Don’t be alarmed if you see hoards of people bolting to the Surf Life Saving Australia Headquarters in Rosebery. There’s no emergency, or half-naked Bondi Lifeguards for that matter. They’re running for a seat at Clubhouse – a new eatery licensed by those good Lifesaving folk.
Be welcomed by beautiful décor and colours of the sand and sea, and a big outdoor deck for an alfresco vibe to boot. If you concentrate hard enough, you might even smell the ocean, errr, or at the least the scents of seafood wafting from the open kitchen.
Head Chef Rafael Tonon (ex Barrio Chino) certainly knows his way around a fish; delicate tuna sashimi served sang chow bow style is a must-have, along with swordfish tacos in a delicate corn shell.
Carnivores can rest easy too, there are plenty of land-dwelling options to whet your appetite including the house specialty prosciutto wrapped quail breast with beetroot puree and hazelnuts.
Those of you who like a tipple, *ahem*, or three, will enjoy the impressive wine and cocktail list courtesy of an award winning bar team (Ex Hugos and Ivy), which includes a knockout saignée Rose by Simon Gilbert voted “Australia’s Best” and a solid selection of international beers including Germany’s Schöfferhofer. Don’t try to pronounce it, just point.
Pack the floaties and head to Clubhouse. It’s Rosebery’s answer to beachside dining.
789 Botany Road, Rosebery 2018
Open seven days; breakfast, lunch and dinner