Sails on Lavender Bay
This place is perfect for a Sunday lunch.
Ticking all the boxes- breathtaking views, simple décor, friendly staff, great wine list and amazingly executed food!
Don’t let the elderly people turn you off – they just know good food. That’s the one thing I noticed at Sails, it was literally full of old-ER people. Even though it was a rainy and windy day the view was still astounding. Full frontal view of the harbour bridge, one of Sydney’s biggest icons and tourist attractions.
Being greeted with a warm and welcoming smile is so important as well as having your table ready for you at the time it was booked. Well done Sails, although being a busy Sunday they had everything under control.
Who doesn’t want free food? Being approached with a complementary arancini ball just shows some of the amazing service they provide, clearly showing customers come first- I love that!
With deciding on wine ask the waiter, they are very knowlegable. I told the waiter exactly what I wanted and he delivered (with a $90 bottle of wine non the less). When it comes to simplicity I believe Sails nails it. Their menu is oh so tiny but you’ll find yourself in a pickle as everything sounds amazing. Credits to the Head Chef
Nathan Darling. Started with the CRYSTAL BAY PRAWNS entrée, which was a little different when I went there. The crystal bay prawns were extremely scrumptious bursting with flavour. The highlight of the dish was the celeriac puree which married with the prawns like a perfect union.
Two highlights in the main course menu the PAN FRIED CONE BAY BARRAMUNDI cauliflower puree, spinach, pine nut, caper and currant salsa and ROASTED GRIMAUD DUCK BREAST pink fir potatoes, caramelised apple, broccoli, black garlic aioli, hazelnut. You cannot go wrong with cone bay barramundi, also full of flavour combined with the nuts is classical dish. The duck breast – YUM looked so good I didn’t want to eat it as it would ruin it's beauty.
Sides – truss tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella (clearly a favourite) and a side of good old French fries.
The highlight of my whole experience was the desserts!! You cannot go to Sails without trying the desserts so please- leave room!
Once again desserts have changed a little since I went due to season though I think these pictures speak a million words. Try not to drool on your keyboard.
Ps the crème brulee came out on fire – awesome!
A pleasant experience with magnificently executed food, I will return. 8.5/10