Clareville Kiosk restaurant began originally as a post office & general store. Many people who dine at the restaurant relate stories from their youth of buying lollies & milk from the building. One of the most interesting tales was told by an 80 year old local gentleman who said that Church was conducted on Sundays in the garage next door. He also told of old Bill, who used to collect water from the premises to boil over a fire at an adjoining property and then sell it for sixpence to picnickers on the beach for their cups of tea.Over the past 25 years it has become an icon on the Northern beaches for fine dining. While being tucked away at Clareville Beach behind a frangipani tree, it has maintained a reputation for excellence amidst a cosy, intimate, relaxed setting.
Clareville Kiosk opened as a restaurant in 1983 with Annie Palmentier & Brian Sudek at the helm. It immediately developed a reputation for "exceptional, simple, fresh, delicious, no-nonsense food." (Leo Schofield 1987).
The restaurant has been featured in the SMH Good Food Guide since the first edition and has been listed in the 2010 25 year "stayers list"
In 2008 Padie Starr took over the restaurant. She was joined by Chef Heidi Moore.
In October 2011, the husband & wife team, Michelle & Peter Christensen purchased the restaurant. They aim to ensure Clareville Kiosk Restaurant continues the tradition of presenting excellent food in a warm and friendly atmosphere.