Australian-Japanese spot One opens at North Narrabeen

The cafe-restaurant-bar has contemporary Australian and Japanese influences.
The cafe-restaurant-bar has contemporary Australian and Japanese influences. Photo: Supplied

The Chinese restaurant on prized land overlooking the water at North Narrabeen has been rebirthed as One, a cafe-restaurant-bar with a bet each way on Mod Oz and Japanese.

"We've got Utsav Ruwali, who worked at the Marina at Church Point, and Sunny Sheng from Fire & Ice in Manly running the kitchen," owner Peter Gurtner says. 

The menu jumps from ricotta gnocchi to tempura soft shell crab, then back to lamb rump before delving into tuna and salmon rolls.

The venue overlooks the water at North Narrabeen.
The venue overlooks the water at North Narrabeen. Photo: Supplied

"We've built a new outside bar area and we'd like to do some live music in the future. It's relaxed and fun," Gurtner says.

If the budding restaurateur seems to be across every detail of the modern refit of One, it's because he's a commercial builder.

He also bought the waterside building in 2015 before deciding to open his own operation there. Is he pleased with the results? "It was done my way and on time," he says.

Open Mon-Tue 6.30am-3pm; Wed-Sun 6.30am-late (From summer: Open daily 6.30am-late)

One, 1 Narrabeen Park Parade, North Narrabeen, 02 9011 7663