Barrenjoey House Opening Hours

November – April
Lunch and dinner 7 days from 11.30am until late

May – October
Lunch – 7 days
Dinner – Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am until late

Closed Christmas day


Book lunch or dinner online for groups 1-7 guests.

For group reservations of 8 and above please call us on (02) 9974 4001


Just 50 minutes from Sydney

Barrenjoey House Menu

Available for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week

Mixed nuts

Marinated organic olives

Sourdough, extra virgin olive oil

Gluten free bread, extra virgin olive oil

Garlic, parmesan and parsley bread

Freshly shucked sydney rock oysters, eschalotte dressing gf
24.0 / 42.0

Salt and pepper calamari, aioli, lemon
22.0 / 33.0

Smoked salmon, organic baby beets, asparagus, dill, horseradish mayo gf

Mezze plate, olives, hummus, labneh, baba ganouj, toasted flatbread vo / gfo
23.0 / 32.0

Grilled scallops, chilli butter, toasted almonds, fennel, radish salad gf
24.0 / 33.0

Fresh figs, shaved prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, mint and aged balsamic gf

Chicken breast stuffed pesto and ricotta, romesco, seasonal greens, sicillian olives gf

Wild mushroom risotto, sage, parmesan, truffle oil v / gf

Seafood plate, tiger prawns, sydney rock oysters, scallops, moreton bay bugs, battered fish and chips gfo

Bucket of queensland prawns in shell, lemon, marie rose sauce gf

Flathead fillets in a light beer batter, lemon, tartare sauce and chips gfo

200gm Cape grim grass fed eye fillet, watercress salad, rosemary chat potatoes, mushroom jus gf

Moroccan lamb backstrap, asparagus, watercress salad, cucumber minted yoghurt gf

Market fish
(see specials)

Zucchini, danish fetta, rocket, roasted peppers, pesto, aioli v / gfo

Scotch fillet steak with caramelised onion, rocket and mustard aioli gfo

Rocket, beetroot, goat’s cheese, toasted walnuts salad gf / v

Greek salad, tomato, cucumber, olives, spanish onion and marinated fetta v/gf

Steamed greens with garlic butter, toasted almonds gf / v

Garlic, chilli, herb, parmesan chips v

Salted chips v

Classic crème brûlée with almond biscotti gfo

Soft centred chocolate pudding, vanilla bean ice cream (allow 15 mins) gf

Lemon meringue tart with creme fraiche

Mixed selection of ice creams and sorbets (see specials) gf

Affogato, vanilla bean ice cream ‘drowned’ in espresso with frangelico and biscotti

Australian and imported cheeses, fig paste, lavosh gfo

Belgian chocolate fudge brownie

Pistachio, cranberry and white chocolate nougat gf

Almond biscotti

Spaghetti bolognaise

Battered or grilled local flathead, tomato sauce and chips

Steak and chips with tomato sauce

Salt and pepper calamari, tomato sauce and chips

Scoop of gelato (see specials)

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Gift Vouchers

It's the thought that counts.....

Why not spoil that special someone with a gift voucher from Barrenjoey House.  We offer vouchers for lunch or dinner as well as our boutique guesthouse.  Or talk to us about arranging a full experience package.

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The perfect birthday or thank you gift, our dining vouchers are available for every occasion. You can nominate the amount then we create the voucher that can be emailed, posted or collected from the restaurant

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Our accommodation packages are the perfect excuse to escape the city and treat yourself to a mini break at beautiful Palm Beach or they can make the perfect wedding or anniversary gift. The package includes one night’s boutique accommodation in an en suite room, with a 3 course meal in the restaurant and light self serve breakfast.

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For the adventurous why not purchase our experience gift voucher. Arrive at the restaurant to check in after an aerial flight by seaplane over the breathtaking views of the stunning Northern beaches, then relax and indulge in a 3 course meal for 2 in the restaurant before returning to your boutique guesthouse room upstairs for the night.

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Barrenjoey House History

Barrenjoey House circa 1940-016
Original Barrenjoey House 1920
Barrenjoey House Frontage

Barrenjoey House is a local icon with a history spanning almost 100 years.

Built in 1923 by Albert Verrills as a guest house and restaurant for the Resch family, and the first address in Palm Beach to install a telephone with the number of Palm Beach 1.

Originally catering to the fishermen who spent many a weekend fishing in the rich waters of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey House served local residents as a General Store following the tragic fire of the Gow and Howletts store.

This continued until 1935 when Barrenjoey House was reverted back to a restaurant and guesthouse by the new proprietor Mrs Grace Ward.

The popular Guest House was the choice of many, including a former Prime Minister Mr Billy Hughes who enjoyed using the surrounding lawns to practice his golf.  Rooms were available at a cost of 6 shillings and sixpence and included board and boat hire.

During World War II Barrenjoey House became a favoured choice for service men and women to enjoy their R&R. As the war worsened Pittwater was mined and consequently the house’s boats confiscated.

In the early 1980’s Barrenjoey House was purchased and restored by the previous owners Robert McCuaig and Ian Gray. They retained the property until 2001, when the current owners Brendon & Jenny Barry purchased & substantially renovated the house.

With an atmosphere that blends beachside chic with 1950’s colonial ivory coast, today, guests enjoy our renowned dining, bar, café and guesthouse whilst admiring the still stunning Pittwater outlook.

2nd image courtesy of Peter Verrills.

Information sourced from Pittwater Online News.

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