April 25 - May 1, 2021: Issue 491


Taste Of The Beaches May 2021: Some Examples Of What's On

Palm Beach Wine Garden will happen in Governor Phillip Park. photo by A J Guesdon.
A raft of new dining experiences have been announced in the Taste of the Beaches event program, with over 30 local businesses getting involved to make the month of May the tastiest the Beaches have ever seen.

Running from 1-30 May, hospitality businesses throughout the peninsular will be hosting unique culinary experiences, along with a number of signature events including the Council-run Manly Beach Front Restaurant presented by The Steyne Hotel and the Palm Beach Wine Garden.

Mayor Michael Regan said he was delighted that Council could support so many local businesses that will be participating in this flagship event through the grants program, that will showcase all the best food and drinks made and created locally.

“Taste of the Beaches will bring together some of the best restaurants, cafes, craft brewers and wineries in a family-friendly environment for a month-long celebration of gastronomic delights.

“Northern Beaches residents have had a tough year, and now we can enjoy a vigilant return to normal daily life with a celebration of everything that makes this a great community.”

International travel may be off the menu for now, but Taste of the Beaches will have you around the world, and back again this May.

Take in the beautiful Sardinia with Giovanni Pilu's degustation, visit a Tokyo style street market with Daniel San, take a spice journey at Coya, dress up and enjoy a Eurovision themed dinner at Fika, walk through the rich history of Israel at Fuel by Night, feel the vibe at an Austrian pork knuckle party or take the family to Italy with a hands-on pizza making at Sale Pepe.

Blend that together with local brew events at 4 Pines and 7th Day, charcuterie at the Park House, roasting and tasting coffee at Nine Yards and a five-course degustation dinner by renowned chefs at the Dunes in Palm Beach and you have your month covered.

In accordance with current COVID Health Orders, the traditional Taste of Manly event could not run this year, however, this tasty initiative will celebrate our region’s diverse culinary experiences and support our local businesses through the Taste of the Beaches grants program. 

While more events are still being added, for a full list of Taste of the Beaches special events and dining experiences so far, go to 

Examples Of What Is Listed So Far 

Palm Beach Wine Garden

Saturday, 29 May 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, 29 May 2021 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, 30 May 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, 30 May 2021 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Indulge in a weekend of wine tasting at the Palm Beach Wine Garden, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May. This exclusive cellar door will showcase a range of wineries, which will be the finale of a month-long festival of food and beverages this May, the perfect way to end Taste of the Beaches. Each winery will be showcasing a selection of wine across the weekend alongside local food offerings and live entertainment.

Cost: $15pp + booking fee. (non-alcohol $10pp + booking fee).
Includes a commemorative event wine glass as well as two (2) drink tokens.

Tickets: There are four sessions to choose from. Get your tickets now! HERE

Featured wineries
We are excited to soon update you with the selected wineries for this event. Stay tuned for more details.

FAQs: Find the answer to your question on our frequently asked questions page.
Location: Governor Philip Park, Beach Road, Palm Beach

Food Truck Party At Winnererremy Bay

Saturday, 15 May 2021 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
As part of the Taste of the Beaches program, Mona Vale will come alive with a Food Truck Party being hosted at Winnererremy Bay for one day only.  
Enjoy a selection of food trucks whilst listening to live music and relaxing on your picnic rug with friends and family.

Entry is free, so mark it in your calendar and be sure to invite your friends.

Food vendors: We will be announcing a line-up of food trucks very soon!
Pricing: Free entry
Location: Winnererremy Bay, Mona Street, Mona Vale 

Taste Of Manly Beach Restaurant Presented By Hotel Steyne

Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 6:00pm
We will be kicking off Taste of the Beaches by bringing Iconic Hotel Steyne to the Beach front. You'll have a choice of casual dining with limited menu or a degustation with wines matching each course from The Steyne’s Hungerford Hill wines range. This is a unique experience, having wine tastings on the beach – combining the original charm of the Taste of Manly matched with a Seafood inspired menu, allowing guests to experience a Hunter Valley style tasting but on our very own Manly Beach.

This pop up beach restaurant will highlight what makes wining and dining in our beautiful Manly so amazing. It’s all about fresh, delicious food in a location second to none. The Beach Restaurant will give diners a choice of a set menu (tickets required) or there is a casual dining option where you can walk-in and choose from a limited menu. 

Set menu
There will be two seatings at 1pm or 1.45pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Seafood tasting plate with yamba king prawns
  • Pacific oysters
  • New Zealand green lip mussels
  • Picked freemantle octopus with mary rose sauce 
  • Vegetarian option on request only: Vegetarian antipasto; charred asparagus, grilled haloumi, marinated vegetables and olive melody 
Mains choice of:
  • Tenderloin wrap w Parma ham Western Australian Maron served on charred asparagus with pan fried western Australian red claw maron or grilled lobster tail 
  • Sesame crusted seared tuna served on charred asparagus with lime marmalade, soy mirin dressing
  • Sesame crusted seared tuna served on charred asparagus with lime marmalade, soy mirin dressing
  • Vegetarian wellington served with napolitana sauce (upon request)
Dessert: White chocolate mousse tart with boysenberry coulis, almond soil

Tickets: Tickets are on sale now, limited spots available. Book here
Casual Dining: Walk-in option
  • Chicken Wings $18
  • Sweet Potato Wedges $12
  • Marinated Squid Salad $18
Location: Manly Beach, Manly

Manly Beer And Wine Garden

Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 11:30am to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 9:00pm
Friday, 7 May 2021 - 11:30am to Sunday, 9 May 2021 - 9:00pm
Friday, 14 May 2021 - 11:30am to Sunday, 16 May 2021 - 9:00pm
Friday, 21 May 2021 - 11:30am to Sunday, 23 May 2021 - 9:00pm
Friday, 28 May 2021 - 11:30am to Sunday, 30 May 2021 - 9:00pm

The Manly Beer and Wine Garden, popping up in the middle of The Corso, will open every weekend during May as part of the Taste of the Beaches program. The pop-up will allow our community and visitors to relax and enjoy the chilled Manly atmosphere meanwhile supporting local businesses Modus Operandi Brewing Co, 7th Day Brewery, Seadrift Distillery, Manly Spirits Co and Bucketty's Brewing Co.

Food will include a traditional South African delicacy, Biltong by African Vibe at Brookvale, fresh meat skewers and tasty cheese platters.

This pop-up event will be a unique experience, with mini-golf (a highlight for kids), live acoustic and jazz music, as well as DJ’s playing relaxing tunes in to the evening every single week.

Event dates: Open every weekend of May, Friday-Sunday. 11:30-21:00.

Unique Dining Experiences

Local businesses applied for grants to hold their own special Taste of the Beaches food and drink experience during the month of May. Check back regularly as more offers are listed.
Some examples:

Park House - Smoke & Barrels

Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 9:00am to Monday, 31 May 2021 - 10:00pm
We love slow-cooked BBQ paired with the perfect brew. So much so, we are dedicating the whole of May to smoked meats, craft beer & specialty, smokey cocktails at our Smoke & Barrels event for Taste of the Beaches. Think melt in your mouth brisket, fall off the bone smoked chicken wings & more all cooked low and slow in the Fired Up BBQ 7m-long smoker. Swing by and see it in action & take in the sweet aroma of quality smoked meat. We'll be pouring the brews and have this special pop up menu available throughout the venue. We'll partner with brewing legends to bring some smoked out specials, live bands & giveaways the whole family can get excited about.

Full menu & details coming soon, but book your seat now so you don’t miss out!

Contact information: Park House, 8998 3000
Location: Park House, 2 Park Street, Mona Vale

4 Pines Public House Newport: Farm To Plate/ Farm To Glass. A Flavour Journey

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Farm to Plate/ Farm to Glass. A Flavour Journey
From the beautiful little hop flowers that flavour our beers to the oceans, paddocks, and plains that grow our goods, the journey produce takes from planet to plate is worth celebrating, and protecting. Explore our beers, matched with a three-course sustainably sourced meal, live music, and guided tours of taste from our pros. You’ll leave with a full belly and the life skill of tasting beer like a boss and source food sustainably.

Bookings: Book online
Location: 4 Pines Public House Newport, 313 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport

Dunes Tim Adams Wine Night

Friday, 28 May 2021 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Join us for a special evening hosted by our friends at Tim Adams visiting from their beautiful family-operated winery in Clare Valley, South Australia. Guests will enjoy a 5 course degustation dinner curated by our Head Chef and inspired by Tim's wine making style.

Bookings:  Please call 
Contact information: Dunes Palm Beach - 9974 3332
Dunes Palm Beach
1193 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach
The Manly Beach Restaurant, on Manly Beach, is sure to be popular - don't miss out. Photo supplied.