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
Barrenjoey House Menu
Available for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week
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
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
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)
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.