Celebrate with Us! Locals Christmas Party Time.

We are inviting all our local families and friends to come together and celebrate the silly season with us! The perfect ending to a busy year!


MON 19th December | 4PM

The Sunset Room

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is passionate about our local community and every year we dream up events to bring everyone together in fun and exciting ways, like Shakespeare by the Bay, Taste Orange, School Holidays activities and our favourite silly season sensation the annual Locals Christmas Party.

We are inviting all our local families and friends to come together and celebrate the perfect Aussie Christmas with us. Carols and laughter by the seaside with a special appearance from Santa Clause himself to get into the holiday spirit.

Complimentary delicious bites | Refreshing beverages | Christmas tunes | Face Painting | Kids Activities

RSVP’s are essential by registering here.





Equal parts chill, and luxe – Beach Club is the ultimate venue to welcome in the New Year. Guests will be sipping on summer cocktails as they watch the skyline transform from an epic sunset into the perfect panorama for the city fireworks. And as if the view and vibe isn’t enough, we are treating you to a killer lineup of DJ’s headlined by POOLCLVB.

Get in quick! VIP Dinner (is sold out!) but GA & VIP tickets are still available!  Grab your tickets and click for more information here.

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Oozing effortless cool we chat with POOLCLVB about his recipe for the perfect NYE setlist.

We’re stoked you’ll be headlining our NYE party, how would you define your music style in one breath?

Loved up, sun drenched, energetic house music brimming with positivity and feel good vibes! Perfect way to enter 2017 and I can’t wait to celebrate with you guys!

What are some tunes we should listen out for on the night?

I’ll be performing my brand new You + Me EP in full for the first time, super excited about sharing it with an audience, also stacks of summer anthems and club favourites from 2016.

Where can we find you before your set – what’s the perfect way to prep for NYE?

This is the first time I get to spend NYE in Sydney, every other year I’ve flown out to a gig so I’m just so wrapped I get to be on home turf. I’m going to roll on down nice and early, I’ve never seen the fireworks in person so what better way than with you guys.

Does location influence your set? How does the waterfront Beach Club spot influence the mix you’ll play?

Absolutely, location is everything! My sets are built for the beach and pool, it’s an endless summer. Being by the waters evokes love and lust, so there will plenty of both expressed through the music.

Twerking, waltzing, the slow sidestep – how will we be dancing to your set on NYE?
Oh maaaan I hope all of these, but I just hope everyone gets someone to make out with!

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Visit Soundcloud for a sneak at POOLCLVB’s sexy sounds on show

Buy tickets | 2015 NYE Gallery


PIMMS O’Clock Saturdays in Beach Club!

We’re launching a PIMMS O’Clock garden in our Beach Club over summer!

Every Saturday from 3rd Dec to 28th Jan Beach Club will be serving PIMMs all day!

From delicious PIMMS carafes, PIMMS DIY picnic baskets and an Instagram competition with an amazing prize – PIMMS will be the word on everyone’s lips this summer.


Think you can take the perfect instagram shot – PIMMS are holding an amazing Instagram competition throughout summer, giving you the chance to win a PIMMs Long Lunch at the hotel for you and 10 friends valued at $1500!

Find out all the details below.


How to go in the running to win:

a) Purchase any Pimms drink for on-premise consumption at WBBH and;

b) Follow @pimmsaustralia & @watsonsbayboutiquehotel on Instagram; and

c) Take a photo of their Pimms X Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel experience; and

d) Upload the photo to Instagram, tag @pimmsaustralia @watsonsbayboutiquehotel and #pimmslonglunch

click here to see the full terms and conditions


Join us for delicious PIMMS carafes on special every Saturday for $25!

One of the great classic cocktails! A yummy mix of PIMMS, lemonade and delicious seasonal fruit.


We will also have PIMMS DIY picnic baskets available, allowing you to make your own PIMMS cocktail concoctions right at your table! Become a bartender for the afternoon and find your perfect mix of PIMMS, ice and fresh fruit to compliment your tastebuds.  Each basket includes 2x PIMMS bottles, fresh strawberries, mint, cups, stirrers and ice.

It also makes for the perfect instagram shot. Drinking PIMMS with the Harbour in the background on a sunny Saturday afternoon and you will be sure to make all your friends jealous!

Join us on Saturday in Beach Club, purchase a PIMMS cocktail and get snapping for your chance to win!

We won! 2016 Hotel of the Year + Best Social Media Activity


This week the Australian Hotel Association hosted the NSW Awards for Excellence, and we are very proud to announce that Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has been crowned 2016 Hotel of the Year, and for the third consecutive year we were also awarded Best Social Media Activity!

The AHA NSW Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious awards programme in the industry – the Golden Globes of the hospitality scene. The awards honour the achievement of excellence in NSW hotels across a variety of segments including accommodation, dining, entertainment, marketing, social media, community service and employees dedicated to the industry.

Winning an award is no easy feat as John Whelan, CEO of AHA NSW reflects that the nominees are the “‘who’s who’ of the hotel industry in NSW and the awards honour the best in the business.” Not only was Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel celebrated but it was a spectacular night for The Sydney Collective group, with our sister venues The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room winning Best Promotional Concept (Oyster Festival 2015) and Northies Hotel taking home Highly Commended for Best Sports Bar!

Owner and Director of The Sydney Collective, Fraser Short, reflected “it makes me very proud that our staff and management have been recognised for the hard work, passion and dedication they have given in reinventing this lady of the sea – Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. It’s a real honour to be recognised by industry peers and this trophy has gone ‘straight to the pool room’ for all the team to enjoy.”

We could not have achieved these amazing recognitions without our dedicated, hard-working and passionate teams and most importantly we couldn’t have done it without our loyal customers – that’s YOU!

Whether you’re in the venue sharing a smile with us, or engaging on our social platforms it inspires us to keep creating exceptional customer moments.

On behalf of the whole Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel team, we want to say thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to celebrating with you in Beach Club soon!


Why Wait? | Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding Specials

why wait weddings

Around the Christmas season there is a special magic in the air, making the perfect time for us to shine up our ‘Why Wait’ wedding special.

 Book within 3 months of your wedding date to qualify for our Why Wait offer, and enjoy amazing Grand Feast Package value that includes our Grand Feast Menu (Entrée, Mains, Wedding cake plattered) and 4 hour Standard Beverage Package.

 With an award winning team of Event Coordinators, a first class crew of Chefs, dedicated event spaces that feature million dollar harbour views and a bevy of complimentary upgrades – why wait?

Contact our Wedding Coordinators today 02 9337 5444 or info@watsonsbayboutiquehotel.com.au for more information.

lara hotz wedding

Want a little inspiration?

Follow our brand sparkling new Watsons Bay Weddings instagram @watsonsbayweddings to keep one stiletto ahead of industry trends, and see the best of our beach-chic celebrations.

We want you to be our muse too so tag us in your beautiful bridal snaps #watsonsbayweddings

Get your annual Santa Photos at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

santa-photos at Watsons BaySkip the lines & parking hassles of the shopping centres

& enjoy a fuss free time with Santa.

Whether it’s your whole family, a bunch of mates or your furry friends, everyone is welcome!

This year Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are doing Santa photos a little differently –  inviting your furry friends to join the shots! Let’s admit it, our pets are a part of the family! Get into the Christmas spirit, dress up your pets and bring them with to have a photo taken with your pet, your whole family and Santa!

Fri 25 | Sat 26 | Sun 27 Nov

Fri 2| Sat 3 | Sun 4 Dec

8am – 11am

On Saturday 26th Nov & Friday 2nd Dec, our Santa photos will take place outside with the city and harbour view as the backdrop!  All other dates will take place in the venue’s premium Sunset Room.

Book now to secure your spot!

$65 Santa Photo Package includes:

– 10 min photo shoot with Santa

– Access to 5 x digital photos (edited by photographer)

– 2x A6 printed photos to take home on the day

santa-photos watsons bay

Why not stick around after your photo shoot and grab some breakfast in our Beach Club?

We have a range of delicious menu items from our ricotta hot cakes with banana, blueberries + maple syrup or our Eggs Benedict with salmon or bacon, poached eggs, avocado and hollandaise sauce. Add a freshly cracked coconut or delicious chocolate milkshake and sit back and soak up the sun!

watsons bay brunch menu

Book in now and get your annual Christmas photos by the Bay!

A Bikini A Day Pop Up at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

In case you hadn’t heard, summer is well and truly on the way!

To celebrate, we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our limited A Bikini A Day Pop Up with founders Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman! You’ll be able to meet the brains behind the Monday Active and Monday Swimwear labels as well as snap up some threads to keep you going through summer.

tash oakley devin brugman

Tash and Devin won’t be alone for this pop up event. Joining them are a host of other labels that are instrumental to your summer success –  St. Tropez, The Daily Edited, SunnyLife and Bailey Nelson Sunglasses will all be there to join in the fun on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of November.

RSVP at rsvp@abikiniaday.com

Here are just a few reasons we’re crushing on these essential summer labels!

Monday Active and Monday Swimwear

Developed by Tash and Devin with the everywoman in mind, these two labels are on everyone’s lips and with good reason. Monday Active and Swimwear are the go-to choice for the confident woman who comfortable hopping from the gym, to the pool or beach with a carefree attitude and a knowledge that she’s got this…

St. Tropez

Established in 2001, St. Tropez is synonymous with an A-List tan. Used by the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Victoria  Beckham and Miranda Kerr, St. Tropez is the sunless tan you need to be summer ready. Michael Brown, Australia’s St. Tropez skin finishing expert will be there at our pop up to ensure that you have all the information you need to be bronzed and bikini ready. Need to get a head start? Michael’s key piece advice for DIY tanners is that preparation is king, and to start at your feet for a flawless glow.


No matter if you’re about sunning yourself by the pool, or leaping straight into the ocean, one thing is for sure – everyone needs to recline in style. Who says pool toys are for kids? Not us!

Sunnylife was born in 2003, and quickly developed a reputation as the go-to brand for the beach or pool goer with style and flair. Soon, it was near impossible to visit a Sydney beach or body of water without a pineapple or flamingo floating past. Join the printed revolution!

Bailey Nelson Sunglasses

Developed from a desire to combine the practical with the effortlessly stylish, Bailey Nelson came into the world in 2012 in Bondi. Since its inception, Bailey Nelson has expanded to stores in London, Canada and New Zealand, as well as a tidy 21 boutiques to visit around Australia.

Polarized sunnies that look good and protect you from the sun? Pop over to their pop up!

The Daily Edited

Go monogram mad with us, because this iconic brand is popping up at the venue this Friday & Saturday! In case you’ve been living under an (un-monogrammed) rock, The Daily Edited has taken the well clutched by storm with their range of personalized bags, clutches, laptop bags and more.


Don’t miss out on all of the hottest accessories and brands joining us on Friday & Saturday!

We look forward to seeing you all at the A Bikini A Day Pop Up shop!

Christmas Day Lunch x Interview with Executive Chef John Pye

We can hardly believe it, but Christmas is right around the corner!

For those who are looking to try something new this Christmas; hang up your apron and grab a glass, because we’re about to take all of the stress out of planning Christmas lunch.

christmas day watsons bay

We asked our Executive Chef John Pye a few quick questions about his mouth watering, four course Christmas Feast, available to be booked now.

Hi John! You’re originally from Liverpool in the UK. Tell us about some of your cooler climate Christmas favourites?

Mince pies were a long standing favourite of mine, and I could never go past a traditional Christmas Pudding with custard. Nowadays, living in Australia, I’ve adapted my favourite to the warmer weather – I make an ice cream version of a traditional Christmas pud, and it’s a hit in the warmer months.

Tell us why you’re so excited to create summer inspired Christmas menus

Christmas in Australia is all about fresh produce, which I’m of course hugely passionate about. Fresh fruit is abundant, and seafood is at its prime in summer, so the menu was put together with the balmy Aussie climate in mind.

For example, we’ve used a caramelized pineapple salsa to accompany our whisky and maple glazed ham. Pineapples are in peak season and so sweet and juicy. We’ve combined the pineapple with some sugar, some lime and some chilli for a serious flavor kick.

Talk us through some of your favourite elements of this year’s menu

I’ve combined some old and new elements for this menu. The Whisky glaze on the leg of ham is a traditional glaze used back in the UK, and it’s great to add a depth of smokiness to the ham. For our turkey stuffing, we’ve taken elements of middle eastern flavours and used dried figs and cous cous in our stuffing and nodded to classis Australian ingredients and produce by adding in macadamia nuts.

Why join us at the Bay for Christmas Day?

It’s too hot to cook, let us do the hard slog! Honestly, it’s a four course feast menu, so there’s plenty of time to spend laughing and enjoying the company of friends and family. Christmas is all about food and family, right?


Enjoy the holiday season festivities at Watsons Bay and book in now for our Christmas Day Lunch!

Watsons Bay Cider Festival Wrap!

Last Sunday we held our annual Watsons Bay Cider Festival by the Bay

The Cider was flowing, the music was entertaining and the sun was shining for what was a fantastic afternoon! 

watsons bay cider festival

The sun came out to play and our line-up bigger than ever! With 13 Cider Stalls, an array of delicious eats, HelloFresh Apple Bobbing, live music and our home-made Nutella Donuts – the afternoon was enjoyed by all!

A mix of Cider Brands joined us this year, from local NSW brewers to international flavours, there was something for everyone’s cidery taste buds. Families and friends indulged in sampling and enjoying well-known and boutique ciders. Brands on board this year included:

Sidra Del Verano who’s Apple & Mango Cider was a favourite, 5Seeds who showcased their new Bright Apple Cider range, Sassy Cider who brought a whole new meaning to Rosé plus more including Somersby, James Squire Orchard Crush, RekorderligThatchers Gold, Rochdale, Kirin, Bilpin, Endless Cider, Pagan Cider and Australian Brewery!


Our Executive Chef had designed a menu of street eats specifically designed to compliment the ciders on offer. Guests enjoyed a culinary delight of fresh fare including Pulled Pork Rolls, Sticky BBQ Ribs, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob plus our delicious House Made Nutella Donuts! We even had Apple flavoured cotton candy!

Crowds were treated to the sounds of acoustic acts Ahlia Hill and Josh Maynard who both entertained the crowd and played everyone’s favourite tunes. Our HelloFresh Apple bobbing was also a crowd favourite with everyone wanting to munch the most apples to win!

watsons bay cider

It was an amazing day and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Check out the photos on our Facebook

*coming soon

Celebrating Melbourne Cup at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Yesterday, many celebrated Cup day with us down by the Bay.

The food was delicious, the music entertaining and the drinks were flowing throughout the day to celebrate the race that stops the nation!


All the race day action was viewed on more than 10 large screens available throughout the venue, with many coming out on top and backing the winner! Live DJ’s were spinning tunes till the big race, and after our DJ and percussionist got the party started in Beach Club, with many partying until the sun went down!

With two menu options available, from the Luxe Grand Feast on Top Deck & our Sunset Room to the Casual Beach Buffet down in the Beach Club, the food variety was huge. From seafood platters with prawns, fresh oysters and lobster, to a variety of cured meats, veggies and cheeses, there was something for everyone.

Our dessert bar was also a hit with fresh fruit and house baked cakes and pastries made by our chefs.  Something sweet to end the celebrations!

fashions by the bay

Our annual “Fashions By The Bay” was the highlight of the afternoon and we had an array of amazing prizes to be won for the best dressed punters! The competitions included Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female, Best Fascinator/Hat and Best Dressed Group.

Our Best Dressed Female took out the amazing prize of a $350 MOB Hair voucher + a $300 Fame & Partners voucher, while our Best Dressed Male, local punter Igor, won himself a $250 The Academy Brand voucher + a bottle of Piper Heidsieck. Second place in both categories was awarded a $50 GoCatch voucher + a delicious bottle of prosecco. The Best Dressed Group of the afternoon won a Taltarni hamper + a bottle of Piper Heidsieck.

The highlight was the $450 stunning Ann Shoebridge Milliner who was awarded to the Best Facinator/ Hat of the day!

melbourne cup fashion

A huge thank you to all our sponsors: Ann Shoebridge, Fame & Partners, MOB Hair, The Academy Brand, Taltarni, Piper Heidsieck and GoCatch for providing us with amazing prizes for the all the winners!

melbourne cup sponsors

Our lovely hosts were also lucky to be dressed by Fame & Partners who provided stunning Melbourne Cup dresses for the team with all fascinators supplied by Ann Shoebridge.

Our social media was also very busy, with the hashtag #TheCupAtWatsons being used generously. The best pics won themselves a champagne prize, which went down a treat!

It was another successful Melbourne Cup event by the Bay and we were delighted to spend the afternoon with everyone! Check out the days photos on Facebook!