The Bathers' Pavilion

1,200 reviews

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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.

Scores & Reviews

based on 1200 reviews
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Food :8.6/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. A A.
    • 274 reviews

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

  2. John T.
    • one review

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

  3. Gunter M.
    • 56 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.

  4. A A.
    • 281 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

  5. A A.
    • 289 reviews

    Newly refurbished Bathers' looks amazing and new areas for casual dining or drinks are great. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even though it was a really busy Thursday night. The Mussels were lovely and the atmosphere was buzzing. A great beachside location, with fantastic views for a weeknight treat.

  6. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Beautiful view and decor, food was nice for fine dining but nothing was outstanding. For a quiet day, service was slow and we had to call the waiter’s a few times to order. For the cost I felt that the service should have been more attentive. Whilst it was nice, in my opinion there are better fine dining experiences in Sydney.

  7. Warren F.
    • 2 reviews

    It was a nice night out

  8. Zhihao L.
    • one review

    Special dietary requirements on booking was not catered for even though booking was made 1 month prior.

  9. Dianne B.
    • 4 reviews

    We visited for lunch on the opening after refurbishment. Everything was perfect from the welcome and service by Jess Mead, complimentary bubbles and beautifully presented food. It was a lovely sunny day and the view is one of the best in Sydney

  10. Steve P.
    • 40 reviews

    The new refurbishment is a huge improvement and the more casual feel at the Bar makes it feel even more welcoming.

  11. A A.
    • 267 reviews

    The new fit out is superb, the service was great however the food was extremely disappointing,even more so because of the price. There wasn’t even one dessert that was appealing and I love my desserts. The wine was very overpriced as one would expect in a restaurant of this caliber, but when it accompanied very ordinary cuisine,and was not part of a special experience., it was galling. I have been going to Bathers for 50 years and that was the worst meal I have had there.

  12. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Views and food were beautiful

  13. A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Lovely venue for lunch.

  14. Steve P.
    • 40 reviews

    Xmas in July was one of my best experiences at Bathers that just keeps on delivering. This is my first ten out of ten rating for any restaurant highlighting a wonderful evening including Serge being on hand to cap it off.

  15. A A.
    • 249 reviews

    Not a particulaly inspiring food menu. Duck breast was very undercooked as were the vegetables (costly @ $15.50). Sparling water @ $9 pp was a rippoff. Better value elsewhere. Restaurant not at all full on a Sunday lunch.

  16. Roxanne A.
    • 8 reviews

    The food and service are amazing. We can't fault this place, it never disappoints! We can't wait to come back.

  17. A A.
    • 282 reviews

    Really delicious dishes and wonderful atmosphere.

  18. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    The entree of octopus was superb and the mains were great overall. The meringue dessert was the least enjoyed as it was a bit too floury/not crispy compared to a previous visit. The wines we had were of top quality. Service was good especially the only female wait staff on the night - she was very knowledgeable.

  19. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

  20. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Good service and good food

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How to get to the restaurant

4 The Esplanade, 2088, Mosman, Australia

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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