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The Dunes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 3332
08:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint rustic seating with plenty of expansion to the outdoors for the sea breezes. The tables are very rough with no tablecloths and chairs a mix of lounge and odd bits but let's face it we are here for the food. Plenty to choose from the menu and of course sea food is predominant as it should be.

Thank Jovan K
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that it is the best place where you can eat in Palm Beach. I never ate something some like there. I sure that I'll come back in this restaurant.

1 Thank brunodigreg
Hong Kong
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good choice for lunch - seafood as well as vegetarian on the menu - attentive service and views of the lighthouse. Beautiful setting!

1 Thank casadeboys
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We love Dunes. Especially sitting in the cabins beside the park right near the beach. A fun location

1 Thank Margot B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My partner and I frequently enjoy a meal at the Dunes and always enjoy our visits. This time was with a group of friends -seven couples and all of our group were happy and impressed with menu and the attention to detail. Madeleine and Valerio and all the staff are friendly and looked after a fairly large group of 14... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Highly recommend lunch at Dunes. Great food, fantastic staff, nothing was too much trouble. The weather was perfect so the restaurant was open at the front. The view of the light house made for a great backdrop! The seafood platter was the best dish but the veg curry and the kingfish was also very tasty. Will be back for sure!

2 Thank Tracy W
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick relaxed outdoor cafe, go no further. The kiosk is a very reasonably priced option which shares the kitchen of the upmarket Dunes restaurant. It is so relaxed, go in your swimmers and you will fit right in!

1 Thank Vabozati
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132 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

First thing: you can park with no difficulty. Dunes is a stylish place in a former ranger's cottage, with a shady and airy extension on one side (there is a kiosk at the back for coffee and snacks, but that's a different review). Seating is comfortable and well spaced. The best thing is it's quiet. No trouble hearing your companions... More 

1 Thank Tosca08
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Dunes as a wedding venue. Our wedding was there just 2 days ago and we had a fantastic time! The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy and the food and setting was fantastic! Thank you so much x Mr and Mrs Saffioti

1 Thank Christina H
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A great location, easy parking and a wonderful open air setting, so you enjoy the day. The menu is varied and the specials are interesting. We all ate fish of different types and all said how delicious. We had taken our own wine and we're happy to pay a modest corkage. The service was very good attentive, friendly and helpful.... More 

1 Thank Adrian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Pittwater  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9974 3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?