Climb the stairs of this grand weatherboard beauty and you’ll immediately feel like you’re visiting a friend’s beach house. The arched windows frame point-blank views of Freshwater Beach. With such natural blessings it could be all about the view; but Chef Giovanni Pilu handles his Sardinian-inspired menu with expertise and modern flair. Crumbed smoked eel balls with baby mussels, tart grapefruit slivers and baby spinach is a masterful yet subtle combination. Sweet green friggitello peppers work beautifully with cured salmon, scattered with popcorn-like faro and oregano leaves. Lovingly hand-made ravioli filled with potato and a hint of anchovy come with pureed lemon; and a pink veal backstrap under a crunchy pane carasau crust pairs with sorrel and tiny, crisp brussels sprout leaves. Corbezzolo honey mousse, spiced sponge, roasted macadamias and a Sardinian beer sorbet is an exclamation mark at the end of a truly memorable meal. Superb service, too.
2019 Good Food Guide Awards
End of Moore Road
Freshwater, NSW 2096
02 9938 3331
Child Friendly, Functions, Outdoor Dining, Private Dining, Skyline Views, Waterfront Dining, Wheelchair Access