Regatta Rose Bay

4.2
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64 reviews
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$101 and over
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European

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About

REGATTA Restaurant & Bar is an iconic Sydney Harbour restaurant and bar led by a highly experienced executive team including Damien Pignolet (Claude’s, Bistro Moncur) who is among Australia’s finest chefs and well-known for his signature style and deep passion for perfection.

The ultimate Sydney dining experience, loved by Sydneysiders and international visitors alike, REGATTA offers a number of food and beverage options and can be hired exclusively for private functions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - Late
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Phone number
(02) 9327 6561
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Damien Pignolet
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
Ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay Wharf or Bus 324 and 325
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine
What 64 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Ideal place to dine with family especially if you are from interstate.

NP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience4

Great food and setting, which was unfortunately let down by a lack of service. Had to ask numerous times for wine glasses to be filled, had to flag down waters for menus. Staff were friendly though, just not attentive enough

OT
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. Highly recommend it . Loved the ambience and will definitely go back there.

OT
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food and friendly helpful staff

OT
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The Food and the ambience is fantastic

The thing that annoys me mostly about this Restaurant is they are not attentive with the wine many times we had to ask for a refill which should not happen in this lovely Restaurant

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was exceptional
Food lovely
Table nearby a little noisy but restaurant has no control over that.

SS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

We assumed some of our old favourites would be in the menu so were very disappointed to discover the new menu from the new chef. Entrees very difficult to choose and all underwhelming, and expensive for what they were. Main course choices and combinations not enticing and we were disappointed that the duck had sold out as a few in our party would have chosen it.

OT
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience - brilliant food, excellent staff.

OT
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to the Regatta since when it was The Pier. Ambience more relaxed, dining room still beautiful, focus on delicious seafood, plus some Damien Pignolet signature dishes such as the perennial minute steak with wine merchant sauce.

Menu has something for everyone. My Mooloolaba prawns were big and juicy. The duck fan was happy. Fish and fat chips done with care were a hit with the teenager. Awesome.

We had a happy, memorable family meal, on the rare occasion everyone was in Sydney.

L
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon
Eating seafood and sipping white wine

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Lovely space with great water views. Nice and quiet so great for good conversation. Attentive service but the prices are very expensive. Also too much bread. Food good to above average but not worthy of the price tag.

OT
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lets say this in a simple way the service was very good and my dinning experience was exactly what i wanted enough said

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Very very average food- confit of duck was very dry -steak tartare so so - crab omelette below par

In short very expensive for what was served

OT
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Simply well cooked , well presented, fresh ingrrdients, a hood wine list, excellent service..

OT
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dining experience everyone. Will be back.

OT
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Regatta a couple of times now and now go there for special occasions in lieu of our previous venue, Catalina. Regatta has a more rustic feel, the staff are friendlier and the food is better.

OT
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant, go nearly every 3 weeks, great for lunch or dinner. Fantastic food

OT
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for family special occasion. The view of the harbour on a wonderful sunny day was exceptional. the staff were attentive and accommodating.

The food was something we will talk about for some time. I have never tasted barramundi like this before. Hard to describe it was amazing. The oysters natural will be hard to beat as well.

The wine list is very good and by the glass not overly expensive.

OT
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed lovely meals, wine and friendly service.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fave eastern suburbs restaurant

OT
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent waitress service. Our waitress over heard us saying we were celebrating a 60th birthday. When bringing the desert to the birthday lady put a candle and a happy 60th birthday message. We were very impressed.

It is the fourth time I have recently attended your restaurant and have been very impressed on each occasion.
Regards Jannine Casimatis

G
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

So disappointed! I booked this restaurant in March for a milestone birthday in June . Not even a Happy Birthday when we arrived! To make matters worse a large table of 30-40y olds arrived next to us. They were loudly talking about very inappropriate things. We're spoke to the wait staff & while sympathetic nothing was done. In the end I spoke to the young man behind me & he tried to quieten them all down. Thank heavens they only had one course then left but by then our table of 4 was over it too !

OT
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Waiter that looked after us didn't engage us .... service was very poor, not attentive... needed to ask one of the other waiters to top up our waters ! The Grilled Salmon was the smallest portion I have ever seen ... skin of fish was very salty! Another dish "Minute Steak" was smothered with a discussing black sauce.
Staff and management need to attend the Bondi Icebergs Restuarant to learn what quality food and service is all about. Didn't have dessert .... couldn't wait to get out of there!

OT
Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Our wait staff were very professional and made a huge effort to make our night really special. My ten year old daughter loved her meal, the staff made a real effort with all of us. Loved it.

OT
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant evening. We did not pay the bill but our hosts did not seem shocked when it arrived. The harp in the bar was lovely and our table was very quiet.

I recall the time our family ate at The Pier when I was a boy in the '50s. A waiter tripped and spilt 6 dinners (steak, chips and peas, haute cuisine then) all over the floor near where the current reception desk is. The poor guy was on his hands and knees for an hour sweeping up the peas... Mr Magnus was not amused!

OT
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a wonderful experience - no doubt.
My son's burger and Mum chicken was delicious - they enjoyed it.

I enjoyed my fish and meal very much, But the disappointing thing was my small dish of barramundi and veg was super expensive I thought. I am a regular "fine diner". The had to alter my fish due to my being GF & DF but did very little to compensate me with variety. Just a plain fish and buttered brocollini for $47 !!! So I don't think I'll be going there in a hurry :(. Service was gr

G
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Wonderful the food was exquisite. I think it may need a little more music or something to change the ambience draw the people there more often perhaps. Lovely venue otherwise x

OT
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

....diuble

DJ
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was perfect Great menu well executed and suitable to any group with varying preferences

Overall fantastic dining in great setting

OT
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautifully presented restaurant with great food and service. A wonderful waterfront location where one can easily hear the wait staff and everyone else at the table without having to shout.

A very pleasant restaurant experience.

OT
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Disappointing.

OT
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice enough but fairly rich combinations and a little over serviced if there's such a thing

OT
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic views (and we were spoilt with the weather), great service and food. Perfect birthday lunch treat for Mum

OT
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasty food and well presented.

OT
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I dined here for our recent wedding anniversary.

The experience was excellent. The service was attentive, polite and warm. The food was excellent and certainly good value. And, the location was amazing!

We've heard that the nearby Catalina is also great, but I've got to say it would have to be absolutely perfect to top our visit to Regatta!

We highly recommend Regatta Rose Bay.

OT
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A relaxed lunch on a sunny day with good food, wine and service. Far less of a scene than it's well known neighbour, but far more enjoyble and better value.

OT
Dined on 7 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & Service

OT
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Used my partners Christams present voucher to catch up with some old friends living in Vietnam on a visit to Australia- perfect night- excellent service by great wait person. Food was fantastic, wine even better- can not fault this place

OT
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved our first experience at the Regatta. The food was amazing. Our server ( Canadian guy) was very informative about the dishes and was friendly. Only one negative thing was the time waiting to get a drink. We could see our drinks on the bar but no one was bringing it over even though floor staff walked past it multiple times. We received our cocktails midway through our starter course (even after ordering way before the food). Also main course drinks(wine+beer) took 5 mins to serve.

OT
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The evening started beautifully when our request for a window table was fulfilled. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very tasty and beautifully presented. A very romantic, relaxed and sumptuous meal. Thanks.