It was going to be a sunny Sunday, Kurt was wanting to go for a surf and I wanted to check out Palm Beach. We were also extremely keen to check out the newly renovated Beach House Avalon, on Avalon Beach. After doing our sight seeing we headed to the surf club at the Southern end of Avalon Beach, the Beach House easily recognisable by the fresh pink trendy signage out front.
Whilst there’s a kiosk downstairs, make sure you head to the restaurant upstairs to dine in a perfect setting. As we reach the top of the stairs, we take in the stylish new renovation, with pastel pink and green walls, which suit the beachside location. You can see the chefs busily working their magic in the kitchen and also the bar staff concocting some amazing cocktails. You instantly are awestruck by the spectacular uninterrupted views of the beautiful Avalon beach, certainly a relaxing way to spend your dining experience. We were so close to the shoreline we could have thrown a line in to catch lunch.
We are shown to our table by the window by the lovely Alisha, so personable, knowledgeable and passionate about the restaurant. This attitude totally makes it a pleasure to visit. We were given the menus, offered a drink as we scope the reasonably priced menu, which contains a list of appealing freshly prepared dishes with Japanese fusion elements. With most items on the menu under $25, you certainly aren’t paying for the views, which is hard to find these days.
Before we decide on food, we couldn’t pass up the amazing cocktails, a little different than the usual with lovely combinations on offer. The Lotus martini was amazing, with a beautiful passion fruit flavour. They also looked after us having a designated driver on this visit, by preparing a virgin ginger mojito, a nice beach side drink. The cocktails are also reasonably priced, making the beachhouse the perfect venue to enjoy some drinks with a view.
After much deliberation over all the great food options, we decided on a number of items to share including the grilled watermelon and tiger prawns with a Japanese touch in pickled daikon and ponzu dressing, a really refreshing way to start our lunch. Another great dish was the raw salmon with wasabi crème fraichè, ginger, toast, soy and ginger. The salmon had been beautifully flavoured and was extremely fresh. These items are perfect for this beachside location.
It was pretty hard to go past the green pea and cauliflower croquettes with nori crumb, pickled radish, they had a nice crisp crumb and were served with tasty yuzu aioli. The inside was so creamy with nice crispy bits of cauliflower inside. We are also suckers for anything truffle, so the ricotta and shitake dumplings with truffle oil, watercress and hazelnuts were a no brainer. Large round dumplings and a flavoursome topping.
This amount of items were very apt to share between us.
Whilst we were quite full, we had also seen the Beachhouse Avalon version of a choc top on the menu. In addition, it was Kurt’s birthday, so the choc top had to be done. This was a choc top on steroids, the waffle cone was huge, filled with chocolate mousse, cashew prailine, raspberry and vanilla ice cream.
The Beachhouse Avalon met all our expectations and they’ve done the perfect job of the fit out, staffing and the menu variety is excellent and completely fitting for the location . This venue suits many occasions, from the weekend lunch to the afternoon catch up. Thoroughly recommended to add to your list of places to visit.
Thanks to Ryan from Trish Nicol Agency for the invitation and the restaurant for their hospitality.
Beach house Avalon
Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach NSW 2107