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The Dunes

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Contemporary, Australian
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1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 3332
08:30 - 22:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Dunes. Especially sitting in the cabins beside the park right near the beach. A fun location

1 Thank Margot B
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I frequently enjoy a meal at the Dunes and always enjoy our visits. This time was with a group of friends -seven couples and all of our group were happy and impressed with menu and the attention to detail. Madeleine and Valerio and all the staff are friendly and looked after a fairly large group of 14... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend lunch at Dunes. Great food, fantastic staff, nothing was too much trouble. The weather was perfect so the restaurant was open at the front. The view of the light house made for a great backdrop! The seafood platter was the best dish but the veg curry and the kingfish was also very tasty. Will be back for sure!

2 Thank Tracy W
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a quick relaxed outdoor cafe, go no further. The kiosk is a very reasonably priced option which shares the kitchen of the upmarket Dunes restaurant. It is so relaxed, go in your swimmers and you will fit right in!

1 Thank Vabozati
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131 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing: you can park with no difficulty. Dunes is a stylish place in a former ranger's cottage, with a shady and airy extension on one side (there is a kiosk at the back for coffee and snacks, but that's a different review). Seating is comfortable and well spaced. The best thing is it's quiet. No trouble hearing your companions... More 

1 Thank Tosca08
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Dunes as a wedding venue. Our wedding was there just 2 days ago and we had a fantastic time! The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy and the food and setting was fantastic! Thank you so much x Mr and Mrs Saffioti

1 Thank Christina H
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A great location, easy parking and a wonderful open air setting, so you enjoy the day. The menu is varied and the specials are interesting. We all ate fish of different types and all said how delicious. We had taken our own wine and we're happy to pay a modest corkage. The service was very good attentive, friendly and helpful.... More 

1 Thank Adrian W
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was very well priced and not the wait as it is around the corner for the boathouse! the food was cheaper and it was the same location.

1 Thank Pauliena C
Narrabeen, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Had our wedding there and it could not have been more perfect. The restaurant, location, food and service were all top stars- so happy we chose Dunes! Thank you to the chefs and wait staff - no ask was too big and we felt truly special. Will definitely return.

1 Thank rambachergeraldine
North Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Regular visitor here and I would rate this restaurant highly if you are in the area. Although a little pricy the food is always of a high standard and service is excellent

1 Thank martinw-sydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Contemporary, Australian
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
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?