Cheers to Spring! Whitewater’s End of Winter Party

It might not seem like it with the weather that we’ve been having, but spring is finally here. Whitewater Restaurant in Manly celebrated the end of winter and start of a new season in style with the launch of their new menu. Nothing beats leaving a stuffy CBD office and heading off on a ferry across Sydney Bay. You don’t even feel the forty minutes it takes to Manly when looking out across our gorgeous city skyline with lit up buildings, the iconic bridge and Opera House.

Whitewater is only about a five-minute walk from Manly Wharf and we were greeted on arrival with a delicious Aperol Spritz. The attendees were a veritable whos-who of the Sydney food blogging scene. The stunning setting of the Whitewater restaurant was made even more stunning with the dressed up party attendees.

This wasn’t merely a mingling session, Whitewater had set up a make-your-own-martini room with an on-hand mixologist. About 16 people at a time were set up on a long table to make their own version of a ‘Whitewater Martini’. This was of course in high-demand – there were flower petals and Instagrammers in the room after all. So I doubled up with my plus one, who prefers beer over a flowery cocktail anyway, although he did the cocktail shaking perfectly, even if we couldn’t open up the shaker for a minute and had to actually enlist the help of another party member! Delicious cocktail though, and my flower placement was impeccable.

We were kept satiated with delicious canapes like mushroom risotto, grilled octopus, osso buco salad, and much more all served in individual canape dishes. Drinks were free-flowing and the music was mesmerising. All with their fireplace centrepiece it was a gorgeous evening.

This is one restaurant that you should definitely put on your to-go-to list! Especially with winter over and their beautiful views of Manly beach. If you want to try your hand at cocktail-making, Whitewater hosts their own cocktail making classes. You can book in a class for just $85 per person, more info available here. Cheers to spring!

– Orlaith
F&B Specialist. Usually seen with a flat white in hand or on her way to a craft beer or whiskey tasting. Needs to stop buying books and start reading them.

Whitewater Restaurant,
35 S Steyne, Manly,
New South Wales 2095

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of The Social Group
Image credit: Ashley Marr