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“It felt like we were in a TREEHOUSE!”

The Gunyah Restaurant at Paper Bark Camp
Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Huskisson
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Gunyah restaurant is the treetop dining room at Paperbark Camp, a peaceful bush retreat offering unique luxury tented accommodation just outside of Huskisson, Jervis Bay. Featuring regularly in the Good Food Guide, dining in the candle lit dining room is a highlight of a stay at the camp and the restaurant is also open to non-resident guests. Please note bookings are essential and the restaurant is regularly booked out during busy holiday periods and at the weekend.
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“It felt like we were in a TREEHOUSE!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We got to Gunya an hour before our booking. While the sun was still up. We had a drink on the balcony and took in the scenery. it was beautiful and tranquil.
dinner was lovely. although the menu is small the quality of food was 5 Star. I Would recommend to try the 5 Texture chocolate. it was amazing

Visited January 2013
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Chapel Hill NC
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33 reviews
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“Worth a trip”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good food in an unusual location. We had a very nice dinner in what is really a giant treehouse in the woods.

Visited December 2012
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5 reviews
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“Massively overrated and overpriced”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We were promised "Mod Oz with a bush tucker twist", seafood and a suckling pig on a spit in exchange for our $130 per head for Christmas dinner. What we got was a respectable buffet that was only a few notches above a Harvester. It included a few prawns, a small BBQ and no suckling pig in sight. The price didn't include tea or coffee. Service was negligible to non-existent. This restaurant gets by on its novelty value and, apparently, the fact that many of the guests staying at Paperbark Camp have more money than sense. We feel well and truly robbed!

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6 reviews
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“Gone From Bad to Worse”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This was once our favouite restaurant in the area. Last time we dined the service was bad - understaffed. This time there was no excuse - 5 staff clumsily tried to deal with the pattons but also ignored us. Back packer staff do not care about reputation - surely the owners of this once cared for restaurant know better. We waited 25 min for a menu. We did not get our mains until 10 pm. I was so disappointed. I used to frequent this restaurant 3 or 4 times a year but tonight I say farewell. I no longer have good memories. The food is poor value - We have no problem paying for quality. This was basic cooking at fine dining prices. The new chef, crappy floor staff and atmospere are no longer worth it. I say don't bother 'meeting' at this place. Plenty of other places in the Shoalhaven that will provide QUALITY service & food. The end of an era.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Second review of a new Aussie icon - its even better than ever”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We enjoyed a special engagement dinner sitting on the verandah overlooking the mighty gums and varied canopy of this coastal forest. Local possum and Eastern Whipbirds ensured a truly Australian experience and the many international guests seemed impressed with the food and setting.

On my second visit I dined early enough to see the sky and setting dusk scenery. I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service even more than before. Pork entree was Asian accented rather than too strongly flavoured. The kangaroo in pomegranate and garlic prawn mains were perfect and cheese plate offering Tasmanian and two Victorian cheeses with coffees (top quality Single Origin) sublime.

Gunyah offers a fine dining menu and wine selection that is rarely seen outside Australia's capital cities. When combined with the unique setting, tastefully styled Australiana decor and beautiful timber and iron architecture, the PaperBark Camp owners and staff make this a magical experience. A very attentive new Irish manager made us feel very welcome and comfortable.

I've booked for a family celebration and am planning a return despite the 3 hour journey each way from Sydney. This is now one of our family's favourite special places.

  • Visited November 2012
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