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Sails on Lavender Bay

$$$$, , Seafood
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, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at this establishment, dinner mid week. Location: Fantastic, on the waters edge and views to Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Atmosphere: Romantic, dimmed lights,perhaps too dim as I could hardly read the menu, couldn't really see the food, and...More

Thank Greg W
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended Sails for a business dinner and we weren't disappointed. Service and meals were beyond incredible with a view to match. It is on the expensive side so save for a special event or occasion. The 'Mushroom Pie' is a must try!

Thank Kelli_jayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sails is in one of the most iconic Sydney locations and the views of the bridge and opera house as you drive down the hill to the restaurant are truly stunning. The ferry terminal does block the view considerably, depending a bit on where you...More

Thank DRLD1709
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had dinner here one Saturday evening and I do not have enough words to explain the excellence of our experience. We were there (my husband and myself) with another couple. There were families there also having dinner, and some occasions being celebrated. Everyone was...More

Thank HelenNM
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The view is of course the main atttraction, but is somewhat spoiled by the ferry terminal right in front of the restaurant. The food was good - no complaints there - with an interesting menu. Maybe slightly light on the redmeat selections. The highlight is...More

Thank Prowler294
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had my birthday dinner there earlier this year and it was absolutely amazing! The staff was so friendly and the food was amazing! The restaurant itself is beautiful and the view is gorgeous! The food is a perfect size and so good! Expensive but...More

Thank 474louisaf
Reviewed 22 August 2017 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
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 17 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
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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$27 - US$39
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, 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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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