Regatta
Modern Australian
  • 594 New South Head Rd,
    Rose Bay,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9327 6561,
    regattarosebay.com.au
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-5pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Regatta
-33.870441,151.25567

Regatta not only pokes out onto the waters of Rose Bay, it's also culturallyofRose Bay. Boats bob gently on the swell outside the glass of the pretty, gently maritime-leaning space, just as the room rustles with pressed linen and grown women address their fathers as "Daddy". (Well, we assume that was her father.) Damien Pignolet, chef emeritus to the moneyed east, has wisely decided to play things along the classical, French-accented lines that won him generations of fans at Bistro Moncur. And even if the service doesn't always rise to the occasion, there's a have-it-your-way feel to the menu that is a hit with the crowd, happily hoeing into fish and chips, roast salmon with anchovy butter, minute steak present and correct with wine-merchant's sauce and chicken breast (breast!) served with tarragon and kipflers. Skip the $17 plate of oddly ordinary fruit to close and opt instead for a praline-flecked passionfruit soufflé. Let's hear it for constancy.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $15-$27

    M $29-$48

    D $17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Damien Pignolet & Michael Morrison

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