Chargrill Charlie's Frenchs Forest
Upping the game of the local chicken shop, Chargrill Charlies pairs gourmet salads with succulent barbeque and Portuguese style chicken. Although they’re a takeaway chain that has swept across Sydney, Chargrill Charlies hasn’t lost the local feel that the fabled neighbourhood chicken stores are known for. The Frenchs Forest outpost draws a crowd most nights of the week, for their clean-cooking style takeaway dinners.
The Dolphin Hotel
The Dolphin is the place to head if you’re after a swish meal in a trendy venue without the price tag. Counter meals including the fusilli puttanesca and chicken ‘Cotsu’ burger are indicative of the top-notch, fuss-free eats of the Public Bar. Head deeper and you’ll find the treat of the Dining Room, serving dishes like the whole market fish or the king prawn rigatoni. The last area you need to visit is the Wine Room - a beautifully intimate ...
Pasture of Balmoral
Pasture of Balmoral, located just up from the sandy shoreline of Balmoral Beach, offers up a seasonal menu curated by acclaimed chef, Justin Naudi. Boasting impressive views and an extensive menu, it’s easy to see why it’s quickly become the North Shore’s most popular hangout. A ‘pasture to plate’ philosophy underpins every dish, including the truffled eggs with pecorino shavings and truffle oil as well as the confit pork belly with apple. The space itself evokes effortless relaxed beach living ...
Corner Bar is an intimate wine bar in the heart of Rozelle. The fitout is equal parts rustic and quirky from the exposed-brick walls and overgrown wine rack feature wall, to the red accents and metallic pendant lighting. Settle in for a romantic night with your date and a bottle of wine or gather a group of friends and make the most of the gourmet eats.
H2O Cafe Restaurant
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.
The Grumpy Cup
The epitome of coffee on the go, The Grumpy Cup is a small shopfront on Pittwater Road serving coffee, baked treats and light snacks. This hole in the wall cafe is popular with busy locals on the morning commute during the week, and come the weekend it is the perfect spot to pick up a coffee before walking the lake track.
For quality café fare and Five Senses coffee, Goodfields Eatery has got you covered. Calling leafy suburb Lindfield home, this all-day venue serves up both breakfast and lunch to hungry locals and commuters seven days a week. Their all-day breakfast menu focuses on classics, both of sweet and savoury nature. Bircher museli and hotcakes sit alongside lobster bagels and lamb shanks. Come lunchtime, burgers, pasta and bowls reign supreme. Relaxed and well designed, Goodfields Eatery is equal parts café and ...
Nestled in the leafy streets of Potts Point is Rosé Royale, the world’s first rosé wine bar. Choose from a selection of over 50 rosés from around the world and accompany your tipple with gorgeous French dishes that have been spiked, like the Coq Au Vin Rosé. For a romantic date night, head to the terrace where there's a cosy courtyard with swinging chairs and fairy-lights. The courtyard is also pup friendly, just in case you needed any more reason ...
Taking inspiration from South Carolina, Glebe's brand new restaurant and cocktail bar will transport you to the laid-back shores of southeastern USA. With the pastel pink hued interiors, sea blue furniture and greenery galore, The Charleston really is an Instagrammer's dream. On the food front, order the Fish Tacos Jalapeno Mayo and for drinks, sip on the Carolina Hight Tea with bourbon and peach liquor.
Most likely the chicest pub you'll ever encounter, The Paddo Inn, located in the heart of Paddington (it's on the corner of Oxford and William St) is an up-market bistro serving up quality meat and seafood share plates. Our option, stay late, drink wine and soak up the beautiful ambience of the space - designed to look like a Paddington terrace. You'll feel right at home.
Chargrill Charlie's Willoughby
Chargrill Charlie's is hands down, Sydney's favourite barbeque chicken franchise and its Willoughby location is as popular as ever. Come lunch-time and the line snakes around the corner, but the wait is well worth it. Although it's hard to go past the classic quarter chicken and chips, they have an impressive selection of salads, rolls and burgers to choose from.
This intimate 35-seat restaurant in the middle of Blackheath Village, with former Vulcan's chef at the helm, has people lining up for a table. Awarded one hat by the Good Food Guide 2019, FUMO's Asian inspired menu can is available day and night. Hours vary throughout the year so be sure to check their opening times.
A beautiful Inner City café that is also a non profit? Yes, you read correctly. Portal is the latest social business to pop up in Sydney and 100% of all profits are donated to a collection of local causes like Eat Up, Green Fleet and OzHarvest. This 'think global, act local' vibe is also reflected in their local produce-driven menu that heroes the work of Australian farmers. Breakfast lovers rejoice as toast, toasties and bircher reign supreme in the morning. ...
Arthur Surry Hills
Good food brings people together, and that’s exactly what newly opened Surry Hills restaurant, Arthur does with it’s exciting 11-dish menu. It’s elegant, it’s exciting and uses seasonal ingredients in ways that are as unexpected as they are delicious. Made for family and friend group dinners, the sleek eatery will only offer a $70 set menu, taking out the decision-making of ordering with a crowd.
A night-time destination for lovers of good food and wine, Cinnabar Kitchen's share menu is seasonal and always teeming with flavours from around the world. The bar menu has a selection of cocktails, wines and craft beer, all of which pair beautifully with their various dishes. Cinnabar is only open during the evening from Wednesday to Saturday.