Bathers’ Pavilion in Sydney’s Lower North Shore is gearing up for its grand reopening, following significant renovation works.
Opening on 4 October 2019, the Balmoral restaurant and cafe will unveil several new dining concepts, as well as newly renovated event spaces.
Bathers’ Pavilion’s fine dining restaurant and adjoining private dining room have been completely refreshed and will now flow through into a new Chef’s Table for up to 12 people.
There will also be a new lounge and bar area for 32 people, alongside the new all-day Bathers’ Bistro and a second casual private dining space, The Sunroom.
The venue’s dedicated functions level is also getting a makeover, to offer a modern, clean event space for up to 150 guests in a cocktail setting. The adjoining Louis Roederer Terrace will feature a fresh new look and will open to the public on Sundays for the first time.
A spokesperson for Bathers’ Pavilion said the refurbished function space and terrace will take the event experience to a new level.
“The interior has been designed with versatility in mind and has the ability to transform from a large opulent space to a more refined, sophisticated corporate offering which can cater to different sizes and requirements,” they said.
“No matter the event, there is no better place to start any occasion than our beautiful Terrace with uninterrupted, panoramic views of Balmoral Beach.”
Bathers’ Pavilion will welcome a new line-up of talent for the reopening. Co-owner Serge Dansereau is joined in the restaurant kitchen by head chef Cameron Johnston (St Claudes, Jonah’s), who returns to Bathers’ after four years, and Kumiko Endo (Attica, Tetsuya, Fujisaki) as head pastry chef.
Dansereau and Johnston have started from scratch with the menus, describing the culinary offering as “elegant and unfussy produce-led coastal dining”.
Meanwhile, the décor continues to reflect the building’s 1920s heritage and Mediterranean charm with pastel blue and white stripes and sailboat walnut detailing.