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Exciting New Cafes and Restaurants on the North Shore

There are some fabulous new foodie adventures to be had in and around the local area. From Korean BBQ, a stylish French bistro and boulangerie, to an Irish pub that has everyone talking! We’ll keep adding to this very exciting list of new cafes and restaurants, or feel free to email us your suggested entries at

Smokey’s Korean BBQ, Mosman

A brand new addition to the Mosman dining scene is Smokey’s Korean BBQ. Based at 143A Raglan Street (in the former site of The Raglan), Smokey’s BBQ is the product of one family’s passion for authentic Korean BBQ spanning across multiple generations. Their motto is “Exceptional quality and authentic Korean food, always, everytime” and is also the driving force in their operations. With recipes handed down for generations, the team strives to make each and every meal an experience to enjoy and remember.

They’re open Tuesday to Sunday from 5-10pm with lunch service expected to be announced soon.

Smokey’s Korean BBQ

Shop1/143A Raglan St, Mosman
Telephone: 0424 474 148

The Dubliner, Cremorne

A brand new Irish pub has opened its doors on Military Road, a few doors down from the Cremorne Orpheum. Owned by a local Irishman, The Dubliner is here to bring an authentic piece of Ireland’s distinctively warm and welcoming pub atmosphere to the local community, featuring deliciously creamy pints of Guinness on tap (of course!), a range of whiskeys, spirits, wines, and classic cocktails. Hot cheesy toasties, fresh hot soup, and Irish crisps are also available all day.
Relax over a pint or meet up with the lads and ladies for cocktails; The Dubliner is a place for the community to gather.
The Dubliner is open everyday from noon. Come on down and enjoy the craic!

The Dubliner Irish Pub
2/350 Military Road, Cremorne

Loulou, Milsons Point

Loulou Bistro, Boulangerie & Traiteur offers three sophisticated yet approachable and distinct offerings in a neighbourhood setting in Lavender Bay.

Dining at Loulou will transport you to the delis of Europe and the bistros of New York. In the Bistro you will enjoy classic, honest and familiar French fare, inspired by our Parisian favourites with a nod to great contemporary European bistros and bars.

In the Boulangerie and Traiteur it’s all about the best breads, croissants and other Viennoiserie, charcuterie, fromage and great wines.

61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point
(02) 8000 7800

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.

Laurel Leaf Bistro
67 Union St, McMahons Point
0413 877 197
Website: please click here
Instagram: @laurel_leaf_bistro

Eat & Meet Italian Cucina, Mosman

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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
Instagram: @eatmeetitaliancucina

Chill Vietnamese Restaurant, Crows Nest

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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!)
  • Pho

Chill Restaurant
52 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Phone: (02) 9460 8937
Website: Coming soon

Cafe Lost and Found, North Sydney

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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
Instagram: @cafe.lostandfound