A buzzing beachside hub, Narrabeen is as much an outdoor destination as it is a foodie’s haven. From coastal cafes to international cuisine and artisan coffee roasts, the petite peninsula is the ideal spot to eat and drink.
The Chilli Club Thai
Casual dining and authentic Thai dishes, this is an enduring local favourite. The Chilli Club has kept Thai-faring diners satiated with their extensive menu of stir fries, noodles, satays and curries. Their lively atmosphere and reasonable prices make for enjoyable family-friendly dining.
1354 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
Delivering all the classics, from California rolls to soft shell crab and tasty tempura sets, Sushi Hiro is Narrabeen’s favourite Japanese haunt. The compact eatery on Waterloo Street serves dine-in and take-away options for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
65 Waterloo Street, Narrabeen
Located on the lake, the restaurant’s name perfectly encapsulates their offering. At Off the Hook Fish Café, expect fresh seafood dishes that use classic flavours. Feeling adventurous? Try their Hawaiian poke bowl with raw salmon, sesame, avocado and agedashi dressing.
1421 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
Another tiny café serving big flavours, Bar 2101’s coffee is as delicious and robust as they come. Nestled amid the hustle and bustle of Waterloo Street, Bar 2101 is the perfect pitstop to grab your daily coffee and a baked treat to go.
Cnr of Waterloo & Lagoon Street, Narrabeen
Sri’s Indian Eatery
There’s a reason why this traditional Indian eatery has been a firm favourite among locals for nearly two decades. From their succulent butter chicken to their powerful beef vindaloo, Sri’s Indian serves up rich and authentic Indian and Middle Eastern flavours in a cosy setting.
1305 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
From the outside, you might confuse this local watering hole with your average RSL, but on the inside, the trendy hotel, bar and restaurant delivers beers on tap, delicious cocktail concoctions and modern Australian cuisine. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for a drink with friends on a sunny afternoon.
1260 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
An industrial chic café across the road from Narrabeen Beach, Oceans Narrabeen serves cafe classics – from their sensational coffees to their famous breakfast burgers and moreish bruschetta, everything on the menu is tasty and made fresh daily.
Malcolm Street, Narrabeen
For a festive feast amid festive vibes, Mexicano hits the spot. A Northern Beaches institution, this Mexican restaurant is a must-try. The Chipotle beef chimichangas, fish tacos, and braised lamb quesadillas are just some of the dishes to look forward to. Pair it with a margarita or two, and you’re set!
2/209-211 Ocean Street, Narrabeen
Fine dining, water views and attentive service, Limani is your next date night venue. Located above The Boatshed Cafe & Bar on Narrabeen Lake, Limani boasts an impressive seafood menu. One mouthful of their succulent Swordfish Medallions and you’ll be in heaven. Bookings are essential.
11 Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen
Legendary coffee connoisseurs and makers of some of the best avocado toast on the beaches, Zubi Espresso is a staple on the Narrabeen café scene. The café is just a stone’s throw away from the beach and is always buzzing with locals.
207 Ocean Street, Narrabeen
The epitome of coffee on the go, The Grumpy Cup is a small shopfront on Pittwater Road serving coffee, baked treats and light snacks to busy locals. Our advice, grab one of their fluffy cinnamon scrolls to go.
1417 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
Coffee and toasted muesli amid pretty blooms and trendy homewares is how they do it at Illie Home and Gift. The cafe-slash-florist-slash-homewares store is always buzzing with coffee addicts and homewares hunters vying for a Gabriel brew.
1329 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
A favourite locals haunt for a simple coffee or breakfast and lunch, The Boatshed sits snuggly alongside Narrabeen Lake, offering picturesque views and a relaxing ambience. Organic coffee, fresh smoothies and a delicious menu keep locals coming back for more.
11 Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen
Beach-chic décor, seriously good coffee and million-dollar views. Nestled on the shores of Narrabeen Lake, H20’s relaxed interior and contemporary menu makes for very enjoyable breakfast and lunch dining. Make sure you get in early on the weekends to avoid the queues.
3/1431 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
The epitome of surf and turf, Barbuto dishes up contemporary Australian cuisine a few steps away from Narrabeen Beach. Indulge in quality steaks, freshly shucked oysters or delicious king prawns with the soothing sounds of the nearby waves.
5/16 Ocean Street, Narrabeen