Barrenjoey House

Opening Hours

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%

Fathers Day, Palm Beach


Our Special Menu is here to stay for the spring months! Includes Entrees, Mains and Desserts from our A La Carte or Specials Menu at only $69


Gift Vouchers

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.

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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.

The team behind Barrenjoey House

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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