The perfect weekend escapes are usually right under our noses. Watsons Bay, with its spectacular Sydney Harbour views and 30-minute drive to the city, is one of those unbeatable destinations — for visitors and locals alike!
The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has long been one of the village’s best-loved hotels and eateries, with the main restaurant — the Beach Club — looking directly over the tranquil, picturesque harbour out front. As you’d expect, the Beach Club features a menu heavy in seafood, with the signature dish being a delectable, fresh Seafood Platter. It spills over with freshly shucked oysters, prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, sashimi, Alaskan crab and lobster! And who doesn’t love a whole grilled sole, or a bucket of fresh prawns? Modelled on the beach clubs found along the coasts of the Mediterranean in Europe, the vibe here is relaxed, harbourside chic, with harbour views to die for.
Should you plan on a long lunch, brunch or dinner, why not check into the newly refurbished rooms, located just upstairs? Styled by interior design dynamo, Sibella Court, each room is bespoke, with many nautical nods — from antique maps to luxe pillows. There are several room types on offer, from king and loft rooms (perfect for the family) to king harbour suites with unbeatable water views. Just downstairs is the Beach Club, where you can wine and dine your way through any manner of fabulous occasions on an impressive weekend escape.