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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bathers Pavilion (Balmoral)

My last day in Sydney for 2012 - tomorrow, I fly out for a 6 week trip across Europe and Hong Kong. Yay me! Unfortunately, it would be the last chance that I'll get to spend with my closest friend before the New Year - so we went exploring again.

Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral is a place she has wanted to try, and it is a lovely place tucked inside the Pavilion. A bustling restaurant with lovely scenic views of the beach, and quite cute napkins too (see below)!


The menu on offer was quite interesting, so we agreed on trying the following: Cranberry Cocktail (non-alcoholic $7.80), Kingfish crueche (some salad-y thing) and the seared fish-of-the-day on parsley risotto.

I'm sorry for keeping this post rather short - I'm actually on my travels at the moment. Overall it was a mixed response - we loved the fish-of-the-day, and the parsley risotto was delicious. The kingfish was cold, which I was disappointed to sample - but apparently it IS meant to be served cold... so I have much still to learn. Taste was quite nice - but we loved the fish/risotto much more. Cocktail - very small portion for the price.

Overall, that reflects our perspective - for what we paid ($72.50 for an entree, a main, the cocktail and a soft drink), it wasn't good value. However, the experience of enjoying a decent hot meal indoors with seaside views is something to treasure.



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Bathers Pavilion (Balmoral)
4 The Esplanade
Balmoral 2088

How to get there: the 257 bus from Chatswood will take you there eventually, but driving yourself is recommended. Going south-bound along the M10 Spit Rd, turn left into Awaba St and head to Balmoral. If you're coming from the south, Awaba St has a no-right-turn limitation, so turn left away from the beach and do a legal U-ie, before heading down to Balmoral. The Pavilions themselves is impossible to miss - either find a 2P residential parking and walk, or pay for the 3P parking right in front.

Value: Entrees $20++, Mains $30++

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