We return to the Galley @ Sydney Boathouse

We returned to The Galley at Sydney Boathouse, a beautiful spot, right on Sydney Harbour marina situated between Rozelle and Glebe, and under the ANZAC Bridge. The nearby car park gives 1 hour free parking so it’s easy to pop by for brunch or lunch. It’s a lovely view of the city scape and boats in the harbour and you can enjoy your breakfast up on the deck of the converted waiting hall /  shipping container, or on a lounge by the water. This time we opted for the couches and made friends with a nearby diners French bulldog. It’s certainly a dog friendly spot. 


You can also sit inside if the weather isn’t suitable with beautiful styling, nautically themed with blue striped cushions, decorative ropes and anchors.


We loved this place last time, so we were keen to try their new menu. 

The menu has a more varied amount of choices at brunch. There’s sweets, salads and some regular and ever popular choices.


The mozzarella with avo was perfectly placed on sourdough with greens and pomegranates, heirloom tomatoes and and a soft poached egg.


We enjoyed the roast pumpkin salad with grains, Persian feta, heirloom salad, avocado, confit onion, pepita dukkah and herbs is the kind of dish I’d enjoy every day. Super healthy and refreshing and the pumpkin was perfectly cooked. 


For a sweet finish, we really liked the poached pear on brioche, toast with salted caramel, passionfruit cream, candied pistachio and lemon zest. We imagine this will be a very popular menu item. 


Drinks wise, you can order a milkshake or juice or a range of teas and coffee. We like campos so we’re happy to see that’s the blend on the menu.


The Galley at Sydney Boathouse

2 Waterways Court


NSW 2039

Directions – James Craig Road off The Crescent and then right onto Waterways Court at the first roundabout

Mon to Fri – 7 am to 3pm

Sat & Sun – 7:30 am to 4 pm


Food, wine and flowers @TheCalyx

We had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch in the heart of Sydney’s Botanic Gardens at The Calyx. It is honestly the prime location for a lovely lunch out or weekend high tea and could not be more beautiful!



Only a short 5 minute walk from the entrance of the botanic gardens, right between the conservatorium and art gallery and you can find yourselves in this restaurant, where you can enjoy your meal in amongst this beautiful scenery.


Why not take a true break from work in a serene environment away from your busy office or come here as a destination visit. The venue has a take away café, but also dine in option and your tables are amongst the beautifully stunning pollination display. It is incredible. 



They have launched a new and fresh Asian-inspired menu with small tapas plates and larger dishes. We chose to personally try:


Brioche sliders with fried chicken, slaw and sirarcha as well as pork belly bao: these were both delicious starters to the meal.




For the larger dishes, we selected the braised brisket, spicy red cabbage topped with wonton noodle crisps and peanuts.



We supplemented this with the vermicelli salad, carrot, bean, cabbage, Vietnamese herbs, hot & sour dressing, quite refreshing on a hot day.



You can order tea, coffee, juice or even glass of wine to accompany your meal. We had a lovely glass of red!



Efficient service and friendly staff, this is a lovely venue which we’ll certainly revisit in the future. 


Thanks to the Trish Nicol Agency for the invitation to dine. 


The Calyx

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