Jonah’s Whale Beach

Jonah’s has been an iconic Northern Beaches dining destination since it opened in 1929. Over the years it has enjoyed visits from many celebrities including Lord Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Sir Anthony Hopkins. The Good Food Guide Chef’s Hatted restaurant is truly a fine dining destination with stunning views from its elevated position overlooking Whale Beach. The extensive Australian and international wine list of more than 1,600 wines is drawn from a cellar collection of more than 11,000 bottles. Guests come from all over Sydney, some by seaplane, dressed in their finest for a day of glamorous coastal dining. Smart dress is a must and bookings are essential — get in early and be sure to ask for a window seat. Options include The Restaurant, The Terrace (with a lighter grazing menu) and The Bar. The garden is a popular place for lovebirds to pop the question — so don’t be surprised if celebratory corks are flying. If visiting in June, July, August or September, you may even spot ‘Jonah’ the whale during the Humpback migration to northern waters. We recommend a visit during the day to make the most of the magical vistas, locking away a few hours to be thoroughly indulged, and make sure your camera/phone is charged!