Things are looking very delicious in Penrith. Tuck into burgers and barbecue, discover sophisticated flower-filled cafes and snap Instagram-worthy breakfast bowls. Grab drinks in a quirky small bar, sip wine from boutique producers and taste the passion of local brewers.
For a little bit of everything, try the East Bank restaurant precinct, home to eight cafes and restaurants along Penrith’s Great River Walk, or Emu Hall, dishing up kebabs, pizzas, pastas and salads, also on the pretty riverbank.
Where to drink
Penrith’s first small bar, Mr Watkins, is named after the colonial officer who discovered the Nepean River. Allan Grammar is a sleek wine bar with green velvet booths and a different boutique winemaker featured each month.
Rusty Penny Brewery is fast becoming a local favourite and has 12 beers on tap. For an open-air dining experience and panoramic views of the Blue Mountains, head to Theo’s Rooftop Bar to watch the sun go down with a cocktail in hand.
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