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The Island Bar, Eastern Apron

The Island Bar, Eastern Apron

Wood-fired pizza, The Island Bar

Wood-fired pizza, The Island Bar

Societe Overboard, Parramatta Wharf

Societe Overboard, Parramatta Wharf

Societe Overboard, Parramatta Wharf

The Marina Cafe, Camber Wharf

The Marina Cafe, Camber Wharf

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Societe Overboard, Parramatta Wharf

Societe Overboard offer a great range of breakfast and lunch options including burritos, BLTs, burgers and fish and chips, accompanied with a selection of hot and cold drinks including beer and wine. Perfect for your next visit to Cockatoo Island.

Opening hours (weather dependent):

General trading hours:  
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Weekday menu

Alfresco Bar menu

Bun Stuffers menu

Beverage menu

School catering menu

BBQ packs menu (Orders must be placed a minimum 48hours in advance)

Please note: due to licensing regulations, bottled wine will be opened at time of purchase.
To contact Societe Catering, call (02) 9555 5586, 0434 372 260 or email: societecatering@bigpond.com


Cockatoo Island Marine Centre, Camber Wharf

Check out the Marina Cafe located at Camber Wharf Marina on the Southern Apron. This is a family friendly environment serving wraps, salads, dumplings, cakes and a range of snacks, along with coffee, tea and cold drinks including beer and wine.

Opening hours (weather dependent):

General trading hours:  
Monday - Thursday: Closed
Friday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
School holidays & Public holidays 10:00am - 5:00pm

Please note, alcohol purchased from the Marine Centre must be consumed within their licensed area. More information about CIMC.


The Island Bar, Eastern Apron

Enjoy signature cocktails and drinks that are perfect over an Italian style lunch, dinner or evening snack, watching the sun go down over Sydney Harbour.

On 28 February 2016, The Island Bar will cease operating on Cockatoo Island, The Island Bar has been a Harbour Trust tenant on Cockatoo Island since December 2010 and we wish the owners and staff well in their future endeavours.

Visitors to Cockatoo Island can still stop in for refreshments and enjoy the harbourside setting from Societe Overboard cafe and the Cockatoo Island Marine Centre. 

Opening hours (weather dependent):

January - February  
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12.30pm - 7.30pm
Fri and Sat 12.30pm - 9.00pm

The Island Bar hours are weather dependent - for up to date information and opening hours visit The Island BarThe bar and kitchen close 30 minutes prior to closing time. Please note, alcohol purchased from The Island Bar must be consumed within their licensed area.


Picnic spots and BBQ areas

Visitors are welcome to pack a picnic and soak up the vistas in one of our scenic picnic spots, both the lower and upper island have a range of shady spots. Please note, you can not bring alcohol onto Cockatoo Island, beer and wine can only be consumed in licensed areas. Read more about the Cockatoo Island alcohol rules.

Public barbeques
Located in Memorial Park, opposite the Visitor Centre, these are available for public to use. There are two BBQ’s with a total of four hotplates. This area is not undercover and not suitable in adverse weather conditions. There are bench seats and a table at each BBQ that can accommodate up to eight people. The park provides some shaded sitting areas underneath the fig trees or there is also ample grassed areas for you to pull up a picnic spot.

These BBQ’s cannot be reserved and are subject to availability on the day.

Campground kitchen
The campground kitchen is not available for public use and is reserved for the use of all campers and overnight guests. However for groups of up to 30, it can be booked for use from Monday – Thursday 12pm – 3pm. Fees apply.
To book contact the Accommodation Office, ph (02) 9700 4100 or email stay@cockatooisland.gov.au

BBQ packs
BBQ packs can be ordered a minimum of 24 hours in advance from Societe Overboard located near the Parramatta Wharf. Download the BBQ packs menu
To order, call Societe Overboard on 0434 372 260 from Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Vending machines
There are vending machines located near the cafe, in the campground kitchen and on the upper island near building 10. There is also a coffee machine located in the campground kitchen and tap water on Cockatoo Island is Sydney water and is drinkable.

Please note alcohol cannot be brought onto Cockatoo Island.