Justin Hemmes’ extravagant Coogee Pavilion, on the site of the old Beach Palace, focuses on food and fun. Executive Chef Jordan Toft has extensive local and international experience and leads the kitchen team at this popular venue that caters to a wide demographic, offering family-friendly and games areas and an adults-only rooftop area.
Matching the wraparound views of the beach, the vibe here is all about summer and the ocean, and seafood features heavily on the menu. Thin slivers of lightly battered cuttlefish are doused in fresh lemon and chilli oil, while the lobster roll features creamy chunks of lobster meat served in a mouth-watering bun. The main show in the downstairs section is pizza, and seasonal specials sit alongside regulars like the gnomo with a more-ish combination of Italian sausage, truffle pecorino cheese and a light tomato sauce.
PSST! If you need a haircut and a shave, or some gelato or flowers to take home, Coogee Pavilion has you covered.