Owned and operated by Chef Gerhard Breuss and his family, the friendly staff of The Lake is willing to accommodate any need. Why not have a lazy breakfast of French Toast, with poached pear and marscapone? Lunch could be a double-decker tapas on the boardwalk with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, while sampling from the European inspired Modern Australian menu for Dinner.
The Lake serves an all day Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner menu from 7am and is fully licensed. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Lake Cafe and Bar is the ideal venue for your special occasion or celebration, with our famous waterfall room which overlooks Lake Orr, this room offers a tranquil setting with a vibrant ambience.Download our Lake Function PDF
At the Lake, we offer a variety of menus and beverage Packages to suit any occasion. Tell us what you have in mind for your function, then we can add our creativity and many years of experience. The result is exactly the memorable event you want it to be.
Among our specialities are Weddings, for more information and to see our "Wedding Special" Click here
|Cocktail style stand up (exclusive use of venue)||200|
|Waterfall Room cocktail||80|
|Waterfall Room & balcony cocktail||150|
|Waterfall Room seated||50|
|Waterfall Room & bistro seated||110|
|Exclusive use of The Lake||POA|
Please feel free to call and arrange a time to speak with our function co-ordinator or simply send us an email. Contact us here
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Dear Everyone Who Can Never Find Anywhere to Eat on a Sunday Night Because the Lake is Shut and Who Got the Time to Cook When Monday Looms?,
We are happy to say that the Lake’s Sunday Supper Club is beginning this Sunday. It’s kind of different to the normal Lake: each week we will serve up a few oldskool, tasty options. Simple. Affordable. Good. We will ring the dinner bell from 5. We will post the menu for this week’s Supper Club soon.
Family Breuss, the owners and operators of this establishment, welcome you to The Lake! Gerhard and Anne, along with their children Mathew, Bianca, Luke, and Nicholas, have vast experience in hospitality, having run many widely successful restaurants, clubs, pubs, and taverns across the country.
However, the history of Family Breuss and their experience in hospitality stretches back 103 years to the Austrian Alps. There, in a village called Rankweil, a man by the name of Johann Breuss, along with his wife and nine sons, owned the local inn, the ‘Goldener Adler’ (The Golden Eagle). One of his sons—Otto Breuss, Gerhard’s father—became a qualified baker and pastry chef, and opened his own business ‘Backerei Breuss’ in the same village of Rankweil. This business is still in successful operation, currently led by Johannes Breuss, the fourth generation of bakers, chefs, and restaurateurs. Otto Breuss also owned the ‘Alpwegkopfhaus’, a busy inn set amongst the high mountains of Vorarlberg, igniting Gerhard’s passion to be a chef.
Gerhard left the village to become a chef in ‘the big city’. After completing his training, Gerhard travelled through Europe honing his skills. From Switzerland to Norway Gerhard worked in world-class hotels. However, he was to settle in Australia after landing in Sydney in 1970.
Gerhard worked as Head Chef in various hotels around Sydney before deciding to open his own restaurant. This restaurant—The Ivy in Balmain—became a landmark restaurant for Sydneysiders, becoming a regular hangout for national and international celebrities and Sydney’s elite. For fifteen years the Ivy was a place for celebrations, business meetings, and great dining.
In 1992 the Breuss family relocated to the Gold Coast, and swiftly carried on the family tradition of hospitality. The family ran a variety of popular pubs, clubs, and taverns, establishing a reputation for great food and service.
The latest venture for Family Breuss is here at the Lake Café. With the family still working together, along with 103 years of family history and reputation, the Breuss family is confident you will enjoy your experience at the Lake. Bon Appetit!