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Sails on Lavender Bay

$$$$, , Seafood
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9955 5998
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sails on Lavender Bay
1. Location - Location - Location
"What an amazing view!"
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2. Amazing View, Great Food
"sat right by the window overlooking the water and harbour bridge"
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3. My Birthday Treat
"this place has views, it has great food and wonderful staff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's Tuesday, it's farewell to Australia for one of us so let's celebrate on Sydney Harbour. If you want to do it in style go to Sails. Quiet but impeccable service, food that has points of distinction without being pretentious and a great view. Entrees...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

First time visitor to this well known eatery as part of a Christmas work function… and it didn’t disappoint. Easy to get to via ferry for water taxi (straight to the door). Wait staff were attentive… we were seated quickly… and the views across the...More

Thank mural777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held a birthday celebration in the private dining room of Sails. The view from Sails, looking over to Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour, is spectacular. The wait staff can not be faulted in their attention to detail and attentiveness to interact...More

Thank sammm53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing view! So convenient. We took the ferry over and stopped right at the restaurant. Return on the ferry or hop a bus parked in the cul-de-sac and leaving every 10 minutes. The food was excellent! We both had fish - very fresh...More

Thank brendahL520EV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked this restaurant as a surprise for my 60th birthday as the view is amazing. Originally 10 were booked in but at the last minute my son from overseas arrived unexpectedly taking the number to 11. My husband was then informed that there...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our 1 year wedding anniversary so really wanted to go all out. The service was great but in all honesty the food was nothing special what so ever. They seem to think if there’s froth/mousse on a plate that means it’s great....More

Thank bart s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening dinner and we ordered the degustation dinner with the matching wines - the views of Luna Park and the bridge was lovely and the seafood was fantastic. The beef unfortunately was undercooked and the service was so so. One thing that was...More

Thank 6784_dog
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I went to Sails for the first time with high expectations and I was very impressed. The view is unrivalled and breathtaking but again the service surpassed the view. The very attentive staff were friendly and efficient without being too overbearing. The food was elegant...More

Thank WorldTravellerOz
Reviewed April 19, 2018

What can you say, this place has views, it has great food and wonderful staff. Personally I could not fault it. We all had the degustation menu with accompanying wines and as the birthday boy I also had oysters to start. It was truly fantastic...More

Thank martinw-sydney
Reviewed April 15, 2018

the location and ambience is superb , the service is fantastic from all staff , the maitre de is a perfect fit and gentleman , the wine selection is one of the best I have seen for quality and variety , we cleaned them out...More

Thank 156george
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Response from SuJayne | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. You don't need to overdress but bear in mind many people go for a special event so will have made an effort
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $38
Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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  >  McMahons Point
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9955 5998
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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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