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This is one of the 'very trendy' harbourside beaches in Sydney, good for a swim and people watching.
Balmoral is on a very steep slope across the water to the entrance to Sydney Harbour. There are great views of North (Manly) and South Head (Watsons Bay). There are prettier ways of getting there from Mosman, but not without a street directory.
Balmoral Beach: Go back to the beginning of the main street of Mosman and turn right following the Manly sign into Spit Road. Take the third street right at traffic lights, which is Awaba Street. It goes down a very steep hill and ends in the middle of The Esplanade at Balmoral Beach.
Written Jun 16, 2005
Address: Sydney. Lower Northshore
Open Lunch and dinner every day.
Cost Monday - Friday lunch is for $60 for two courses or $80 for three courses.
Dinner and weekend lunch is $90 for two courses or $110 for three.
Five Course Degustation is $135 or $195 with wines to match
Good place to be seen.
Favorite Dish: The Restaurant is at the Northern end of the Pavilion with views across the shark net towards the Heads.
What's it like?
Filled with natural light from the central skylight during the day. You can see along the entire length of the Pavilion, giving a spacious feel.
All tables have access to the view.
Collector pieces and paintings are moved around and added to from time to time, creating an evolving eclectic atmosphere.
Barisol ceiling for sound absorption gives a user friendly noise level.
Extensive cocktail list from the Bar.
Written Jun 16, 2005
Address: 4 The Esplande, Balmoral, 2088
Phone: 61 2 9969 5050
As beautiful as it is, this upper class suburb of Sydneys lower north shore does have it's ugly side.
The use of hyperdermic drug use is common to such an extent that the local council has installed syringe disposal units.
It is not surprising when people who have just injected themselves with mind alterating substances leave their drug paraphanalia behind, including used, potenitally infected hyperdermic syringes.
So please do be careful when sitting on the sand. Especially if you have children.
Updated Dec 28, 2005