Coogee Pavilion
Modern Australian
  • 169 Dolphin St,
    Coogee,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 3000,
    merivale.com.au/
  • Ground floor open daily 7.30am-midnight

    Rooftop Wed-Sun noon-midnight

Coogee Pavilion
-33.918724,151.258262

With its big-box design - eatery meets funhouse, bar, florist, ice-creamery and café - and popularity with families, the Pavilion can sometimes seem a bit like a restaurant-Ikea by the beach. But the diversity of spaces and dining options, sprawled over three big floors, keeps interest high and appetites piqued. For casual bites, snag a stool by the bar and feast on some of the city's best Neapolitan-style pizza, bubbly and gently charred from the wood-fired oven. Segue to the tables for the likes of sweet roasted bugs, amped with chilli and crisp curry leaves, or tender beef on an aromatic salad of sawtooth coriander, Thai basil and bonito cream. The rooftop, which is off-limits to children, has a separate menu of Middle Eastern snacks (haloumi grilled in vine leaves, lamb chops dressed with zhoug), augmented by smart takes on kebabs. Service can at times seem chaotic, but the pace is typically quick and the focus firmly on fun.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $9-$27

    M $18-$44

    D $8-$12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Jordan Toft

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