Sails On Lavender Bay Sets Sail Again With A Colourful Mediterranean Relaunch

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 27 February 2024

Familiar face, new facelift!

Remember Sails on Lavender Bay? That iconic restaurant nestled on the Lavender Bay foreshore, boasting breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, has emerged from a period of renewal. After more than 40 years of serving Sydneysiders delectable meals in a charming environment, Sails has set sail on a new chapter, sporting a fresh and contemporary look while retaining its beloved essence.

For many, Sails evokes a sense of nostalgia. The good news is, that those cherished memories remain. Stepping inside, you’re still greeted by the warmth of familiar hospitality and the mesmerising panorama of the harbour.

Sails on Lavender Bay interior

Under the continued leadership of Head Chef Saro Derderyan, known for his commitment to simple yet exquisite Modern Australian cuisine, the menu continues to celebrate local and seasonal produce. Expect to find dishes without unnecessary pre-tense, such as the Jacks Creek Beef Tartare, where the richness of the meat is enlivened by the umami depth of miso and the textural contrast of the salted egg yolk and crisp pommes allumettes.

Sails on Lavender Bay pasta

Of course, no trip to Sails is complete without indulging in the restaurant’s signature seafood offerings. The menu pays homage to its stunning waterfront location with dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Take the delicate silver trevally crudo, where the pristine fish is complemented by the refreshing coolness of cucumber, the tangy notes of preserved lemon, and the creamy richness of fennel cream. Or, dive into the Moreton Bay bug spaghettini, a comforting and flavourful combination of perfectly cooked pasta tossed in an aromatic XO shellfish emulsion and finished with the fragrant touch of Thai basil oil.

While the core values of Sails remain, the visual environment has undergone a delightful transformation. The new interiors, curated by Larissa Leigh Interiors, evoke a sense of a chic coastal sanctuary. With the revamp you’re greeted with a joyous colour palette that reflects the vibrancy of the surrounding landscape, a thoughtful layering of fabrics and textures that create a sense of warmth and comfort, and a touch of European allure that adds a touch of sophistication. The atmosphere invites relaxation and encourages you to unwind.

The revitalised Sails caters to both new and returning guests. Whether you’re a longtime patron seeking a familiar haven for a special occasion or a newcomer discovering this gem for the first time, Sails promises a quintessential Sydney dining experience. With its contemporary update, Sails is poised to continue its legacy for years to come, offering a perfect blend of timeless charm, modern elegance, and breathtaking harbour views.

Now all you have to do is set sail here!

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