We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sails on Lavender Bay

€€€€, , Seafood
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (236)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (39 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (438)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had the pleasure to be invited to a birthday party here and it is spectacular. First class view of Sydney's incredible Harbour which is impressive in itself but the food is also first class. This place really is special. It also has a wharf next...More

Thank connorbunting
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our second time dining at sails- the first visit 4 years ago was impressive so we decided to revisit. We arrived right on 6pm and were warmly greeted and seated. We chose to have the degustation menu which is a must! My husband...More

Thank carlosheather
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the seven course tasting menu with matching wines are were not disappointed! Excellent service was provided while we enjoyed a view of the Harbour Bridge. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous evening at Sails and our party all had the 7 course degustation menu. Being a few nights before NYE, the harbour bridge was all lit up with the practice for NYE. Our window view highlighted the bridge, the Opera House and...More

Thank Pippybeach2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visitor to this well known eatery as part of a Christmas work function… and it didn’t disappoint. Easy to get to via ferry for water taxi (straight to the door). Wait staff were attentive… we were seated quickly… and the views across the...More

Thank mural777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have visited in Sydney . The view , food and service quality is of top quality . I had a great memorable dinner there with my husband . The Resturant is located on the Lavender Bay ....More

Thank rockchic2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sails is a silver service style restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour. Views aside, nothing really stood out food wise during my second visit. I will be back because the location is just so good to have a wine and a meal that the lack of attentive...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a lot smaller than we thought. Staff were friendly and relatively attentive. We had seared scallops and the snapper with a side of baby cos and boiled potatoes. The scallops were great but the food accompanying it didn't go well together and...More

Thank Panda2468_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the 7 course degustation menu and had the accompanying wines, which were well selected and well complementing the food. The portion sizes were just right for a degustation menu with beautiful presentation of each dish. With each course the sommelier explained the...More

Thank Kurt B
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Scallop entree (3 smallish) followed by main course of fish fillet.Rather small sized portion with minimum embellishment. An order of french fries was a necessity. My wineglass was empty for more than 15 minutes and I had to ask for another glass from a suited...More

Thank Michael4217
Nearby HotelsSee all McMahons Point Hotels
Harbourside Apartments
398 reviews
.11 km away
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
2,674 reviews
.65 km away
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
1,195 reviews
.77 km away
Park Hyatt Sydney
2,648 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Aqua Dining
513 reviews
.44 km away
Kirribilli Club Sports Bar and Lounge
339 reviews
.56 km away
Ripples at Milsons Point
591 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Blues Point Reserve
79 reviews
.25 km away
Luna Park Sydney
1,255 reviews
.35 km away
Sailaway Sydney
26 reviews
.51 km away
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
269 reviews
.57 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Juan Y
25 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from SuJayne | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. You don't need to overdress but bear in mind many people go for a special event so will have made an effort
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, View
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  >  McMahons Point
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9955 5998
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing