The Best Beachfront Restaurants In Sydney

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Sarah Howell

Sydney, Australia is renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant dining scene. If you’re looking for beachfront dining experiences, Sydney offers a plethora of options that combine breathtaking views with delicious food. Here’s a fresh list of some of the best beachfront places to eat in Sydney: Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Doyles On The Beach

Doyles On The Beach is a family run restaurant located on Watson Bay. The family pioneered the Australian seafood industry five generations ago and are still going strong. The restaurant offers seafood, proclaimed as the best by both locals and tourists alike, and the view looks out over the bay. If sitting on the sand and nibbling fish and chips is your idea of a meal well spent, Doyles has you covered. Lunch and dinner is served seven days a week at this lovely harbor lookout, so stop by for either meal at one of Australia’s longest standing seafood restaurants.

The Bathers’ Pavilion

Gunners Barracks

This tea room, set in a heritage location overlooking the Sydney Harbour, is a Sydney lunch and tea destination. The menu, created by head chef Marc Philpott, offers modern Australian cuisine served a la carte on weekdays at 12. Some delicious items include the chia crusted salmon filet and the char grilled swordfish. With lunch comes morning or afternoon tea, from Gunners Barracks’ large selection. For the love of high tea and high views, go to Gunners Barracks on a clear day and dine in the enclosed terrace.

Waterfront Restaurant

This waterfront restaurant offers a view of the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera house, so get your camera ready. Set in the Campbell’s Storehouse, which was built in 1839, this historic building offers some serious charm. A sailing mast stands in the outdoor seating area and the indoors are decked out in full nautical themed decor. The a la carte menu includes a delicious pumpkin, fennel, and prawn soup, a hot and cold seafood platter to be shared, and choices of steak and pizza. For some historic charm and classic Sydney views, the Waterfront Restaurant is unbeatable.

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar (Bondi Beach)

Perched on the cliffs overlooking Bondi Beach, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is an iconic establishment known for its panoramic ocean views. Enjoy contemporary Italian cuisine while gazing at the crashing waves below.

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