There’s nothing better than fresh summer dining and at Oceans Narrabeen I found it all – salty sea air, a relaxed casual feel, delicious food and refreshing cocktails.

A local gem, Oceans has been established for nine years and turns seamlessly from relaxed beachy breakfast café, to lunch venue, to cool restaurant at night. It’s owned by local couple Jeremy and Carlie Maudson.

When I arrived one week night, the place was packed with diners seated at rustic wooden benches under soft lighting with smooth groove music filling the space. It was steak night and on tasting the rump steak with sticky barbecue glaze and a prawn skewer, I could see why it was so popular. The servings are generous, the steak succulent and the prawns were a treat. The meal was paired with a frozen coconut margarita and followed by a mango pudding – a tropical dessert combining flavours of mango, passionfruit and coconut sorbet.

“Steak night’s one of our most popular nights,” says manager Anika Sivertsen, adding that specials continue through the week, including Tuesday seafood and Thursday tapas nights. Oceans also runs happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Tuesdays to Sundays where you can enjoy one of their best-selling margaritas. Come Sunday, happy hour also features $2 oysters and live musicians – a relaxing way to end your weekend.

Located close to North Narrabeen beach, the restaurant prides itself on its seafood dishes. In particular is head chef Tomonori Higara’s popular spicy tuna tartare. The crab and prawn linguini, salt and pepper squid and Cone Bay barramundi are also crowd favourites. “We are very proud of the prawn and crab linguine,” says Anika. “Tomonori’s barrumundi with the potato bake and lemon butter sauce is amazing.”

The breakfast menu is extensive and features favourites like brekky bruschetta. “It’s our take on avocado on toast,” Anika explains. “It’s got some yummy feta on poached eggs with almond dukkha and a bit of basil oil.”

Oceans caters to all ages and you’ll find an extensive kid’s menu for all meals.


Oceans Narrabeen

Cnr Ocean and 1 Malcolm Street, Narrabeen

Phone: 9970 6262