As another one of Sydney’s favourite waterside restaurants announces its closure next month, this time there is a ray of hope, with the launch of a new venue in its place, The Sailors Club.

When the legendary Pier at Rose Bay closes its doors on July 31 – following 21 years of dedicated service – it will not be for good. Head chef and co-owner Greg Doyle will be handing the mantle over to his daughter Jacqui Lewis, who will run the revamped venue with Pier’s head chef Steve Skelly and manager Sharon Collins.

Doyle is said to be stepping out of the business to pursue overseas opportunities and spend more time with the family. “I am truly proud of what we have achieved over the decades at Pier,” he says. “It is a very exciting time for me to be handing over the reins to a team that I know will execute this new concept with style.”

The Sailors Club will officially open on August 11 and is taking its inspiration from 1950s Palm Springs glamour. The venue will feature a relaxed lounge bar and dining space with hanging palms, lounge chairs and splashes of canary yellow, gloss black and turquoise.

The food is set to be high quality yet affordable, with no mains over $30 and a kitchen that is open throughout the day. Seasonal punch and fruity cocktails will be the key offering at the bar, as well as a solid wine list. We look forward to checking out the changes that Lewis and her team from FOLKE agency bring to the venue.

The Sailors Club
594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay
(02) 9327 6561

Mon to Fri noon–midnight
Sat & Sun 8am–midnight