Fort Denison cafe and restaurant is closed as of 26 June 2017. A process is underway to select a new venue new operator. It's expected that Fort Denison cafe and restaurant will remain closed until 2018. Please bring a picnic to enjoy on your visit.
A whole lot more than just lunch
Lunch at Fort Denison Restaurant makes a great day out.
Sitting smack bang in the middle of Sydney Harbour on an historical little island is the Fort Denison Restaurant . It is yet another of those places I had been past a zillion times, and wondered about, but until recently had never visited. The Fort Denison Restaurant is open every day and makes a spectacular location for lunch, as well as being a popular function venue for just about any occasion. Locals and tourists should definitely pay this little gem a visit, at least once.
Enjoy spectacular views and a passing parade of boats as you lunch
On the day we visited, I tried the entrée of King fish carpaccio, Ponzu dressing, beetroot & eshallots while my partner tried the Grilled lemon myrtle Yamba prawns & celeriac remoulade, both at $19.50ea. While neither dish wowed us, I'd still rate the food as good, however, I expected it to be as outstanding as the location.
For main we both went with the Kangaroo loin, walnut salad, beetroot & gorgonzola at $35.00, which was pretty good. We also ordered a rocket salad as a side, not knowing (nor was it pointed out by the waitress), that our mains came with a rocket salad. Lucky we love rocket.
Why not have some rocket salad to accompany your rocket salad
Dessert choices at $15 ea were Chocolate brownie, nougat ice cream & milk chocolate sauce, Sticky coconut & orange pudding with mascarpone and Passionfruit meringue, lemon curd cream & crispy wafer. We enjoyed the desserts the most.
Getting There Fort Denison is only accessible by ferry or water taxi. The ferry leaves about every 30-45 mins from Wharf 6 at Circular Quay and costs $20pp return. It is also a stop on the the "hop on hop off:" ferry service. You can read more about getting there right here.
After lunch and before you take the last ferry back to Circular Quay at around 4.20pm, have a wander around the island as there are lots of interesting and historical things to see and read about as well as great scenery for some photos.