Vaucluse House Tea Rooms
Located in the historic Vaucluse House and overlooking their pristine gardens are the Vaucluse House Tearooms. Built in the 1830s the house is stately and elegant, with the tea rooms and patio spilling onto the expansive lawns. Their offerings err on the more traditional side with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as high tea.
The Botanica Vaucluse
A lush oasis, The Botanica Vaucluse gives us serious interiors envy; from the pink velvet seats, crisp white tables, scattered greenery and luxe wallpaper. The botanical aesthetic translates across to their paddock-to-plate menu that features produce from their Jamberoo Valley farm and local suppliers. Their cocktail menu pairs well with a strong focus on their house-made gin. Their bespoke Easter cocktail puts Belvedere Vodka centre stage though, pairing it with Creme de Cacoa and Salted Caramel Syrup for a decadent ...
My Little Israel
Next door to sister cafe-slash-bakery The Grumpy Baker, My Little Israel pays tribute to owner Michael Cthurmer's heritage.Serving up delicious Israeli street food, the dishes are simple and rustic; like the interiors. Everything is made on site and the woodfire oven warms the space and gives each dish a beautiful flavour.
The Grumpy Baker
ArtisanA Sydney favourite since 2002, the Grumpy Baker is known for their freshly baked goods. With seven locations across the city, the Vaucluse outpost is both a cafe and bakery, pairing their delicious breads, pastries and rolls with delicious Single O beans. Dine in for an indulgent afternoon tea, or pick up a treat to take home.
Set on the picturesque Vaucluse foreshore, The Nielsen is a multi-purpose venue that caters to a range of experiences.The main restaurant is a casual Italian eatery that delivers contemporary cuisine designed to share. Open seven days a week, The Kiosk is a more relaxed space, serving up seasonal delights for dine in or takeaway. The Pavilion, with it's leafy outlook and beautiful location, is popular for weddings and private events.
C'EST SI BON
If you’ve got a penchant for pastries then C’est Si Bon is sure to win you over. This unassuming patisserie has something for both the savoury and sweet inclined, with everything from quiches and tarts to delectable cakes and eclairs. What they’re really famous for are their holiday cakes though, which are delicious in themselves but extra special for keeping French traditions and recipes alive.
Chargrill Charlie's Rose Bay
Move over greasy chicken shops and enter the clean-cooking and delicious Chargrill Charlies. With completely hormone and chemical-free birds, you’ll dig in knowing that this chargrill chicken is the best there is. With plenty of customisable and DIY options, you can mix and match with their wide variety of salads and sides. There’s a reason this takeaway joint has a cult of faithful followers.
An Eastern Suburbs staple and a Sydney institution, the famed Catalina is the go-to place for beautifully fresh dishes in a fine dining setting. Perched on the waters of glimmering Rose Bay, Catalina is the epitome of contemporary Australian cuisine. The A La Carte menu is produce-driven with a strong focus on seafood, but you really can’t go wrong with anything here.
Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro
Japanese fusion with a cult following. Located just off the main drag in Rose Bay, this small eatery has a loyal local following who swear by the unique take on classic Japanese dishes. Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro does Japanese/Spanish fusion that works surprisingly well. Tip: the outdoor area offers a tranquil setting away from the bustling indoor dining room.
Jewel on the Bay
Start your day here with Toby’s Estate and end it with tandoori. This omni-cultural café and restaurant has a menu that is far-reaching, but we love that we can go here no matter what we’re in the mood for. Sit on the veranda and soak up the views of the bay while enjoying the eclectic menu.
Regatta Rose Bay
Fine dining French in a picturesque location. Perched atop the spectacular Rose Bay Marina, Regatta was designed to make you feel as though you’re sitting on top of the harbour. Surrounded by water on three sides, dining here is an iconic occasion. With the charm of a vintage sailing club, the space is as elegant as the food.
Tucked beneath Regatta at Rose Bay Marina, Tide Café really is a hidden gem. Grab a seat in the sun and dig into their seasonally slanted all-day brekkie. Their takeaway menu is handy for a grab and go situation or a grab and sail away situation too. You know, whatever floats your boat.
Plumer Road Chicken Shop
You’ll be spoilt for choice when you walk into Plumer Road Chicken. This eatery has so much more than just rotiserrie chicken - think salads to stir-fries, pasta dishes to Pad Thai. The laid back atmosphere is great for enjoying your nosh streetside, but our tip is to grab takeaway and eat down at the bay!
La Bretagne Patisserie
Nestled within the Plumer Road Shopping Village, La Bretagne attracts Sydney’s sweeter tooths with their beautifully hand crafted cakes, pastries and bread. Baking everything daily using French traditions, this patisserie has a core philosophy of attention to detail. The result? Edible masterpieces.
A neighbourhood go-to for over two decades, this Rose Bay faithful continues to be a local favourite due to its ever-evolving menu. Overlooking the gorgeous Woollhara golf course, Bernasconi's is a great place for a relaxing long lunch. A bit peckish but not properly hungry? The good guys at Bernasconi’s are happy to make their meals in half serves!