The Boathouse Rose Bay to open in February in former Pier site

The Boathouse is expanding to Rose Bay (Patonga venue pictured).
The Boathouse is expanding to Rose Bay (Patonga venue pictured).  Photo: Supplied

The Boathouse Group has an envy-inducing portfolio of waterfront food venues stretching from Palm Beach to Mosman, and now it's adding Rose Bay to the stable.

In its first foray south of the harbour, The Boathouse Rose Bay will make an early February debut in the former site of Pier restaurant. Regatta was the last restaurant to trade at the location.

"Upstairs will be a restaurant with table service, a cross between what we do at Barrenjoey House and our other places," Boathouse founder Andrew Goldsmith tells Good Food.

The former Pier Restaurant (pictured in 2006) will become the Boathouse Rose Bay.
The former Pier Restaurant (pictured in 2006) will become the Boathouse Rose Bay. Photo: Anthony Johnson

The lower level, where you are close enough to the water to drop a line, will be more of a traditional Boathouse offering.

"We've started demolition work, it needs a bit of love."

The Boathouse Group has ridden some serious financial yips in recent years, including the current northern beaches COVID-19 outbreak, but is this the start of another wave of openings? "That might be enough for us," Goldsmith says.