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Bathers Pavilion, Sydney

A Sydney institution

A Sydney institution

Tracey Pollard

Barmorela in Sydney is one of my favourite parts of the city and if money were no object, I think it might be a good place to call home. Just 15 minutes to the CBD, a stunning beach, great Victoria buildings, sitting alongside stunning contempory design and Bathers Pavilion Resturant and Bar. It is a cafe and restaurant which encapsulate the best of Australian dining. Owned by well known chef Serge Dansereau, the restaurant features fresh produce from smaller producers as well as great Australian and international wines.
It is set in a stunning location on the promenade fronting the beach and as the name suggests was once the home to the public changing facilities, WC, lockers and even living accommodation for the caretaker, an ambulance and attendants room. Originally built in 1929 it remained in operation until 1967. Then it lay dominate until it was redeveloped and opened in June 1999, The Bathers Pavilion is now a Sydney institution which is well worth a visit at any time of the day.
The building is split into 3 sections, a restaurant, a café and a kiosk. I like the design throughout as its stylish yet relaxed. Elements of the old changing rooms are more formal whilst the café area, allows you to cosy up on sofas and just chill out. With un interrupted views across the beach it is perfect place to sit and watch the world. Whilst not a shop in the true sense of the word, product used in the restaurant can be bought, and the brightly coloured napkins, cook books are a great memento of your visit.  A small 'kiosk' area now sells all of the essentials for a civilised day at the beach, coffees, sunscreen, towels ice-creams and newspapers.