A food & drink guide to Penrith

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.



Where to eat

Penrith is known for its burgers. Find the best at Burger Head and High Street Social. Discover elegant breakfasts and great coffee at Henri Marc, High Street Depot and Cafe at Lewers, located in the garden of the regional gallery.

Couple enjoying a morning coffee at Henri Marc cafe, Penrith

Henri Marc, Penrith

Head to Percy Plunkett for all-day dining in a grand heritage building, The Union for tasty tapas, Duck Duck Goose Dumpling Bar for juicy bao and dumplings, Checho’s for funky Mexican fare, and CJ’s Crab Shack at Penrith Panthers for a seafood feast.

Friends enjoying food and drink at The Union, Penrith in Western Sydney

The Union, Penrith

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. AG Bar and Restaurant is a sleek wine bar serving small plates and a different boutique winemaker featured each month.

Friends enjoying food and drinks at Mr. Watkin's Bar in Penrith, Sydney West

Mr. Watkin's, Penrith

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.

Restaurants, bars & cafes in Penrith