Nestled into Clarkes Point Reserve, sitting right on the harbour at Woolwich Dock and expertly designed to make the most of its harbour views and bushy setting, the Deckhouse is a truly Sydney experience.
Owned and managed by Dedes Group (Flying Fish, Kirribilli Club), Deckhouse Cafe opened in July 2010 and via its interestingly designed layout makes dining at one of Sydney’s oldest working boatyards quite an adventure.
The food comes from head chef Samantha Lockery (who has previously worked with Neil Perry at Wockpool, Serge Dansereau at Bathers Pavilion and Kylie Kwong of Billy Kwong to name a few) and delivers surprisingly reasonable prices for a venue with such an exclusive feel. You could easily pass right from brunches of field mushroom and feta tarts into lunches of wagyu brioche burger.
But one of the biggest drawcards is undoubtedly the location. Huge, rough-hewn wood beams and large expanses of glass open up the sights – from yachts at dock, to the sparkling ripples of Sydney Harbour and the views back to the Harbour Bridge. Don’t forget to check out the puppy parking – a weathered and overturned dinghy with water bowl.