Clareville Kiosk restaurant began originally as a post office & general store. Many people who dine at the restaurant relate stories from their youth of buying lollies & milk from the building. One of the most interesting tales was told by an 80 year old local gentleman who said that Church was conducted on Sundays in the garage next door. He also told of old Bill, who used to collect water from the premises to boil over a fire at an adjoining property and then sell it for sixpence to picnickers on the beach for their cups of tea.
Clareville Kiosk opened as a restaurant in 1983 with Annie Palmentier & Brian Sudek at the helm. It immediately developed a reputation for "exceptional, simple, fresh, delicious, no-nonsense food." (Leo Schofield 1987).
Over the past 25 years it has become an icon on the Northern beaches for fine dining. While being tucked away at Clareville Beach behind a frangipani tree, it has maintained a reputation for excellence amidst a cosy, intimate, relaxed setting.
The restaurant has been featured in the SMH Good Food Guide since the first edition and has been listed in the 2010 25 year "stayers list".
Clareville Kiosk has been awarded three chef hats in the new Gault & Millau guide. Also we have been awarded one chefs hat in the Sydney Morning Herald 2015 Good Food Guide. We are proud to have been awarded this accolade for the third year in a row.
2012 Savour AustraliaTM Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence Sydney & Surrounds - Clareville Kiosk was awarded 'Best New Restaurant - Suburbs'
Clareville Kiosk offers a light, airy, cottage environment adjacent to Clareville Beach. The building is set amongst an established garden including a magnificent frangipani tree. The restaurant's west facing position allows diners to enjoy the filtered light as the sun sets over.
In 2008, at the age of 21, Nathan Boler left his home town of Bateau Bay on the Central Coast and travelled to Europe where he managed pubs, wine bars and most recently a Michelin starred restaurant called Drake’s.
It was there that his work with wine started, initially working as a sommelier and being part of a team that was awarded the Good Food Guides Wine List of the Year, before taking on the restaurant managers position and helping Drakes to work its way inside the Top 20 UK restaurants.
While at Drake’s, he worked with Sous Chef Rob Rietveld, who now heads the Clareville Kiosk kitchen. Rob, 24, originally from NZ, has spend his most recent years working in London’s Michelin starred Pollen St Social and Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Social for renowned Chef Jason Atherton.