With classic brunch and lunch fare enjoyed in a rustic setting with water views, The Boathouse has a foolproof formula that they've now replicated in four venues across the beaches — at Palm Beach, Balmoral, Shelly Beach and Moby Dicks in Whale Beach. Boasting a large deck that looks out over Pittwater and West Head, this is the furthermost point of Sydney and a prime spot if it's a sunny day — well, provided you can beat the locals to a table.
Playing to their strengths, their menu matches their beach setting and nautical theme perfectly. For breakfast they've kept it simple and gone with options like green eggs and ham with grilled heirloom tomatoes and basil pesto ($22), and fried or poached eggs with bacon, roast tomato and your choice of sides ($19), all complemented by single origin coffee. And for lunch, what could be more fitting than a bucket of prawns ($39) or beer-battered flathead ($29) washed down with a glass of Pinot Grigio or a Murray's Whale Ale?