The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven

4.5
123 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
The Blue Swimmer promises a friendly and relaxing dining experience while taking in the exquisite Gerroa foreshore Modern Australian by the Sea, by sourcing only the very best quality of seasonal and locally produced ingredients, and offering superior Single Origin coffee.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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VictoriaC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, delicious food. Great to celebrate our birthday :)

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AnnH
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish I’ve ever had. Staff were welcoming and attentive. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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LizM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic food and chilled atmosphere and friendly service

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MelM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the quiet coastal location & estuary views. The cottage has a real bright & cosy ambience. The service is attentive, friendly & polite. Great, fresh & different food menu with extensive choice of drinks. Good value & equally good experience. Certainly would recommend & revisit.

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CathyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal in a lovely setting. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was memorable, tasty cerviche and fishermen s stew some of the most outstanding dishes I’ve had in a long while

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rosss
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Nice lunch, limited menu, attentive service.
But noisy - maybe some canned music would help ( if there was any we couldn't hear it)

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Moey
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. The menu is just divine. Beautiful seafood and wines. The haloumi donuts were a treat!

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TRACEY
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dinned in the venue Saturday night and the only two faults were as follows no task lighting to read the menu and only 1 local wine both items in my view would give the venue 5 stars.

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Jeff
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and great service - definitely keen to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I love this cafe as it is close to home and the food is beautiful. However, the noise level from the kitchen was deafening ! The clashing of cutlery and plates right near the tables is so disturbing. The room needs something to absorb and reduce the loudness bouncing around the room. It was really difficult to have a conversation without shouting at each other :(

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pwjacobs
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional time with family. Loved the dinner and ambiance!

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KFish
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! gorgeous little place tucked away behind 7 mile beach. Fabulous service, with a lovely friendly ambiance and exquisitely crafted dishes - creative and delicious. The lemon and rosemary cannoli a standout. Can’t wait to go back and sample some more.

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Alice
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special restaurant in a special place. The food is always creative and well prepared. The service is casual but attentive. Not a place for a business meeting but instead every other sort of gathering, this restaurant will fit the bill.

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Budgietweet
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always take the time to have brunch at this place. Great vibe excellent food and friendly staff. The fresh cakes on the way out are amazing!

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ALWAYS LOVE COMING TO BLUE SWIMMER. IT IS A GREAT SEASIDE RESTAURANT AND CAFE WHICH CAPTURES THE MOOD OF GERROA PERFECTLY. I LOVE THE SEASONAL PRODUCE, BUZZY VIBE AND RELAXED YET ATTENTIVE SERVICE. IT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU COME TO THE BEACH.

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot for any time of day, but took 5 mates for breakfast this time. Lovely meal. Friends from Sydney thought it was wonderful. Outstanding food and friendly service.

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MelanieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot, great food, friendly staff & service. All ‘round winner!

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HectorV
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying in the area, and this restaurant was recommended by locals, it was a great venue,

busy, but service was great, and the serves were generous, oysters fresh, fish of the day Marlan, and desert donuts, all wonderful.

We would certainly book again if in the area, and tell friends about it.

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StevieB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We went here for my birthday dinner on a Saturday night. I was keen to go there for the seafood chowder after seeing it on Channel sevens Sydney weekender. The place was freezing with the only heat provided by a small heater in the corner of the room. We how cold it was but it nothing seem to change and we kept our warm winter jackets on throughout the experience.

Staff are very friendly but the wait for mains took forever. Corkage of 12 bucks is a bit much I thought as well. We stayed in Gerroa so there were few options for breakfast out in the morning so we thought we would give it another go. The breakfast was great. For the optional mushrooms as an extra its expensive (additional 8 dollars but they were nice and spicy).

If you do find yourself here do try the tomatoes. They are awesome having been smoked in their smoker. The coffee is good. In the morning we asked for the warmest spot in the place but we all agreed it was still cold.

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AnneS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice cafe with a splendid view on Gerroa beach. Fish tacos & sweet potatoes were nice. But shame that the standard of the restaurant has not been kept. It just feels more like a cafe now.

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WandD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My partner and I had a lovely time at the Blue Swimmer for his birthday. The food used fresh ingredients which were paired well together and everything was cooked to perfection. Only problem was that we had to wait a while for our mains to come out, otherwise everything was great. I recommend the ceviche.

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LissaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely place. Noisy though. Food was superb. Service was attentive but not friendly. On
Saturday night perhaps a bit of stress. This does not mean we don't adore coming here. The place has great charm and the food is innovative. Love it. Best, Lb.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu wth fresh local ingredients. Awesome service

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StuartB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food - very sophisticated for regional. Mod Oz even though I dislike that term. Loveley spot & decore. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal. Everything was prepared and served to perfection. Thank you. we'll be back!

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Clovar
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great inventive neighborhood gem that truly showcases Shoalhaven cuisine. They make amazing coffees too!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, friendly service. Slight problem dealt with quickly and efficiently. Would definitely return.

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JohnG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there for dinner a few times now and it never disappoints. New menu very creative across all courses with wholesome servings.

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AlisonT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great catch up with family and friends. The children were well catered for and any special requests delivered without fuss. All the meals were fantastic and the drinks list was excellent. The dessert donuts were so good we had to get takeaways the next night as well. Definitely looking for the next time.

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SueT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A local favourite - always wonderful food, friendly service, and an interesting menu.

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Anna
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Total experience was amazing .... as always!
Haloumi donuts - are to die for....mmmmm.

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PriscillaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. We have a weekender in the area and everytime we are coming down, we make sure we book this restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment. Great holiday foodie spot.

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KSubi
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 1 hr 50 mins to celebrate a my daughters birthday.
The food was yummy,
Dessert spectacular and the service friendly yet professional.
We will definitely visit again 😁

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SueL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch booking filled as requested. Lovely food, my vegetarian option creative and tasty, friends' steak sandwiches delicious. Sweets yummy, friendly service. Great views from verandah.

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Waterlily
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have visited the Blue Swimmer in Gerroa many times and always found it a great place to eat at. A little gem in fact. This time (and special occasion) we were slightly disappointed in the service due to a number of confusions. We also had to wait too long for our desserts (in the end we had to ask for them) and the coffee order had got lost between us and the coffee machine.
That being said- The food was good and the restaurant was beaming with people, it was an exceptionally hot day and lots of energy about. We still love the place and will keep coming back for birthdays and get togethers!

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MeganH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy attentive staff as usual. Very nice food, lovely atmosphere and great location.

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KatrinaE
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food in a peaceful, beautiful setting overlooking seven mile beach.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous locally sourced food, with an innovative flair. Great service

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Andrea
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely beautiful family meal here for my birthday. The food was tasty, unique, filling and healthy. The service was authentic and attentive. I wish they were in Sydney as we we would now be regulars. Can't recommend it enough!

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LisaP
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Blue Swimmer is fabulous for food, service and outstanding location. Just one aspect- noise levels / acoustics could possibly be improved with some soft furnishings or textiles. With a group of 8 was little hard to hear down the table. But definitely worth it!!

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The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven is rated 4.5 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.