Watsons Bay Hotel http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay NSW 2030 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:16:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WIN! Shakespeare by the Bay Tickets http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-shakespeare-by-the-bay-tickets/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-shakespeare-by-the-bay-tickets/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:58:25 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4730  

Looking for a date night idea that’s a little different and gives you your artsy fix!? Or a night out the whole family will enjoy? We’re giving away tickets to Watsons Bay’s first ever Shakespeare by the Bay!

In partnership with Bard on the Beach and supported by Woollahra Council, we’re hosting live theatrical performances of William Shakespeare’s timeless farce A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Robertson Park (adjacent to the hotel).

Easter school holidays are no excuse for keeping culture from the kids, either. So if you’re stuck for things to do that will get them outside the house, bring the little ones along.

The stage is set under the grand fig tree in Robertson Park with stunning Sydney skyline views. Bring your own blanket, beach towel, cushion or folding chair along and get comfy; sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Simply enter here for your chance to WIN!

-THE PRIZE-
– Double pass to a showing of your choice (Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19) to the value of $60
– Picnic for Two to the value of $65
Entries close Wednesday 8th April 2015. Click here to view terms & conditions Win Tickets to Shakespeare by the Bay

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Watsons Bay Sailors http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/watsons-bay-sailors/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/watsons-bay-sailors/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:23:16 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4716  

Meet the Watsons Bay Sailors – a team of local lads we sponsor in their quest to take out the TRL championship! Here’s the latest low down….

Another good win last Sunday 20 March to the Watsons Bay Sailors to put the team in a great position in Sydney’s A grade TRL competition as they head into the business part of the season. Despite numerous players missing due to injuries and representative duties (Jono Pitchford, Brendan Kruger, Tim Broomham), the team managed to lodge another convincing win. Ben Gorrie stepped up again from the junior leagues for his 2nd impressive performance in the top grade as Mat Marchesi was relegated following an off field incident. Chris Cardell made solid metres through the middle as usual, while a piece of wizardry late in the second half from Nicko Knoll crushed any hope of an opposition come back, placing a pin point cross field kick to a flying Andrew Mackson who regathered and put the icing on the cake. Rabs, Peter Wyrens, Will Rafter, Jeremy Evans and Mat Strawson offered patches of brilliance at times, but a long and tiring season may be starting to show in some of these key players…something that management will have to look at as the team heads into the finals. Brandon Carter performed well on the bench!

Join the crowds this Sunday afternoon at Centennial Park, followed by post match parade and celebrations at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel – the Watsons Bay Sailors “social” training ground! The boys are paparazzi friendly, so don’t be shy!

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Spectrum Now http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/spectrum-now/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/spectrum-now/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:38:37 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4705 If you haven’t made plans for the weekend as of yet, then Spectrum Now must be on your hit list! This FREE food & wine festival in The Domain has an array of exciting pop-up activities to spectate and explore including Spectrum Stage, Parlour of Curiosities, Golden Age Cinema & Bar, and of course Nosh Pit where you must visit our friends Daniel San and The Morrison Bar.

Spectrum Now
11 – 29 March 2015
The Domain
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney 2000 NSW

For the musos, The Cat Empire are performing live tonight at 8pm with Angus & Julia Stone following on Saturday night at 8pm- both are FREE. See you there!

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WIN | Love on the Lawn http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-love-on-the-lawn/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-love-on-the-lawn/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:56:57 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4632 Love on the Lawn..

Love on the Lawn: The Wedding Festival
Proudly sponsored by Bride To Be Magazine
Sunday March 1st, 2015
Brazilian Fields East, Centennial Parklands

This weekend, we are thrilled to be exhibiting at Australia’s first outdoor wedding festival: Love on the Lawn. Now in its third year, Love on the Lawn is a creative way for wedding vendors that service Sydney to showcase their work to brides and grooms. We will be exhibiting alongside 100 of the best wedding & bridal suppliers Sydney has to offer including our sister venue Beachside Dojo Manly.

We’re giving those who visit our stall at Love on the Lawn the chance to Win a Watsons Bay Weekend Escape. One lucky winner will be treated to a two nights accommodation in a Harbour Front Suite, breakfast daily in our stunning Sunset Room and a bottle of bubbles on arrival.

Simply can’t wait til Love on the Lawn this weekend to find out more about a Watsons Bay wedding? Speak to one of our lovely wedding coordinators now.

WIN Love on the Lawn 2015 T&Cs
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WIN | One Fine Day http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-one-fine-day/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-one-fine-day/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:45:06 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4541 A huge thank you to everyone who visited our stall this year at One Fine Day over the weekend on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February. For the first time, we were lucky enough to exhibit next to our new sister wedding venue Beachside Dojo Manly which was a huge success. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. It was fantastic to exhibit our venue among other industry leading bridal suppliers.

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For all lucky guests of One Fine Day we ran a Win a Watsons Bay Weekend Escape competition, where one lucky winner will win a weekend at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

-The Prize-
– Two nights accommodation in a harbour front suite
– Bottle of bubbles on arrival
– Continental Australian buffet breakfast for two

Visitors to our stall simply had to fill in their details on the entry sheet and drop it into the crab pot!

The lucky winner will be drawn on Monday 16th February 2015. Good luck to all our entrants!

View terms & conditions:  Win a Watsons Bay Weekend T&Cs 2015
TPL: LTPM/14/01355

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WIN the ultimate Fifty Shades of Bay experience http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-the-ultimate-fifty-shades-of-bay-experience/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-the-ultimate-fifty-shades-of-bay-experience/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:16:08 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4519 We’re giving you the chance to tempt your temptress this Valentine’s Day by giving away the ultimate Fifty Shades of Bay experience! Indulge in a Watsons Bay getaway with bubbles, dinner and breakfast included plus a gold class showing of the highly anticipate Fifty Shades of Grey. The winning couple will also be treated to a surprise Fifty Shades of Bay prize pack for their enjoyment…

-The Prize-

- One night stay in our luxurious Grand Harbour Suite, Watsons Bay Boutique Hote’
– Bottle of sparkling wine upon check in
– Dinner for two in Beach Club, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel (to the value of $150)
– Double pass to see the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey at Gold Class Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
– Transfers to and from Gold Class Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
– Fifty Shades of Bay surprise prize package
– Breakfast in Sunset Room, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel (light, continental buffet)

-To Enter-
We want to see a “selfie” of you and your lover! Simply follow us @watsonsbayboutiquehotel on instagram, upload a “selfie” of you and your temptress (whoever that may be!) and be sure to tag @watsonsbayboutiquehotel and #fiftyshadesofbay . Interpret as you will and get creative! We can’t wait to see your entries…winning couple announced on Valentines Day (14 February 2015)

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Chocolate Truffles | Fifty Shades of Bay http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/chocolate-truffles-fifty-shades-of-bay/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/chocolate-truffles-fifty-shades-of-bay/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:35:40 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4497  

CONFESSION: We love a man who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty! Tempt your temptress this Valentines Day with your own two hands…

We’ve had Chef James Dorton getting down and dirty in the kitchen, tempering chocolate and hand rolling deliciously smooth and decadent Chocolate Truffles. Because we’re good Samaritans, and want you to get lucky this Valentine’s Day, we’re here to share with you the deadly easy recipe – so you too can impress your lover!

-CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES-

Ingredients
– 300g dark chocolate, chopped (minimum 65% cocoa solids)
– 300ml double cream
– 1 tsp salt
– cocoa powder

Method
– Place cream in a pan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer
– Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
– When the cream is simmering, remove the pan from the heat, add the salt, and add to the melted chocolate in three batches, making sure that the cream is thoroughly incorporated after each addition. Allow to cool slightly
– Pour the chocolate mixture onto a lined tray and leave to stand at room temperature for 4 hours, then place in the fridge for 5-6 hours or until set
– Using a spoon, scoop small amounts of the ganache then roll into  a ball before rolling in cocoa power
– Serve on a silver platter, in a box with ribbon, or off your bare chest…the choice is yours

These decadent truffles will feature as the dessert in our Fifty Shades of Bay picnic. With limited availability, we suggest you reserve your picnic now. We’re also hosting an intimate candle lit Feast for Two. Click here for all the details.

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WIN a weekend away to Millamolong Polo, Orange http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-a-weekend-away-to-millamolong-polo-orange/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/win-a-weekend-away-to-millamolong-polo-orange/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:47:51 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4485  

In need of a country getaway? Us too!

We Heart Orange…together we share a love of good food, good wine and great experiences! To celebrate, we’re giving you and a lucky winner the chance to WIN a weekend away in the picturesque Orange region in country NSW.

-THE PRIZE-
- a 2 night weekend away for 2 (Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March) at The Millthorpe Motel, Millthorpe
- 2 x VIP tickets (Saturday 14 March) to the 2015 John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival, Mandurama
- $250 voucher at Union Bank Wine Bar & Dining, Orange
- $50 Byng Street Local Store voucher, Orange
- Wine tasting at Angullong Cellar Door, Millthorpe

The competition winner will make their way to the picturesque historical village of Millthorpe (20 minutes from Orange) on Friday afternoon where they will check in to their boutique accommodation at The Millthorpe Motel. A quick freshen up before heading into Orange and the legendary Union Band Wine Bar & Dining for some supper washed down with a plethora of wines from the region and beyond (taxis are recommended!). A day at the Millamolong Polo field awaits on Saturday with heart-racing high-goal polo, delicious food and wine, people watching and divot stomping, followed by a long sleep and lie-in (the polo is action packed so you you” need some zzz’s). The weekend finishes with a tasty breakfast at crowd favourite Byng Street Local Store in Orange before heading back to Millthorpe via award-winning Angullong Cellar Door in Millthorpe to pack the car and head home (hopefully with some bottles of Angullong clinking merrily away in the boot!).

Winner will be drawn at 12.00PM Wednesday 11 February

Enter here

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Let’s Brunch! http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/lets-brunch/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/lets-brunch/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:29:31 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4476 Last December, we launched The Bay Brunch – a celebration of the in-between feasting time that’s not quite breakfast and not quite lunch.

Now that we’ve got Boxing Day Brunch, New Years Day Brunch and Australia Day Brunch under our belts, we wanted to share with you some delicious photos of the buffet spread! Our Executive Chef has hand selected an array of his favourite fare – including some seriously mouthwatering experience stations: banana flapjack pancakes with salted caramel sauce & chantilly cream, spicy mexi-style eggs with warm tortillas & salsas and churris and hand carved honey glazed ham sliders!

Let the photos do the the talking and feast your eyes on these!

Be sure to follow us @watsonsbayboutiquehotel on instagram for more #foodporn #thebaybrunch

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Aussie Beach BBQ | Aus Day Long Weekend http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/aussie-beach-bbq-aus-day-long-weekend/ http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/aussie-beach-bbq-aus-day-long-weekend/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:53:27 +0000 http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/?p=4416 It’s Aussie. It’s sizzling. And it’s gigantic! Our Exec Chef John Pye has put together a sizable plate of his favourite Australia fare to create our infamous Aussie Beach BBQ plate that will be available for $35 this Australia Day Long Weekend. Get stuck into Junee lamb cutlets, gourmet rosemary & garlic lamb sausages, grain fed beef minute steak, marinated prawn cutlet, chargrilled corn cob with chipotle butter, whole baked potato with sour cream and chives, house spicy slaw served with bush tomato relish! Pair with an ice cold beer or our specialty cider cocktail Orchard Rose made with James Squire Orchard Crush.

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