The Restaurant at The Bathers’ Pavilion is an impressive affair in a warm setting with impeccable food and service to match the stunning view. Situated in a striking building on Balmoral Beach, the Restaurant sits on one side of the pavilion while its sister Café is on the other. The interior is modern, stylish and yet there is still a warmth and cosiness to it.
Open for lunch & dinner, enjoy the beautifully crafted menu and wine list of the restaurant that shares a close relationship with seasons and changes accordingly.
The emphasis is on fresh produce grown by small producers. The extensive wine list includes a great choice of Australian and imported wines, both current and older vintages.
Feel the warm breeze of summer or the heat of the fire during winter. As dusk falls you might forget momentarily that you’re here for Serge Dansereau’s equally seductive food.
We are open 7 days a week
Sit down on the comfy couches, sit side by side at one of the oval tables at the wide, wide windows, crowd cosily with friends into one of the booths and gaze out through the heads. The Café’s great food and drink choices for all occasions from breakfast to cocktails are equally enjoyable as its surroundings.
Open all day, everyday, for breakfast, lunch and dinner or something light in-between. The Café serves Mediterranean style food in a casual atmosphere with so much to see and choose from.
Breakfast – Monday to Sunday from 7am to 11:45am
Lunch / Dinner menu – Monday to Sunday from midday til late
The Bathers’ Pavilion is owned by chef, Serge Dansereau. The view is towards the Heads and overlooks Middle Harbour. We are around fifteen minutes from the city. There are many ways to enjoy eating or drinking within the old beach changing shed pavilion – private dining rooms, Café, Bar and a fine dining Restaurant.
“A little more” encapsulates a great deal of Bathers’ philosophy. Emphasis is placed on creating a unique & memorable eating experience within stylish timeless interiors with warm, friendly and informed service. The food is appropriate to its surroundings. Some traditional cooking methods such as slow cooking in a wood fired oven or grilling on vine leaves are used. Serge’s approach to our food is uniquely Australian. His experience with food and maturity are of paramount importance in achieving the flavours we want, yet we are modern in approach.
Both the food and wine lists have a close relationship with the seasons and change accordingly. They reflect Bathers’ special relationships with small producers and growers. The Restaurant has a comprehensive wine list, including a “Small Vineyards” list. About one third of the wines are aged, one third current vintage Australian and the last third imported wines.
Once you enter The Bathers’ Pavilion, the first thing you notice is the beach view, which offers an overwhelming background to the clean line of the restaurant and café.
The proximity of the beach is a constant reminder of the link between a beach pavilion and the reinvented Bathers’. While the historic building has now clearly outlived its original purpose, a new life has been breathed into its fabric.
It is such a unique experience to sit in the Café or Restaurant and absorb the view and the activities of the beach and the bay, with its ever-present beach-goers and boats sailing in the distance.
And more than once we have been graced with the presence of whales and dolphin in full view of Bathers’.
Please CLICK HERE to read more about our colourful history.