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.
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?
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.
Fourth Village Providore
A buzzing European-style food market in the heart of Mosman. With a gelateria, delicatessen and pizzeria all rolled into one, Fourth Village Providore is a one stop shop (albeit it a lengthy one) for all your foodie needs. From the shelves brimming with fresh, seasonal produce and delicacies, to the walk-in fromagerie and bustling bar, you’ll never want to leave this artisan marketplace.
Perched in a prime location on the Esplanade at Balmoral Beach, La Repubblica is a family owned trattoria serving up traditional Italian favourites with a modern twist. They also roast their own blend of coffee daily, so it's no wonder locals flock here for their morning macchiatos.
Tucked away from Military Road, BomBom serve up delicious Asian fusion salads. They really nail the brief of a not-boring salad with their colourful and textural creations and dressings that really pack a punch. The interiors are full of warmth and freshness with potplants lining the walls and windows.
The Mews Mosman
Situated in Mosman Square along a cosy alley just off Military Road, The Mews dishes up innovative creations with some serious creativity. If you decide to eat your food (it’s too pretty to ruin!), then you won’t be disappointed with their unique and Asian inspired flavour combos.
Located on Military Road, this is the second outpost of the famed Brookvale bakery. The Lower North Shore carb-lovers line up to get their fix of mouth-watering Berkelo sourdough, but this isn't your regular loaf. It's wholesome and honest – no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bleached or commercial flours. Grab it to go, or stay a while and enjoy it with house churned butter and heirloom honey.
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 ...
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.