Clubhouse, Rosebery

Clubhouse in Rosebery is a surprising venue, located below the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) headquarters in a former warehouse along Botany Road.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Clubhouse, Rosebery

With exposed steel and concrete floor, the fitout gives a nod to its industrial past. The spacious venue offers an open and uninterrupted flow to the adjoining wooden deck area at the front. Downstairs, the Saloon Bar and Lounge Room can be hired for a range of events.

The impressive yet subtle SLSA history on display gives the Clubhouse a beachside feel. In fact, the only thing missing is the surf.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
The Clubhouse Bar

From Boards and Bites, Sides to Substantial selections,  menu offerings consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner showcasing international cuisine with emphasis on plate sharing.

The drinks list is extensive and includes beer on tap (from $7.50) and bottle beer (from $7.50), wine served by the glass or bottle and cocktails (from $17).

A progressive food tasting organised by Julian Damjano, General Manager and Head Chef Jin Yeong (ex Bistro Moncur) starts with a fresh Tomato Salad ($8).

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Tomato Salad

On the plate is a variety of sliced tomatoes, some juicy and others sweet, with basil and buffalo mozzarella . The sherry vinaigrette adds a well-balanced flavour to a nice dish.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Tuna Crostini

The Tuna Crostini ($14) is a delightful appetiser with chopped tuna ceviche served on crunchy crostini, with a sprig of chives, chilli and lemon.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Smoked Mozzarella Croquettes

Crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside, the Smoked Mozzarella Croquettes ($12) comes with a side of mayo and are boosted by a touch of paprika.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Spicy Chicken Wings

For those who love all the spicy and fire that chicken wings can deliver, the Spicy Chicken Wings ($14) is a dish not to be missed. The spicy flavour is well-infused into the mixture and the chicken meat is tender while the coriander garnish and lime lifts the flavour – a truly finger lickin’ dish.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Spiced Lamb Ribs

According to Julian, the preparation of Spiced Lamb Ribs ($24) takes 24 hours. The lamb ribs are smothered in a mixture of aromatic spices then slow-baked for hours. The meat is so tender that it literally falls off the bone. The tahini yoghurt, mint, za’atar and pomegranate dressing compliment this stellar dish.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Chantilly

There is no better to finishing a meal than with the decadent Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Chantilly ($14) with chocolate shortbread and raspberry coulis.

The Clubhouse, Rosebery
Clubhouse Exterior

Clubhouse offers a social and interactive dining experience with chefs chatting with guests through their open kitchen. The menu is approachable, the food is well-priced, and with weekend breakfast along with lunch and dinner, this casual eatery is well worth putting on your radar.

789 Botany Road, Rosebery
Ph: 02 9669 2828


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