Bavarian Bier Café Chatswood
This German-style food hall dishes up everything you would expect. Schnitzel, pork in all forms and a whole lot of Bavarian beer. It’s perfect for groups, with shared dining tables and hefty tasting platters, great when you want a little (or a lot) of everything.
The Steam Engine
Using a bespoke roast by Toby’s Estate and a rotating selection of single origins, the guys behind The Steam Engine are delivering top shelf brews from their compact shop in the Chatswood Interchange. Try out a refreshing cold brew or get familiar with their siphon range to shake up your daily train commute.
Amici Ristorante Pizzeria Bar
This Italian restaurant sits in the heart of Cammeray on buzzing Miller Street. Amici is a ristorante-pizzeria that will leave you with a traditional experience with its lively atmosphere, genuine Italian hospitality and authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza.
The Imperial Hotel & Motel
The Imperial Hotel is an undeniable crowd-pleaser. Situated in the heart of Bowral, The Imperial pleases every patron regardless of whether they’re popping in for a game of pool and a schooner or a glass of wine and a wood-fired pizza. Live music and a sleek, contemporary fit-out makes for a fantastic time with every visit
Pioneering European hospitality and cuisine never-before-seen in these parts, Emmanuel Benardos’ legacy of Bernie’s Diner still brings it’s classic-diner offering to Moss Vale devotees. The premises is an incredible Art Deco American diner which makes for an awesome Insta when teamed with a milkshake and classic ‘Bernie’s’ burger.
Gumnut Patisserie Bowral
Gumnut Patisserie in Bowral is a quintessentially Southern Highlands haunt, with three patisseries in the region. Boasting a wide range of traditional French pastries, be sure to get in early as lots of the delicious treats are sold out by the afternoon. From morning to afternoon there is a constant stream of people making their selection from the brimming display cases.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Bondi Icebergs is one of the most iconic waterfront spots in Sydney, and everyone knows that pool – which is arguably Australia’s most Instagrammed pool. The dining room is just as impressive. Where else can you indulge in the complete luxury of Sydney’s seafood with the depth of regional Italian flavours?
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
Led by restaurateur Maurice Terzini (from Bondi Icebergs) and chef Orazio D’Elio (ex Popolo), this pizza and porchetta venue is as warehouse-chic as it is authentic. It’s laidback and the waiters busily bop between tables, stopping to chat with patrons in between.
Society Pizzeria Di Catania Bondi
Located on the Bondi Junction end of the strip, this teeny-tiny pizzeria dishes up authentic wood-fired pizzas to the masses, who often spill out on the footpath. The team of pizzaiolos know what they’re doing, so anything you order is guaranteed to be good. Gluten-free dough is also available.
Surveyor General Inn
Founded in 1834, the Surveyor General Inn claims to be one of the country’s oldest continuously licensed Inns and you will certainly find a nourishing meal and crisp ale among the history-soaked walls of the pub. Settle in for a meal in the Bush Ranger’s Bistro or soak up some vitamin D with a rosé in hand on the verandah or beer garden benches.
A unique escape in the heart of the Southern highlands, the vegetarian buffet offered at Zen Oasis is an array of more than 30 oriental-inspired dishes from yum-cha, freshly wrapped sushi and enticing desserts. Be sure to wander around the gardens following your lunch to take in the stunning lake and surrounds.
The Balmoral Beach Kiosk
The Balmoral Beach Kiosk is not so much of a conveniently located takeaway joint as it is a community institution. It's the only place on Balmoral Beach open everyday of the year! These guys know how to satisfy the hordes of hungry people who frequent the adjacent Balmoral ocean pool.
Avoca Beach Seafoods
Quintessentially Australian, this beachside venue sits at the Southern end of Avoca Beach, offering fresh seafood options to famished beachgoers and locals alike. With BYO available and live music twice a week, you’ll struggle to find a more blissful spot for a comforting serve of crisp fish and chips.
Nourished Wholefood Cafe
Nourished Wholefood Cafe follows the mantra, less is more. Using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, each dish is carefully curated to ensure full transparency of what is in the meal. The interiors of this neighbourhood haunt highlight their ethos with an eclectic and natural vibe. With serving Campos beans, caffeine addicts are happy, and the broad health-focused menu provides great options for dietary needs.
The Annandale Hotel is one of the most iconic pubs in the Inner West and is known for its friendly and welcoming vibe.There’s always something happening at The Annandale with great tunes providing the soundtrack to a typical night at the pub. The classic pub fare has been curated by Burgers by Josh and no visit to The Annandale is complete without sampling one of their cocktails.
Fratelli Fresh Alexandria
Fratelli Fresh is synonymous with Italian dining with a twist. Located across Sydney, each one of Fratelli Fresh’s locations are that little bit different. Here in Alexandria they are a restaurant-slash-retail store, where after dining-in, you can stock up on gourmet Italian products and freshly baked goods.
Grandma's at McEvoy
Set in a lush 70s style space complete with high ceilings in Alexandria, this cafe has a warmth just like, well, Grandma’s! The specialty here is home-style cooking and while patrons feast on one of the hearty meals the chefs are busily at work, baking and cooking the bountiful meals that are designed to be taken home.
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
This utterly ‘grammable haunt in Alexandria is the ideal location to set up shop over a breakfast, lunch or stream of coffees. This vibey yet relaxed café gets busy over lunch, but their immaculately presented plates and always-impressive floral and fruit displays offer plenty of visual stimulation to get the creative juices flowing.
Prince of York
Sydney’s CBD has just got a whole lot cooler with the opening of Prince of York. This wine bar-slash restaurant is all about details, from the Stephen Dupont photography on the walls to the expertly curated playlist of rare disco and new wave tracks. The cocktail list is succinct with notable names (Unprotected Ex, anyone?), and the wine list is bold with an array of rare varietals. For an after-work drink and boogie, the basement bar Pamela’s provides the perfect ...