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The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven

4.5
4.5
123 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

The Blue Swimmer promises a friendly and relaxing dining experience while taking in the exquisite Gerroa foreshore Modern Australian by the Sea, by sourcing only the very best quality of seasonal and locally produced ingredients, and offering superior Single Origin coffee.

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Menu

Bites

  • Freshly Shucked OysterA$4.50

    with fingerlime

    • House-Made SourdoughA$6.00

      cultured butter

      • Native OlivesA$8.00

        • Speck CroquettesA$9.00

          kasundi, parmesan, chives

          • Sweet Potato & Cashew HummusA$12.00

            charred sourdough

            Entrees

            • Ceviche 'Tigre de Leche'A$22.00

              lime, cucumber, passionfruit, pomegranate, onion, chilli

              • Grilled Korean Style Short RibA$21.00

                chimichurri

                • Crispy CalamariA$18.00

                  cucumber, celery & dill salad, spicy bomba, crunchy quinoa

                  Mains

                  • Smoked Butternut Pumpkin SaladA$23.00

                    warm spiced lentils, feta, sweet onion puree, seeds

                    • Carrot CavatelliA$26.00

                      brown butter, baby dutch carrot, wilted greens, almond cream

                      • Housemade Pasta PomodoroA$27.00

                        heirloom tomatoes, buffalo ricotta, basil, garlic, breadcrumb

                        • Market Fish of the DayA$33.00

                          • Fishermans StewA$34.00

                            shellfish, prawns, calamari, fish, chickpeas, bouillabaisse, sourdough

                            • Marinated Kangaroo LoinA$31.00

                              marinated beetroot, apple & rosemary salsa, onion soubise

                              • Braised Duck LegA$32.00

                                charred brassica salad, blood orange, dried cherry, beetroot cracker

                                Sides

                                • Mixed Local GreensA$10.00

                                  tomato, cucumber, feta

                                  • Charred BroccoliA$10.00

                                    chilli, almonds, spiced yoghurt

                                    • Fried KipflersA$10.00

                                      herb salt

                                      Desserts

                                      • House Churned Ice CreamA$8.00

                                        ask your waiter for todays flavours

                                        • CannoliA$8.00

                                          sweet ricotta, lemon curd, rosemary

                                          • Halloumi DonutsA$12.00

                                            jam, vanilla anglaise

                                            • Spice CakeA$14.00

                                              chai pannacotta, pumpkin cream, mandarin sorbet

                                              • Rocky RoadA$16.00

                                                chocolate pudding, marshmallow, almond biscuit, nuts, salted caramel ice cream

                                                • Two CheesesA$19.00

                                                  seasonal compote, crackers, nuts

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                                                  What 123 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                  1. VC

                                                    VictoriaC

                                                    Sydney

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 4 November 2018

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    Friendly staff, delicious food. Great to celebrate our birthday :)

                                                  2. AH

                                                    AnnH

                                                    Sydney

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 14 October 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best fish I’ve ever had. Staff were welcoming and attentive. A great way to spend an afternoon.

                                                  3. LM

                                                    LizM

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 October 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    Fantastic food and chilled atmosphere and friendly service

                                                  4. MM

                                                    MelM

                                                    Sydney

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 3 October 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    We love the quiet coastal location & estuary views. The cottage has a real bright & cosy ambience. The service is attentive, friendly & polite. Great, fresh & different food menu with extensive choice of drinks. Good value & equally good experience. Certainly would recommend & revisit.

                                                  5. CG

                                                    CathyG

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 22 September 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A very enjoyable meal in a lovely setting. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was memorable, tasty cerviche and fishermen s stew some of the most outstanding dishes I’ve had in a long while

                                                  6. r

                                                    rosss

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 September 2018

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                    Nice lunch, limited menu, attentive service. But noisy - maybe some canned music would help ( if there was any we couldn't hear it)

                                                  7. M

                                                    Moey

                                                    Sydney

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 September 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely as usual. The menu is just divine. Beautiful seafood and wines. The haloumi donuts were a treat!

                                                  8. TR

                                                    TRACEY

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 15 September 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    We dinned in the venue Saturday night and the only two faults were as follows no task lighting to read the menu and only 1 local wine both items in my view would give the venue 5 stars.

                                                  9. J

                                                    Jeff

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 September 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Fantastic food and great service - definitely keen to go back!

                                                  10. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 2 September 2018

                                                    overall2food4service4ambience1

                                                    I love this cafe as it is close to home and the food is beautiful. However, the noise level from the kitchen was deafening ! The clashing of cutlery and plates right near the tables is so disturbing. The room needs something to absorb and reduce the loudness bouncing around the room. It was really difficult to have a conversation without shouting at each other :(

                                                  11. p

                                                    pwjacobs

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 25 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had an exceptional time with family. Loved the dinner and ambiance!

                                                  12. KF

                                                    KFish

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    What a find! gorgeous little place tucked away behind 7 mile beach. Fabulous service, with a lovely friendly ambiance and exquisitely crafted dishes - creative and delicious. The lemon and rosemary cannoli a standout. Can’t wait to go back and sample some more.

                                                  13. A

                                                    Alice

                                                    Sydney

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is a special restaurant in a special place. The food is always creative and well prepared. The service is casual but attentive. Not a place for a business meeting but instead every other sort of gathering, this restaurant will fit the bill.

                                                  14. B

                                                    Budgietweet

                                                    Sydney

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 11 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always take the time to have brunch at this place. Great vibe excellent food and friendly staff. The fresh cakes on the way out are amazing!

                                                  15. KP

                                                    KathyP

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 11 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I ALWAYS LOVE COMING TO BLUE SWIMMER. IT IS A GREAT SEASIDE RESTAURANT AND CAFE WHICH CAPTURES THE MOOD OF GERROA PERFECTLY. I LOVE THE SEASONAL PRODUCE, BUZZY VIBE AND RELAXED YET ATTENTIVE SERVICE. IT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU COME TO THE BEACH.

                                                  16. GF

                                                    GaryF

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a great spot for any time of day, but took 5 mates for breakfast this time. Lovely meal. Friends from Sydney thought it was wonderful. Outstanding food and friendly service.

                                                  17. MO

                                                    MelanieO

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 August 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous spot, great food, friendly staff & service. All ‘round winner!

                                                  18. HV

                                                    HectorV

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 29 July 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    We were staying in the area, and this restaurant was recommended by locals, it was a great venue, busy, but service was great, and the serves were generous, oysters fresh, fish of the day Marlan, and desert donuts, all wonderful. We would certainly book again if in the area, and tell friends about it.

                                                  19. SB

                                                    StevieB

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 July 2018

                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                    We went here for my birthday dinner on a Saturday night. I was keen to go there for the seafood chowder after seeing it on Channel sevens Sydney weekender. The place was freezing with the only heat provided by a small heater in the corner of the room. We how cold it was but it nothing seem to change and we kept our warm winter jackets on throughout the experience. Staff are very friendly but the wait for mains took forever. Corkage of 12 bucks is a bit much I thought as well. We stayed in Gerroa so there were few options for breakfast out in the morning so we thought we would give it another go. The breakfast was great. For the optional mushrooms as an extra its expensive (additional 8 dollars but they were nice and spicy). If you do find yourself here do try the tomatoes. They are awesome having been smoked in their smoker. The coffee is good. In the morning we asked for the warmest spot in the place but we all agreed it was still cold.

                                                  20. AS

                                                    AnneS

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 July 2018

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    Nice cafe with a splendid view on Gerroa beach. Fish tacos & sweet potatoes were nice. But shame that the standard of the restaurant has not been kept. It just feels more like a cafe now.

                                                  21. WD

                                                    WandD

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 July 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    My partner and I had a lovely time at the Blue Swimmer for his birthday. The food used fresh ingredients which were paired well together and everything was cooked to perfection. Only problem was that we had to wait a while for our mains to come out, otherwise everything was great. I recommend the ceviche.

                                                  22. LB

                                                    LissaB

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 30 June 2018

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                    Lovely place. Noisy though. Food was superb. Service was attentive but not friendly. On Saturday night perhaps a bit of stress. This does not mean we don't adore coming here. The place has great charm and the food is innovative. Love it. Best, Lb.

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 June 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great menu wth fresh local ingredients. Awesome service

                                                  24. SB

                                                    StuartB

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 June 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Good food - very sophisticated for regional. Mod Oz even though I dislike that term. Loveley spot & decore. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

                                                  25. RS

                                                    RachelS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 June 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We enjoyed a lovely meal. Everything was prepared and served to perfection. Thank you. we'll be back!

                                                  26. C

                                                    Clovar

                                                    New York Area

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great inventive neighborhood gem that truly showcases Shoalhaven cuisine. They make amazing coffees too!

                                                  27. A

                                                    Annie

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 May 2018

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing meal, friendly service. Slight problem dealt with quickly and efficiently. Would definitely return.

                                                  28. JG

                                                    JohnG

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 28 April 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Been there for dinner a few times now and it never disappoints. New menu very creative across all courses with wholesome servings.

                                                  29. AT

                                                    AlisonT

                                                    Sydney

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 April 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a great catch up with family and friends. The children were well catered for and any special requests delivered without fuss. All the meals were fantastic and the drinks list was excellent. The dessert donuts were so good we had to get takeaways the next night as well. Definitely looking for the next time.

                                                  30. ST

                                                    SueT

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 5 April 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    A local favourite - always wonderful food, friendly service, and an interesting menu.

                                                  31. A

                                                    Anna

                                                    Sydney

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 31 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    Total experience was amazing .... as always! Haloumi donuts - are to die for....mmmmm.

                                                  32. PS

                                                    PriscillaS

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 30 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I love this place. We have a weekender in the area and everytime we are coming down, we make sure we book this restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment. Great holiday foodie spot.

                                                  33. KS

                                                    KSubi

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 25 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We drove 1 hr 50 mins to celebrate a my daughters birthday. The food was yummy, Dessert spectacular and the service friendly yet professional. We will definitely visit again 😁

                                                  34. SL

                                                    SueL

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 24 March 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Lunch booking filled as requested. Lovely food, my vegetarian option creative and tasty, friends' steak sandwiches delicious. Sweets yummy, friendly service. Great views from verandah.

                                                  35. W

                                                    Waterlily

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 March 2018

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                    We have visited the Blue Swimmer in Gerroa many times and always found it a great place to eat at. A little gem in fact. This time (and special occasion) we were slightly disappointed in the service due to a number of confusions. We also had to wait too long for our desserts (in the end we had to ask for them) and the coffee order had got lost between us and the coffee machine. That being said- The food was good and the restaurant was beaming with people, it was an exceptionally hot day and lots of energy about. We still love the place and will keep coming back for birthdays and get togethers!

                                                  36. MH

                                                    MeganH

                                                    Sydney

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 March 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Happy attentive staff as usual. Very nice food, lovely atmosphere and great location.

                                                  37. KE

                                                    KatrinaE

                                                    Sydney

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 14 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent customer service and food in a peaceful, beautiful setting overlooking seven mile beach.

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Fabulous locally sourced food, with an innovative flair. Great service

                                                  39. A

                                                    Andrea

                                                    Sydney

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had an absolutely beautiful family meal here for my birthday. The food was tasty, unique, filling and healthy. The service was authentic and attentive. I wish they were in Sydney as we we would now be regulars. Can't recommend it enough!

                                                  40. LP

                                                    LisaP

                                                    Sydney

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 3 March 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    As always, Blue Swimmer is fabulous for food, service and outstanding location. Just one aspect- noise levels / acoustics could possibly be improved with some soft furnishings or textiles. With a group of 8 was little hard to hear down the table. But definitely worth it!!

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