Sydney- Land of the ‘Bays’, whether it be Double Bay, Rose Bay, Elizabeth Bay or Rushcutters Bay they each contain something significantly special but in my opinion none more so than wonderful Watsons Bay.Watsons Bay is just one of the many waterfront areas in Sydney with views of our spectacular Harbour Bridge and some of the best spots to grab fish and chips on a Sunday and watch the afternoon pass you by. On one particular weekend I opted for something a little more gourmet than the greasy, paper wrapped battered delight-fullness and deep friend potato and instead tried Dunbar House – a restaurant with an impeccable reputation.
Open for breakfast and lunch this cottage like restaurant provides full service, divine decor and stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Oh and the food is incredible. I was tempted to indulge in a little brunch but considering it was reaching mid afternoon I chose some delicious dishes to sample from the lunch menu accompanied with a glass of wine – naturally.
Two dishes were selected to share – firstly, the baked salmon, avocado, tomato and grilled vegetable salad and secondly, the barramundi, fennel and herb risotto in a Mediterranean broth. Both were scrumptious but the barramundi was out of this world as it fell off the fork and melted in the mouth with lashings of herbed broth to linger on the palette well after the dish was devoured. Their wine list is also a winner with an array of choices from France, Western Australia and South Australia just to name a few.
Another reason why Dunbar House is popular among people of all ages is their attention to detail. The service is fantastic and whether you are after a long lunch to watch the day float by or a catch up over tea and coffee accompanied by a range of exquisite high tea delights, it’s made all the more magical by the vivid views of Sydney Harbour.
So, to wrap up what about the piece de resistance – the outfit… I have to say I love a good theme and when you are wining and dining by the bay why not look the part – nautical that is! So opt for white, white and more white, throw on a spot of navy and smear on a touch of red (lip or nails always does the trick) and you’ll be well on your way to simple sailor style.