“The ultimate dining experience overlooking Whale Beach located just around the corner from Palm Beach”

Perhaps the only feature that can divert your attention from the stunning view at Jonah’s is the exceptional food and wine offering. The award-winning Restaurant offers excellent Contemporary Australian cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Rey Ambas in collaboration with Food and Beverage Director Niels Sluiman.

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The Restaurant

Jonah’s main dining room offers uninterrupted views of the ocean with floor to ceiling glass windows. Our multi award winning restaurant showcases a seasonal menu offering the finest local produce.

The Terrace

Jonah’s Terrace balcony is perched on the cliff overlooking Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for a pre meal cocktail or coffee or tea afterwards. A snacking menu is available to hotel and restaurant guests for the terrace.

The Bar

Located in what was the original dining room when Jonah’s was built in 1929, the bar is intimate, cosy and relaxed with an open fireplace. Perfect for unwinding with a cocktail using Jonah’s house-made syrups, or select from our award winning 1600 strong wine list. Open to guests of the hotel and restaurant from 12noon Thursday-Sunday.

Award Winning Food & Wine

We have proudly earned many awards including being awarded the Best Hotel Wine List in the world by the World of Fine Wine in 2022, and continually holding a 3-glass rating and a place in the Hall of Fame with Australia’s Wine List since winning Wine List of the Year in 2017.

Group Bookings

For group bookings over 10 people, our Group à la carte menu is available. To book more than 8 people, please contact our reservations team on or call 02 9974 5599 to book. For larger function bookings please contact 

Proposal Package

Looking for the perfect place to propose? Jonah’s is a romantic restaurant like no other for that special moment. We have a tailored package allowing for exclusive use of our Jonah’s Private balcony for your proposal. Celebrate with a glass of Champagne Bollinger and a three course à la carte lunch.
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Don’t feel like driving? Jonah’s recommends On Q car company as a cost effective chauffeur driven, local, friendly and efficient way to travel. Please call Deborah on 0407 027 119 to discuss your transportation options.

Arrive by Seaplane

If you’re looking for that ultimate Sydney dining experience then you must arrive to Jonah’s with Sydney Seaplanes. Leaving rom Rose Bay, take in the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and up along the Northern Beaches coastline, including the famous Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach. Visit Sydney Seaplanes to book your flights.

Dress Code

We maintain a smart-casual dress code in the dining room at Jonah’s. We do not allow swimwear, men’s singlets/tank tops and/or flip-flops. Should the Manager on duty find your attire does not meet our dining room dress code standards, we reserve the right to request a clothing change or recommend our casual dining area, on the Terrace or Lawn.

Sundays and Public Holidays

A surcharge of 10% applies when dining on a Sunday and a 15% surcharge applies when dining on Public Holidays.

The Team

Rey Ambas

Executive Chef

Born in the Philippines, Rey is a local talent having lived in the Northern Beaches for the last 25 years. His impressive career began with awards such as Apprentice of the Year and CIRA Young Chefs Talent in 2015. Developing his skills at acclaimed Aqua Dining at Milsons Point and the Pilu Group for 10 years. Joining Jonah’s post COVID and stepping from the Head Chef role into Executive Chef, bringing passion for flavour and quality ingredients to our menu.

Niels Sluiman

Group Head Sommelier

Niels Sluiman brings a wealth of experience to Jonah’s having worked as a sommelier in some of the worlds most outstanding Michelin star restaurants. With a passion for wines, and the overall dining offering at Jonah’s, he is dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards and providing impeccable service for every guest. Niels strives to deliver a flawless dining experience, leaving guests with irreplaceable memories and looking forward to their next visit.

Georgina Larsson

Head Sommelier

Georgina is one of Australia’s most experienced hospitality and beverage managers and has led some of Australia’s most awarded teams and wine programs in ‘Hall of Fame’ institutions such as The Lake House in Daylesford; Grossi Florentino in Melbourne and more than a decade at the helm of Solotel Group’s flagship Sydney venues, Aria and Barangaroo House. She continues to tempt and delight our Jonah’s guests with the interplay of food, wine and genuine hospitality at the restaurant table.



We Accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, China Union Pay credit cards. 

Jonah’s reserves the right to make changes to reservations on the basis of changed business circumstances in the period up to 3 months before the booked date.
Any deposit paid will be fully refunded (with interest at 7% p.a.) at the election of the patron.  This has only been implemented on two occasions in the last 3 years.

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