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Sails on Lavender Bay

9.6/10
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2 Henry Lawson Ave, 2060 McMahons Point (NSW)See map

Average price A$115

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Head chef Saro Derderyan has been with Sails team for well over 5 years as a Senior Sous Chef and in 2018 has taken up the head chef position. Saro has worked for some of Sydney's great restaurants such as Boathouse in Blackwattle Bay. Saro is dedicated to creating vibrant food using classic French techniques to enhance the best produce he can source. He endeavours to cook food that boasts confident flavor combinations that aren't overworked.

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Chef Saro Derderyan
  • Average price A$115
  • American express Welcome
Mushroom pie, seasonal mushrooms, celeriac, onion lyonnaise, mushroom tea
A$41
Blue eye trevalla, fine herb emulsion, cauliflower puree, pencil leeks
A$45
John dory, garlic cream, sea urchin veloute, warrigal greens
A$47

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.6/10
based on 1077 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Olga S.
    Olga S.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Great place - what a view! ???? service, attention to details, and food was in a very thigh level.

  2. Patrick E.
    Patrick E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect combination of world class service, friendly attentive and knowledgeable staff, an amazing location ( we agreed we must book both a daylight and evening setting to get the harbour in all its splendor ). Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to treat themselves and their loved ones . It’s also makes a beautiful gift as that was how we discovered it but we will be back ... soon ... very soon . Thank you Team Sails.

  3. Richard H.
    Richard H.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    My only complaint was the back ground music. Why some people think this disturbance is advantageous baffles me and the music is always repetitively annoying. (I admit I am of an age when conversation is cherished.) To their credit the staff discontinued the annoyance immediately upon our request. (we were seated directly underneath a speaker to boot) We four thoroughly enjoyed the fare and the view with a blood red full moon was wonderful.

  4. Rod A.
    Rod A.
    • one review
    10/10

    42 years ago my wife & I enjoyed our 1st private dinner date here & now we are back to celibrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration & we were not disapointed loved the whole experience even the little unexpected happy anniversary message piped in chocolate on our desert plates & the staff were fantastic

  5. Daisy L.
    Daisy L.
    • one review
    9/10

    This restaurant have the best view in Sydney Harbour and the food is also very well cooked, nice presentation and delicious. Highly recommend!

  6. Tamara G.
    Tamara G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb from start to finish, the food was absolutely delicious and so beautiful to look at, the drinks were amazing, the location and service from the staff, first class. Florian, thank you for taking care of us! We will be back for sure!

  7. Daniella L.
    Daniella L.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place. Everything is wonderful - the location, the view, the decor, the ambiance, the service & the food. It's fine dining, so the portions are on the small side & the prices are on the high side, but in terms of the other alternatives in this price bracket with views, this is the best for a special occasion in my opinion.

  8. Jennifer O.
    Jennifer O.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time visit. The food and service were wonderful, as is the view. We have already booked to bring my parents in law for a family dinner. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

  9. Christopher a.
    Christopher a.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant is very superb, very elegant by the water and has fantastic views of the city harbor, the service from the staff very high standard, very clear communication and helpful service, the food was very lovely and enjoyable to eat.

  10. Jodi L.
    Jodi L.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a pleasure to revisit Sails after a very long absence. We had a lovely, well catered evening. Our only issue was with respect to my partner's food allergies , which despite emailing restaurant prior to the night , and reiterating them on arrival, were forgotten when it came to the complimentary appetizer. As he is anaphylactic to these foods, we asked for an alternative, which was promptly dispatched.

  11. Peta J.
    Peta J.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food was excellent. Great choices and lovely presentation. Exceeded my expectations. good service as well - not intrusive but timely. Beautiful views at night.

  12. Thomas L.
    Thomas L.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    The staff, the service, the food are excellent as usual. I was there a few times during lunch hours. This time is a dinner. I found that the night view is "romantic", but not as great as day time.

  13. Jane M.
    Jane M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This was our first visit to Sails. We had a magnificent luncheon. We chose the degustation menu which enabled us to sample many of the regular menu options. The service was excellent, both waiters very friendly and attentive, food beautiful and the view at the table by the window stunning. We will definitely be visiting in the future. Thank you to Sails for making the day so lovely in celebrating a Birthday.

  14. Steve M.
    Steve M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, excellent service and great location - definitely recommend..........,,.............................,... zzzzzzzzzzzzx

  15. David M.
    David M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service, wonderful view, fantastic food and wine.

  16. Wendy S.
    Wendy S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    It was our 1 year anniversary and we had our reception at Sails, loved it then and loved it again on our second visit - will definitely be back for our 2 year anniversary. Cannot fault the food, the service makes you feel very special and the view is just perfect.

  17. Sukanya T.
    Sukanya T.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Food is delicious, Amazing view, Staff are excellent, with service top notch. The price is worth, i will be back again and for sure, Sail will always be my recommendation for my family and my friends, thank you.

  18. Shane C.
    Shane C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely delicious, beautiful views and all the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed.

  19. Philip G.
    Philip G.
    • 38 reviews
    8/10

    Food was good. Wine list was interesting and well priced. Food took an absolute age to come out. We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to get a main course. If I hadn't enquired as to its whereabouts we would probably still be waiting. People seated after us got their food before us. Total restaurant and waiting staff stuff up. Continued to pour wine without considering the fact that we ordered wine with a meal, and that meal had not arrived. Service needs to improve here.

  20. Jane G.
    Jane G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I had been wanting to try this restaurant out for years! Can't believe it took me so long! Just loved every moment. Will definitely be returning.

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2 Henry Lawson Ave, 2060, McMahons Point (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

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. The ‘refined modern Australian’ menu is original and extensive - reflecting the seasons and freshness of the local produce with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

Features

Great view, Romantic, , , , Father's Day, Mother's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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