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.
On campus at Sydney Uni, Manning Bar is a local favourite for students and music lovers alike. A purpose built live entertainment venue, on any given night you can stumble upon a live gig from a local or international act. During the semester, Monday to Friday, you can get delicious American-style bites from Lucky's serving from Manning Bar 11am till late.
With a location in two of the inner-west’s most bustling suburbs, Store Espresso keeps locals well-fed and caffeinated wherever they may be. Both spaces are bright, airy and welcoming, and serve up Mediterranean dishes featuring lots of organic produce. The house coffee blend hits the spot, and goes well with any of the baked treats in the display window.
Papaya Thai Eatery
Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, Papaya Thai Eatery serves up delicious Thai fare.Priding themselves on being family-friendly and well priced, Papaya's traditional dishes taste great whether you dine on the streetside tables, grab takeaway on the run or order home delivery.
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.
El Topo Mexican
Offering character in spades, The Eastern’s El Topo delivers Mexican fare in a vibrant setting atop the roof of Bondi Junction’s favourite pub. With tequila and cocktails flowing and a menu that has a modern twist on Oaxacan cuisine, you would want to be all over the amazing happy hours.
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.
The TinPin Bakery
There is something quite homely about this Bondi bakery. From the rustic interiors to the old school furniture, The TinPin Bakery really sets the scene for its baked goods. It’s a meeting place for locals, and why wouldn’t it be with its hearty breakfasts and speciality coffee.
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.
THE BURROWS CAFE
Housed within the historic blacksmith shop, The Burrows of Berry has a distinctly vintage feel, with camel hide chairs and industrial timber decor. The food is equally as hipster, but with a country-rustic touch. This is the type of café you can cosy up in and easily spend the day – which means you can try their breakfast AND their lunch menu! Lucky you.
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.