Bottom of the Harbour Seafoods
This Hamptons style institution is chic, low-key and has idyllic views of Balmoral Beach and the harbour. The hordes of people waiting around for their food is a testament to how good this place is. Not into seafood, that’s ok because non-seafood and vegetarian options are also available. Grab a seat at their curbside seating or settle by the water’s edge.
The Boathouse Balmoral Beach
For alfresco dining beside the sea, The Boathouse in Balmoral literally juts out over the water. It’s heaving on weekends, and for good reason; the rustic chic, beach shack vibe comes complete with good food and incredible waterfront views. They don’t take reservations, so get in early for a table outside.On Thursday the 8th of November, all Boathouse venues (Balmoral, Shelly Beach and Palm Beach) will be offering diners a complimentary glass of prosecco to celebrate their 10th birthday!
The Bathers' Pavilion Restaurant
A Mosman stalwart, Bathers Pavilion overlooks the picturesque Balmoral Beach and across to Manly’s North Head. The seaside esplanade is dotted with elegant dining options, yet the Pavilion holds a charm that none have successfully managed to replicate. Offering set menus of Modern European cuisine, the restaurant part of Bathers Pavilion is intimate and chic.
Public Dining Room
Nestled by the sand of Balmoral Beach, there is an inexplicably refined air about Public Dining Room. The elegant, coastal style of the restaurant along with a faultless menu of Modern Australian cuisine features plenty of seafood. Then there are the views. Floor to ceiling glass windows lookout over Balmoral Beach and the harbour.
Beach House Balmoral Restaurant & Café
This charming bar and grill on Balmoral Beach combines contemporary Italian fare with friendly and welcoming service. The space is open and bright, with floor to ceiling windows perfect for people-watching. Can't score a table? Grab one of their antipasto picnic boxes and head straight to the beach.
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.
Radio Cairo Restaurant
For North African and Middle Eastern fusion fare, it’s hard to go past Radio Cairo in Cremorne. Everything is eclectic, from the décor to the dishes. Opposite the iconic Orpheum Cinema, the restaurant is buzzing most nights of the week, so go early to score a seat or join the post-movie debrief at the bar while you wait.
Chargrill Charlie's Mosman
A takeaway shop offering healthy and delicious on the go options. This is one of the few chicken shops where the sides and salads are just as good as their chargrilled chicken. The combo meals are a must - because you're going to want to try a bit of everything.
Four Frogs Creperie
Dedicated Francophiles can satiate their cravings for an authentic Crepe bretonne at Four Frogs Creperie, just off Military Road. They mill their flour on site to ensure the paper-thin delights are cooked to perfection and the extensive menu covers all basis – sweet and savoury crepes and galettes.
The Burger Shed
The Burger Shed serves fast food with a Momsan twist. The chefs here know that a burger is only as good as it’s patty, so theirs consists of a blend of grass-fed Wagyu and Angus beef. With the kitchen led by fine-dining star Justin North, these burgers are a little bit fancy.
Chiosco by Ormeggio
Chiosco is a kiosk-style cafe with nautical embellishments, water views and Italian street food. Their ‘barefoot and BYO’ attitude goes hand in hand with their Spit Bridge location. With a breakfast menu of classic Australian fare and a la carte menu featuring house-made pastas with all the trimmings, what more could you ask for?
Yachiyo Japanese Bistro Mosman
While faced with stiff competition from the reams of Japanese restaurants in neighbouring Neutral Bay, Sushi Bar Yachiyo sets itself apart not only through their impeccable array of fresh rolls, delectable aburi sushi and tempura dishes, but their signature hot-pot of wagyu or scampi options.
Woollahra’s Bistro Moncur now boasts a buzzing outpost within the much-loved walls of Mosman’s Buena Vista Hotel. Straddling Middle Head Road and Bradley’s Head Road, the Bistro offers French classics created with fresh seasonal produce. The light-filled dining spaces and understated modern décor has proved a hit with locals.
Ormeggio at The Spit
With two Chef’s Hats to its name and uninterrupted views of Middle Harbour, Ormeggio is the epitome of fine dining. The restaurant takes diners on a trip through the regions of Italy and Spain. There are four-, six- and eight-course degustation’s on offer, as well as an a la carte and vegetarian menus.
Offering a mouth-watering menu and idyllic views of Sydney Harbour, Burnt Orange takes refined dining to a new level. Come the weekend, their expansive terrace is brimming with locals all vying for a taste of the delicious breakfast offering, complete with bushland and harbour views.
Albion Lane Cafe
The menu might read “sambos” but the sandwiches here are a little bit Mosman, if you know what we mean. High quality ingredients and innovative flavour combos make this tucked away gem worth finding. There’s also a big box of toys for the kids, which makes this cafe a hit with mother’s groups and young families alike.
This café considers themselves as a bean to cup café and this philosophy has earnt them their devout regulars and some awards as well. Their specialty beans are roasted on site, which makes them wildly popular amongst Mosman locals who are looking for a quality cuppa with their brekkie.
A classy Mosman pub with marble interiors, leather booths and luxe detailing throughout. The Buena has proved to be a bastion of fine dining, cemented by the recent addition of Bistro Moncur on the ground floor. Upstairs, the Vista Bar’s bright, open ambience is just the place for a big Saturday lunch or an after work rosé.