The BOX on the Water
Architecturally designed with a stylish, modern aesthetic, The BOX on the Water restaurant, bar and beach kiosk is just an hour and a half drive from central Sydney or twenty five minutes on the passenger ferry from Palm Beach.
Both the restaurant and kiosk offer fresh, modern Australian cuisine and friendly, efficient service. Experience stylish, casual, 'fun dining' with arguably the best outlook on the Coast!
Great place for family gathering, lovely views great food & close to the playground for the kids also.
This place is special. Amazing views and fabulous staff. The food is awesome but it comes with a “Sydney” price tag. Well worth a visit for anyone on the coast visitor or locals.
Lovely location, Friendly staff, Barramundi was crispy skinned and tasty. Was great for a table of 4 special occasion lunch.
Fabulous venue could be Greek Isles or anywhere on the Med.
Our waiter was first class.
Food was the perfect lunch.
My wife and I go there every week with friends. Amazing food and great wine. Priceless views and friendly staff.
Was REALLY disappointed in the new size of the pate - considerably smaller than previously and same price - may be enough of a reason to not return.
Enjoyed a lovely lunch on Sunday with a friend from Sydney, she was very impressed with the food and friendly staff
A lovely range of options for breakfast. Staff were friendly, food was fantastic.
Booked at short notice and was able to get a table, had to drive so could not indulge in the lovely cocktails that were coming out. My husband had the paella which he really enjoyed and I had the jackfruit tagine which was lovely and not too sweet.
Wonderful and bubbly environment and great customer service.
My partner and I weren’t overall happy with the price of the main meals in regards to the quality of food. Was really simple and basic food, but much too overpriced.
Share platters were absolutely amazing and delicious. The couple cocktails we ordered weren’t very enjoyable at all, but I guess everyone has an acquired taste in food and beverages. Overall, it was a lovely place to dine and it being on the water was very romantic!
Had a fabulous lunch here - highly recommend it for great food and a lovely view
Thanks Nadia - we really appreciate your great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Restaurant looked beautiful and staff were very friendly and helpful.
However it was very loud - we were not sure whether we chose a bad night or if this is the norm, there were a couple of inconsiderate parties.
I got a steak special which was incredibly disappointing, the meat was chewy and of a quality much lower than it’s price point. My partners meal was a bit better but overall not particularly noteworthy.
The cocktails, however, were lovely.
It was our second time and we enjoyed the food and the service was very good. However as per the first time it is very noisy with the timber walls and ceiling, glass walls and concrete floors. I think the plants help but think it needs wall coverings or something. Really nice place and would be better if less noisy.
I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service! We have installed louvred windows above the operable doors and hanging plants above to drown out the noise. However it’s very hard to sound proof with so much glass, plywood and concrete. The modern aesthetic doesn’t lend itself well to soft furnishing and the reality of the building’s window design it that it’s either all open or all closed. Come midweek if you can or on a day when you can sit outside. Thanks again for visiting.
Food presentation was very good.
Service was good
Ambience was excellent
When it got chilly, staff were proactive and closed the large glass door
Although the food looked good, I was worried about the freshness of some of the seafood, as I had an issue with a mussel dish I had ordered previously
My fears came true and some of the seafood made me quite ill.
This unfortunately is a reoccurring problem with this restaurant...
A very casual seafood restaurant. Not the same high standard it used to be.
Rug up as it can be quite cold if they keep the doors open during winter.
Was a beautiful setting and the lunch (fish pie) was yummy. The staff where very professional.
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed yourselves - come again soon!
I have eaten at The Box previously and have found the meals exceptional and good value for money, however my friend and I both ordered the battered flathead and it was not very good at all especially for the price. There was too much batter and the fish was very greasy. We were extremely disappointed.
I was also a little concerned about the social distancing in the restaurant.I did not feel that there was any evidence of any changes in the seating of guests and organisation of the tables. We also were not asked to write down our names and telephone numbers which I thought was what restaurants were supposed to adhere to at this stage of Covid.
Hi Elaine, apologies that we didn’t deliver on this occasion. I will pass your feedback on to our kitchen and front of house teams. As for our COVID-19 plan, we have removed all unnecessary chairs and tables to ensure that we only seat 33 customers inside and 16 diners outside following the current guidelines. We record our guests names and phone numbers on our OpenTable account, and as you booked online, we already had your details saved. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.
Birthday celebration. We were allowed to take our special wines although corkage was charged as expected. All six diners thoroughly enjoyed their meals of which there was a variety. Shared meat and vegetable platter and drunken duck pate excellent and enough for six as an entrée. Ambience outstanding with a magnificent rainbow a bonus.
Thanks for your review of our food - glad you enjoyed it so much and hope to see you again very soon.
Great food, great location and super friendly staff. Highly recommend :)
Food was yummy, coffee could have been hotter. I asked for extra hot but it was no different to everyone else’s, otherwise great.
Food was fantastic. We both really enjoyed it. Best meal with have had in a long time
If the service improves maybe. Even in the COVID-19 environment, the service was very poor and the food was over priced. Suggest a limited menu with reasonable pricing and improved table service and I would recommend this restaurant to friends. Right now, no. This experience was very disappointing. I had been to this restaurant at least 4 times previously with a good result. This time, I will think twice before booking again.
Eaten here a few times and enjoyed it yet again. The new feast menu with wine pairing Is a great addition. We will be back!
Great service, good size meals, cooked really well!
Service, food & wine selection was outstanding- Waiter staff were knowledgeable about the menu items & pairing wines to your selection.
The Main course steak was cooked to perfection.
Presentation was good
Conversely, The beef jus was a little thinner then I normally expect. ( Not a big issue )
The maple cooked carrots - I would of liked to have seen baby carrots braised in maple syrup instead of carrot wedges. All overall - Very happy - I’ll be back
Lovely lunch on a sunny winters day. Customer service was perfect. Enjoyed the cheese platter and some oysters Kilpatrick followed by the garlic prawns, roast pork and a winter salad. Everything was well presented and tasted wonderful. Would recommend for a special occasion.
Very nice venue, lovely food and very good value.
So glad the Box has reopened. The food is as good as it has always been.
Great food, nice atmosphere. Got a little noisy at one stage
always beautiful food with a great variety to choose from, will definitely return again soon
Beautiful location, fabulous food and cocktails. Will definitely return soon.
All the features of this small venue give it a big wow factor. Great food, service and vista. It can be a little chilly when the big doors are open, so take a cardi.
Mira was a fantastic hostess and looked after us very well. The burger bun was a bit stale but all other food was great!
We enjoyed our meal, service a bit slow taking orders however with all doors open, we were too cold. This spoilt the occasion for us.
I only decided to give four stars for the food instead of five like everything else as they had run out of hash browns and mushies
We had a lovely breakfast and have recommended you guys to our friends. The only reason it wasn’t 5/5 for food was because my brothers in laws poached egg was cooked thru and he loves them soft - but minor detail on fabulous meals enjoyed by all :)
The family were glad we were back .to have family sunday breakfast at our favourite place.staff service food still excellent.
We had a lovely evening at The Box. The service was excellent, and the food Delicious.
Really enjoyed our meal. Great that we can get out to restaurants again
Great service and the waterviews spectacular. The scotch steak was on the grisly side but my other guests loved the paela aand fish n chips.
The BOX on the Water is rated 4.3 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.