Located just 6 minutes walk from Coogee beach, is Coogee Pavilion. Whether you’re a family, a couple or just a group of friends wanting to have a great time, this restaurant is the perfect place. At the end of the dinner and you don’t feel like going home yet, why not carry on the night at the Rooftop? (Over 18s only)
During my trip to Sydney my god brother took me here for dinner. When we walked in, it was fully packed so there was about a 10 to 15 minutes wait; when it was our turn the waitress showed us to a nice seat by the window where we could see the beach and the sunset.
For drinks I ordered a cocktail called “Coogee Be Loved” which has Wyborowa vodka, aperol, passionfruit and pomegranate; and my god brother ordered the “Roots Juice” (I didn’t take a picture of it #sorry).
For food we ordered freshly shucked oysters served with chopped red onion and vinegar. In my mind I thought it would be quite big, so when it came I was surprised that it was small compared to the ones that I usually have at other restaurants… However it still tasted good!
This is the cuttlefish with chili, garlic, parsley and lemon served with ciabatta bread. I can usually eat spicy foods, but the chili in this dish was really strong! My tongue was burning from the very first bite, so I guessed that’s why they give you a piece of bread (haha!).
We were recommended by the waitress to get the mini lobster roll with celery, lemon, mayonnaise and chives. That first bite probably made me go into food heaven, the lobster was cooked to perfection and the mayonnaise and everything went so well together. It was absolutely delicious, mind you I am allergic to lobster but hey #YOLO right? (Don’t worry I had my allergy tablets with me). I could’ve eaten at least 3 because they’re just amazing. A definite must try!
Both my god brother and I were feeling like pizza that night so we ordered the Maiala pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di Latte (mozzarella cheese), hot salame, Italian ham and Parmesan cheese. We didn’t realise the ‘hot’ in hot salame was very very very hot, so yes you guessed it! My tongue was burning, but it was worth it because food is love food is life.
And if you are wondering, no we did not have dessert, as we went to Gelatissimo. Overall I really enjoyed my dinner, the atmosphere had this sort of vibe when you walk in and you just know you will enjoy your night. Also the staff there had bubbly personalities and so polite and of course the food was great!
169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
02 9240 3000
Ground Floor: Monday – Sunday: 7:30am till late
Coogee Rooftop: Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm till 12am
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P.S. If you haven’t read my other foodie post about Coopers Bakehouse, click here!