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Sails on Lavender Bay

9.4/10
831 reviews

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 Special request
  • 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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Excellent

9.4/10
based on 831 reviews
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Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Divya B.
    Divya B.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great food and ambience

  2. Rebecca N.
    Rebecca N.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food and service. Would definitely go back!

  3. Melissa F.
    Melissa F.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Gorgeous views of the harbour with the harbour bridge, opera house and Luna park beautifully lit up at night. Excellent service & wine suggestion even though we went for a bottle rather than the wine pairings. The degustation was delightful and the four of us were extremely satisfied. Beautiful way to celebrate a covid wedding ????

  4. Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Such a cute little spot by the water with great views! The restaurant was nice and intimate and the service was warm and inviting. The food was amazing, they had split up the entree onto 2 separate plates for us so it’s like we had a mini degustation. Very lovely experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary :)

  5. Charlotte P.
    Charlotte P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Nice view and lovely food ! Strongly recommend!

  6. Simon h.
    Simon h.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Great welcome, said hello by my surname and directed me to the table where my family was already sitting. Food was amazing, especially the strawberry and cream desert and praline tart. generous serving of side dishes and mains were also fantastic in presentation and flavour.

  7. Graeme M.
    Graeme M.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Disappointed to be placed in a back room next to a party at which there was constant bad language and very loud. Destroyed the ambiance and service was focused elsewhere. Food was. Solid

  8. Sameer W.
    Sameer W.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great find, great food , great host and great wine list

  9. Eleanor C.
    Eleanor C.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The views are spectacular - Luna Park was lit up stunningly with the Harbour Bridge enclosing us in our own private world of water & lights. The 7 course degustation menu matched the view - every dish was presented imaginatively - described in detail - eaten in silence to savour every exciting taste sensation which tantalised our awakened taste buds - appreciation was acknowledged of the efficient & friendly table service & especially the chefs & kitchen staff whose dedicated talents & highly honed culinary skills were showcased to very appreciated diner.s. The price paid was high but well worth two average priced meals. Well done Sails for a memorable evening of unmatching views, service & above all superb food. Eleanor Chevor

  10. Liz C.
    Liz C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was amazing, the staff are happy to go through the menu with you for any specials. The atmosphere was very romantic at night, the harbour view and the toned down music were the highlights, on top of the bread with truffle butter given as an appetizer.

  11. Steve T.
    Steve T.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    A Beautiful quaint restaurant right on the harbour with impressive views of the city, Bridge and the Opera House. The food was elegant as it was delicious and inventive. The matching degustation menu is the way to go. All of this was capped off with the most friendly and attentive staff. Worthy of 10/10

  12. Jody S.
    Jody S.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Sails is my favourite restaurant. It's always exceptional in every aspect, food, wine, service, staff, location. I try to go as often as I can afford.

  13. Amy T.
    Amy T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love Sails. Always top service and beautiful food. Try their delicious scallops and prawns and enjoy their delicious beef tenderloin. Loved every minute of the excellent meal, staff and water views - as we always do. Also, recommend their degustation - great value!

  14. Diana S.
    Diana S.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Food and service overall were fantastic but the steak could have been better.

  15. Hiy N.
    Hiy N.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    A beautiful setting even though the day was overcast staff were very professional unfortunately bee arises after a largishbgroup so the order takin and meal delivery was a little slow nice touches like two types of butter for the. Bread options particularly liked the smoked pork jowl apptiser and the sousvide chicken

  16. Kelly K.
    Kelly K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Ambiance, Food and Service, simply wonderful.....we seriously cannot recommend Sails enough. Such quality covering all areas is a rarity in today's restaurant world.

  17. Tarina F.
    Tarina F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Jess who served us was very helpful. The whole meal was delicious especially the duck The view is beautiful looking over the bay towards the lights of Luna Park. A very nice evening.

  18. Kt  H.
    Kt H.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Seems to have improved since our last visit mid 2019. Excellent food and service highly recommended. Of course we love the view. I don’t like to have to make up a number of characters for

  19. Clement c.
    Clement c.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Superb service! Spectacular view! My main was awesome! Well worth the price tag! All my guests were so happy with everything. Thank you the Sails team!!!

  20. Adrian W.
    Adrian W.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This was an unexpected find. I don't want to exaggerate, but on all counts, quality of the food, service and ambience, we couldn't fault the evening. We skipped entrees because we had eaten a substantial lunch earlier. We both chose (different) fish dishes, both of which had to rank as arguably the best we had ever had. Desserts (also different) were similar - just so terrific. The meal began with a small (complimentary) savoury macaron which was an absolute delight! Staff were absolutely first rate. Our own waiter was at once respectful. helpful and fun. A seriously delightful evening - thanks Sails!

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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.

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