Some of our most recent Trip Advisor & Guest Reviews:
Reviewed 13 December 2014
Well worth the trip trip from Sydney. Beautifully set in an outstanding location with spectacular views over whale beach and the Tasman. The concern in a place like this is you’re paying for the view but the food lived up to it. Take the bus so you can enjoy the wine list!
“Amazing place to take overseas visitors”
Reviewed 11 December 2014
Took our overseas visitor for a special breakfast. They were very impressed. Sat by the window and the views were amazing. Even had Kookaburras in the trees. The breakfast was delicious and everything presented beautifully. The service was impeccable. Certainly recommend Jonah’s to show off the northern beaches.
“Fantastic place to relax!”
Reviewed December 2014
My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary at Jonah’s. What a lovely greeting we got on arrival along with complimentary champange while we took in the breathtaking views. Our room was spotless and well appointed and the service was second to none. The dinner was beautiful, the wine was fabulous. Staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Breakfast overlooking the water was great. We intend to spend our next anniversary back at Jonah’s and many more after that. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Simply beautiful…..
“Service and taste that matches the view – breathtaking”
Reviewed 11 October 2014
A beautiful location with comfortable restaurant, outstanding views, service and produce. Simply the best! Don’t change a thing! If you want a restaurant with an incredible menu, extensive wine list, in the perfect location – then do come here.
“A special place”
Reviewed 2 October 2014
Perched high about Whale Beach, Jonah’s is a beautiful restaurant to have lunch, a wedding reception and even stay the night! Highly recommended.
“Always First Class”
Reviewed 1 October 2014
Celebrated our anniversary and my birthday at the amazing Jonah’s Restaurant on Sunday. Although we have been many times for special occasions, the ambience, level of service and the superb food seems to get even better each time we return. The staff are extremely professional yet very friendly and no request is a problem. The wine list is probably the most comprehensive I have seen and of course the view is just spectacular. Jonah’s remains our all time favorite restaurant.
“A beautiful lunch”
Reviewed 20 September 2014
Fine Dining at it’s very best. Friends had been raving about this beautiful restaurant for ages and we finally had the chance to visit. As soon as you walk into this place the ambience reeks of class. The staff are very professional and the view is a one in a million. The wine list needs a degree to work through, but it is beyond thorough and I feel represents the world of wine well whilst not ignoring the amazing talent of Australian wine. The food is as good as any fine dining restaurant, not breathtaking but very very nice. Overall it is hard to fault Jonahs, we had an exceptional lunch, I’m sure you will too!
“A world-class boutique hotel in Palm Beach”
We stayed one night at Jonah’s recently (a couple and baby). The hotel, restaurant and service were absolutely first rate. The hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We hope to stay again.
“Perfect Wedding Venue”
Thank you once again to all the Jonah’s staff who made our wedding day just spectacular!
We couldn’t have asked for such excellent service and food experience. It will be a day a lot of our guests will remember always. Our stay at Jonahs was also incredible. Everything from the moment we walked in was perfect. The attention to detail and service was superb and I commend you on this. I can only rave about the food! The breakfast in the morning was to die for. We ate on the balcony overlooking a stunning view and just took it all in.
Once again, a big thank you and you can count on us returning every year for another amazing experience!
“Fantastic Night Away”
Reviewed 1 September 2014
Stayed here with my partner and it was fantastic. I proposed at dinner and the staff were attentive & very professional. The hotel room was beautiful & clean with wonderful views of the ocean. Highly recommended!
Reviewed 2 September 2014
Nestling above the ocean, Jonah’s at Whale Beach is a small boutique hotel with an exquisite restaurant. It also has one of Sydney’s most inventive and extensive wine lists. The seafood platter is imaginative and beautifully presented. After a slow meal, you can then relax outside on the terrace and take in the fresh sea air and the expansive skies. Oh, and you can fly there from the centre of Sydney by seaplane if you want a slightly different kind of arrival experience.The staff know they’re onto something rare and special here, and they all treat you with warmth and friendliness. It’s a place for peaceful indulgence, not rush and bustle.
“A wonderful night”
Reviewed September 2014
We were given a gift of dinner and a night at Jonah’s. Both were first class. A complimentary glass of champagne on arrival which we drank on the terrace overlooking the spectacular view of Whale Beach. The dinner was first class: service and food. The room was very comfortable with same spectacular view. Breakfast was included in our gift. Again the food was excellent. We had a wonderful stay.
“A Wonderful and very special lunch”
Reviewed 30 July 2014
I have never liked the term “exceeds expectations” so I need a new phrase to describe the wonderful and hugely happy experience I enjoyed last Saturday at my birthday celebration lunch. Complete perfection in every aspect… food, service, a beautiful environment and a gentle and subtle commitment to making it very special.
“An experience to remember”
Reviewed 28 July 2014
Had heard a lot about Jonah’s and was somewhere I was very keen to visit. I was not disappointed. Traveled to Jonah’s via seaplane which was an experience in itself. Definitely recommend it if you have the chance.
We were picked up from the beach by the friendly staff of Jonah’s and driven up to the restaurant, and the views are spectacular. Amazing outlook, beautifully designed with full views of the ocean, very contemporary feel to the place yet warm and inviting. Not too much noise which is great. We ordered from a set menu and not one person from our group of 15 were disappointed. The staff were very attentive and could not be more helpful. Meals arrived beautifully presented and the timing was spot on. Amazing day altogether, will definitely be back.
“Superb luxury hotel in a beautiful location”
Stayed July 2014
Fantastic hotel, amazing views, superb restaurant and very friendly helpful staff. This hotel is real 5 star luxury. We stayed for a special anniversary and had such a lovely time. The hotel is up market without being aloof and is set in a beautiful location. It’s not cheap, but worth it for a special treat, and if you are visiting Sydney for the first time……check this out as you get to see the best part of Sydney (and Australia)…..the Northern Beaches.
“I can’t fault this place”
Reviewed June 2014
We decided to head to Jonah’s for breakfast one Sunday morning. We walked in and luckily, the good weather meant that the restaurant was absolutely bathed in light. It looked amazing! The maitre’d was very hospitable and showed us to a perfect table – in the corner and with a glorious view of the ocean. As we were perusing the menu, he came over and pointed to a few splashes in the water which he mentioned were whales. Delightful! There was a set menu for breakfast – hot beverages, juices, a croissant to start, followed by a first course (I had the porridge which tasted very wholesome and nutritious) and then the second course (where I had the ocean trout). The hot breakfast was immaculately put together and tasted delicious. All of the waiters/waitresses that came to our table were polite and the pace of which the food came out was just right. The decor of the restaurant couldn’t be faulted – immaculate, clean and fresh. We really did have such a memorable morning at Jonah’s and cannot wait to return and sample the lunch and dinner menus. Well done!
“Fantastic, memorable, indulgent”
Reviewed June 2014
My husband treated me to a night at Jonah’s for our first wedding anniversary. Jonah’s has a great reputation and it did not disappoint for this special occasion. From start to finish the staff could not have been more accommodating, making us feel nothing was too much trouble.
The views are spectacular and can be enjoyed from the restaurant or your own private balcony. Dinner was elegant and delicious, the best duck I’ve had- loved the addition of the little duck spring rolls! In the morning opening the electronic blinds (from the comfort of the bed) to reveal the oceans views is fantastic! We chose to order breakfast to the room and enjoyed two delicious courses in robes on our balcony- perfect!!Overall the setting and the food are about as good as you can get. This is made all the better for the lovely members of staff who really made us feel welcome and made our anniversary special. We would like to thank you all, especially for our anniversary gift (scented candle), so we can close our eyes from time to time and pretend we are still there! See you again soon, Julia and Tom
Reviewed May 2014
On our recent stay at Jonah’s we found the staff to be excellent: completely professional, genuinely warm, understanding, and appropriately friendly. We were made to feel comfortable and relaxed. We enjoyed the food, which we found always fresh, with high quality ingredients perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.
“A gem on the Northern Beaches”
Reviewed April 2014
My wife and I had lunch at this fantastic restaurant for a special occasion recently. Not only is the view spectacular but the food was superb. The king crab and scallops were fresh and the flavours were incredible! My wagyu was perfectly cooked and my wife raved about the kingfish. The staff were very attentive and the manager (sadly can’t be sure of her name) acknowledged our special day and complimentary dessert was offered. We will definitely be back!
Reviewed April 2014
Thanks again Christian, You and your team were at your friendly and efficient best on Sunday! As you know we were there to celebrate an extraordinary achievement for one of my salespeople. My wife Allana and I have always felt welcome but it was especially gratifying to have that warmth extended to my business partner and his wife, as well as our rising star and his girlfriend! The kitchen was on point and the service was more than a match for the stunning location. In short, a worthy celebration lunch for our team. Please accept my thanks and please also pass along my sincere appreciation to your team!