Escape to a picturesque seaside destination with boat filled panoramas of the harbour. Watson Bay Boutique Hotel ticks all the boxes with its rooftop restaurant overlooking the downstairs bar lined with overhang cobanas. The prime location for those in pursuit of those golden rays, the entertainment area is just steps from the bay. The ocean breeze and harmonic chirps and squaring of seagulls adds to the mood that is unique to this destination.
A sense of luxury through the interiors of minimalist chic, accentuated greenery and key ornamental pieces is created. For locals, its a great way to feel like their own holiday and a great way to escape from the grind without the inevitable mess of check ins and long haul flights. Simultaneously there’s an easy going unassuming vibe that manages to command a sense of sophistication quite rare in the dining space.
The summer menu takes its inspiration from Capri which shares the same jaw dropping natural beauty as its Watsons Bay setting which has bewitched visitors for decades. Beach bites of freshness, daily catches, light dressing and citrus. It’s the perfect balance to an afternoon of rose clicking and cocktail sipping.
Some of the highlights from the menu include the Deluxe Seafood Platter ($250) of prawns, alaskan king crab, balmain bugs, oysters, lobster, salmon & kingfish crudo, smoked mackerel pâté, crostini, selection of sauces. Another great option is the Pure Milk Ricotta Gnocchi ($28) of peas, almonds, shaved broccoli & salted ricotta and Roasted Baby Kingfish Fillet ($34) served with spiced roasted tomato compote, lemon & aioli. There are also great share options which you can graze on in between drinks – like the Tuna Crostini ($21) of yellowfin tuna, apple, sourdough & fresh horseradish and Caprese ($19), local buffalo mozzarella, ox-heart tomato, basil & olive oil.
Daily specials from 5pm offer $15 meals. The island bar and upstairs rooftop bar hosting DJs every Saturday the venue transitions into full party mode. For special events and gatherings, the property has 31 rooms available for guests offering a range of standard king rooms, terrace suites and lofts.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 Military Road, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Reservations: 02 9337 7406
Photo Credit: Nick Northey