Nepalese for ‘our courtyard’, Hamro Aangan is a home-style Nepalese Restaurant. A local go-to for dumplings, their delicious meat or veggie-stuffed momos and menu of Nepalese classics will please even the most discerning of palates. A Nepalese feast isn’t complete without a sweet treat from the dessert menu.
Zeus Street Greek Balgowlah
For an honest feast, Zeus Street Greek serves up all your favourite, classic Greek dishes. Modern and stylish with indoor-outdoor seating, the Balgowlah outpost brings a relaxed vibe to Sydney Road. Popular with the lunch and after-work crowd, the eatery is a popular hangout come the weekend.
The Mill @ Avalon Beach
The folks at Avalon’s The Mill are all about live music, great company and quality fare. The smooth cocktails and wide-ranging wine list make this small, cosy bar the perfect spot to relax. The boutique wine bar won’t leave you wanting on the food front either, serving up fresh seafood by the net full.
Nourished Wholefood Cafe
Nourished Wholefood Cafe follows the mantra, less is more. Using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, each dish is carefully curated to ensure full transparency of what is in the meal. The interiors of this neighbourhood haunt highlight their ethos with an eclectic and natural vibe. With serving Campos beans, caffeine addicts are happy, and the broad health-focused menu provides great options for dietary needs.
Northern Beaches family owned and operated, Beco is passionate about two things. Coffee and food. With a location in Mona Vale as well, the Avalon outpost is rustic and homely. Open for breakfast and lunch every day, expect less than some delicious Modern Aussie brunch-style fare.
Sushi ICHIRI Japanese Cuisine
In a little old converted home in the heart of the town centre, Sushi Ichiri brings authentic Japanese cuisine to the shores of Avalon. Fully licensed with BYO, the restaurant takes inspiration from Shonan; a coastal town west of Tokyo renowned for its use of fresh produce.
Beach House Avalon
Beach House Avalon is a small seaside café. To avoid the mad dash to score a seat, we recommend getting your food takeaway and having a picnic on the sand. As the day’s winding down, if you’re feeling fancy, go to the upstairs restaurant, which is a little more polished. Settle in and watch the sunset with a glass of bubbles or a cold cider in hand. Bliss.
Serving diners as they would their own family, Sky Thai is a firm favourite north of Bilgola Bends. Sky Thai serves authentic Thai cuisine and boasts an extensive menu, bound to please the most discerning palate. This unassuming restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, dine in or takeaway, and offers vegetarian options.
La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie
A slice of downtown Paris in Avalon, La Banette will transport you to Paris with one bite of their chocolate éclair. The teeny-tiny shopfront exudes French provincial charm with its distressed wooden shelves, chic striped awning and smorgasbord of glazed fruit tarts, cronuts, miniature gateaux, chocolate éclairs, homemade pies and fresh bread.
Corretto Dee Why
Sitting pretty on Dee Why's The Strand, Corretto is the beachside cocktail bar-slash-eatery the Northern Beaches has been waiting for. With cool blue interiors and a relaxed, laid-back vibe, this soon-to-be local fave serves up amazing cocktails, with a killer food menu to match. Pop in for a shared-style lunch or make a night of it with a cheeky drink during happy hour (4pm-6pm) – you won't be disappointed.
Momo Bar. Dumplings & Poké Bowl
The newly opened Momo Bar in Dee Why dishes up so much more than its name suggests. Fast becoming a local favourite in Manly, foodies are flocking from all corners of the city to sample their famous Nepalese momos (Nepalese dumplings). The mushroom momos are mouthwateringly addictive, but their newly opened outpost branches out from the traditional Nepalese fare and offers Hawaiin Poke Bowls as well. Opening at 6:30 in the morning, early risers can get their brekkie fix in ...
Salt Meats Cheese Dee Why
Launching their first restaurant in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Salt Meats Cheese Dee Why is the group’s biggest restaurant to date, serving up its flavour-packed grazing menu of pastas, pizzas, cocktails and desserts to the idyllic beachside suburb. The restaurant features a bespoke façade comprised of raw steel and large glazed elements, allowing people to see into the venue’s open kitchen, complete with a large pizza oven and bar space. Food and drink at Salt Meats Cheese Dee Why are served ...
If you follow Sitchu you know we are suckers for millennial pink venues, and Sunset Diner is the latest restaurant to pique our interest. The perfect aprés-beach hangout, this beautifully-styled oasis brings the Miami vibe to the Northern Beaches. Take a seat in the outdoor courtyard and peruse the souped-up menu of burgers, griddle dogs, salads, shakes, sundaes and moreish sides. Onion rings and truffle parmesan fries anyone?
El Camino Cantina Manly
It's got cacti, it's got neon lights and it's full of that colourful Mexican kitsch we all know and love. Sydney's favourite Tex Mex hangout, El Camino Cantina has headed north to Manly Wharf and we're ready to don our sombreros and consume our weight in complimentary corn chips. Expect a vibrant atmosphere, rock’n’roll tunes and margaritas the size of your head. The perfect weekend hangout, we can already see ourselves sitting on the outdoor terrace overlooking the harbour and ...
Sake Restaurant and Bar Manly
Opening their third Sydney venue, Rockpool Group's Sake now sits on the buzzy Manly Wharf. When it comes to Japanese fine dining, Sake attracts foodies from all over thanks to its washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) and mind-blowingly long sake list. It knows its clientele well, and the Northern Beaches locals will be queuing up to get a taste.
Aggy’s Corner in Balgowlah is that friendly neighbourhood café that every local dreams of having in their suburb. Sitting pretty on the corner of Lodge and West Street in Balgowlah, this insta-worthy venue serves up everything from excellent coffee to Berkelo double-cheese toasties.
A trendy eatery in a breezy loft style space, Sunset Sabi dishes up a delicious mod-Japanese menu that’s designed to flow Izakaya style. The team will encourage you to share within your group and sample a little something from every section of the menu, which gives us more reason to order everything. Try the edamame with truffle, or the gyoza that sounds more like a cheeseburger (with wagyu beef, cheese and pickles.)
Self-proclaimed “chow down bar”, Daniel San’s delicious Japanese menu deserves a look in as much as their impressive drinks list. Sip on the likes of Asahi, Sapporo or Sake while you nibble on bar bites, courtesy of their Japanese Robato Grill, which cooks juicy meats straight over hot coals. The interiors are Tokyo meets Rock ‘n’ Roll with pink neon lights, arcade games and Jimi Hendrix blasting over the speakers.
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.
This new outpost of the famed Berkelo bakery serves up mouth-watering loaves and pastries to the bread-lovers on the Northern Beaches. Their goods are wholesome and honest – with no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bleached or commercial flours. Don't leave without trying one of their custard tarts, they're irresistible!
A lush new rooftop bar and eatery, Manly Greenhouse is a three-story beachside destination which boasts the best views going around. We bet your eyes will be more drawn to the beautiful fit out though, which doesn’t hold back on the whole greenhouse thing. The rooftop bar is decked out with a canopy of hanging ferns, glass paneling and illustrations of native plants. Sip on bespoke cocktails and bar snacks or head to the ground level for heartier fare from ...
A local favourite, Whitewater Restaurant is a chic bar and restaurant on Manly Beach serving up contemporary Australian plates in a picturesque location. The venue boasts gorgeous water views, making it the ultimate date night spot. Complete with intimate booths and a glass fireplace - you're gonna want to stay the whole night at this cosy beach house.
The geniuses at Rollers in Manly do not mess around when it comes to experimenting with flavours for their deliciously flaky croissants. Some will make you raise an eyebrow, such as their sushi croissant (think charcoal dough, smoked salmon and nori) but the combo works surprisingly well and will leave you wishing you wore your stretchy pants so you could try them all. The space is small with communal tables, a cute courtyard and succulents aplenty. Oh, and its also ...
Queen Chow Manly
Perched on Manly Wharf, Merivale's Queen Chow reigns supreme over the Chinese cuisine scene. Elegant yet casual, and drenched in natural light, the space fuses deep green timbers, dark woods and marble to create a warm and contemporary dining room. The menu embraces the Australian culture around local, Chinese dining with reimagined fusion classics listed beside traditional Cantonese dishes.
Albert & Moore
On any given day, fit foodies spill out onto the footpath of this bright and airy Freshwater café. The menu at Albert & Moore is nutritious and artfully presented, with many paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re fuelling up post-workout or on a health kick, Albert & Moore is the place to be.