Toriciya Japanese Restaurant
This intimate venue offers upmarket Japanese dining without compromising on authenticity. Tucked away off the main strip, this neighbourhood gem offers premium sake and shochu and it is recommended to be enjoyed alongside a swathe of authentic yakitori dishes and other Japanese dishes.
A small rustic bakery, that originally hailed from the inner west, has been busily churning out breads and pastries, and locals can’t get enough of it. Victorie made a name for themselves with their widely adored sourdoughs, croissants and painfully crisp pastries. Take our advice and pop in early because they sellout fast.
The Wise Chook
An eatery along Cammeray’s main strip that has put a healthy twist on the classic chicken and chip takeaway. They have preservative and gluten-free roast chickens along with a range of salads, curries and of course hot chips. There is plenty of room for dining-in with windows that open out onto the street.
Maggios Italian Bakery & Pasticceria
This Italian bakery and pasticceria is an off-shoot of the highly popular Maggio’s Café (which is only a few doors down the road). The bakery may be on the smaller side but step inside and you will see the bakers busily at work and an outrageous array of sweet treats from cannoli to gianduia to biscotti and pastries.
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.
Infuzions is a creative offering of Asian tapas style meals in a sleek and intimate setting. On the food front, the menu borrows from Thai, Malaysian and Indian cuisines which make for an eclectic dining experience. The dishes are refined, and surprisingly inexpensive – so we suggest getting one of everything!
The Public Cammeray
When it comes to drinking establishments, The Public may be on the smaller side, but this bar-slash-restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the Lower North Shore bar scene. Chic and fresh décor, open layout and oh-so-good Mediterranean dishes that are designed to be shared, or not, the choice is yours. The window seats that look out onto Miller Street are highly prized.
For years Papaya has been providing the flavour fiends of Cammeray their Thai fix. With a well-known line up of stir-fries, noodles and curries, Papaya Thai has a mouthwatering menu that locals swear by. Well-suited to large groups, the restaurant serves up share dishes and is filled with long, communal-style tables.
About Life Cammeray
A wholefood store and café that stocks it shelves with natural, organic, ethical and sustainable food, as well as eco-friendly household products. Their indoor-outdoor café offers guilt-free breakfast and lunch options, with a huge selection of fresh juices, smoothies and quenchers. Before running off, grab a healthy snack from inside.
The authority on culinary good taste, Simmone Logue’s Cammeray deli-café is an homage to impeccable food. Good luck prying your eyes away from the glass cabinet lined with treats, let alone departing the store without armfuls of edible souvenirs. But there is no need to rush, stay awhile because their café offering is seriously good.
Ellie May's Nook
Ellie May’s Nook is a quaint café serving a wide variety of juices, smoothies and brunch favourites. The best part - it’s nestled on the (outside) corner of the Stockland Centre in Cammeray which means you can bring your furry friends. Ellie May, the vivacious character behind this eatery will even whip up some puppycinos for your pooch.
North Sydney Leagues Club is a modern, vibrant, family-friendly club, that even has a dedicated Kids Room. While the little ones are entertained with movies and video games, you can sit back and enjoy your cappuccino or Cab Sav. The club itself is sleek and contemporary with an understated sophistication and dining areas for any occasion.
Maker's Loft Craft Cafe
More than a place to get your daily caffeine fix, here you can schedule your caffeine ingestion with the workshop classes at Makers Loft, with sewing, knitting, felting, soap and candle making tutorials on offer. An all day brekkie menu and craft, seriously there is no reason to leave.
The Oaks Hotel
This beloved venue and its charming beer garden has long been the go-to for Lower North Shore locals keen to spend a Sunday relaxing beneath the oak tree’s foliage and fairy lights. The bar and grill offers upmarket pub classics and they even have an in-house butcher featuring some of the best and most interesting cuts of meat around.
The Colonial is a homage to a period that gave rise to British-Indian gastronomy. Not your average Anglo-Indian curry house, The Colonial’s menu is a rustic and robust fusion of eastern spices and western cuisine. Using clay tandoors to ensure succulent and tender meat, you’ll be vying over every last skerrick of that lamb Madras on your plate.
Kyushu Japanese Restaurant
This old-school Japanese eatery is a Neutral Bay mainstay, with every popular dish you know and love from gyoza and teriyaki, to sashimi, and karaage. Kyushu is the perfect place for group dinners as there is something for every palate and a buzzy atmosphere every night of the week.
Everyone remembers an evening spent at Ezzelinos. The same familia who established the place in 1982 are still manning the helm, delivering authentic Italian to devoted locals every evening. The Military Road eatery dishes up all the usual suspects, cooked to perfection, but without the Mosman price tag. With food this good, it’s easy to see why they’ve been around so long!
Devotees of this Japanese haunt credit their obsession to Tanpopo’s ramen, made with a thick, 8-hour broth. For something more adventurous, try their daily specials; always creatively displayed and executed. Dessert-wise, their Japanese ice cream deserves both your attention and affection.
Ribs & Burgers Neutral Bay
Ribs and Burgers is pretty self-explanatory. They do two main things, and they do them well. This local hangout, just behind Military Road dishes up the most satisfying rack of ribs. Slow roasted for eight hours, these beauties are equally as good as their burgers, which are full of quality ingredients and premium cuts.