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The Dunes

€€ - €€€, , Seafood
1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 3332
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“duck” (6 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered an extra piece of fish from Dunes Kiosk and they served me this tiny shred of a thing the serving staff universally agreed it was far too pitiful, so they sent it back to the kitchen. then the kitchen staff smugly refused to...More

2  Thank bernardz724
Mmuehleck, Owner at The Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Bernard Our kitchen team prepared a piece of fish for your and although it is normally served battered they agreed to serve it grilled as you asked for this. As a result your fish piece was of course smaller than it would be if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Beautiful elegant yet quaint restaurant which serves delicious cuisine in a relaxed, beach location. We had our wedding here 3 years ago in March and it was beautifully decorated with ample room for 80 guests.

1  Thank nicoleejohnson
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great outdoor setting just back from the glorious beach. The kiosk does great food and very affordable eg burgers $10, lovely fries from $4, delicious steak sandwich $12, but also healthy options. Dog friendly too. When the weather is good, this Dune kiosk is a...More

Thank BarbWats0n
lopepc17, Manager at The Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review. We are always happy to hear our customers enjoying our food and the surrounding. Just wanted to let you know that we don't have the minimum charge anymore : ) Hope to see you again at the kiosk or even...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I took my wife to this restaurant on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late July as a birthday treat. Palm Beach is the playground of Sydney's glitterati after all - and we remembered that on a previous visit the restaurant had lived up to both...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We celebrated a major family birthday with three generations and friends on a sunny autumn afternoon. The staff were very attentive and helpful without being over-the-top. The food was great and supported the great atmosphere of the room (or in our case, the extension). We...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My son and I enjoyed our casual lunch at the kiosk. He had the chicken wrap which was toasted and I had the seafood basket. Your name is called when the food is ready. Our meals were ready at different times but it was ok...More

Thank jaynic
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Winter wonderland indoor outdoor with magic slow cooked lamd or duck plus a seafodd platter just great with happy and bubbly staff . Winner winter Summer or whenever ...must see and eat!

1  Thank Hubieone
lopepc17, Manager at The Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review. It always puts a smile on our faces to read these positive words. Happy to hear you enjoy your time at Dunes and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Attended with wife and another couple, small but interesting menu, food was fantastic - could not fault. staff were attentive and polite. Venue (at night) was relaxing - not too busy but sufficient patrons to create a great relaxing atmosphere. Will go back soon to...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Superb food, service and value. Had 70th birthday party there. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was enjoyed by all.

1  Thank _patrickpurchase
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect lunch at the cafe at Dunes. The seating area is perfect and the food was super fresh and delicious.

1  Thank HeatherKennedy
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Questions & Answers
Courts B
16 June 2017|
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Response from Mmuehleck | Property representative |
We normally serve lunch Sundays from 12pm. We are currently on our annual winter break so the restaurant is closed this Sunday- we will reopen on the 2nd of July.
30 January 2017|
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Response from Mmuehleck | Property representative |
There is a 3 course set menu including a glass of champagne upon arrival $85 per person for Valentines Dinner. The menu offers a choice of 3 for each course.
24 January 2016|
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Response from MichelleESydney | Reviewed this property |
This is a licensed restaurant however you can byo wine.. They previously changed this policy for byo certain days prob best to check before you go!! Not sure since it has changed hands as i didn't take notice of this when we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Pittwater  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9974 3332
  • E-mail
Located near the northern point of the beautiful Palm Beach peninsula, Dunes Restaurant & Kiosk provides a perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Opened in 2006, Dunes sits between Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean on 1200 square metres of manicured lawns and gardens. Our seasonal menu includes only the freshest produce in an innovative and contemporary variety of dishes, designed by our Executive Chef Troy Frater and his partner Madeleine Muhleck. Surrounded by Australian native plants, lush palm trees and filtered water views, we invite you to come and discover all the natural wonders of Dunes.
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