When a restaurant, or club for this matter, is reviewed with appraisal the reader may immediately assume an expectation that the water will be sweet and overflowing; that the fountain of delight will never run dry. In other words, the expectations are unearthly and disappointment is bound to occur, with the conclusion that 'perhaps my expectations were too high'. It is often the reviewer who is to blame for their susceptible nature and their incredulous habit of using other worldly analogies to describe an earthly place. So the Kirribilli Club will be reviewed with the aim to not raise expectations too high, but high enough to tempt you to visit- which is what the club deserves, as its ethics comply with excellent customer service.
Signing in is a necessity, as is fashionable in similar clubs, and presents you with a feeling of importance, as you are admitted. The dining area, upstairs, is nothing fancy but the view is most definitely pleasing as it overlooks part of the harbour. If you want to experience the view I would recommend booking a table in advance.
When ordering you have to go up to the counter as there are no waiters or waitresses walking around to take your order. This aspect should not be disheartening as you can order whenever you like and you do not have to wait for the service to come to you, which can be a while if the night is busy. I advise you to avoid the busy times, as the queue, to order, can be very long.
The food is very well presented and tastes just as good. The pricing is of course a little bit more substantial than a home cooked meal, but that is expected when going out and hardly needs to be mentioned.
However, the club does not just cater for those who are looking for a pleasant meal, but also contains a sports lounge and bar. The sports lounge will be showing the Olympic Games from the 27th July to 14th of August. If you are interested visit their website to gain more information. The club also hosts weddings that can cater to up to 450 guests and on the 14th of July they are holding a special tribute to the band 'The Eagles'. This is of course played by a tribute band, and not 'The Eagles' themselves. Again, visit their website to learn more, if you are interested.
Overall, the experience at the Kirribilli Club was favourable and pleasing and I highly recommend it to anyone that is in the city, as it is only a short walk from Milsons Point train station. Anyone who lives in the area should definitely attend. The club also caters for birthday parties and other sociable events.