In case you missed it, Taste of the Beaches is happening all throughout the month of May!

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries on the beaches, so if you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out a new dish or venue, consider this your sign!

Throughout May, venues from Manly to Palm Beach are hosting food and wine specials as part of the month-long extravaganza, Taste of the Beaches.

Mayor Michael Regan says the festival began to help support local businesses, particularly those in the hospitality industry, that have faced challenges over the last few years.

“We are proud to support a very vibrant line-up of local restaurants, brewers and wine producers. You never know what fantastic restaurant or café or local brewery you may discover, just around the corner from you.

“By organising events across the whole region, we are helping support local businesses, particularly hospitality, who have been hard hit over the past year.

“Taste of the Beaches is as much about supporting local businesses as it is providing first class wining and dining experiences.”

Head to the Council website for the full list of participating venues and specials, we’ve added a few of the specials below that caught our eye…

Taste of the Beaches Special Menu at Hedonist, Collaroy

Every Sunday and Monday in May enjoy a special ‘feed me’ menu for Taste of the Beaches. Crafted by Hedonist head chef especially for the month!

Seafood Hour at Fratelli Fresh Manly

Dive into Seafood Hour at Fratelli Fresh from 4-6pm for the whole month of May!

Just for Taste of the Beaches, enjoy an authentic Italian-style aperitivo from lemon Oysters Mignonette to crispy fritto misto with fried calamari, battered prawns, coated white bait, lemon, and salsa verde.

Sustainable Sips by Hang 10 Distillery

Every Thursday in May, discover the innovative and sustainable artistry behind spirit production with Hang 10 Distillery’s exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour & Tasting. Be among the first to explore our brand new space in Warriewood, delving into the craft guided by our Founder and Chief Distiller, Deon.

Immerse yourself in the process of transforming leftover bread into exceptional spirits and sample our diverse range of offerings, from gin to vodka and beyond. Indulge in a complimentary G&T or non-alcoholic beverage paired with a cheese platter.

Israeli Breakfast at Queen Ester Mona Vale

For the month of May, join Queen Ester Mona Vale for their Israeli breakfast special every Saturday 8am – 11am.

Choose from a salami and egg challah bread or a malawach (savoury pastry) paired with a coffee for $20.

Make your own Margies and Tacos Experience with Manly Spirits Co.

In this Shake It Up Cocktail Masterclass, you’ll learn the art of crafting the perfect margie-based cocktail. To celebrate Taste of the Beaches, receive a $20 discount (per person) in May when you book online.

Not only will you have the opportunity to create and enjoy three delicious cocktails of your own making, but we’ll also treat you to an assortment of mini tacos to nibble on throughout the evening. It’s a sensory feast and the perfect complement to your margarita mastery!

Next-Gen Nectars by Freshwater Brewing Co x Into the Vines

Back by popular demand, the mid-week wine tasting event Into The Vines is returning in May to give Northern Beaches winos a Taste of the best when it comes to natural wines.

Try over 25+ small-batch, minimal intervention wines directly from their makers.

Bring your mates, dates and pups (Freshie Brewing is a dog-friendly venue) – or just come by yourself!

Mindful Dinner Experience at Ruby Lane

For one night only for Taste of the Beaches, join us with local Nutritionist Lucia Lopez Marino for a clean eating dinner experience with a mindful twist.

Grab your friends and family, and get ready to taste the best of the Beaches has to offer. Check out the program details for all the participating venues.

Taste of The Beaches 

1-31 May, 2024.

Where: at venues all across the Beaches.


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