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Meet the Chef

A native-born Québécois, Serge spent his formative years surrounded by a family whose food skills were to leave a lasting impression. Serge began work as a kitchen hand and studied his dilpoma in Cuisine Professionnelle in 1974. In 1983, Serge helped open the Regent, Sydney, and in 1999 announced his resignation and the opening of his restaurant in the historical Bathers' Pavilion. Serge respects the service tradition and regards quality produce as the optimum ingredient in his cooking.

Ratings & Reviews

based on 1233 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Rajendra Kumar J.
    Rajendra Kumar J.
    • one review

    It was wonderful and enjoyable Environment.

  2. Alan H.
    Alan H.
    • one review

    Lovely food and atmosphere, haven’t been here for years and it is great to be back

  3. David C.
    David C.
    • 2 reviews

    Very nice place and great service (Ronnie was fabulous) and food was really nice and well presented and would recommend this place. Only issue is on day I was told there was no al a carte option, minimum was 2 course for $90 which was a little over priced for size of entree/ main and had to order an extra side for added price.

  4. Martin H.
    Martin H.
    • 24 reviews

    Excellent food in a lovely location. Very friendly and attentive service. Nothing which could have been better. Thanks we will definetely back.

  5. Stephen E.
    Stephen E.
    • 3 reviews

    Lovely atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. Lovely glass of champagne with compliments for our anniversary. The food was good but not outstanding. Bouillabaisse was recommended but a small serving seemed out of character for this famously hearty dish.

  6. Ian R.
    Ian R.
    • one review

    Food unspectacular except for desert, nice position for restaurant, embarrassing issue with bill (someone else’s) worth going once, food easily reproduced by a competent cook

  7. Colin N.
    Colin N.
    • one review

    Not what it was before - less for the same money nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  8. Wendy T.
    Wendy T.
    • 21 reviews

    This was my second time visiting doing the degustation. The degustation is good but I think it's too expensive for what it is in comparison to other fine dining degustation menus. There were two outstanding dishes - the kingfish and bay bug. The remaining dishes were tasty but they're very standard for fine dining, ie. you could probably eat something quite similar at other fine dining restaurants. The view and interior decor is very nice. I guess this is a safe choice if you wanted to have a nice lunch for a special occasion or have never visited for degustation before.

  9. Anthony H.
    Anthony H.
    • 7 reviews

    best service we've had in ages with food and wine to match. The only thing that matches this is the view over the beach. Theres also a great bar to grab a drink at before and/or after.

  10. Ren D.
    Ren D.
    • 2 reviews

    Lovely atmosphere

  11. Gai M.
    Gai M.
    • 2 reviews

    Bathers Restaurant very disappointing service amateur. Waitress kept interrupting and pushing more food when we made it very clear we were happy with just a main. Ordered vegetables which didn’t come. Tables too close together. Nobody to greet us stood in queue.

  12. Louise R.
    Louise R.
    • one review

    Food probably a bit expensive for what it was. Champagne bar was lovely though. The location is of course a winner but don’t want to be ripped off with the cost of the food.

  13. Yen L.
    Yen L.
    • one review

    Everything was fine. The fishes were great. One negative was being given the bill and then having the Efpos machine arriving about 1.5 hour in when we have not asked for them.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Had a great time and the food was fantastic, love the new renovation but we were crammed in between 2 other tables of 2 with barely enough room to get in and out of our seats. Other tables were available the whole time so not sure why we needed to sit so close to other diners.

  15. Iolanda t.
    Iolanda t.
    • 9 reviews

    Great food

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Amazing food, view and service. Only complaint was the drink service was slow

  17. John T.
    John T.
    • one review

    Great night - SO much better since renovation and new menu. Fantastic

  18. Gunter M.
    Gunter M.
    • 61 reviews

    The Service needs to be more attentive. - we did not get a dessert menu until we ask for it and then it took for ever to be served - we were offered coffee before getting dessert -when we asked for coffee after our dessert we were told no more madelains but we were still charged the full coffee price of $9 each. Sorry Serge.

    Bathers' Pavilion

    Gunter thanks for letting me know. I will speak to the team and will refine this. I know the madeleine became an issue but did not realised they did not get served. Hopefully will see you again soon. Hope you like the new incarnation of Bathers Serge

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 286 reviews

    The food is lovely. We ordered cocktails to start and they were not delivered by the time our food arrived. Service in the bistro was disorganised and inside but I will go again and hope it has improved

  20. Mark G.
    Mark G.
    • 7 reviews

    Love the new refurbed Bistro, great decor & atmosphere. Mussels were gorgeous & the service very friendly and professional.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

4 The Esplanade, 2088, Mosman, Australia

Directions to get there

Lower North Shore, Mosman

About the restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner with a View

With unspoiled views over peaceful and sparkly Balmoral beach, The Bathers’ Pavillion sits on one of Sydney’s most attractive locations, just a stone’s throw away from the sand and cozzie-clad crowd on the beach below. Set in a beautifully restored historic beach pavillion (hence the name), internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, Serge Dansereau dazzles guests with his dishes such as crisp skin barramundi with heirloom carrots nasturtium, black olive and chorizo. If dessert is more your thing, you’ll swoon over the wattle seed crème brûlée with passionfruit curd banana, pastry toffee, macadamia ice cream. Oh heavenly father it’s good. With huge glass windows in both the restaurant and the more casual cafe, it’s the perfect place to unwind and let the worries of the world wash away - for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Best dish: crisp skin barramundi with heirloom carrots nasturtium, black olive and chorizo

We require 24 hours notice for all cancellations. Groups of 8 or more will incur a $25 per person fee if cancelling within 24 hours of the booking. We can hold tables for up to 15 minutes past booking time. If you or your guests are running late please call us 02 99695050.

We cater for most dietary requirements. Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to accommodate dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that our food is allergen free. We will do our best to accommodate seating requests , however these cannot be guaranteed. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 8 or more, on public holidays and on Sundays.


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