Restaurant Reviews

Paper Daisy

Paper Daisy
Halcyon House 21 Cypress Cres Cabarita Beach, NSW


The beachy jet-set fantasy conjured by the boutique likes of Halcyon House often comes undone at the table. But Paper Daisy doubles down on the magic, perfectly in tune with the blend of poolside ease and inspiration that makes this hotel such an intoxicating treat. At breakfast, pancakes are leavened with kefir, and whole-wheat crumpets freight honeyed grilled banana. Seafood is a must at any time of the day: cured moonfish “ham” between crisps of house-made rye bread is a stand-out among a salvo of dazzling snacks, while a special tames the smoky richness of grilled mackerel with a smooth chickpea purée and a mixture of pickled and fresh cucumbers. Tropical fruit and herbs perfume the menu, not least in a sapote sorbet with toasted buckwheat and jackfruit. Wine and service are en pointe. Make the detour, savour the reward.


(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

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

2019 Top 100 Rank – #67

Food: ★

Wine: ★

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

Paper Daisy
Halcyon House 21 Cypress Cres Cabarita Beach, NSW
Ben Devlin
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Breakfast daily 8.30am-11am Lunch daily noon-3pm Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

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