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Sails on Lavender Bay

2 Henry Lawson Ave, 2060 McMahons Point (NSW)See map

Average price $115

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Meet the Chef

Head chef Saro Derderyan has been with Sails team for well over 5 years as a Senior Sous Chef and in 2018 has taken up the head chef position. Saro has worked for some of Sydney's great restaurants such as Boathouse in Blackwattle Bay. Saro is dedicated to creating vibrant food using classic French techniques to enhance the best produce he can source. He endeavours to cook food that boasts confident flavor combinations that aren't overworked.

Restaurant menu

Chef Saro Derderyan
  • Average price $115
  • American express Welcome
Mushroom pie, seasonal mushrooms, celeriac, onion lyonnaise, mushroom tea
Blue eye trevalla, fine herb emulsion, cauliflower puree, pencil leeks
John dory, garlic cream, sea urchin veloute, warrigal greens

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Ratings & Reviews


based on 1046 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Christopher a.
    Christopher a.
    • 3 reviews

    This restaurant is very superb, very elegant by the water and has fantastic views of the city harbor, the service from the staff very high standard, very clear communication and helpful service, the food was very lovely and enjoyable to eat.

  2. Peta J.
    Peta J.
    • one review

    The food was excellent. Great choices and lovely presentation. Exceeded my expectations. good service as well - not intrusive but timely. Beautiful views at night.

  3. Thomas L.
    Thomas L.
    • 15 reviews

    The staff, the service, the food are excellent as usual. I was there a few times during lunch hours. This time is a dinner. I found that the night view is "romantic", but not as great as day time.

  4. Jane M.
    Jane M.
    • 2 reviews

    This was our first visit to Sails. We had a magnificent luncheon. We chose the degustation menu which enabled us to sample many of the regular menu options. The service was excellent, both waiters very friendly and attentive, food beautiful and the view at the table by the window stunning. We will definitely be visiting in the future. Thank you to Sails for making the day so lovely in celebrating a Birthday.

  5. Steve m.
    Steve m.
    • one review

    Great food, excellent service and great location - definitely recommend..........,,.............................,... zzzzzzzzzzzzx

  6. David M.
    David M.
    • one review

    Excellent service, wonderful view, fantastic food and wine.

  7. Wendy S.
    Wendy S.
    • 4 reviews

    It was our 1 year anniversary and we had our reception at Sails, loved it then and loved it again on our second visit - will definitely be back for our 2 year anniversary. Cannot fault the food, the service makes you feel very special and the view is just perfect.

  8. Sukanya T.
    Sukanya T.
    • 14 reviews

    Food is delicious, Amazing view, Staff are excellent, with service top notch. The price is worth, i will be back again and for sure, Sail will always be my recommendation for my family and my friends, thank you.

  9. Shane C.
    Shane C.
    • one review

    Absolutely delicious, beautiful views and all the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed.

  10. Philip G.
    Philip G.
    • 36 reviews

    Food was good. Wine list was interesting and well priced. Food took an absolute age to come out. We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to get a main course. If I hadn't enquired as to its whereabouts we would probably still be waiting. People seated after us got their food before us. Total restaurant and waiting staff stuff up. Continued to pour wine without considering the fact that we ordered wine with a meal, and that meal had not arrived. Service needs to improve here.

  11. Jane G.
    Jane G.
    • 2 reviews

    I had been wanting to try this restaurant out for years! Can't believe it took me so long! Just loved every moment. Will definitely be returning.

  12. James I.
    James I.
    • 28 reviews

    Great ambiance, location, service and food. What more could you want.

  13. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • 22 reviews

    The food was wonderful. I loved the scallops & the meat was cooked very well. The dessert was so yummy. The view is spectacular.

  14. Ernesto G.
    Ernesto G.
    • 5 reviews

    Loved the food and the restaurant itself. Geat views, friendly and very quick staff. Will go back surely. The specials were a treat...the kingfish is amazing and the sirloin and duck too.

  15. Melissa T.
    Melissa T.
    • one review

    Loved the service. Maître d was so personable and fun. He made the night! My mother and I had a great time and the oysters were outstanding! Melissa

  16. Liz S.
    Liz S.
    • one review

    The food, wine service and views were all great. We weren't rushed to order and had a lovely relaxed lunch. Yummy complementary breads and appetiser made it even more special. I'd highly recommend Sails.

  17. Cathy P.
    Cathy P.
    • 2 reviews

    We’re given a voucher as a gift from our daughter. Didn’t know what to expect. A very pleasant surprise. ,Had a great time. Food was delicious, staff were wonderful, beautiful harbour views and would definitely recommend.

  18. Nathan M.
    Nathan M.
    • 2 reviews

    Great staff, excellent food and excellent waiters :) I would highly recommend going there for any occasion and the view is totally breath taking :)

  19. Lynne M.
    Lynne M.
    • 2 reviews

    This is our second time at Sails and once again it was very enjoyable. I think the fact that it was Friday might meant that some boisterous office workers made it difficult for us to hear each other- but this is not the restaurant’s fault. We loved the food and wine, and the service was amazing. We’ll be back - but maybe for a Sunday lunch next time

  20. Simon P.
    Simon P.
    • 10 reviews

    Great food and service. The view is fantastic and the environment is nice. The only disappointment is there's a big table behind us that the created notice is a bit annoying.

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How to get to the restaurant

2 Henry Lawson Ave, 2060, McMahons Point (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Lower North Shore, McMahons Point, North Sydney

About the restaurant

Sails On Lavender Bay is perched on the shore of Sydney’s magnificent harbour with post card views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is the perfect venue for those wanting to experience the quintessential beauty of the city. The ‘refined modern Australian’ menu is original and extensive - reflecting the seasons and freshness of the local produce with an emphasis on fresh seafood.


Good wine list, Romantic, , Amex Welcome, , , , Mother's Day,


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