned and operated for more than five generations, serving up some of Sydney’s favourite fish and chips since 1885. Its legendary status has made it a must-do item on many tourist itineraries, while locals continue to visit for its time-tested fish and chips. Spend a while soaking up the views at Doyles on the Beach, or grab a takeaway order from Doyles on the Wharf to enjoy your seafood on the sandy beaches of Watsons Bay.
This small Watsons Bay eatery serves up authentic Thai cuisine at affordable prices. The menu is packed with a wide range of Thai classics, such as papaya salad, ka-paow crispy chicken and red curry roasted duck, as well as Aussie favourites like pad thai and pad see ew. Vegetarians and vegans will also find lots of delicious options to try, and to top it all off, patrons are welcome to BYO without incurring a corkage fee. With so many reasons to visit, Eastern Bay Thai should be next on your list of cheap and cheerful nights out in Watsons Bay.
Traditional Greek restaurant Nautica offers an extensive menu which features lots of fresh seafood and grilled lamb. Start off with tasty mezes like calamari, marinated olives or grilled halloumi, or head straight for the selection of salads, grilled meats and seafood. Treat yourself to a glass of local wine or a Greek dessert, or simply let the chefs take care of you by choosing the three-course banquet menu instead.
Beach Club is a chic outdoor dining area located within Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. With a fresh white and mint green decor, Beach Club is a charming place to enjoy uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour, as well as the sailboats and yachts anchored just metres offshore. Check out the fresh breakfast menu or seafood menu for lunch and dinner. Or sample a bit of everything with a wide selection of antipasti and cocktails. Voted Sydney’s “most Instagrammable venue”, Beach Club is the perfect place to dine under blue-and-white striped beach umbrellas or to sip wine and watch the sunset from the balcony.