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By Concrete Playground
December 15, 2020
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The Best Beachfront Venues to Visit in Sydney to Make the Most of Summer

Enjoy a summery spritz by the beach.
By Concrete Playground
December 15, 2020
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    Estate Coogee Beach

    This four-in-one venue has a taco joint and a hidden karaoke room.

  • Food & Drink

    Bad Hombres Bondi

    Surry Hills' plant-based Mexican sensation has arrived in Bondi.

  • Food & Drink

    The Pines Cronulla

    This Hamptons-inspired restaurant is located right by the water in Cronulla.

  • Food & Drink

    Calita

    This Baja Peninsula-inspired North Bondi restaurant is from the team behind Taqiza and Carbon.

  • Food & Drink

    Shutters

    Breathe in the salty air of Coogee Beach and tuck into an Italian feast at this lounge bar with a Miami aesthetic.

  • Food & Drink

    Una Mas

    A wine and tapas bar inside Coogee Pavilion that welcomes you straight off the beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Mimi's

    This restaurant at Coogee Pavilion serves bumps of caviar and hand-rolled pipi pasta — and has its own cocktail bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasadena Sydney

    A 1930s waterfront restaurant, bar and hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boatshed La Perouse

    Go for a dip then down oysters a plenty at this beachside cafe in La Perouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Bathers' Pavilion

    Balmoral's historic beachside spot has scored a makeover and a terrace champagne bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Isabel

    Head to this Bondi izakaya for skewers of baby octopus and wagyu and cocktails made with finger lime, pickled cabbage and burnt miso.

  • Food & Drink

    Bondi Trattoria

    Bondi's long-running, all-day Italian diner.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunflower Lounge

    A sunny Mosman cafe doing great coffee and croque monsieurs.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boathouse Hotel Patonga

    Here, you can enjoy vibrant fare — from breakfast through dinner — and frozen watermelon margaritas right on the water.

  • Food & Drink

    Corretto Dee Why

    An all-day diner located a stone's throw from the beach in northern Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boathouse Shelly Beach

    The north shore's favourite venue arrives in Manly.

  • Food & Drink

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    Stripy umbrellas, schoolyard benches and tres cute Breton-striped waitstaff add to the beachside charm.

  • Food & Drink

    North Bondi Fish

    North Bondi Italian's old home takes on a casual vibe and a fresh, coast-inspired menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant and Bar Manly

    A breezy indoor-outdoor Japanese diner with views out over Manly Cove.

  • Food & Drink

    Neptunes

    Brighton Le Sands' stalwart all-day eatery has had a multimillion-dollar revamp.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina Manly

    A colourful rooftop Tex-Mex joint in Manly with giant cocktails and a cactus garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Manly Wharf Hotel

    Enjoy a pint on the water's edge in this old and faithful Manly pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Steyne

    Manly's lively beachfront go-to pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

    Waterside food and views worth a million bucks.

  • Food & Drink

    The Collaroy

    The northern beaches boozer was acquired by Merivale and reopened all shiny and new.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boathouse Palm Beach

    The ultimate Sydney beach cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bucket List

    Bondi Beach's favourite watering hole doesn't go into hibernation for the winter.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boathouse Balmoral

    Feel how a billionaire feels when they eat their breakfast.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Pavilion

    Already the best beach hang-out in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Pilu Baretto

    Finish your beach experience off with negronis, spritzers, oysters and salumi.

  • Food & Drink

    Panama House

    The loved local has reappeared closer to the beach, with a South American-inflected menu and interesting cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Sonoma

    The Sydney kings of sourdough have set up shop on Campbell Parade. Bondi hipsters rejoice.

  • Food & Drink

    Sean's Panaroma

    Still the master of the basics, Sean's is one for the bucket list.

  • Food & Drink

    Manly Wine

    Head to the beach without hitting the sand in this chic beach house by the sea.

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Ravesis

    The Campbell Parade mainstay has had a flamingo-pink makeover.

  • Food & Drink

    Daniel San

    As the wise Mr. Miyagi once observed, balance is all important. Thankfully, Daniel San gets the balance between exuberant fun and serious cooking just right.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

    Life's a beach at the imaginative Coogee Pavilion's beachfront rooftop bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Catalina

    Casual diners now have a place at waterfront Catalina, with the bar having undergone an invisible transformation.

  • Food & Drink

    Chiosco by Ormeggio

    First-rate Italian food on a jetty. What moor could you want?

  • Food & Drink

    Porch

    Bondi's home of the Breaky Bowl has queues out the door on weekends (even in winter).

  • Food & Drink

    Beach House Avalon

    A beachside classic.

  • Food & Drink

    Narrabeen Sands Hotel

    Pub food and live music right on the beach.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bay Hotel and Diner

    Maroubra Bay Hotel is all grown-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Northies Cronulla Hotel

    Cronulla's beloved party pub and daytime dining spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Bondi Icebergs Club

    Killer views at a fraction of the price upstairs.

  • Food & Drink

    Pearls on the Beach

    Hatted dining with beachfront views on the Central Coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Girdlers

    Buckwheat crepes (and other healthy things) by the beach at Dee Why.

  • Food & Drink

    Bondi Beach Public Bar

    Bondi's iconic corner restaurant has relaunched with a new chef and a (rather affordable) seafood-heavy menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Pilu at Freshwater

    A two-hatted, waterside affair on the northern beaches.

  • Food & Drink

    Rollers Bakehouse

    A beachside bakehouse and specialty coffee shop from the guys behind Showbox Coffee and Butter Boy Bake.

  • Food & Drink

    Barrenjoey House

    The heritage-listed restaurant and guesthouse has been taken over by The Boathouse Group.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunset Diner

    A millennial pink, Miami-inspired 'shake shack' on the northern beaches.

  • Food & Drink

    Beach Burrito Bondi

    A bucketful of icy Coronas? $10 frozen margaritas? Beachside location? Consider our arms twisted.

  • Food & Drink

    Becker & Co

    A worthwhile pit stop for brunch and coffee in Avoca Beach.

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