The BOX on the Water
Architecturally designed with a stylish, modern aesthetic, The BOX on the Water restaurant, bar and beach kiosk is just an hour and a half drive from central Sydney or twenty five minutes on the passenger ferry from Palm Beach.
Both the restaurant and kiosk offer fresh, modern Australian cuisine and friendly, efficient service. Experience stylish, casual, 'fun dining' with arguably the best outlook on the Coast!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fresh from the fishmonger, unpeeled with BOX seafood sauce & lemon
Box Seafood Plate
Hot & cold seafood, ask waiter for the daily selection (min. two people)
Chargrilled, kipfler potatoes
The bathrooms were horrible there had been no cleaning in between lunch and dinner service and because they are unisex absolutely unacceptable.
Great food, service, atmosphere & location. We will be back!
I love sharing our local Box restaurant with friends visiting from out of town
Modern Australian dining excellence- the service and staff are professional and friendly
We had fish and chips. The fish was probably shark, but priced as flathead. Pretty tasteless, while the batter was a bit on the soggy side. The chips were no better than average ... we have done better at home with frozen chips.
However, the dessert ... Eton mess .... was good: tasty, cold, good mix of flavours.
For a minutes drive it wasn't worth the journey.
Went for my son’s birthday - waitress went above and beyond to cater for his multiple allergies, which made the dining experience very relaxing. Food was delicious-lamb ribs was highlight. Would definitely go back next time we visit the area.
We had a great family get together & loved it all! Amazing location. We dine here often & will continue to do so.
Delicious food, good servings and lovely cocktails. Service was good, just very slow to take orders. Great location. We’ll be coming back again.
Food was superb. Location and views superb.
I chose the schnitzel and I think I would have preferred one that was more traditional eg gravy etc bit otherwise service was great and outlook exceptional!
We had the pleasure of celebrating my son’s 21st here. The staff were very helpful and the quality of food didn’t disappoint. Always enjoy going here for dinner. Highly recommended
Beautiful location and view, great food and lovely staff!
We had a fantastic table inside with lovely views. Multiple items in the menu were unavailable- food and wine. Initial drinks took ages and then came in drinks and drabs. We had to follow up multiple times to get everyone’s drinks delivered.
The Box never disappoints. We have eaten here many times and we have had the best experience. Great food, great service and great views. Outstanding.
Had an excellent fish and chips here, the quality is always consistently very good. The wine is good quality so it does add to the cost of the meal and that’s probably why we don't come as often as we would like to. The service is excellent and you can bring guests knowing that you are going to get an excellent product with beautiful views!
The food, service and view of the beach was amazing! We sat outside, it was lovely and the restaurant has a very modern interior. The cocktails were great too. It was nice to see that the tables were distanced due to Covid and that all staff were wearing masks and disinfecting where necessary.
Had a great lunch date with my wife, happy with experience
Excellent service. Good social distancing tables. Our family had enjoyed a very leisurely breakfast with great waterfront view.
It was our wedding anniversary. The service and food were exellent and the general atmosphere was relaxing.
A lovely well priced waterfront venue with uninterrupted views of the beach. My 3 friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our seafood meals and the attentive service of our friendly waitress. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a special place to dine.
Lovely setting and relaxed atmosphere. Great selection on the menu and excellent seafood!
The box was the perfect place to spend our anniversary - delicious food, impeccable service and stunning water views. Would definitely recommend!
A very pleasant brunch.
service was great
The restaurant, view and service were great. The food however was extremely disappointing.
Ok, it’s a set menu for NYE but very surprised that the steak could only be provided medium rare, especially as there was only a handful of diners at the early time we booked. It couldn’t have stayed in the pan for 1 more minute?? The ‘cauliflower steak’ sounded interesting on the menu, but the only description offered by the waitress was “it’s the middle of a cauliflower, cooked like a steak” (medium rare then I assumed..). No supplementary information seemed necessary. I was expecting to be told how the Chef turns this most boring part of a boring vegetable into a sublime treat that would not disappoint, but it was not to be. We went for the fish which was excellent. Overall, very nice food in a lovely setting by the water and we like eating here very much, but we’ve been let down a couple of times now by the service which always used to be perfect.
Great food and service!
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes
We could only get an 8pm booking, which was fine actually. However, when we got there the guy at the door wasn't much interested in serving us. When we sat and the waitress attended to us it was 820pm when we were first told that the kitchen closes at 830pm, so had to rush. Would have been nice if the guy at the door had mentioned that, or anything at all really. But other than that, waitress service was wonderful and food was good. Barramundi was overly smothered in a very overpowering sauce. When that same guy asked if everything was ok when I paid, we mentiined the Barramundi issue- and he didn't care and said oh they must have put too much on. Oh well whatever
The waitstaff were so accommodating, and the food was fantastic!! Great value, perfect for a long catchup with the girls or family
Antipasto platter was horrible- bread was stale, whole plate was pickled vegetables so not enjoyable as little variety. Stuffed zucchini flowers empty as overcooked, Mexican dish was flavorless. Very disappointed as was looking forward to a nice dinner at a more upmarket restaurant on the coast. Service was great though!
Meal was great was a large group with small children in close proximity to us which made it a little difficult for conversation
More like a cafe than a restaurant. Disappointing menu. Was expecting better. Service & setting was great.
Nice food, good view, decent service. Quite pricey.
Super spot ..great food, ambience and friendly, efficient staff ...never disappoints
Great food and great service.
The Wagyu was brilliant and the Chorizo oysters Kilpatrick were excellent.
Great cocktail and wine selection.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Great food, location and service!! It was just too loud unfortunately which could be due to the size of the space etc but overall was great!
I was there with my husband for my birthday and was seated next to a very loud party of twelve was not good, food was rushed we felt pushed out the door.
I have been wanting to go for a while and was so disappointed. It was so loud we could not hear ourselves talk. I eat out a lot and the noise level was unbearable and due to this I will not return again. Food was good, service average. I went to ARC the night before and completely different positive experience. Ambience let you down, I didn't feel comfortable in this space due to the noise mainly. Sorry for this review, however I was expecting more.
Great location, great food, well cooked and presented, friendly and thoughtful service; easy to eat too much.
Just a wonderful lunch and view. Seafood platter is to the for!
Amazing loved it all! Would recommend to all my friends.
The BOX on the Water is rated 4.4 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.