Ripples Chowder Bay
Chowder Bay Road, Mosman, NSW
02 9960 3000
Nestled amongst bush land, with magnificent views of Mosmanås waterfront, Ripples Chowder Bay is bathed in history as well as beauty.
After decades of military occupation, the area was opened to the public in 2007. Guests can now enjoy the interesting history of the area accompanied by stunning views and excellent cuisine.
Being a heritage-listed site, the transformation from a submarine miners’ depot into a waterfront restaurant was sensitive to its proud history, ensuring the original timber framing and columns were left intact. The venue’s main function room, the ‘AquaMine Room’, also gives a nod to the rich history of the site with an original spiral staircase from the 1880s.
To update the space, the restaurant designers utilised natural lighting and a neutral colour scheme to create a stylish, bright and welcoming atmosphere. The modern Australian menu, designed by Head Chef, Kristian Gamble, features famous classics like their ‘fish and chips’ as well as inventive dishes like their sous vide egg with white truffle and parmesan fondue accompanied by brioche croutons.
Kristian Gamble joined Ripples Chowder Bay in 2008 after studying and working in the UK. He brought his background of Italian and modern British fare to the kitchen and was quickly promoted to Head Chef of the venue.
As part of the Sydney Restaurant Group, Ripples Chowder Bay is run by Bill Drakopoulos and his dedicated team, utilising Bill’s thirty years’ of experience in the hospitality industry. The variety of venues in the group encompass a range of culinary experiences from two-hatted restaurants to more relaxed café ambiences.
Seafood features prominently on the menu at Ripples Chowder Bay, as you may expect, but you may not have seen techniques like this before. The house specialty is Gin cured ocean trout with potato, dill, horseradish, créme fraiche and baby herbs and it’s a delicious highlight of the area’s fresh produce.
“Most of our fish and shellfish is sourced locally from around NSW and our meat supplier sources from local farmers,” explained Kristian.
Bill and the team at Ripples Chowder Bay are proud to be playing a big part in making the dining experience in Sydney unique. With a great backstory, unbeatable views and exceptional food, Ripples Chowder Bay ticks all the boxes. From Mosman locals to city-siders or even wedding parties, you’re sure to always find quite a few people enjoying the view and the food out on the deck.
“Sydney is a vibrant and diverse city. A mix of cultures and lifestyles gives us an abundant choice of dining options. Alongside the stunning beauty of Sydney Harbour, dining here is exciting and delicious!” said Bill.