Nestled on the harbour near Vaucluse, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a Sydney institution known for its Hamptons-chic style fit-out (the interiors are seriously on point), mouth-watering seafood (think alllll of the oysters) and sweeping views of our stunning city.
Just a (quick) ferry away from Circular Quay and Manly or a ten-minute drive from Bondi, the luxe bayside retreat boasts boutique contemporary accommodation, slick waterfront dining and a Beach Club, where all the action takes place. Blue and white umbrellas, hidden flamingos and nautical errrrything set the scene for an endless summer and we can guarantee there’s nowhere else you’d rather be on sun-drenched Sydney afternoon.
And what’s a day by the harbour without some fresh to death seafood to feast on? From Australian tiger prawns and crab linguine to grilled John Dory or tuna poke bowls and calamari, the Italian-inspired menu has something for even the hangriest foodie. For those who don’t want to mess around, treat your taste buds to the sushi and sashimi boat, closely followed by the Piña Colada Trifle to end your meal on a high.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel's winter menu is to die for. Featuring goodness like pure milk ricotta gnocchi with mushroom and truffle ragu, bresaola and balsamic cherries with artisan labne and crostini, and roasted salmon with a herbed bulgur salad, you've got to check it out more than once this chilly season.
With the sea and seafood covered, all that’s left to do is drink. The wine and beer selection is strong but the cocktails are addictive. Whether you’re dropping by for a nibble or staying for a long leisurely lunch, don’t go home without trying their famous frosé.
Oh, and if you're after a delicious menu and stunning waterfront view for a conference, birthday, baby shower, wedding or work get together, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is obvs the go-to! Their feast menus are packed full of deliciousness, and won't leave you hungry. Just sayin’…
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