Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for your continued support during another difficult year and we look forward to seeing you again when we return after the break.
Kieran, Rob & Crew
As restrictions ease, your crew at The Sailor is excited to welcome you back aboard. To all our customers, existing and new, The Sailor is proud to be 'your local port of call' and if you've not been to see us, then what are you waiting for!
We've got an exciting line-up of events already booked in the diary with music from 'Playlist Live' on Friday 18th March and local favourites 'Rock Bottom' performing on Friday 22nd April.
Our Bingo nights are back too and Verushka Darling will be calling out your numbers on Wednesday March 2nd and the first Wednesday of the month thereafter. If you've not been yet then it's a great night out and there's prizes galore and cash to win too!
This month's Quiz Night Cash Jackpot wasn't won so it's a rollover! Get your team together and join us on Tuesday 15th March.
To keep up to date on what's happening at The Sailor, follow us on Instagram and Facebook and we look forward to seeing you at the bar.
Kieran & Crew
We're gearing up to welcome you back on board at The Sailor and have re-opened our diary. We are now taking bookings from Monday 18th October, assuming everything goes to plan and Gladys gives the green light for NSW to start to open back up.
Exactly what 'opening up' will look like and with what conditions, is still unclear, but for the moment what we do know is that there will still be some restrictions in place, including a limit on maximum capacity indoors and outdoors.
In anticipation of coming out of lockdown, we will be opening the doors on Monday 18th October from 2pm. Booking will be essential as numbers will be restricted, and this date may of course be subject to change if NSW does not hit that magic 70%.
As I am sure you are, we are counting down the days and can't wait to fling the doors wide open! In the meantime, stay safe and swing by to say hello, take home a cocktail and sample our new menu.
Kieran, Rob & Crew
Whilst we are saddened to say farewell to our Premier, her announcement earlier this week that we can reopen our doors from Monday 11th October has been welcomed immensely. Perhaps now she has a bit more free time on her hands, we'll see her up on The Sailor stage joining in the fun!
Our diary is open and that first Monday is already filling up fast. Bookings are essential and unless we're advised otherwise, if you're not double-jabbed, then we can't let you in. Sorry, but those are the rules.
Looking forward to welcoming you back aboard!
Kieran, Rob & Crew
Take Me Home
Six weeks in to lockdown and we continue to be overwhelmed by your support, you're amazing, thank you!
Last month we introduced your favourite Sailor cocktails to take home, as well as our legendary Sunday Roasts, which you can't get enough of. We're now expanding our 'Take Me Home' food offering with the introduction of a new range of family meals soon to be available for pre-order online. Choose from a selection of sharing plates and dishes for reheating at home. Look out too for our weekly Indian Curry specials and new items being added to our takeaway menu.
We'll get through this together. Stay local, stay safe and thank you for your continued support.
Kieran, Rob & Crew
As Sydney goes back in to lockdown you can rely on The Sailor to keep you fed and rehydrated over the next fortnight. We will be back behind the window where it all started, serving a selection of dishes from our menu including fish & chips and cocktails, not forgetting the Quarantini, to take away and enjoy at home.
We look forward to seeing you. Stay local, stay safe and thank you for your continued support.
Kieran, Rob & Crew
Experience The Sailor
If you've not experienced The Sailor yet then there's no better time than now. Our Crew have been working their magic on our cocktail list and Chef has cooked up a brand new menu. Plus, we have the the best Gin selection on the North Shore, live music every Friday and regular events inlcuding Gender Bender Bingo with Verushka Darling, Trivia and Cabaret Dinners. What more could you want from your favourite local.
a big welcome to Mountain Goat on tap
We are really excited to bring to you a new 4 head draught beer tap. With the extra capacity, we are welcoming Mountain Goat to our beer selection and will be rotating the Mountain Goat range along with our usual offering of Lord Nelson and Sydney Beer Co. - plus, watch out for some guest beers as well. We also stock a wide range of canned craft beers and are always happy to hear of new beers that you can recommend.
All this, great food and the largest selection of Gin on the North Shore.
Definitely worth a visit
1st anniversary and New extension
We are celebrating our 1st Anniversary and at the same time we have taken over the adjoining unit to extend the premises and double the size of the dining area.
It has been a tremendous year for The Sailor after first opening our window for take away fish and chips and cocktails to the gradual lifting of restrictions.
The extra space that we have created gives us a capacity of around 80 and we can cater for all types of events. So, if you are looking for somewhere to host your next school parents event, birthday, anniversary or just a party, then do get in touch.
None of what has been achieved could have been done without the support of the local and wider community and we thank you all for continuing to visit us.
Happy New Year
We hope that you've enjoyed your Summer break and are ready and raring to get stuck into 2021. Although 2020 had it's ups and downs, here at The Sailor we like to think that we made it just that little bit more bearable, and we would like to thank you for your continued support.
We have great expectations for 2021 and will continue doing what we do best, keeping you fed, refreshed and entertained.
Live music continues to be a big part of our social calendar, as is our monthly Bingo night with Verushka Darling. Don't forget, we also have a regular mid-monthly Quiz Night and they'll be more Cabaret Dinners to look forward too.
Chef has been busy too. We have weekly curry specials on the menu and a traditional Ploughman's Lunch, with the best pork pie to come out of Australia.
Finally, a quick word about our GINS. We now have 60 amazing gins for you to enjoy, focusing mainly on Australian small batch distilleries. If you can't decide what to have, ask one of the Crew for a recommendation or try a GIN FLIGHT and sample 3 at a time.
Thank you again for visiting, and if you've not been on board yet, what are you waiting for!
New Bar Menu
We have a new 'Bar Menu' featuring a traditional English 'Ploughman's Lunch' including vintage Cheddar, Red Leicester & a pork pie from free range British butchery Pacdon Park. We also have a Charcuterie platter with cured meats from specialist Spanish producer La Boqueria.
Our 'Bar Menu' is available all week and is perfect for sharing, and even better when accompanied by a craft beer, with brews from Mountain Goat, Nomad, Brewdog, Sauce, Capital and Slipstream.
We are pleased to let you know that for the Summer, we are now opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtime from 12pm until late.
Our new Summer menu will be available and we look forward to inviting you to join us
New Summer Menu
We have created a fresh new Summer menu for you, which keeps some of your usual favourites and brings lots of exciting new dishes with wonderful flavours and tastes.
Our Summer menu introduces salad bowls and "tapas" sharing style plates, all are freshly created in our kitchen to order.
Our usual Sunday Lunch has been put on hold for the Summer months and we will be serving our usual menu but don't worry it will be back again in the Autumn
We'd love to hear your feedback on the new menu and to let us know of any dishes that you'd like to see added.
4th August 2020
The Sailor has a full Covid-19 Policy in place and our staff have all undertaken safety training. We undertake ongoing cleaning and respect social distancing to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
We will require that all our customers please sign in with a valid contact and utilise the hand sanitizers upon arrival and during your stay. If you feel unwell please postpone your visit to The Sailor for the safety of all.
If you have any questions then please let us know and we will be happy to address any concerns that you may have.
11th July 2020
Live Music Friday
Come and join us each Friday evening for our Live Music Friday. Each week we introduce new musicians to entertain you and get your weekend off to a flying start.
Sign up to our Facebook or Instagram feeds to get a regular update on the singers that we introduce to The Sailor
27th June 2020
restricted opening going well
As we continue to observe social distancing we are thrilled with the community response to The Sailor and we go from strength to strength as we begin to go back the "new Normal"
Make sure that you sign up to our social media on facebook or instagram for all the live events, latest news and weekly specials
1st June 2020
A new arrival !
Lord Nelson's Three Sheets Pale Ale on Tap
We are thrilled to welcome Lord Nelson's Three Sheets Pale Ale to our tap beer selection, with our nautical theme, the Lord Nelson's Pale Ale is the perfect partner for The Sailor.
The team at the Lord Nelson brew their craft beer at their famous pub in the Sydney Rocks and we are so pleased to share this with you here on the North Shore.
If you haven't tried 'Three Sheets' it is described as lifted florals of citrus with a balanced malty dry finish.
Come in and give it a go, we are sure that you will enjoy it.
25th May 2020
We welcome our first 10 people inside
and start Sunday Lunch !
We have officially opened our doors for 10 people at a time and it has been heartwarming to see all our hard work being enjoyed by the community.
Whilst keeping all our favourite dishes and takeaway, we have extended the evening menu and now started our Sunday lunch service, which is full traditional Sunday Roast with a 2 meat option, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings.
We've had some great feedback on the new menu and will be creating more dishes and bringing new ideas to keep it fresh and exciting.
The new look of The Sailor is being well received and we are still adding to the furnishings and decor to make it more comfortable for you. If anyone has any nautical memorabilia that they would like to loan or donate to add to enhance the venue then we will be very grateful.
Booking is essential at the moment so please make sure that you book ahead.
Thank you for your continued support of The Sailor
Look forward to seeing you soon
11th May 2020
Our doors are opening !
This week's government announcement easing restrictions will allow us to finally open our doors on Friday 15th May and invite you, our loyal customers, inside for the first time.
The rules mean that capacity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people at any one time, with appropriate social distancing and we will be extending our hours from 5pm until late. This means that you will be able to enjoy your fish and chips and all the menu classics inside The Sailor.
We will continue to provide our takeaway and delivery services and you will be able to enjoy the usual cocktails while you wait.
Look forward to seeing you
A thank you from Kieran
After 3 weeks since taking over "Hello Sailor" it has been a roller coaster of emotions. As many of you may know, the Government restrictions forced us to shut down the day we took it over!
Since then, we have reimagined The Sailor to accommodate these strange times but we have also been busy redecorating, and have re-lit and reupholstered in readiness for the time when we can reopen.
As local "Northbridgeians", we would like to thank the entire community for their support and the outpouring of good wishes and encouragement has been overwhelming. We have already met so many new friends and are looking forward to a time when we can invite you in to celebrate.
Be safe and well
A message from The Sailor's crew
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak and Government restrictions, we are no longer able to provide a dine-in or bar service.
However, we have created a takeaway menu of fried or grilled fish, calamari, burgers and various sharing plates, which we are sure that you will enjoy at home.
Our speciality is traditional fish and chips, which is made using responsibly sourced hake, a truly flavoursome white fish with a wonderful flaky texture. The batter is homemade using our house beer from the local Sydney Beer Co.
The combination is truly traditional and is best enjoyed with a serving of our homemade mushy peas and tartare sauce.
We are fully licensed to sell liquor, and we have an extensive cocktail menu, wine, beer and other drinks that you can take away or have delivered to your door.
If you enjoy your meal then please do let us know and let other locals know by liking our Facebook and following our Instagram for all the latest news.
Keep safe and well.