Ride on Pizzeria
This small pizzeria on Military Road is run by two charming Italian brothers, ones the owner, one’s the chef. The cheerful duo have a passion for both pizza and bikes (the motor kinds), hence the name Ride On and the interiors to match. Bikie décor aside, this family-friendly pizza joint dishes up some of the most authentic thin-crust pizza in the area.
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.
Tobikiri Japanese Kitchen
A compact little restaurant priding themselves on fresh seafood and high-grade wagyu cuts, Tobikiri is the place to head for a fuss-free feed. This much-loved Japanese restaurant is well worth a visit if sashimi is your weakness. Japanese beer and several sakes are also on offer, ideal for washing down your meal.
Scandanavian cuisine is not often associated with pizza, but at this Neutral Bay pizza joint, two cuisines collide and we don’t ever want them to separate. Heavy on the toppings, and of course, some interesting flavour combos, these are pizzas you’re going to want to swap your usual tried-and-tested takeaway for.
SoCal Neutral Bay
A much loved lower north-shore Mexican themed rooftop bar and pub. SoCal’s laid-back California vibe translates flawlessly into their creative cocktail list and American inspired menu with their very own smokehouse churning out moreish plates. Come for the food and drinks, stay for the lively atmosphere.SoCal are giving away FREE BURRITOS this Thursday the 4th April to celebrate National Burrito Day!To get your hands on one of these bad boys for free just head down to this lush rooftop bar ...
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.
Gin lovers will find their spiritual home at this café come gin sanctuary. The coffee by day, gin bar by night concept means that the menu turns from poached eggs to pulled pork sliders come 5pm. The atmosphere is that of a retro milkbar, with vintage collectibles and tasteful op-shop finds.
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.
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.
Italian Street Kitchen Neutral Bay
The recipes at Italian Street Kitchen have trickled through generations and onto the streets of Neutral Bay. Just like in Italy, eating here is a vibrant affair and food comes from interactive food stalls. A pasta bar sits next to the wood-fired pizza station, an antipasto stand and a constantly turning spit roast. The spectacle and theatre of it all really adds to the feel of an artisan Italian kitchen.
Firefly Bar & Dining
Inventive cocktails and an impressive wine list make this corner restaurant a favourite with locals looking for a more intimate venue to spend their evening (read: ultimate date night spot).This much-loved haunt whips up bar bites and share plates that are hard to pass up.
Aristotle's Neutral Bay
Traditional hospitality meets contemporary cooking in this classy Neutral Bay establishment. Choose from a range of mezes and larger plates or hand yourselves over to the capable chefs with the set menu. The interiors are elegant, with white walls and dark leather seating – a testament to the owner’s architectural background.
Grind & Dose
Devoted to serving the best coffee this side of the bridge, Grind & Dose shows North Shore locals that Sydney’s coffee-loving scene is not only for the trendy city suburbs. This specialty coffee shop brews a full-bodied roast and their all-day breakfast makes for an irresistible pit stop on Military Road.
Adding an authentic touch to the Neutral Bay Japanese dining scene, Tamagetaya is a hidden gem we secretly wish no one knew about. We want all the gyoza goodness to ourselves because the prices are so cheap and the portions are huge. The space is unpretentious and cosy.
Izakaya’s offers authentic Japanese tapas with ultra-efficient tablets for ordering. The experience is somewhat of a novelty but the high-quality food is why people come back. If you’re worried about keeping the kids’ hands off the tablet menus, the kids play area is the perfect distraction.
Run by a fruit-loving duo, Acai Brothers creates, you guessed it - epic acai bowls. Whether you like your acai classic or packed full of toppings (think superfoods, peanut butter and generous chunks of raw treats), these guys have you covered with their delicious, customisable menu.