Let me start by saying this is potentially the best prawn I have ever had while lunching at Sails on Lavender Bay Sydney! More on this later…
Recently it was my husbands birthday, and for his present we went to the Australian Open. As this didn’t fall on his actual birthday we celebrated at Sails on Lavender Bay. We had always wanted to try Sails and I tell you it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Sitting right on the water’s edge overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Luna Park, Sails is an elegant dining experience that everyone needs to try. The location on the harbour allows diners to appreciate the spectacular views of the city while enjoying the mouth-watering menu. The restaurant is only a few short steps from the McMahons Point Ferry Wharf.
The restaurant’s contemporary feel is the perfect setting to enjoy a long lunch or dinner. Sails offer diners two menu options either à la carte or a seven-course degustation menu with or without matching wines.
We ordered the seven-course degustation menu with accompanying wines and WOW, the only word to describe this experience is AMAZING! The staff know the meaning of delivering high-quality service, and as we’re not overly fond of salmon they made alternate suggestions from the à la carte menu that would still complement the wines.
The seven courses included:
Rangers Valley Wagyu Flank
Dark chocolate Ganache
Every single dish was unbelievably delicious and the wines matched beautifully, including the Sake which we had never tried before. If you don’t order the degustation, then make sure you try the King Prawn, the Bannockburn Chicken or the Scallops… actually, it really is a hard choice as all the meals were delightful.
Now let’s talk about that prawn. Yes ok, there was just one, however it was potentially THE BEST prawn I have ever had! The official menu name is EASTERN KING PRAWN and comes with confit lemon, lemon emulsion and sea purslane, which Google tells me is a British sea vegetable. Well, whatever it maybe it was amazing and I wish I had more of them!
I loved everything about this restaurant. The interior with fresh crisp white table cloths, the turquoise couch, the food, the choice of wine, the service, the cute little box of petit fours and the location… just perfect!
Good to Know
Allow about 2 1/2 hours for the degustation menu to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy every mouthful
From the CBD, take the ferry at Circular Key to McMahons Point wharf, this is right in front of the restaurant – super easy!
For the ultimate experience try the degustation menu with accompanying wines – highly recommended
Pre-book your table as this is a popular little spot
Request a table at the window so you can experience the spectacular harbour views
If you are looking for a hotel close by then the Shangri-La Hotel offers amazing harbour views!
Thoughts, opinions and photos shared about Lunching at Sails on Lavender Bay Sydney are entirely my own.