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10 top notch restaurants on the North Shore for a night out!

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Keen to try a new restaurant for a night out? Whether it’s a night out with the girls or date night with hubby, we’re spoilt for choice with so many amazing local  options! We share 10 restaurants on the North Shore that serve up delicious flavours in a fun atmosphere.


Nothing beats a well-deserved night out, enjoying a delicious meal completely kid-free. Need a little help? We have you sorted when it comes to finding a babysitter you can rely on. Now for the easy part, settle back and enjoy your evening! Here’s 10 restaurants on the North Shore for you to enjoy.

1. Annata Restaurant, Crows Nest

Annata Restaurant, Crows Nest

Annata Restaurant, Crows Nest

Annata is a modern bistro style restaurant and wine bar located on Sydney’s lower North Shore. Their goal is to provide customers with the very best dining experience north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With chic leather lounges, warm lighting and cosy nooks on the mezzanine level, bar-side casual dining and an alfresco garden lounge setting outside, Annata has a variety of choices to suit all occasions. Outside dining is also pet friendly and comes equipped with heaters for the cooler months.

Chef Jordon Garcia selects the highest quality produce which is delivered daily to our kitchen. His cuisine is described as modern European bistro. It is elegant and edgy; prepared using a broad range of culinary techniques to highlight the natural freshness of the food while exciting the taste buds with every bite.

  • Cuisine: Modern European Bistro
  • Address: 69 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest 
  • Phone: (02) 9437 3700
  • Website: annatasydney.com

2. Le Bouchon, Crows Nest

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Le Bouchon, Crows Nest

Le Bouchon is a complete Café and Bistro destination, bringing a taste of traditional French cuisine to the Lower North Shore. French for cork, the word “bouchon” is used in Lyon, the capital of gastronomy, to refer to bistros well-known for their authenticity. On their menu you can enjoy a wide selection of entrees, from French onion soup to Escargots, followed by twice-cooked lamb shoulder and pan-roasted wagu beef, and topped off with lemon-infused creme brulee and more!

  • Cuisine: French
  • Address: 104 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
  • Phone: (02) 9966 0906
  • Website: lebouchon.net.au

3. The Botanist, Kirribilli

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The Botanist, Kirribilli

Welcome to Kirribilli’s local gem, which is the perfect spot to drop in for a cocktail or a bite to eat. The restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to curate colourful dishes and vibrant flavours with a Mediterranean flare. Expect beautifully decorated dishes paired with an equally impressive drinks menu. The bar showcases an extensive list of Australia and International wines and beers, as well as exciting seasonal cocktails and specials.

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Address: 17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli
  • Phone: (02) 9954 4057
  • Website: thebotanist.com.au

4. Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman

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Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman

This is one of the top restaurants on the North Shore for views and food! Enjoy a Modern Australian menu served in a renovated 19th-century building with white, weatherboard walls. Located on the Taronga Zoo to Balmoral foreshore walk you can’t beat it for incredible views of the famous Clifton Garden’s Bay. Its opening marked a momentous occasion, as it was the first time in over 100 years that the general public could enter this historic space, once reserved for secret military operations to defend Sydney Harbour. Head Chef Kristian Gamble uses only the freshest seasonal produce to create simple flavoursome dishes. 

  • Cuisine: Modern Australian
  • Address: Building 7, Deck C, Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman
  • Phone: (02) 9960 3000
  • Website: rippleschowderbay.com.au

5. Via Alta, Willoughby

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Via Alta, Willoughby

The Via Alta team has designed a menu that offers classic, well-executed, clean, and simple Italian flavours. This family-owned business makes for the perfect night out, with plenty of choice on their menu. Choose from anitpasti, pasta, fish, beef brisket, and some delicious desserts to follow. Their wine list offers a carefully selected range of Italian wines to complement their menu. We are fully licensed and you are welcome to BYO bottled wine.

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Address: 197 High St, North Willoughby
  • Phone: (02) 9958 1110
  • Website: viaalta.com.au

6. Cafe Lyon, Lindfield

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Cafe Lyon, Lindfield

Café Lyon has been inspired by the humble neo-bistro’s that have been flourishing in the various arrondissements of Paris, and of course, the traditional Bouchon’s of Lyon. It brings together the best of these inspirations with a fresh, contemporary twist to suit the beautiful, local produce. It’s all about great bistro food and wine, efficient and friendly service, and an enjoyable, casual dining experience.

  • Cuisine: French
  • Address: 366 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield 
  • Phone: (02) 9416 5026
  • Website: cafelyon.com.au

7. The Sawmill, West Pymble

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The Sawmill, West Pymble

The Sawmill is a rustic Italian eatery located in West Pymble. The menu features seasonal, fresh produce with an emphasis on simple Italian flavours. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta feature daily on the menu. Take away pizza is also available. The use of natural and recycled timber throughout the space reflects the early use of the local area. The Sawmill Restaurant & Pizzeria pays homage to the history of the local area, while maintaining a feeling of warmth in food lovingly prepared and served from fresh produce.

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Address: 7 Duneba Avenue, West Pymble
  • Phone: (02) 9498 6565
  • Website: thesawmill.com.au

8. Brasserie l’Entrecôte, Pymble

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Brasserie l’Entrecôte, Pymble

One of our favourite restaurants on the North Shore. Brasserie l’Entrecôte takes a nod from the original “Le Relais de l’Entrecôte”, the famous one dish steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte Maillot, Paris. The concept is simple, an amazing quality Sirloin Steak, accompanied by the delicious secret sauce, crispy homemade french fries, a simple salad & a glass of wine. Nothing more, Nothing less…

9. Café Patina, Wahroonga

Café Patina, Wahroonga

Café Patina, Wahroonga

Cafe Patina in Wahroonga features a contemporary design inside, focusing on simple colours and quality fittings, with a nod to the classic heritage style. And of course, it has a unique leafy outlook opposite Wahroonga Park. They strongly support local producers to bring the freshest ingredients from the paddock, garden and sea to your table. It’s open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and the menu is mostly gluten-free.

  • Cuisine: Modern Australian
  • Address: 64 Coonanbarra Road, Wahroonga
  • Phone:  (02) 9489 0980
  • Website: cafepatina.com.au

10. The Butcher’s Block, Wahroonga

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The Butcher’s Block, Wahroonga

Whether you’re looking for a spot for brunch, lunch or a fancy dinner, Butcher’s Block in Wahroonga is a top spot for a meal on Sydney’s upper north shore! The extensive menu offers delicious meals made from organic, locally sourced produce. You can expect exceptional customer service, and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cuisine: Modern Australian
  • Address: 15 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga
  • Phone: (02) 9487 8136
  • Website: butchersblockgroup.com.au

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