Northern Beaches Restaurants

Head beyond the city centre and discover the wide range of culinary delights offered by the restaurants in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Serving a variety of international cuisines, including Lebanese, Italian, Indian, Brazilian, Mexican and more, sample world flavours or Modern Australian fare at the many dining precincts scattered between Manly and Palm Beach.

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a sit-down meal with a touch of class, the restaurants, cafes and eateries of the Northern Beaches present a wide range of dining experiences. Find value for money takeaway, enjoy a meal at a relaxed beachside eatery, or dine by the water’s edge at one of the Northern Beaches’ many waterfront restaurants. Take your pick from a wide range of complex gourmet dishes or savour the simplicity of a homely classic meal.

Find restaurants and cafes across the Northern Beaches suited to a wide range of dietary requirements, including menus matched to the needs of vegetarians and those with gluten intolerance.

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  1. Sandbar Dee Why

    Sandbar Dee Why

    Sometimes you take dining in Sydney for granted – with our endless choice of the most beautiful waterfront restaurants – but then, a particular moment will remind you just how lucky we are. An...

  2. SeaChange Café

    SeaChange Café

    Right across from Dee Why beach, SeaChange is a family-friendly restaurant that prides itself on delivery quality food, at reasonable prices. On weekends, the café is pumping with locals fighting...

  3. Starfish

    Starfish

    A new player at Avalon Beach, Starfish restaurant is a delight to visit. The food lifts above expectations, the service is as warm as a log fire, and the chef's dishes are artistic in both taste...

  4. Stella Italian Kitchen

    Stella Italian Kitchen

    Little sister to Dee Why Beaches Stella Blu is Stella Italian Kitchen at Collaroy. Feel welcomed and at home with the friendly service, open plan kitchen, and large windows that let the life of...

  5. Swell Cafe

    Swell Cafe

    Swell is a neat little coffee bar in Avalon that sets the standard for all cafes that line the northern peninsula. Green vinyl banquettes hug one wall offering waterproof seating for those fresh...

  6. The 2107 Restaurant, Avalon

    The 2107 Restaurant, Avalon

    Located just a few minutes walk from the picturesque Avalon Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The 2107 Restaurant proves that the best things are local and fresh. Their Modern-Australian menu is...

  7. The Avalon on the Beach

    The Avalon on the Beach

    The Avalon on The Beach is located on the upper level of the Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club, a setting that affords its guests stunning 180 degree views of the ocean. The Avalon will also run...

  8. The BoatShed Cafe & Bar

    The BoatShed Cafe & Bar

    The Boatshed is an apt name for this waterside café, perched just above the bank of Lake Narrabeen. Stop in for a cup of Giancarlo coffee or a casual lunch to discover why this is a favourite haunt...

  9. Aubergine Sydney

    Aubergine Sydney

    Right across from Dee Why Beach, Aubergine Sydney combines European and Mediterranean flavours to create an elegant menu, complemented by a carefully selected wine list. The third restaurant to...

  10. Austrian Club Restaurant

    Austrian Club Restaurant

    Experience a little slice of Europe at the Austrian Club Sydney, located on the edge of Forestville Park at Frenchs Forest. Inside, you'll find the Austrian Club Restaurant, specialists in Austrian...

  11. Banana Blossom Asian Salads Mona Vale

    Banana Blossom Asian Salads Mona Vale

    Your lunch break seems like the shortest hour of the day so don't waste it umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to stick to your healthy eating plan or just grab a burger. Banana Blossom Asian Salads...

  12. Barbuto Restaurant

    Barbuto Restaurant

    Barbuto Restaurant is a steakhouse and bar with an enviable location on the beachfront at Narrabeen. Expect mod-Oz dishes, a spacious dining room and service with a smile. Owners Kylie and Doug...

  13. Billows at the Beach

    Billows at the Beach

    Billows at the Beach is a restaurant conveniently located opposite Collaroy Beach. With a French provincial interior the venue offers both style and comfort. Billows is unique as it specialises in...

  14. Bistro Boulevarde

    Bistro Boulevarde

    The salmon pink frontage of Bistro Boulevarde restaurant has warmed Avalon village for as long as most people can remember. It has withstood the busy summers when holiday houses are rented out to...

  15. Bookoccino

    Bookoccino

    If you live near Avalon, you know Bookoccino. A local favourite, the walls of Bookoccino are lined from floor-to-ceiling with shelves of books, while the café offers a simple menu of light meals....

  16. Bronze Kiosk

    Bronze Kiosk

    Overlooking Mona Vale beach, this humble cafe delivers top-notch coffee and simple, yet tasty fare. Attracting sandy feet swimmers hunting for some hot chips and those out for lunch looking for a...

  17. Buonissimo

    Buonissimo

    Set innocuously on the corner of a residential street in Dee Why, Buonissimo is dishing up some of the best pizzas in the area. The Italian restaurant offers a rustic, friendly dining room where...

  18. Café Ibiza

    Café Ibiza

    Café Ibiza is a quaint, casual eatery housed in an historic cottage in Avalon, an hour's drive north of Sydney. Diners can choose to sit indoors or outside on the heated verandah. Modern Australian...

  19. Church Point Waterfront Café

    Church Point Waterfront Café

    Diners on the peninsula at Pittwater should stop in at Church Point, where the ferry comes in, for a Modern Australian meal at Church Point General Store and Waterfront Café. The rustic eatery...

  20. Clareville Kiosk

    Clareville Kiosk

    Part of the charm of Clareville Kiosk is the winding drive it takes to reach this tranquil slice of Pittwater. The dusky blue cottage restaurant is intimate and relaxing, and a dinner destination...

  21. Das Bierhaus

    Das Bierhaus

    For traditional Austrian pub style cuisine head to Mona Vales Das Bierhaus, where the pork knuckles can be devoured with a pint of European liquid gold. Pieces of Austrian folk art embellish the...

  22. Deck Bar & Dining

    Deck Bar & Dining

    A change is as good as a holiday and for a beachside escape that's within an hour's drive of the CBD, a trip to Deck Bar and Dining at Dee Why is in order. Recently relaunched, the restaurant's...

  23. Dee Why Hotel

    Dee Why Hotel

    In the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Dee Why Hotel is a sleek and vibrant venue. As a destination for all sports lovers to catch their favourite game, it doesn’t hurt that there are more than...

  24. Dunes Restaurant

    Dunes Restaurant

    At the end of Barrenjoey Road, among the white sand of the Palm Beach dunes, rests a restaurant waiting to be discovered and adored. The husband and wife team here have put their knowledge of...

  25. Emelia's Vegetarian Restaurant

    Emelia's Vegetarian Restaurant

    A Northern Beaches gem bursting with homely goodness, the wholly vegetarian menu on offer at this cosy cottage in Curl Curl will warm the cockles of your heart. Service at Emelia's restaurant can...

  26. Flying Fox Café

    Flying Fox Café

    With its prime position overlooking the water at Winnererremy Bay, the Flying Fox Café is a mecca for families who enjoy fine food, in beautiful surrounds. Situated in the ‘best park in Sydney' (as...

  27. Freshies Garden Bar and Grill

    Freshies Garden Bar and Grill

    Experience suburban beach culture at its best with a pub meal washed down with an amber ale, at this restaurant just metres from Freshwater Beach in Harbord. Freshies Garden Bar and Grill offers...

  28. Gluten Free Cafe Newport

    Gluten Free Cafe Newport

    Those who are wheat-free by choice and by nature can finally have a proper cafe dining experience at Gluten Free Cafe. This is the place to indulge in things you never thought you'd have again,...

  29. Grounded

    Grounded

    Annie Parmentier, the former owner of Castlecrag restaurant Lunch, brings Grounded to Forestville locals. This casual, unpretentious eatery has an open kitchen which serves lip-smackingly good...

  30. Hops & Fire

    Hops & Fire

    Hops & Fire showcases its specialties in its name; visit if you're looking for fair dinkum craft beer and all things barbecued. Set on the restaurant strip of Barrenjoey Road at Newport, the...

  31. Limani

    Limani

    Perched on the waters edge of Narrabeen Lagoon, Limani's tranquil setting allows you to relax and unwind while dining on fresh premium quality seafood. Expect the likes of prawn & smoked salmon...

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