Outdoor and beach dining in Sydney this summer

23 December 2013

Balmoral Bathers Pavilion

Sydney’s gorgeous waterfronts, world-class restaurants and beautiful summer weather make it a perfect city in which to head outdoors for a meal during the warmer months.

All over the city, people will be booking in breakfasts, lunches and dinners to make the most of the weather and the location. Here are some suggestions for where you’ll find great outdoor and beach dining options this summer.

The Boathouse

For a delicious breakfast or lunch in Palm Beach, look no further than this quaint establishment. Here you can sit outside on the picnic tables and enjoy the view of the azure blue waters and golden sands.

Or, pick a spot on the shady verandah to enjoy your meal. You can even grab a space on a picnic table out on the pier!

Food options include homemade ice cream, organic beverages, smoked salmon, avocado on toast and a range of other delectable choices.

The Bar at the End of the Wharf

Follow the path to the end of Pier 4 in Sydney’s picturesque Walsh Bay and you’ll find yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of this welcoming eatery and bar.

You could barely find a spot closer to admire the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge, so pull up a chair on the deck of this restaurant and enjoy the panoramic views across the city.

Massive windows reaching from the floor to the ceiling allow you to enjoy these great views and the tasty menu offers casual dining options such as sliders and platters to nibble on as you soak in the atmosphere.

Otto Ristorante

For an Italian dining experience on Woolloomooloo Wharf you won’t soon forget, check out this restaurant just a few minutes from Sydney’s CBD.

Waiters in tuxedos will guide you to your table, where you will be presented with a menu that is constantly changing and a view that will make it hard for you to keep your eyes on the food and wine options available.

You can dine on some of the best flavours of Italy while watching mega-yachts and boats drift around the harbour.


Sydney has so many amazing beach-front cafes and restaurants you’ll be hard pressed to know where to start – and this Bronte Beach eatery would be a good choice.

It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week and comes with the best of fresh and seasonal produce, all to be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the vibrant beachside culture of the city.

The menu is constantly changing, but you can always expect meals of the highest calibre, such as twice-cooked pork belly, salmon fishcakes or a blue swimmer crab and king prawn pasta. Enjoy your meal with a wine or beer from their extensive list and enjoy the view!

Canteen Bar & Diner

Tucked away in Sydney’s famous Bondi area, this restaurant has been revamped and is ready for a flood of foodies to enjoy its new design and menu this summer.

It’s across the road from the beach, offers indoor and outdoor seating and is open every night of the week as well as for lunches during weekends.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something tasty with a menu inspired by traditional German, Asian, Mexican and French flavours. Each dish focuses on food produced on farms and delicious flavours.

This is a great spot for a night of entertainment as it’s based right in the heart of Bondi.