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Sails on Lavender Bay

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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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2 Henry Lawson Ave | McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sunny winter weather just begged for lunch by the harbour whilst showing an interstate friend the best Sydney. Being based north of the Bridge, I chose Sails for our impromptu treat. You can literally see the water lapping outside the large windows. Impecable service...now that is a true treat in Sydney and beautiful food. Pricey but flawless.

Thank Tracy A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is modern and suggested an elegant setting. If aesthetics are important to you as tastiness, this definitely is the place for you. We certainly felt relaxed with the tranquil picturesque views and excited about the upcoming gourmet dishes. It was a nice space to unwind. One thing that really impressed me was the presentation of the dishes. I... More 

Thank GMV-GotMyVote
Rozelle, Australia
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food - great service and wonderful views. Staff were amicable and entertaining Beautiful views as the sun goes down and easy to get to via ferry my personal favourite method of transport in Sydney.

Thank Lorraine M
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each plate of our eight course degustation was lovely in presentation and flavour. Hard to pick a favourite but the goats cheese curd would have to be up there. The marched wines nicely complimented each course and have been selected with care. The location of this place is amazing - right on the waterfront with views across to the harbour... More 

Thank Tina M
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit on the lounge to enjoy a pre dinner drink if you like and be guided to your nicely dressed table. Good attention from the staff topping up your water, wine etc. . Yep the view doesn't get much better. Its fine dining with lovely food from entrees to coffees. Its expensive but perfect for that special occasion for a... More 

Thank 425darren
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breathtaking view of Luna Park, Harbour Bridge and Pier One only add to the ambiance of this unbelievable restaurant. The fantastic service matched everything this restaurant had to offer. Our waiter was very attentive and looked after us very well. Class! The meal was well presented and delicious. A group of 4 and we were all similarly impressed with... More 

Thank Wendy T
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All ASPECTS... food , service , the view , the flavours , the seating , the comfort of chairs = A Gem. We went just before the renovations of the wharf, which , would be a major consideration , if booking for that special occasion .

Thank KasStreaming
Milton Keynes
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a return trip to Sails and I was not disappointed. From the time the door was opened the staff were friendly and professional. The view is wonderful and the food was well presented and cooked to perfection. We asked for wine to be paired with our courses and we were nit disappointed. A superb evening out and I... More 

Thank BarneyMK16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were given this as a gift , had not been to Sails for 30 years. It was exceptional, from the moment we arrived, till the gift on leaving, the service was amazing and the food just could not be faulted, nor the selection of wines that accompanied the courses. On top of that a view that is a world... More 

Thank Mark H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Went with friends recently for dinner. Lets cut to the chase, a great ambiance, great location, great service and great food. 10/10. If you are looking for a restaurant out of the Sydney CBD with views back across the harbour to the city and want something special.... this is must go to.

Thank Greg W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $38
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • Phone Number: 61299555998
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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