Restaurant Reviews

Paper Daisy: Restaurant review

Paper Daisy


Halcyon House
21 Cyprus Cres
Cabarita Beach, NSW


Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


2 courses (lunch) $75
3 courses $95
4 courses $110


Chef Ben Devlin gathers intriguing ingredients and techniques with the same élan Paper Daisy's designer Anna Spiro collects fabrics and evocative memorabilia. In both cases, the results are far greater than the sum of the parts - arresting and memorable. Tiny prawn legs, king prawn morsels and a garum-style fish sauce made using prawn heads and shells helps to imbue a bowl of rye noodles with flavour for days, with chunks of fermented tomato to keep the richness in check. Sweetly sour kiwano seeds and wood sorrel add citric edge to scorched beef fillet, enriched with a creamy pumpkin-seed paste, sprouted grains and big-flavoured bresaola style wafers. At dessert, macadamia milk perfumed with anise myrtle gives depth to jackfruit sorbet and persimmon. It's clever, complex stuff and staff are primed to explain the back story. A suitably summery wine list with a nuanced sparkling line-up adds to the celebratory vibe.

(02) 6676 1444

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Ben Devlin & Johnny Walker

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.