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Vela Dining & Bar

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138 Cabarita Rd | D’Albora Marina, Cabarita Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2137, Australia
+61 2 8759 7604
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived up the bay from this restuarant 16 years ago when it was called Sanders. Came back for a nostalgic visit. He setting is perfect with the wharf over the water and yhe fod was very very good. I had the prawns for an entre and the crab fettuccine dor a main which was very enjoyable. Entre was a... More 

Thank chris C
Sydney, Australia
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220 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked this restaurant for it's location.Right on the water with great view. We were fortunate to have a perfect sunny day for this birthday celebration which made the location all the more appealing. As we were are large group of 20 people we had pre-booked a set menu with the reservation team.Thanks Nina for all your assistance with the preparations... More 

Thank greytravellerSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We arrived at 12.00 for lunch for a table of four. The setting was beautiful and the food was excellent. We had entrees of mussels, calamari and pork belly followed by mains of Lemon sole, steak and duck which we loved, then dessert to finish. However the time taken to receive these meals was very disappointing. It took 2 hours... More 

Thank Bluey304
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I found this little gem after searching on line for a list of best water front seafood restaurants in Inner West. Vela is nice and cosy with practically a surround water view. The location is indeed fantastic and fitting for a birthday celebration! Service was friendly and helpful seeing its our first time dining there on the 11th March.. Menu... More 

Thank MarjorieO908
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

A belated Valentine's Day lunch we decided to try Vela's which I looked up on my IPhone as we were driving in that general direction. Managed to book a table for two no trouble. They were busy however a couple of tables were free. Lovely setting, right on the wharf. Small restaurant with excellent staff and service. I love scallops... More 

Thank Sarah G
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347 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Beautifully situated and fabulous menu, what more could you want ! Our group of 4 enjoyed our entire meal. The service was fabulous and food brilliant. Our oysters wre the vest I have ever had.

Thank TeePodd
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Visiting lovely spots along the Parramatta River and found Vela dining. Called in for lunch and it was delightful. Entrees of calamari and the soft shell crab. Celebrated with a glass of french champagne. The views on the water are bliss with staff so welcoming and attentive. Vela dining is a must for casual dining as well as special events.... More 

Thank Jenny C
Cremorne Point, Australia
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We've eaten at the main restaurant several times and sometimes it's great and other times very average. The location is magic, but the staff seem to struggle when they are busy. So it's lucky you have a gorgeous view to enjoy while you wait far too long for your food. Instead I would recommend the small cafe. It's got a... More 

Thank HappySnappyGirls
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We arrived by ferry (get off at the Cabarita stop) and walked about 5 minutes along to the restaurant. We had a table right by the windows and the view across the water was great. The menu wasn't large but we were able to find dishes on it (including vegetarian) which were great. The service was friendly. We will return... More 

Thank cooldudes948
1 review
Reviewed January 2, 2017

A little hard to get to in Cabarita Park ( we took the ferry and had a pleasant 5 minute walk to the cafe ) but a great view very close to the water. A relative small choice menu but allthe food ordered at our table (including vegetarian) was very good indeed. Very friendly service. Will definitely return again to... More 

Thank Bill L

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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
International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Cabarita Rd | D’Albora Marina, Cabarita Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2137, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8759 7604

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