Regatta Dining Rose Bay

You may remember it as Pier in Rose Bay, or its short-lived reincarnation as The Sailors Club. Regatta Dining has opened this month as the next successor and brings a dining experience reminiscent of the original venue’s heydays.

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Regatta Dining Rose Bay 

With a pared back interior in harmony with its waterfront surrounds, the design team at Luchetti Krelle brings an understated elegance with raw timber tones and blue accents.

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Regatta Dining Bar

The bar remains to one side of the venue relatively unaltered, facing the deck,

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Other Dining Room

while the space previously with casual lounges has been converted to another dining room carrying the maritime theme.

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View of the Deck

Fresh seafood and quality of produce take centre stage on the enticing menu by Chef Claudio Morales (ex Uccello and Ash St Cellar).

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Oysters Natural

A range of raw dishes leads the menu with Oysters from Marimbula ($4.50 each), freshly shucked, swimming in their brine and served natural with mignonette,

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Sashimi Selection

while the Sashimi Selection with pickled ginger and wasabi entices with fresh and clean flavours ($32/$64). Both courses paired well with the aperitif style Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV, a zero dosage champagne.

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Ricotta Gnocchi, Moreton Bay Bugs

From the entrées, the Ricotta Gnocchi with Moreton Bay Bugs ($29) brings all the lightness and elegance of the crustacean flavour into the dish, accented with peas, chopped tomato and a light broth.

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Confit Calamari, Celery, Avocado, Roasted Tomatoes, Lingotto

The Confit Calamari, Celery, Avocado, Roasted Tomatoes, Lingotto ($25) is not to be missed. The calamari is slow-cooked into a soft and slippery texture which retains it flavour, making it one of the best calamari dishes ever tasted.

Both dishes paired well with the citrus notes of Laurent Perrier Brut NV.

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Crispy Scale Snapper

From the mains, the Crispy Scale Snapper ($37) with a simple spring vegetable medley and salsa verde is almost too pretty to eat. The fish is moist and perfectly cooked and the crispy scales add texture and a little seasoning.

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Rosemary Crusted Lamb Rack

It’s not all seafood at Regatta Dining. The Rosemary Crusted Lamb Rack ($42) comes with ribs, artichoke, broad beans, pairing well with Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé.

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Chocolate & Bitter Caramel Mousse

For dessert, the Chocolate & Bitter Caramel Mousse ($17) is rich and decadent and comes with chocolate sorbet, and a cherry gel.

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A Selection of 3 Cheeses

A Selection of Cheese ($28) is presented with roasted grapes, lavosh, fruit and nut bread and rounds up the meal nicely. The cheese pairs very well with Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle, a multi-vintage prestige cuvée with complex aromas, yeasty character and a long finish.

Whether you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or to impress someone, Regatta Dining in Rose Bay leaves you with a memorable experience that combines stunning cuisine and produce with excellent service and unbeatable water views.

Regatta Dining
594 New South Head Rd
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30pm
Lunch Wednesday to Sunday 11:30am to 4pm
www.regattarosebay.com

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Regatta Dining Rose Bay was last modified: January 21st, 2016 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.