Sydney pub to try this summer: Coogee Bay Hotel

Coogee Bay Hotel garden

As the days draw longer and the moment – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner– calls for an ocean breeze, great food and a cold beverage.

So if whiling away the day on the sand and surf isn’t your vibe, then a trip to the iconic Coogee Bay Hotel, where the locals’ local has given its menu a spring clean in preparation for summer, might be just right?

The Marra Bar & Grill is a sprawling indoor/outdoor light-filled restaurant and bar that offers everything from upscale eats to curated cocktails and even a kids’ menu, headed by internationally renowned Executive Chef, Nathan Tillot.

Among the standouts on the newly revamped menu are Josper grilled meats and fish, juicy burgers, a gourmet grazing board, rotisserie salmon salad, extensive share menus, and tempting desserts.

Or is a grill aesthetic isn’t your thing, they go green, too. The Coogee Bay Hotel garden might be it.

During the daylight hours you can tip your head towards the sun, order a craft beer and some flavourful fare, and bid farewell to any commitments for the rest of the day at this right-on-the-beach favourite. Cabanas for up to 15 people are now available to book, but you’ll want to be fast!

You could simply order a watermelon margarita, a bottle of prosecco, or a glass of sauvignon blanc and enjoy some live music as you kick back amongst the ocean scenery. But don’t forgo delicious eats – the from-scratch kitchen turns out lunch and dinner including wagyu beef burgers, fish and chips, and a share plates menu featuring different 11 options including Sydney rock oysters and char-grilled sweetcorn ribs with Sriracha mayo.

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