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Bather's Pavilion

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The Esplanade, Balmoral, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
9969 5050
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful views over Balmoral

Relaxed cafe with plenty of seating. Menu doesn't change very often but offers enough variety. Great fish and chips, lovely salads, kids menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
chelsea69
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Relaxed cafe with plenty of seating. Menu doesn't change very often but offers enough variety. Great fish and chips, lovely salads, kids menu.

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Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Be it a quick meal, a coffee (or tea), or a cake this restaurant is a winner. Breakfast is great and a large choice. Friendly and knowledgeable staff as well.

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Sydney , Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We continue to return to this restaurant simply because it has never let us down on the food and atmosphere - another 3 hour lunch for 7 of us confirmed this yet again. Others have noted that it is pricey but the reality is that for the little extra you might pay you get a whole lot in return. The... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I hasd lunch at this restaurant with some work colleagues in December and I absolutely loved it! The food was great (desserts are amazing) and the service was perfect. We had a table by the window and the view on the beach was breathtaking! I will come back here soon with my hubby for a romantic dinner.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here and enjoyed the view, service and food. However we only had one course and 1 bottle of wine and we thought the bill was extortionate. We have had just as good a meal, in equally nice surroundings for half the price. If we return it will be to the cafe not the restaurant!

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

But the weather certainly didn't dampen our enjoyment of this fabulous restaurant. After reading some mixed reviews I must say we were a tad apprehensive. However, our Australia Day lunch couldn't have been more perfect! From the moment we walked in the door the service was impeccable - a fine example of well trained staff who not only know their... More 

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The cafe section is fine. But whatever you do stay away from the fine dining section. The good? The oysters (pacific) were lovely and fresh, the sweet corn soup was imaginative and delicate. The bad? The duck magrete was I'll conceived and served with what looked like deep fried comfit. $55 for 7 potato dumplings in a garlic Jus -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Can't fault the vista from the Restaurant, parking is a problem, meals a little too petite for the price they charge.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The perfect weather and amazing location was fantastic for my special birthday. The service too was excellent but the food was not. Not one of us had anything good to say about the entrees - the tuna sashimi was totally overpowered by the beetroot, the corn soup had too many unimpressive additives and the overcooked swordfish - what was that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Returned here for a family birthday and were not disappointed. We were seated by the window and enjoyed the point blank beach views, although there are probably no 'bad' tables. The service was impeccable and food fantastic as always. The prices make it a place for special occasions but each time it's been worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Esplanade, Balmoral, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Mosman  >  Balmoral
  • Phone Number: 9969 5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 89
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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