Canadian-born Serge Dansereau moved to Australia in 1983 and helped set up Kable’s at The Regent, Sydney, where he became the Executive Chef. He started The Bathers’ Pavilion in partnership in 1999, eventually taking over full ownership. The restaurant has a European feel and the decor is simple yet elegant. Set right on Balmoral Beach, the venue enjoys stunning views over Middle Harbour and is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner.
There is a selection of stylishly presented and high-quality seafood, meat and game dishes, not to mention a dedicated vegetarian menu. Appetisers include kurobuta pork belly with pickled pine mushroom, braised lettuce, hazelnut crumbs and pork skin. The tender, luscious pork is beautifully complemented by the mushrooms and walnut crumbs. Covered in a drizzle of mouth-watering smoked fig puree and combined with delectable sweet wild figs, the main course of succulent duck breast is cooked to perfection. Thin slices of sautéed turnips and crunchy walnuts add the finishing touches to this splendid dish.
PSST! The location is idyllic – enjoy a pre-lunch/dinner swim or a stroll along the promenade after your meal.