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Ripples at Whale Beach

24 The Strand
Whale Beach NSW 2107
Tel : +61 2 9974 5111
Fax : +61 2 9974 5100
Chef: Alan Eames
Price Range: $$$
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
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Ripples Whale Beach will close at the end of March 2014

Just metres from the shore of one of Sydney’s most iconic surfing beaches, Ripples at Whale Beach offers an ideal experience in relaxed seaside dining. Sit alfresco at bright white tables, or admire the view through floor-to-ceiling windows. The well-priced, seafood focused Modern Australian menu is but added incentive to visit.

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Whale Beach, 50 minutes drive north of the CBD.

Ripples at Whale Beach is the fifth addition to the Aqua Dining Group, renowned for operating restaurants in idyllic waterside locations. The relaxed ambience of the 130-seat space is synonymous with its beachside surrounds. The modern weatherboard structure is reminiscent of a summer holiday house, spanning across the main dining area, the courtyard, beach bar, loft and all-day kiosk. Decor is simple and fresh, featuring crisp white furnishings and walls dotted with colourful beach-themed art. An outdoor bar area faces the beach, with large beach umbrellas and banana lounges encouraging patrons to chill out. Natural light is plentiful throughout the day, but come night the restaurant is lit by tiny crystal lamps.

Ripples offers a well-priced string of elegant, Modern Australian al a carte options. Choices are predominantly seafood driven, with beachside favourites such as beer battered fish and chips with house-made tartare, to a more refined, ‘taste of the sea’, which changes based on availability. If the restaurant is booked out, grab a seat at the kiosk next door, or enjoy take-away with your toes in the sand. The predominantly French-Australian wine list is exceptionally well-priced by the glass.

Reservations for groups of over 12 are offered in the main dining area. Guests are required to choose from a full choice three-course set menu, available for both lunch and dinner. For private functions, Ripples can be hired exclusively for breakfast, lunch or dinner, accommodating up to 130 guests for a sit down event and up to 150 guests cocktail-style. The exclusive use hire includes access to the Beach House, al fresco area, courtyard and loft. The restaurant also hosts weddings, with tailored packages available.

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basil gnocchi with braised cherry tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella | $20.00

szechwan peppered squid with lime aioli and sambal | $21.00

pan seared scallops with twice cooked pork belly, savoy cabbage, glazed apples and pickled ginger | $22.00

black cobia with organic kale and preserved lemon sauce | $23.00


ripples beer battered fish and chips with homemade tartare | $26.00

crispy skinned pan seared barramundi with sweet purple potato, baby beet salad and raspberry vinaigrette | $32.00

hickory smoked eye fillet with roast parsnip, chestnuts and broad beans | $33.00

crispy skinned duck breast with confit leg, cherry tarte tatin and spiced yoghurt | $33.00


salted caramel panna cotta with pistachio praline | $15.00

coconut and macerated strawberry cheesecake | $15.00

hazelnut and belgian chocolate profiteroles with lavender and raspberries | $15.00

affogato with liqueur and biscotti | $16.00

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Restaurant Features
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Area
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Waterside Dining

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