Balmoral Beach is blessed. Not only does it have an inviting sandy beach and great water views, but it also has one of the best eating strips north of the Harbour Bridge. Queen of the strip is Bathers' Pavilion, which includes a restaurant, café, and lavish private dining room. Serge Dansereau cooks with one hand on the seasons and the other on the best local ingredients at the acclaimed restaurant, but for a casual breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner it's hard to beat the café ($). There's a choice of salad, wood-fired pizzas and seafood dishes such as seared ocean trout fingers with fennel, orange segments, and white beans for around
A$27.50. Breakfast dishes are a little on the expensive side with most around A$23. No reservations taken for the café.