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Ripples Chowder Bay

Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Rated 4.8 out of 5 from 4 reviewsClick to see review details
Price: $$$$ - $$$$
Modern Australian, Seafood


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 an Australian-inspired menu in this 100-seater restaurant, ideal for an al fresco dining experience; 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. No BYO during COVID-19 restrictions.

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Christmas in July at Ripples Chowder Bay

Sundays 3rd, 10th ,17th, 24th, 31st of July for DINNER

$55 per adult I $29 per child


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  • Views
  • Accessible by water taxi
  • Family Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining Room

Cuisines Modern Australian, Seafood

Price Mains $20 - $30, Mains $30 - $40

Type Restaurant


Max capacity: 100 pax



So happy to have selected this restaurant to host my 60th birthday lunch! I wanted to celebrate this millstone at a restaurant on the harbour in my old hometown with my family & close friends & Sydney - you outshone all my expectations! From my first enquiry to the seemingly effortless service & hospitality on the day, you made this celebratory experience one to remember. Superb historic location surrounded by fantastic harbour views, pristine bushland away from the hustle & bustle of downtown Sydney & a group food & beverage package that offered an excellent choice of delicious meals & beverages that simply flowed, in quality & quantity. Tip:- use the water taxi, so convenient & avoid parking & driving.


Aug 2015

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!

A. Hartley

Jul 2012

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 birthday.


May 2012

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 leave.

Carol Griffin

Jan 2012