There are some fabulous new foodie adventures to be had in and around the local area. From a beautiful botanical-inspired cafe to a restaurant that has everyone talking! We’ll keep adding to this very exciting list of new cafes and restaurants!
Laurel Leaf Bistro, McMahons Point
A hidden gem on the lower North Shore, Laurel Leaf Bistro has everything you could desire – from bacon and egg rolls, to squid ink pasta with ouzo prawns. Just a stone’s throw from Blues Point Road, it’s the perfect resting spot between a lovely Waverton and Kirribilli walk.
Chef Anna Constantine has quite a following with her low-fodmap-ready meals. She’s prepared these as a caterer for a number of years before opening Laurel Leaf Bistro in early 2021. Anna also specialises in GF modern Greek food like Beef Moussaka, Vegan Moussaka and her all-time famous Spanakopita wrapped in filo pastry. These can be ordered frozen for takeaway home-meals as well.
Laurel Leaf Bistro has a quaint, stylish neo-classical modern feel with Nordic accents, brilliant Columbian coffee, good tunes, ambiance and and a positive vibe. It’s also BYO, and make sure you keep an eye out on their Facebook page for the regular themed feasts.
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina, Mosman
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina has recently relocated to Mosman from Gladesville, where it was a firm community favourite.
“Eat & Meet is bringing fresh produce, handmade pasta and authentic Italian ingredients to Mosman!
We’re a small local restaurant with an intimate setting, passionate about creating beautiful, affordable & great Italian dishes for everyone. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free options available.
Top up your amazing dining experience with the wine of your choice, we are BYO so you can purchase your favourite wine from the conveniently placed bottle shop just next door.”
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina
45 Spofforth Street, Mosman
04 5086 6601
Chill Vietnamese Restaurant, Crows Nest
If you’re wondering about the name of new restaurant ‘’Chill’ at Crows Nest, it has nothing to do with the food temperature. They love turning up the heat! Instead, the name comes from their desire to offer relaxation and enjoyment while dining. “That’s our main goal, to make you guys chill”.
The interior looks lovely, and there’s even a bookshelf for those who really want to relax. But there’s nothing ”chill” about their passion for food here. Kevin, the owner, a head chef (and dad) says, “We aim to serve our customers with the same quality and authentic food as our family.”
There’s a lot of enticing dishes on the menu. Including:
- Crisp fried silken tofu, topped with our beautiful homemade salted egg mayo and pork floss.
- Grilled Lemongrass Porkchop
- Steamed Barramundi with sweet soy sauce, ginger & shallot.
- Green Papaya Salad with pork & prawn in sweet & sour dressing sauce with black sesame cracker & roasted nuts
- Duck Curry (highly recommended!)
52 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Phone: (02) 9460 8937
Website: Coming soon
Cafe Lost and Found’s addition to Miller Street will give you much to talk about. This botanically inspired café offers a greenhouse-style indoor haven where you can enjoy your woodfire roasted coffee and munch on delicious food without feeling rushed.
Part of the cafe’s charm is a retail section on one side selling antiques and plants, including the option to bring along your furry friend who’ll be treated to their own little menu! And the human menu sounds wonderful too – there’s a beautiful selection of cakes and pastries, the brunch items look like works of art and lunch is all about the three ”p’s” – pizza, pasta and platters!!
Dogs are also very welcome at Lost and Found Cafe.
Cafe Lost and Found
223 Miller Street, North Sydney
0468 883 633
The Raglan, Mosman
For locals unaware of this gem in their midst, The Raglan (named for its address at 143A Raglan Street) is a full service bar and restaurant offering fine dining and excellent customer service.
Open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday and lunch Friday to Sunday (closed Mondays), the team at The Raglan have been delighting locals with their fresh Australian produce, presentation that will have you reaching for your phone to snap a photo, and a range of special deals and offers.
Owner and chef of The Raglan, Jeffrey Wang, has had a lot of support from Mosman locals since opening his first solo venture.
“Locals have a high appreciation for quality food and service, and our food tastes as good as it looks. I hope that Mosman residents will come and appreciate the love and effort we put into our food and service,” says Wang.
Shop 1, 143 Raglan Street Mosman
0416 361 451