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Ripples at Chowder Bay

Deck C
2 Chowder Bay Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Tel : +61 2 9960 3000
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Cuisine: Italian
Chef: Kristian Gamble
Price Range: $$$$
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
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Renowned Sydney architect, Sidney Koh, has successfully transformed what was once the Submarine Miners' Depot into one of Sydney’s leading restaurants. The open harbour and sandy shores set a captivating backdrop for this Italian-inspired 140-seater that is ideal for an al fresco dining experience; breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its opening marked a momentous occasion, as it was the first time in over 100 years that the general public could enter this historic space, once reserved for secret military operations to defend Sydney Harbour.

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The historic mines site set above Chowder Bay, overlooking Clifton Gardens, Mosman. 15 minutes' drive from the CBD. Accessible by water taxi from Circular Quay.

Set in one of Sydney’s most unique locations, half way along the Sydney Harbour Foreshore walking track, Ripples at Chowder Bay is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy the magical surrounds of Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour’s cleanest cove. Children can play on the beach below while you enjoy Italian delights from the restaurant, or a glass of wine from the fully licensed restaurant. Or, if you prefer, you can BYO.

This fully licensed and BYO restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and breakfast Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Chefs have designed a Modern Australian menu with an Italian influence.

The space includes alfresco dining on the deck as well as two private dining areas: AquaMine Room and the White Room. The restaurant can also be booked for exclusive use functions.

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spinach and ricotta rotolo, semi dried tomatoes, rocket, parmesan | $17.00

vitello tonnato, seared veal backstrap, tuna sauce, quail egg, capers | $18.00

soft shell crab, sautéed spinach, creamed corn, paprika oil | $21.00

pan fried yamba prawns, toasted fregolone, tomato, lemon, chilli, parsley | $21.00


ripples beer battered fish & chips, herb mayonnaise, lemon | $26.00

goat’s cheese gnocchi, braised oxtail ragu, chilli, italian parsley, parmesan | $28.00

char grilled swordfish, caponata, caper berries, toasted breadcrumbs, lemon | $32.00

char grilled beef tenderloins, tarragon potato purée, carrots, spinach port jus | $32.00


earl grey panna cotta, plum purée, poppy seed and manuka honey crisp | $15.00

iced strawberry soufflé, mascarpone cream, cinnamon straw | $15.00

orange & almond cake, fiore di latte, orange, chocolate gelato | $15.00

chilled chocolate & coconut torte, banana, toasted coconut, banana gelato | $15.00

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Ripples at Chowder Bay - User Reviews

A. Hartley:

Looking for the perfect venue with great food and only the best service?? Ripples at Chowder Bay is you best bet! Wanting somewhere special for my Mothers 50th Birthday Celebration lunch I could not be happier with our choice of Ripples. From the first phone call organising the booking, the staff were extremely friendly in assisting our requests right through to the end of our relaxing afternoon where we were not hurried to leave the restaurant. The Garlic and Rosemary bread is a must have, with all 10 of us quick to order a second round. All ordering different dishes from their extensive menu the staff were extremely quick and efficient. The views and atmosphere are only part of the great Ripples experience. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone!review  23/07/2012

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We had lunch at Ripples at Chowder Bay today and had a lovely lunch. The food was a high quality and well presented, and the service was excellent. We couldn't have wanted for a better place to celebrate my father's 75th  02/05/2012

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Carol Griffin:

I just love the whole experience of Ripples at Chowder Bay-walking across the beach to the restaurant (you can go via the road as well) the beautiful big relaxed deck with magnificent views or the lovely heritage building if you prefer inside. I had a birthday dinner there recently with 10 friends. Most of us started with the very fresh scallops with pea puree mint and pancetta. For mains, we had veal saltimbocca with parsley and lemon butter-just the right amount of tang, confit of duck with sour cherry jus; Spanish mackerel, all excellent and I love the crispy baked rosemary potatoes. The passionfruit dessert with coconut biscotti was rich and creamy. We went BYO and the bill was just over $600 for 11 of us which I think is good value. The staff were attentive and did not get huffy when we were the last to  29/01/2012

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Restaurant Specials

Mothers Day specials and events
Spoil your Mum at one of our picture perfect locations this Mother’s Day, 11th May 2014. Enjoy breakfast for only $49 per person or lunch from $89 per person with kids menus also available.

June specials & events
Book your EOFY Function at Aqua Dining or Ripples Chowder Bay and receive complimentary canapés & bellini cocktails on arrival! Reduced minimum spend requirements also apply. Call our functions team on (02) 9460 0048 or email and mention this special to receive more information. Conditions apply.

Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Suitable for Weddings
Waterside Dining

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