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Sails on Lavender Bay

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in McMahons Point $$$$ , , Gluten Free Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been wanting to dine here for years and it lived up to my expectations. We started with cocktails and enjoyed the views. All four of our entrees and mains were superb. Highlights were the scallops and pork belly entrees. Snapper and Trevalle for...More

Thank Worldtraveller2044
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Post Christmas/New Year get together for 6 - a table offering one of the world's best views of the Bridge, Opera House and departing cruise ship. The magnificent view was matched by a superb dining experience. Understated, helpful service and a thoughtfully paced serving. Very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently held a function at Sails and had a very enjoyable lunch. The menu is interesting, the food and presentation excellent, the wine list comprehensive and the service attentive. Beautiful spot for lunch or dinner

Thank titan34
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Must be one of the world's most spectacular locations, let down by poor food. Largely tasteless, "hot" dishes served cold, tough meat (beef and lamb), offered to cook (some) meat dishes as you preferred and then completely ignored requests, and forgetting some orders altogether.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We dined here as a group of friends for lunch and were not disappointed. Everything was perfect, from the food to the service and of course the amazing view across to the Sydney Harbour bridge and beyond. The service was friendly and attentive without being...More

Thank Tottydownunder
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As we arrived with my father for his 79th birthday, who was up from Melbourne so we were looking forward to the view and food, we were welcomed by a delightful Maitre D, who'd remembered from my booking weeks earlier that it was Dad's birthday...More

Thank Macfilms
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Very lovely location and the decoration and table settings are classical clean and lovely. The service is also excellent, efficient, knowledgeable. Professional and friendly. However the food is where it falls down just a little bit. We had the degustation tasting menu and chose our...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant for location and view as you will get the circular quay to the rocks landscape and of course the harbour bridge as a backdrop. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. The price would be around $100 per...More

Thank Lanoma
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a very good restaurant. Seafood at its best really. Nice ferry ride from the city to the front door of the restaurant, Great meal. Then a ferry ride back in the evening watching the harbour and city lights. Living the dream.

Thank H1ck5v1ll3
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A beautiful restaurant to start with. Love the crisp tablecloths and beautiful view. A birthday celebration from my husband. The food and service was fantastic.

Thank suebip
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$28 - US$40
Contemporary, Australian, 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
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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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
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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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