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The Dunes

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 3332
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“beet salad” (2 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the best fish & chips at the kiosk in Sydney to eat outside or take away, the restaurant also serves excellent food and good variety.

Thank horst2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beach like setting across from the actual beach. Limited menu but adequate for lunch. Dogs are welcome. Parking is paid parking $ 6 per hour.

Thank AWCostless
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This spot never fails to please , and again we enjoyed it at its best - at the end of a sunny hot day . The cross ventilation allows the cool onshore wind to gently flow through the restaurant , which is tastefully decorated in...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for a nice lunch. The restaurant is very nicely decked out. There is an inside part, but we were lucky to have a table outside with a cool breeze coming through. You can just walk across from the beach and so the location...More

3  Thank mihskaelli
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We discovered The Dunes by accident- we arrived at The Boathouse, we’re put off by the queue and walking back to the car came across The Dunes. Our afternoon could not have been better. The meal was superb, service prompt and friendly, the seafood very...More

4  Thank SydneyFamily2011
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ordered an extra piece of fish from Dunes Kiosk and they served me this tiny shred of a thing the serving staff universally agreed it was far too pitiful, so they sent it back to the kitchen. then the kitchen staff smugly refused to...More

3  Thank bernardz724
Mmuehleck, Owner at The Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear Bernard Our kitchen team prepared a piece of fish for your and although it is normally served battered they agreed to serve it grilled as you asked for this. As a result your fish piece was of course smaller than it would be if...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

A Beautiful elegant yet quaint restaurant which serves delicious cuisine in a relaxed, beach location. We had our wedding here 3 years ago in March and it was beautifully decorated with ample room for 80 guests.

1  Thank nicoleejohnson
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great outdoor setting just back from the glorious beach. The kiosk does great food and very affordable eg burgers $10, lovely fries from $4, delicious steak sandwich $12, but also healthy options. Dog friendly too. When the weather is good, this Dune kiosk is a...More

Thank BarbWats0n
lopepc17, Manager at The Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for the positive review. We are always happy to hear our customers enjoying our food and the surrounding. Just wanted to let you know that we don't have the minimum charge anymore : ) Hope to see you again at the kiosk or even...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I took my wife to this restaurant on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late July as a birthday treat. Palm Beach is the playground of Sydney's glitterati after all - and we remembered that on a previous visit the restaurant had lived up to both...More

3  Thank David O
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We celebrated a major family birthday with three generations and friends on a sunny autumn afternoon. The staff were very attentive and helpful without being over-the-top. The food was great and supported the great atmosphere of the room (or in our case, the extension). We...More

Thank Gordon L
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Questions & Answers
Courts B
16 June 2017|
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Response from Mmuehleck | Property representative |
We normally serve lunch Sundays from 12pm. We are currently on our annual winter break so the restaurant is closed this Sunday- we will reopen on the 2nd of July.
30 January 2017|
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Response from Mmuehleck | Property representative |
There is a 3 course set menu including a glass of champagne upon arrival $85 per person for Valentines Dinner. The menu offers a choice of 3 for each course.
24 January 2016|
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Response from MichelleESydney | Reviewed this property |
This is a licensed restaurant however you can byo wine.. They previously changed this policy for byo certain days prob best to check before you go!! Not sure since it has changed hands as i didn't take notice of this when we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Located near the northern point of the beautiful Palm Beach peninsula, Dunes Restaurant & Kiosk provides a perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Opened in 2006, Dunes sits between Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean on 1200 square metres of manicured lawns and gardens. Our seasonal menu includes only the freshest produce in an innovative and contemporary variety of dishes, designed by our Executive Chef Troy Frater and his partner Madeleine Muhleck. Surrounded by Australian native plants, lush palm trees and filtered water views, we invite you to come and discover all the natural wonders of Dunes.
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