Sydney, New South Wales

2017 SMH Good Food Guide Awards - One Chef Hat
Jonah's Whale Beach is one of Australia's most luxurious ocean retreats. Whether you've checked into the hotel or are a visiting diner, be sure to arrive before sunset to take in the restaurant's view over the Pacific Ocean. The menu at Jonah's is contemporary, with quality, mostly seafood dishes executed with impressive technique.
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69 Bynya Road
Whale Beach NSW 2108


Whale Beach



Mediterranean, Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Jonah's is one of Australia's most spectacular ocean retreats, perfect for relaxation and indulgence. Since it first opened as a roadhouse in 1929, Jonah's has set the exclusive enclave of Whale Beach on the international map. Famed for its luxury, privacy and seclusion, Jonah's has reeled in a handful of celebrities and famed international guests. With breathtaking views, a spectacular outdoor Terrace and a cliff-top garden, Jonah's offers the perfect location for a wedding or special function. Coco Republic designers fitted out the dining room and breezy alfresco terrace in comfortable, neutral-toned furniture that is stylish yet allows the view to dominate every corner.


The sun dances on the surface of the water, twinkling and sparkling with every ripple and gentle wave. It's the perfect day as I stand on the jetty at Rose Bay. I've teamed my favourite mint-green silk dress with cat-eye sunglasses and a bolero jacket. I could be on the set of The Talented Mr Ripley, like Marge, standing portside on the Italian Riviera. I board the tiny white sea-plane and fifteen minutes later, I'm elegantly stepping onto the wharf at Whale Beach.

Okay, okay – It's just a fantasy. In reality, I arrive at Jonah's in my early model Toyota Corolla after a tedious 70 minute drive on the twisting and turning road that leads to the peninsula of the Northern Beaches. Walking in the door of Jonah's, the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Sydney, I'm treated as though I did arrive by seaplane. All the frill and grandeur that one associates with traditional fine dining can be experienced here at Jonah's. A far cry from the roadhouse that originally existed in 1929, the dining room is surprisingly modern, which makes sense, given the postcard perfect view that offers a 180 degree view of the ocean.

An entrée of confit Berkshire pork belly with chorizo and black garlic is as indulgent as the dish sounds, served with a potato crisp providing texture. Plump North Atlantic scallops are teamed with a generous quenelle of foie gras mousse and a bourbon foam which cuts through the richness of the dish. The dish that makes a scene however, is the bone marrow crusted Rangers Valley Wagyu rump cap. Coupled with a roasted short rib, a sweet potato dauphine (like a potato puff) and sautéed Treviso, the elements work in perfect harmony.
Anna Lisle

Specials & Events

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100 pax
With a variety of stylish indoor and outdoor function spaces available the secluded cliff-top location high above Whale beach is simply the ultimate place for celebrating. Options include an intimate cocktail party on the lawn, private use of the Terrace for 48 seated guests or 25 for conferences, or exclusive use of the Restaurant catering for up to 100 guests. The local area offers a plethora of team building activities including sailing on Pittwater, deep sea fishing off Palm Beach or early morning fitness boot camps for those interested in breaking a sweat.


Accessible by seaplane
Accommodation available
Award Winning / Hatted
Outdoor Dining
Romantic / Intimate
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Waterfront Dining
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2017
One Chef Hat


Marc Philpott on 16/11/2017
Jonahs at Whale Beach, Peter the Exec Chef always looks after me
Marion Grasby on 10/10/2014
You can't beat the view at Jonah's in Palm Beach, New South Wales. It's where my husband and I went to celebrate our engagement.
Peter Ridland on 15/09/2014
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