Address: 169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9240 3000
Hours: Mon – Sun 07:30am – 12am
Website: Coogee Pavilion’s FB page
During our holidays in Australia, we did the Bondi to Coogee walk, near Sydney. It was summer, the sun was shining, the surfers were riding the waves, and we were walking the whole morning. When we arrived at Coogee beach, we saw the beautiful Coogee Pavilion building and we decided that it was time for a light lunch.
Over 3 floors, it offers pizza, burgers and Mediterranean dishes. The ground floor as an outside terrace, where seagulls pick the food scraps, and an indoor space full of light and tables where people gather and share their food.
Also on the ground floor, there is a nostalgic games arena with games like noughts and crosses, petanque, ping pong, a giant magnetic scrabble, etc., were kids and not-so-kids can play and have fun.
On our way to the rooftop, we can appreciate that the whole place is inspired by the sea and decorated with maritime motifs, from the colors used to objects like buoys, paintings, etc., keeping the original spirit of the pavilion but in a modern way.
The rooftop features four indoor and outdoor bars, all with a Coogee ocean view. The light and the ocean breeze entering through the windows fill the space. One remark: the rooftop area is an adults only space.
As the weather was really warm, everybody was enjoying a cold drink outside. For a light lunch, we choose two light dishes asa summer tomato and watermelon salad with burrata, vincotto and basil (23 AUD), and raw tuna, white soy and roasted garlic oil, daikon, shiso, toasted nori (23 AUD), both super fresh and delicious! To think about these dishes, it still makes my mouth water!