Australia's beachfront restaurant in Balmoral, Bather's Pavilion, re-opens after a renovation
November 25, 2019: Located in Balmoral in Australia, luxury dining establishment Bathers’ Pavilion has re-opened after a significant transformation. The grand dame of the north shore plans to deliver the best of coastal dining in Australia through several new concepts, ranging from beach snacks right through to fine dining, with an exciting new line-up of talent both in the kitchen and front of house.
New interiors and floor plan create a series of spaces that unfold from the casual to more formal. The fine dining restaurant and adjoining private dining room, The Good Room, flow through to a new Chef’s Table for 12. This is a unique Bather’s experience with a bespoke menu paired with wine by the sommelier. There’s a 350-strong wine list and water views from every seat.
The restaurant spills into a new lounge and bar with 25 wines by the glass, a 20-strong cocktail list with five non-alcoholic cocktails in partnership, and a snacks menu that includes Ortiz Spanish anchovy focaccia fingers and Emmenthal cheese gougères. The former café has grown up into Bathers’ Bistro, created for breakfast catch ups, long lunches, and family dinners with mussels, parfait, and riesling-cured salmon alongside steak and chips, whole roast chicken and gourmet pizzas.
For the first time, the incredible panoramic first floor “Louis Roederer Terrace” opens to the public on Sundays for lunch. Expect Champagne, chilled Gulf prawns, steak frites, and people watching along the Balmoral waterfront. This adjoins the reinvigorated events and functions space for up to 170 guests by the water.
The expanded Kiosk at Bathers’ now offers takeaway beach picnic hampers, artisan ice pops, fish and chips, as well as Bathers’ Pavilion merchandise. The adjoining Sunroom is the perfect respite for sandy feet and wet bums to catch some shade and transforms into a casual bistro private dining space.
The interiors remains sympathetic to the building’s 1920s heritage and Mediterranean charm. Its coastal location is celebrated with pastel blue and white stripes and sailboat walnut detailing. Custom and designer furniture pieces are carefully curated amongst a selection of significant contemporary Australian artworks to retain the grand home feel. The upstairs gallery remains open to the public with a revolving series of artworks from local and renowned artists.