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Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel Whale Beach Celebrates its 90th Year on Australia Day

January 24, 2019 Dining No Comments Email Email


  • Jonah’s opened on the clifftop of Whale Beach in 1929

  • The property has gone on to build a well-respected and renowned reputation for its professional and friendly service, winning multiple awards over the years for the restaurant and the boutique hotel accommodation offering. Recent awards include:


– Good Food Guide Chef’s hat 2018
– Savour Australia Awards Best Contemporary Restaurant-Formal 2018
– Savour Australia Awards Best Restaurant Wine List-Extensive 2018
– Savour Australia Awards Best Restaurant/Caterer in a Licensed Venue Wine List 2018
– Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards three wine glasses
More information: https://www.jonahs.com.au/about/awards/

  • The award-winning restaurant’s menu is developed by Italian born Executive Chef Matteo Zamboni in collaboration with Head Sommelier Niels Sluiman. The new summer menu features contemporary Italian inspired cuisine showcasing Australia’s finest seafood and fresh produce. Dishes include grilled Mooloolaba king prawns, handmade casarecce pasta with spanner crab and spicy prawn oil and a light lemon tart with mascarpone cream and raspberries.
  • If there’s one thing that Jonah’s is renowned for other than the cuisine and expansive views, it’s the extensive wine list. Spanning over 80 pages, the award-wining list consists of more than 1,600 vintage Australian and international wines.
  • The eleven ocean retreat rooms at Jonah’s have recently been completely refurbished. The décor is refreshing and elegant, inspired by Hamptons meets French Riviera styling. The luxurious accommodation reveals dreamy, light-filled rooms with cool oak tones, brass finishings, plush linens and rope motifs giving a subtle nautical feel. Every room features custom made furniture with refined detailing for an understated opulence. Each room has its own private balcony with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The beauty of the Australian outdoors is welcomed inside with strategically placed mirrors and generous windows.
  • Over the years celebrity clientele have included Lord Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Joan Collins, Members of Royal Family of Monaco, Elle Macpherson, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Bono, Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, Rachel Griffiths, Sir Michael Caine, Dame Shirley Bassey, Kevin Spacey, One Direction, Gerard Butler, Queen, JiaJia Deng, Sam Smith, Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May, Brian Johnso, William Holden, Lauren Bacall, plus many others.
  • Jonah’s birthday is celebrated on Australia Day each year with an invitation only exclusive event held at the Whale Beach location with invitees including some of Australia’s biggest names in business, philanthropy, politics, sport, media and more.


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