November – April
Lunch and dinner 7 days from 11.30am until late
May – November
Monday, Tuesday, closed
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
Surcharge applies to Sundays 10% and Public Holidays 20%
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.
Barrenjoey House History
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.