Occupying the berth previously home to Pier, The Sailors Club is the new must-visit restaurant in Sydney Harbour’s Rose Bay, reeling in the punters with a mixture of high-energy décor and a modern yet accessible menu.
Jacqui Lewis, owner Greg Doyle’s daughter and creative captain, has dialled down the formality a notch or two from the previous establishment, and the resulting rush of new diners, coupled with a strong retention of regulars, suggest it was a smart move. On the design front, a bold scheme of canary yellow and aquamarine is the order of the day, and furnishings are on the minimalist side. Apparently inspiration for the aesthetic came from the lifestyle photography of Slim Aarons in 1960s Palm Springs.
On top of the looks, Pier‘s head chef and pastry chef both stuck around so you can be sure of a good feed to go with the great harbour location, and there’s a more relaxed lounge area if you’d rather stick to aperitif-quaffing. Colourful.