St George Sailing Club has unveiled its prime Sans Souci 300-seater waterfront restaurant with the southern Sydney club offering a raw seafood bar and seafood platters alongside beef cheeks and vegetarian options.
Designed by architect Jon Jacka, it has chef Justin Wong, who has worked under Luke Mangan and Dietmar Sawyere, in the kitchen. The opening of the new $12 million sailing club was delayed by almost a year.
Apart from the luxe offerings, expect quintessential seaside eats of prawns on ice, freshly shucked oysters, and beer-battered fish and chips, alongside woodfire pizzas designed to share. The venue will also stock about 40 wines and more than 14 beers on tap alongside an extensive cocktail list.
“The wait is finally over,” the club said in a Facebook post. “Our new space has been primed to become a new hot spot, with sweeping water views by day and ultimate sunsets come dusk. We can guarantee there’s nowhere else you’d rather be on a sun-drenched afternoon!”
The first clubhouse was established in 1927, in a leased boatshed adjacent to the present Water Police base. In 1931 a larger clubhouse was built to the east along Georges River.
In 1964, the club moved to its present site to make way for Captain Cook Bridge before that site was demolished in 2020 to make way for the new clubhouse.