Black Ginger

Thai in Northern Beaches

Reached only by hand-pulled barge, this lagoon-side restaurant is a magical spot, with traditional-style wood-walled săh·lah (hall) and sparkling fire-lit lanterns. The sophisticated all-Thai menu, with many veggie versions available, has a strong focus on southern Thai classics, like stir-fried pàk miang, rich massaman curry and crabmeat curry served on rice noodles. Don't miss the beautiful cashew-nut ice cream.

It's inside the top-end tin-mining-inspired Slate resort.