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Sails on Lavender Bay

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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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2 Henry Lawson Ave | McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Sails on Lavender Bay for many occasions and have never been disappointed - yesterday's lunch was no different. We booked our table for 4 at 12.00pm for Saturday lunch and as always were greeted by welcoming staff. Our table faced the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Luna Park. In fact, there isn't a bad seat in... More 

Thank Leah W
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow.... What a view. The harbour bridge looms large and Luna Park sparkles in all its glory, setting the scene for something special. Parking is awful in this area but the $10 valet parking is the best $10 I've ever spent. The hostess provided a warm welcome and is acutely aware that people are here for the view, asking if... More 

Thank GeckoTravel
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352 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a set menu, but the staff were attentive and the iconic view is hard to pass up. Would like to go back and try a proper a la carte sometime....

Thank anecessaryevil
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very handsome restaurant and the view from it is indeed spectacular. Our experience there, however, was rather disappointing. Our waiter was charming and informative, but our food and drink took a long time to arrive. The food was good but very expensive and my friend found her risotto unpleasant and soupy. But the worst thing was that... More 

Thank Frances F
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent fine dining on the bay, best way to arrive is by ferry as the stop is next to the restaurant. Good place for business dinners.

Thank Helena P
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a business group of 5 gentlemen (one from Madrid, Spain, one from the Birmingham, UK & two from Singapore) & two ladies (including myself). Every single one of us sailed away in Lavender Bay on Tuesday night (8th November, 2016) on a delicious kind of boat. The starter most of us enjoyed was a divine Snow crab avocado,... More 

Thank Joolls
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waters edge location, with stunning views of the bridge and opera house from the panoramic windows is impressive. The welcome was excellent and the food was creative and cooked to perfection. This is a special occasion restaurant. It is expensive, but overall provides reasonable value. Service was relaxed, professional and, in the main, attentive. Overall not quite 5* in... More 

Thank Roganroy
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So..you want to take the family out for a special celebration lunch? 8 or 10 people in the group? Kids included? This works well. But be prepared to pay! Nestled into the scintillating Harbour foreshore is 'Sails', a 'splendid' (7 year old's judgment) restaurant where the kids will get fancy pink lemonade and watch, mesmerised, as the waiter sails by... More 

Thank jcollinspope
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Accomodating to my dietary needs. Being Gf and DF is often difficult! Got given GF bread to begin! What a treat! Unfortunately no GF vodka. So had to settle for a rum based cocktail. Which was delish! Make sure you book in advance. We had a good table- but not the front. Meals were lovely! I had entee scallops and... More 

Thank Amy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We obtained a discount thru dimmi for a lunch. What a fantastic view and wow the food so delicate so tasty. A great afternoon spent gazing into the beautiful blue vista that SYDNEY harbour is famous for. Harbour bridge, opera house a few lazy ferries excellent backdrop. The service matched this amazing scene relaxed friendly and inviting yet classy.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$37
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Henry Lawson Ave | McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9955 5998
Sails on Lavender Bay is perched on the shore of Sydney’s magnificent harbour with post card views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is the perfect venue for those wanting to experience the quintessential beauty of the city. Sails on Lavender Bay is accessible by either ferry, private boat or car. The menu is original and extensive - reflecting the seasons and freshness of the local produce. The menu offers what can be described as “refined modern Australian”, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The award winning wine list comprises of over 130 Australian and International wine varietals that have been sourced and compiled by our sommelier.

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