With the weather warming up it is time to start enjoying longer evenings by the water. If you have a celebration or want to get together somewhere special with friends, why not book an afternoon or evening of waterside fine dining in Mosman?
Mosmanites and visitors are lucky to be spoilt for choice. We enjoy access to highly awarded fine dining experiences with beautiful views, thanks to our harbourside location.
Here are some of the most popular waterside fine dining restaurants close to home in Mosman.
Bathers’ Pavilion Balmoral
A local institution, Bathers’ Pavilion has had pride of place on Balmoral Beach for twenty years. Recently closed for renovation, this landmark is due to reopen in the spring of 2019 (the website mentions October 4th as the big day).
Offering uninterrupted water views, Bathers’ Pavilion is known for its understated elegance and seasonally updated menu. Many local faces celebrate their weddings and other special occasions at this fabulous beachside location.
Reviewers refer to Bathers’ Pavilion as “a lovely experience”, with “delightful food” and also as feeling “really local and friendly.” As one Tripadvisor reviewer visiting the area from overseas mentioned, “We were welcomed as if we were on our 100th visit, not our first”.
Ormeggio at The Spit
With a 4.5 star rating on Google, Ormeggio at the Spit is another local haunt, having been operating at The Spit for ten years.
This fine dining restaurant, located at D’Albora Marina, offers contemporary Italian cuisine with an “innovative twist” in a spectacular waterside setting overlooking the stunning Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. It’s a regular dining destination for many families in the area, with menu options including a la carte or a degustation menu of seven delicious courses.
A consistently ‘hatted’ restaurant, this venue has collected an impressive number of industry awards, including Best Italian Restaurant in NSW, and Top Ten in NSW from the 2019 Delicious 100.
Public Dining Room
Another Balmoral stalwart, the Public Dining Room is located towards the south end of The Esplanade, in the building that was the original turnstile used to access the local public swimming baths.
The restaurant includes a main a la carte dining room and bar, a private dining room opening onto the beach deck and an outdoor terrace. As shared on the website, the restaurant is available for exclusive use of the entire venue or for smaller parties in one section.
Dining options include fresh local ingredients that incorporate global culinary influences. The menu at Public Dining Room sources selected boutique produce from small producers throughout Australia and changes with the seasons.
Enjoy your meal and your water views with a glass of wine from the sommelier-curated wine list.
Ripples Chowder Bay
“Hard to beat”, with “attentive service” and “delicious food” are some of the comments from diners who recently experienced Ripples in Chowder Bay.
Offering modern Australian dining, Ripples is open seven days a week for lunch and Fridays and Saturdays for dinner. Arrive by car or add to the experience and make your way to this heritage location via charter boat or water taxi and disembark at Chowder Bay Wharf.
Book a table to sample homemade focaccia, Sydney rock oysters and your choice of pasta or mains. Linger for the afternoon and enjoy a bottle of white or red from the selection of local and international wines.
The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are one of the most attractive draw cards of the Mosman area. Take the time to enjoy a sunny spring afternoon or a delightful evening with friends while indulging in some of the best dishes the city has to offer.