Avalon, located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, is a millionaire’s paradise, a beautiful world away from the hubbub of Sydney. It’s also in Summer Bay land, where you may notice some areas from Home and Away. Once upon a time I lived there and bloody loved it, sadly I was a flatmate, not a millionaire but I donned my attire of blue and white striped shirts to match the crew attire of the area. Avalon’s postcode is 2107 and this is also the name of the restaurant we feasted at, The 2107 Restaurant.
THE 2107 VENUE:
Locally owned and operated by husband and wife team Andrew and Amy Towner 2107 seats up to 100 people. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating 2107 serves a modern Australian coastal menu designed by internationally trained chef Robert Labour.
We attended for a catch up lunch but the place can accomodate, and is suited, to basically everything from corporate events to wedding receptions, romantic dinners to girls lunch piss ups.
The venue is light and bright and incredibly welcoming. I attended with great friend and one of my oldest friends, Tjinta. We got a deal from Cudo that was $49 for two people to enjoy $122- worth of food, incredible deal. We decided to spend another $50 between us because we wanted more wine haha. The deal included an entree to share, a main each and a drink each. We got the deal plus a giant dessert for two and another wine each. Our total meal was $100- and to be honest I would have happily paid more. Fantastic venue, staff and food.
And a sad confession – I dropped for the first time that I was a blogger to get something. The deal wasn’t valid on a Sunday, I am an idiot because I did not read the fine print. I told Andrew I wanted to shoot some pics and write an article and he allowed my voucher to be used on a Sunday. Haha – no shame and thank you Andrew – Tjint and I had a ball.
Modern, fresh and nuanced the menu should cost a lot more than it does. They have a fantastic breakfast menu but it appears they only serve breakfast on Sundays – I gather this will probably change for Summer. Their wine list is a passion of Andrews with about 35 Australian and International wines on the list. The menu does offer some pairing suggestions and if not ask them – we got Andrew to suggest wines for us and they were divine!!! He had me won with a D’Arenberg “The Love Grass” Shiraz.
Now onto our delicious food……
Tjint and I shared a sizzling pot of garlic prawns and hands down – top five garlic prawns of all time. Besides the incredible sizzle and divine garlic flavours it is sprinkled in garden herbs and comes with toasted soy and linseed sourdough to pile the prawns on and to soak up that garlic juice. At $19- for this entree the dish is incredibly worthy of ordering.
Epic selections to be had. Salads, seafoods, pasta and some great meat dishes. Both Tjint and I are beaches born and bred, it was always going to be seafood for us. Tjint devoured an impressive Pan Fried Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet – it came with Salsa Verde, heirloom vegetables, and horseradish chat potatoes. The dish cost $32- and I nearly ordered this one myself.
But I had to eat the dish that made me weak at the knees and squeal like a Bieber tween; Chilli Prawn and Lobster Linguine. Served with chive and shallot linguine, baby peas, fresh tomato all in a cream white sauce and covered in shaved parmesan. This dish is one of the greatest meals I have eaten this year. It was flawless, the level of chilli was perfect and everything was subtle, nuanced and perfectly balanced. Foodgasm on a plate.
On my next visit I would love to try the Duck and Star Anise Ravioli or perhaps the Spinach, Honey Pumpkin and Beetroot salad with lemon crumbed chicken loins. They both sound epic!
Apple Crumble, Sticky Date Pudding, Chocolate Lave Cake, Manuka Honey Pannacota (with roasted pear and cinnamon oat crumble), and an Affogato – epic dessert list but then…………….
A Bomb Alaska for Two = WINNING!!!!!
Salted caramel ice cream, peanut butter, Dutch chocolate, caramel brittle, sponge cake, wrapped in meringue and blow torched. The end – I was ready to die – this dish was fracking phenomenal!!! We were already so full prior to trying to get through this but not a crumb was left and I crawled to the couch at 3pm after this and didn’t move until 10pm bedtime haha. Possible best dessert of 2016 for me.
The 2017 Restaurant in Avalon is a highlight of the Northern Beaches. Sure it takes a drive up the Beaches but my god it is worth it, for that linguine alone. It also a small kid’s menu I forgot to mention and to save some bucks you can purchase a two course meal for $45- and a three course meal for $55- – well worth it to save some $$$. And keep your eye out for another deal from Cudo – we hit the jackpot with that discount. If you head to 2107 tell them you heard about them on Spooning – you will get absolutely no discount but you will make me sound good haha. Happy feasting peeps :).
The 2107 Restaurant Deets:
Phone: (02) 9918 4007
BAR: Yes – extensive wine list
VEGETARIAN: Very limited
KID FRIENDLY: Yes
Tue: 5pm to 9pm
Wed – Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Sun: 9am to 3pm
This meal was paid for – I purchased a deal I found on CUDO.