1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Price Guide: $19 to $29
Contact No.: 02 9974 3332
This summer-perfect eatery set in the sand dunes of North Palm Beach has outdoor seating with views of the lighthouse.
The Leibenatus's chose the position of Dunes like they were choosing the perfect picnic spot. They picked a sunny patch of land embedded in the sandy dunes of Palm Beach, just out of reach of the salty wind that hurtles over the dunes. The husband and wife team then put their knowledge of cooking and hospitality together to create a handsome restaurant named after the surrounding sand hills. The service is whippet-fast but the rest of the set-up is relaxed and natural, allowing visitors to settle-in and feel like they are on a beach honeymoon.
The menu features choices that look pleasing on the menu and even better on the plate. The blue swimmer crab meat salad is a delicate entree cut with aromatic slices of fennel and clad in a flavoursome citrus dressing. The pan-fried snapper is served with broccolini on adorable lumps of potato gnocchi that soak up the rocket and lime dressing. The natural interiors welcome the warmth of the sun inside and let it dance over the sandstone and wood interior. Teak table settings are sleek and the restaurant is thoughtfully designed to be accessible for those with prams or wheelchairs. With nothing but word-of-mouth to sing its praises, Dunes is a good restaurant that will only improve.
$4 corkage Per-head, BYO, BYO (Wine Only), Dress smart casual, Licensed, Outside dining area, Smoking area, Street parking, Takeaway, Water views, Wheelchair access