Love Dad, Love Golf

Looking for somewhere special to treat Dad this Fathers Day? Come celebrate at Watsons Bay! We’re going golfing this Fathers’ day with a ‘Nearest to the Pin’ competition sponsored by TaylorMade Golf. There will be heaps of great prizes to be won including a TaylorMade R15 driver valued at $599!

Treat Dad to a 3 course banquet including a charcuterie board to start, Kurobuta Roast Pork with decadent sides for main, and a chocolate tart with salted caramel ice cream to finish. Every Dad will also receive a FREE TaylorMade golfing hat with each booking!

$65 per head – kids meals available.

For more information please call  (02) 8960 6706 or info@watsonsbayboutiquehotel.com.au. Bookings essential.

Want to brush up on your golf trivia? Here are some interesting facts about Golf that you may not know!

  1. Golf balls were originally made of wood! Some were even made of feathers!
  2. You’ll find golf balls on the moon. Two of them, in fact! NASA astronaut and American naval aviator Alan Shepard is credited as being the only man who ever hit two golf balls while on the moon.
  3. The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.
  4. A regulation golf ball has 336 dimples.
  5. The longest ever pro golf drive was made in 1974 by Mike Austin. It travelled a monstrous 515 yards or half a kilometre!

HOLY COW!

Valued Patrons,

The popularity of Aussie meat overseas, coupled with the falling Aussie dollar, has led to a sharp increase in the price of meat. Some beef cuts have spiked by as much as 50 per cent in the past six months.  While this is great news for our farmers, it is forcing us to look at prices for affected dishes.

We have been taking a hit on our margins for the past few months but constant increases have forced us to raise the price on some of our dishes. Prices are being increased only on affected meat products, namely beef, pork and lamb. Chicken and seafood products will remain at current prices.

If you’d like to read more on the issue click on the links below.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions: info@watsonsbayhotel.com.au

http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/sausage-and-steak-lose-sizzle-as-beef-prices-bite-20150709-gi8q5p.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/sky-rocketing-cattle-prices-will-soon-affect-the-cost-of-our-pub-steak/story-fneuz8wn-1227440400144

#KardashianKids Launch

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Last week we hosted international celebrity Khloe Kardashian in Sunset Room for the exclusive launch of the lovable children’s apparel collection, Kardashian Kids.

Our events team turned Sunset Room into a carnival themed, fairy-tale playground decorated with unicorn rides, fairy lights, mini carousel’s, interactive arts and craft tables and a painting station where kids could decorate their very own Kardashian Kids t-shirt.

Guests feasted on the fruit and veggie station created by our amazing team of chefs, while bite sized canapes, yogurt parfaits, fruit infused waters and strawberry milks circled the room. For those with a sweet tooth, there were plenty of options including toffee apples and fresh coconuts topped with delicious, decedent desserts by Kayter Co!

Sydney’s most stylish mum’s, trendy kids, lifestyle and fashion media and mummy bloggers gathered together to celebrate the debut collection for little girls. Guests included Jules Sebastian, Terry Biviano and daughter Azura, Lynette Bolton and daughter Sierra, Paula Joye and daughter Ella and fashion blogger Tash Sefton and son’s Mac and Jay.

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Images by Chloe Paul & Caroline McCredie

Sunset Style Session X Barefoot Projects

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Each month we invite stylists and creatives into our venue to interpret and takeover our Sunset Room, as part of our Sunset Style Sessions. In March we had the pleasure of welcoming wedding stylist Michelle Villagra from Barefoot Projects into our venue, who took over Sunset Room and the Juliette Balcony for the day.

Michelle grew inspiration from our venue, in particular Sunset Room itself, which she explains as having “has the best of both worlds – sweeping oceanic views mixed with the lush greenery of the adjacent park”. Her crisp colour palette and design worked in synergy with the Hampton style canvas of our Sunset Room. Michelle even created a relaxed drinks area on the Juliette Balcony where guests could sit and enjoy a glass of bubbles, while enjoying the view of Watsons Bay.

White Magazine featured this styled shoot and listed Michele’s aesthetics of “billowing linen, fresh, clean accents and seasonally appropriate tones of white and dove grey meet casual touches of natural fibres, earthy florals and greenery.” These decorative features “juxtaposed with the formality and drama of the crystal cut glassware and white fur”.

Styling: Michelle Villagra – Barefoot Projects
Photographer: Amy Kate Snaps
Florals & Cakes: Blooms by Bethan
Stationery: Imprintables
Favours: Black Pantry

Winter Wonderland Tea Party – 7th July 2015


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We had so much fun at yesterday’s Winter Wonderland Tea Party! Thanks to everyone who came along.

As part of our school holiday activities, we hosted a Frozen inspired tea party on Top Deck with views overlooking the bay. Our in house pastry chef cooked up a variety of delicious Frozen inspired treats including blue waffles, snow flake cookies, blue fairy bread, fruits sticks, frozen blue shaved ice and blueberry smoothies. Parents were offered mini sandwiches, quiches and options of healthy snacks for morning tea alongside tea, coffee, and of course some bubbles to get the morning started!

The kids had their best Frozen inspired costumes on for the day, while Elsa kept them entertained with lots of singing and dancing, as well as balloon making! The kids were also able to get their faces painted by our resident Fairy, who also helped out with colouring in while the parents sat back and relaxed.

Be sure to keep an eye on our What’s On page or our Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date for everything happening during the September school holidays.

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June/July School Holiday Activities

We’re having so much fun this school holidays! Thanks to everyone who has come in. With week one almost wrapped up, we are excited for an even bigger week next week!

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From 12-3pm Monday to Friday this week our resident fairy kept the little ones busy with face painting and colouring in.  Parents sat back and delighted in the view of Watsons Bay while kids also enjoyed $5 lunches.

The activities will be continuing next week, as well as our Frozen inspired Winter Wonderland Tea Party on Tuesday 7th July, 10am-12pm!

Keeping to theme, we’ll have a special appearance from Elsa and kids will enjoy a day of themed games, balloon twisting, face painting and will feast on a variety of Frozen inspired treats – don’t worry mums, we’ll have some healthy options too!

Tickets are available for purchase here. and for more information regarding current and future events at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, head to our What’s On page.

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Taste Orange || Food Revolution

FOOD REV WEB CROP

 

This year at Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival, you’re invited to be a part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day!

Come and make your very own ‘Squash It Sandwich‘, along with millions of people worldwide as we fight for better food education for children. Join the social media movement with #foodrevolutionday and take your own ‘Sign It. Share It‘ selfie.

Childrens cooking classes will take place at the Food Revolution stand at the following times:

Saturday 16 May | 1.00pm  2.30pm  4.00pm
Sunday 17 May | 12pm  2.00pm

Get involved by making a gold coin donation, then get to work on your colourful sandwich! 100% of donations go to Vaucluse Public School, Stephanie Alexander Garden which the children tend to.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for LIVE festival updates.

#FoodRevolutionDay  #SquashItSandwich  #SignItShareIt  #TasteOrangeWatsonsBay

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Taste Orange || For The Kids

 

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This year, there’s plenty of FREE kids activites to keep your little ones entertained at Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival.

Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival
Watsons Bay, Robertson Park
Saturday 16 May | 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 17 May | 11am – 4pm

While you’re making your way through tasting drops from our 20 pop-up cellar doors, and 7 fresh produce stalls, keep your little ones entertained at with:

– Petting Zoo
– Face Painting
– Colouring In Station
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We’ve got back-to-back music performances at the entertainment stage and you’ll be treated to acoustic sounds and soulful voices from Duan & Only, The Silver Lining, Tiana Martel and Arrnott Olssen. Our Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel food stall is selling specialty $5 Kids Snag for children. Follow by  a Mr Whippy from the Classic Treats van to put an extra big smile on little faces!

Pre-purchase tasting ticket packs are available. Save time queuing by purchasing your tasting tickets online.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for LIVE updates.

#TasteOrangeWatsonsBay #WeHeartOrange

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Taste Orange || Wine Line Up

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We are excited to announce the incredible wineries involved in our Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival next weekend in Robertson Park, in partnership with Brand Orange.

Saturday 16 May   12pm – 8pm

Sunday 17 May   11am – 4pm

Pre-purchase your tasting tickets online and receive a complimentary tasting glass. Your pre-purchased pack is $30 and includes 10 x $3 tasting tickets. One ticket will give you a 60ml tasting, while two tickets will give you a full glass!

Our We Heart Orange wine partners, our major partners, have three stunning wines each available on our wine list exclusively available during May. Gilbert by Simon Gilbert, Logan, Philip Shaw Wines & Ross Hill are all available for tasting at Taste Orange, along with the extensive list below. You’ll be taken on an epic tasting journey through the famed Orange region, and we can’t wait to join you…

We Heart Orange Wine Partners

Gilbert by Simon Gilbert
Simon Gilbert’s world represents a rich tapestry of dedication and excellence which translates into outstanding wine-making.

Logan
Logan’s husband and wife duo, Peter and Hannah Logan, craft their wines from grapes grown in cold climate region of Orange.

Philip Shaw Wines
Philip Shaw has been making wine in Australia for more than four decades and he approaches each aspect of wine making with a healthy mix of innovation and unrelenting quality standard.

Ross Hill
The Ross Hill Wine Group roots were firmly planted in 1994 by Peter & Terri Robson and is situated on the gentle north facing slopes of Griffin Rd, Orange.

Taste Orange Wine Partners

Angullong

Bantry Grove

Boree Lane Wines

Brangayne

Cargo Road Wines

Comar Estate

Cooks Lot

Fernbrew Highland Heritage

Hedberg Hill

Heifer Station

Orange Mountain Wines

Patina Wines

Rowlee Wines

Small Acres Cyder

Tamburlaine Wines

 Click here to pre-purchase your tasting tickets. FREE ENTRY | ALL WELCOME

WIN! Share your snaps at Shakespeare by the Bay

 

Outdoor theatre performances in Robertson Park with panoramic harbour views as the backdrop presents an exceptional opportunity for stellar photos! We want to see your snaps! Be sure to share your photos of your experience at Shakespeare by the Bay via instagram and tag us @watsonsbayboutiquehotel as well as our event hashtag #shakespearebythebay and you could be in the running to WIN a fantastic prize.

-THE PRIZE-
– One night stay in our best room available
–  Continental buffet breakfast
– Lunch or dinner to the value of $150
– Terms & Conditions apply

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be showing Friday 10, Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Friday 17, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19. Tickets are still available so click here to purchase online. Otherwise, if you decide to attend last minute, don’t fret…tickets are available on the door! This is an outdoor, picnic-style event so please BYO picnic blanket, fold-out chair, cushion – whatever you need to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Picnics for Two and Kids Club Snack Boxes are available for pre-purchase, with loads of yummy take-away options available on the night. Visit our bottle shop for all your takeaway beverage needs.

Remember to snap away and share your snaps to go in the running to WIN!

See you tonight #shakespearebythebay

WBBH Shakespeare by the Bay – Insta WIN – Terms & Conditions

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