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The Dunes

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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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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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Adrian W
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Pauliena C
Narrabeen, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank rambachergeraldine
North Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank martinw-sydney
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Scoring low because the service at the kiosk is really baffling. I ordered coffees, ham and cheese croissant (toasted) and bacon and egg roll to take way and they all come out separately. Sure, serve the drinks separate from the meals if you must but serve the meals together please! The food itself was nothing to write home about and... More 

Thank BenHoad
Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I had my wedding here in February. I will write my pros and cons of my experience for my own wedding which was held here. Pros: - The venue itself, it is different from other venues on the northern beaches and that's why I loved it. It's unique and they open the marquee on a beautiful summer night it is... More 

Thank Frequentflyer122
Bordeaux, France
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful setting with fantastic food and professional service. The Fish and Seafood dishes are out of this World. The charming new owners, the Chef and the Restaurant Manager are truly looking after your every wish.

Thank Dario R
Glenmore Park, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant after taking the ferry from Ettalong. Brilliant August Friday weather encouraged us to seat ourselves in the marquee style outdoor area for our lunch. They have a fire and plenty of indoor seating for cold nights. Dunes is situated in a park behind the long dune protecting it from Palm Beach, headquarters for fictional Summer Bay... More 

Thank Rob V
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The service was terrible and the food wasn't much better. Ordered the baked fish to find it raw inside. When the fish was sent back, they microwaved it and returned it dry and uneatable. Another table had the same experience. They also thought it was acceptable to charge me full price for the meal. I think the staff and management... More 

3 Thank Nevergohome
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

the kiosk offers a small but good selection of fish, calamari and burgers. we went for different fish dishes and whole family was very satisfied! different types of tables are nicely composed in the seating area. directly at a small park. lovely

Thank ThRued

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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, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
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?