Mosman is a fantastic city escape; although only moments from Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), the physical detachment of the city by the Sydney Harbour Bridge enables a cool and calm atmosphere in this cross-harbour suburb. With an upmarket, laid-back Aussie kind of vibe, dining is one of the best elements of Mosman. Here are the top eats in this North Shore neighbourhood.
This modern Asian cafe and restaurant is one of Mosman’s most coveted dining destinations. The man behind this dining experience is Chef of Basil Nut Asian Kitchen, who, although has Chinese heritage, was born in Thailand and raised in Sydney. Drawing inspiration across culinary experiences, guests can enjoy a colourful and exciting menu of Asian fusion dishes.
This classic French bistro is a neighbourhood staple. Serving up fine French cuisine in a colourful and unpretentious environment is what Bistro Moncur is all about. Set in a stunning glass house with French doors, bistro qualities and an award-winning wine menu, this is the perfect place for weekend lunches or dinner dates.
This Japanese restaurant in Mosman is one of the suburb’s most popular dining experiences. Using fresh and authentic ingredients, the team at Ogenki smash out stellar Japanese fare to their loyal local followers daily. Super affordable and BYO too, this restaurant makes for a great dining spot any day of the week.
Stranded Gourmet is one of Mosman’s best kept secrets. It is a local joint with a great bar and leafy courtyard area for those balmy summer eves. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the form of tapas and mains, Stranded attracts a steady stream of locals in the know who love the homemade and laid-back vibe of this neighbourhood eatery.
This lovely little neighbourhood restaurant is popular with locals and tourists who seek and find quality fare in a beautiful setting. Located in a historic 19th century building, the venue offers original architecture and characterful fixtures alongside modern Australian dishes with a homemade quality.
The Fourth Village Providore is a lively Italian joint serving up authentic food in a European trattoria-setting. The bi-weekly changing menu draws inspiration from traditional dishes, passed down from generation to generation. There is also an authentic wood fired pizza oven producing some of the most delicious slices in Mosman; Sydney Magazine has even called it ‘One of Sydney’s top ten Pizzas’.
Mosman Noodle & Dumpling House is one of those places that could easily go unnoticed on a stretch of shops in a city-side suburb, but once discovered is the ultimate go-to. It is fast, fresh, family-run and does some of the best Asian cuisine North of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.