Dunbar House

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Ph: 02 9337 1226

9 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay, 2030 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 8:00am - 3:00pm
MON closed
TUE closed
WED closed
THU closed
FRI 8:00am - 3:00pm
SAT 8:00am - 3:00pm

The Details

  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Child Friendly
  • Function Space
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Love the View
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Coffee
  • All Day Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The verdict

Dunbar House is the perfect Sydney café and venue when you're seeking some indulgence with a regal touch, and a little escape from whatever ails you. Positioned a few steps up from the shores of Watson's Bay, almost every table soaks up breathtaking views of the water, with plenty of tables outside for a bit of sea breeze.

Tuck into one of their sumptous all-day breakfasts (you'll want to stay all day too), or linger for lunch. The menu changes monthly, but one thing you can be sure of is the complete attention to detail. Everything from the pasta to the pastry cases are made on site. Speaking of pasta, don't leave without trying the Alaskan crab tortellini, a silky smooth gift from the sea that is as gorgeous as the surroundings. For something big and hearty, the beef cheek pie will warm you up in no time.

No expense has been spared on the interoriors and the china, making it a top-tier venue for a high tea (pun intended) or special event. For functions and weddings, enjoy the luxury of your own professional oyster shucker with champagne in hand while relaxing on the balcony and sighing at the view. Then have your charcuterie freshly shaved for you. Seriously. It doesn't get much fresher than this.    

Being one of Sydney's best wedding venues, you'll also get the royal treatment for your big day. Escape the city and arrive in style in your own private water taxi, ascending lush green lawns to you magic "I do" moment with Sydney Harbour in the distance of every photo. 

Image credit: Federica Portentoso

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