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Dunbar House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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9 Marine Pde, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brunch here with two friends before a wedding up the road. I had the SLAT and it was fantastic. My coffees were also very nice. Wait staff were attentive and kept our water glasses full and opened the umbrellas once the sun came around. I usually dislike dining outside but the view was just spectacular and the weather mild... More 

Thank spuffy_c
Gosford, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the best breakfast money can buy you outside your own home. Now sometimes the service is not always 100% becusss they get extremely busy, but this is made up for by the qaulity of the food and the beautiful surrounds while you are eating, hopefully in good copany.

Thank Nadia S
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always love my visits to Dunbar House particularly on a beautiful sunny day and seated on the wrap around sandstone verandah. Being upmarket, the prices are quite steep though the food is very good, as is the coffee. Recently I had the Devonshire tea. The scones were perfect! The Wedgewood tea cup and plate adds to the special feeling.... More 

Thank Beaverlea_10
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only does this restaurant have marvelous views of Sydney Harbour, it's staff and food are just as good. We went by ferry from Circular Quay, which is a great trip on the harbour for visitors, for lunch. What a fabulous day in this setting. The wait staff were exemplary. Prices are not over the top. We will definitely eat... More 

Thank M G
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A charming sandstone building with a veranda looking onto Watson's Bay, provides a perfect breakfast venue. It is quiet, surrounded by parklands, fronting onto a harbour beach, with all the colour and movement of a waterway. Breakfast is unhurried. The menu is diverse. The health conscious will be happy. The breakfast blowout can be covered. Coffee is great: heart starting... More 

Thank nigel c
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thank the girl at the pier at the drink kiosk for steering my friend and I to your establishment. One of the best experiences of our trip. Food is fantastic, service is exceptional view from the porch makes the cappuccino experience pure bliss. The setting is so relaxing a perfect place to stop have breakfast and plan your day or... More 

Thank Kent M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Beautiful old house in a lovely setting on the shore of Watsons Bay. The stately fig trees add to the attraction of this great venue. The wedding we attended was very traditional but modern and the Staff and friendly service was exemplary.

Thank Carol H
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138 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Attended a wedding here. Lovely location and nice atmosphere. Service was unobtrusive yet attentive. The food was above average, but the chicken served as the main was quite dry. I'd like to come back and try the restaurant food rather than food that was served as part of a function. A nice place.

Thank Lachlan72
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a very wet day - looked inviting and was able to sit out side despite the weather. Great view from the terrace. Lovely lunch with a good glass of wine!

Thank Jackie B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Last year we got married at Dunbar House. The food was simply amazing. All of Our guests are still raving about how great the food was - especially for a wedding. We had our 1 year anniversary lunch at the restaurant downstairs last week and it was very average. It is lovely to be able to celebrate in the same... More 

Thank Samantha W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Marine Pde, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: 9337-1226

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