What to do at Palm Beach: top picks from a lifelong local
It’s no secret that we love Palmy! Did you know that we have an office located in Palm Beach dedicated to looking after our guests and our amazing portfolio of local properties?
Today we asked our Katy Young, our Guest Relations Manager to give us the insider knowledge on what to try, see and do at Palm Beach.
Katy’s lived at Palmy most her life and she calls it “the Malibu of Australia” because it’s so beachy, tropical and laid back Let’s find out from a true local about the best must-see haunts at Palm Beach.
Where’s the best place for a special occasion dinner?
“Bert’s Bar & Brasserie is a grand dining room that’s perfect for a special evening. Owned by local hospitality entrepreneur Justin Hemmes, he named the restaurant after his sister and it’s definitely fancy fine dining with a French-influenced menu and a relaxed seaside atmosphere.
“Another local hotspot is Jonah’s, a stunning restaurant at Whale Beach. There’s a rumour that it’s Mick Jagger’s favourite restaurant, I’m not sure if that’s true but he’s certainly dined there alongside many other famous faces. It’s all about the wonderful view so I always recommend going for lunch to make the most of it.”
What are your favourite brunch places?
“The Boathouse at Palm Beach is iconic, and the perfect place for brunch. I also love Whale Beach Deli. Less busy but also great is the Greedy Goat. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention Pronto, its owner Stacy is a local and her chicken mushroom pies are delish.”
Where’s the best place for a classic pub meal?
“There’s so many great pubs around town! I love The Newport, another one owned by Justin Hemmes, it’s been a local institution for years. Kids will love its dedicated gymnasium with giant-sized Jenga, bowling alley and games. Club Palm Beach is also terrific, it’s just a short stroll from the Palm Beach wharf and it offers all the delicious pub meals you’d expect.”
Where’s the best spots to take a picnic?
“With scenic views everywhere there’s plenty to choose from! Lighthouse Beach and Sandy Point Beach are both lovely. The Bible Gardens is a romantic spot and many proposals have happened there over the years (including my own)! I always suggest guests grab takeaway from Palm Beach Fish and Chips then enjoy their feast overlooking the Ferry Wharf at Palm Beach.”