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Sails on Lavender Bay

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2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Location - Location - Location
"What an amazing view!"
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2. Amazing View, Great Food
"sat right by the window overlooking the water and harbour bridge"
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3. My Birthday Treat
"this place has views, it has great food and wonderful staff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is incredible and the food is fabulous I highly recommend this restaurant and definitely got a plan to go there again, the service is definitely what you get at the fine dining restaurant.

Thank skhaffaf
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 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 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband had such a lovely night in this beautiful restaurant with amazing view on the bay. Everything was perfect: starting from the special spritz cocktail and the little entre, moving on to the mains, really fresh fish for me and great black...More

Thank Giulia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the degustation menu for our wedding anniversary, and every single plate was delicious, we had matching wine which was matched to perfection. You can taste the fresh produce and the taste of the ocean with their seafood.. This has been...More

Thank Chickal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever eaten. My wife and I took the ferry over and a 1 minute walk took us to Sales for a late Sunday lunch. We ordered scallops and another starter. Mains were Flame Tail snapper and pink snapper....More

Thank Wiley L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food with excellent service and good atmosphere. Found through TripAdvisor and didn't disappoint. We were first in on account of an early booking but it soon filled up on a Friday evening. All tables have a great view but we were happily towards the...More

Thank Badgersoutandabout
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 adults, 1 toddler and 1 two week old baby was not a problem to our friendly hosts in Sails for Sunday lunch - we were made to feel most welcome. We have eaten in a number of Sydney's restaurants and this is by fast...More

Thank Alistair-Ngaire
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Best views in Sydney and atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner. Rather pricey but food is pretty good. Window tables re best. Service is very professional.

Thank smackinlay
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food Served by courteous staff. Scenery spectacular a Truly wonderful dining experience. Martin

Thank martincV8976CS
Reviewed 16 June 2018

My wife and I recently had dinner at Sails with 2 of our friends and we were all very happy with our experience. The seating throughout the venue is strategically placed to complement the amazing views across Sydeny Harbour. The menu is modern australian with...More

Thank steve w
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$37
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegan Options, 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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