Beautiful waterfront restaurant at Sydney's Botany Bay
A stunning Sunday in Sydney calls for a lunch by the water and what better place to head to than the very first coastal spot, Botany Bay. Looking out over the vast, deep blue waters and through the headlands is a magnificent site especially with a glass of wine in hand sitting at a beachside restaurant at popular Brighton Le Sands.
Boasting water front dining, Signature Brasserie is proudly perched on the boardwalk over the golden sands. An elegant setting catering to all sized groups with large leather bound booths, long tables and intimate tables for two as well as outdoors tables for a waters edge experience. The service was impeccable with immediate attendance and a warm welcome. We were seated right next to the large open windows with a perfect view of the glistening water as we perused the extensive menu. With a lot to choose from and very reasonably priced we started with a selection of shared plates. Zucchini flowers with goats cheese & caramelised onion on beetroot puree, skewers of grilled halloumi cheese and mushroom arancini with truffle & stracchino cheese were our choices and they were all exquisite.
Exquisite shared plates - too many to choose from.
Next were our mains with as many options to choose from. Signature Brasserie caters to all dietary needs so being a vegetarian was not a problem. Seven pizzas on offer but I had to have my favourite, the Margarita with generous lashings of mozzarella, fresh basil and parmesan cheese on a crisp base. I fancy myself as a connoisseur of pizza having indulged in many over the years and this one did not disappoint.
Ample margarita pizza with mozzarella, fresh basil and parmesan cheese for $20
My friend tossed up between the Signature dish of classic garlic prawns with fresh tomato and chilli and the barbecued octopus, but at the suggestion of the well versed waiter she opted for the ample octopus. When it arrived, it was quite a thrill to watch the waiter expertly cut the whole octopus into perfectly equal pieces.
Needless to say there was sadly, no room for dessert. Even when the waiter cleverly brought a platter of choices to the table for us to view, we were strong and declined the offer. Signature Brasserie truly showcases a wonderful range of modern Australian cuisine from the large selection of tapas to gourmet pizzas to seafood and meat dishes and all the way to the delicious desserts and coffees. Hard not to indulge in a full three course meal but we may need to come back to sample their desserts with a coffee or two.