Lane Cove’s Newest Hot Spot – The Alcott

The Lane Cove Club has been renamed and extensively refurbished. Lane Cove is set to welcome The Alcott, a premium multipurpose dining and social space opening in July. The Alcott comprises a modern Mediterranean inspired eatery, a vibrant spritz bar, and a charming outdoor dining terrace.

The name ‘The Alcott’ means ‘old cottage’ and along with the overall design is a tribute to the heritage of the existing site, which had been built on the foundation of a sandstone cottage.  A nice tribute to the site’s heritage.

Top Chef Appointed

Richard Slarp, has been appointed as Head Chef and will deliver a fresh Mediterranean menu with hints of chargrill in a menu designed to share that complements the alfresco dining setting. Richard brings with him a rounded background having worked in various notable venues including Sake, Aria Catering, Est, and Slip Inn, as well as winning the 2005 Merivale Chef of the Year award.

“I am excited to bring Lane Cove a new dining experience that will feature delicious Mediterranean food made with sustainable, local ingredients. The food will be fresh and wholesome and will incorporate a variety of flavours and complementary textures,” said Head Chef Richard Slarp.

Key dishes include a spectacular Whole Southern Calamari chargrilled, pickled fennel, tomato pangrattato and fresh lemon, the hearty Saltbush Lamb Ribs with almond sumac and coriander and lighter options like the Smoked eggplant, tahini yoghurt, pomegranate and Crispy brussel sprouts with romesco.

A dedicated Spritz Bar will be serving up seasonal cocktails including an Elderflower and Lychee spritz with St Germain, lychee, lemon, Prosecco and a Suze Spritz with Suze, rosemary, grapefruit, Prosecco. In addition to the Spritz cocktails, The Alcott will have an expansive wine list with a balance of contemporary and classical Australian wine with a European focus.

Contemporary Venue

Elegant, stylish and relaxed, this new 250 seater contemporary venue will be a first for Lane Cove.

The Alcott was designed by Pony Design Co whose previous work includes The Fernery Mosman, The Greens North Sydney, and acre eatery Camperdown. The designers have adopted bold feature colours that have nostalgic undercurrents to create a warm and textured design that is welcoming and symbolic of The Alcott name.

The venue is home to a variety of spaces and intimate nooks which are layered with preloved finds to symbolize the layers of history within this venue. Two new event rooms will be located on the top floor of the venue giving Lane Cove a space to celebrate and is designed to be a community hub with local charity initiatives.

We will let you know an exact opening date when we have it.  Like their Facebook page to keep up to date with all their new plans. Lane Cove is certainly becoming a foodie destination.

Contact Details

The Alcott 
Address: 1 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove (park in Little Street Car Park)
Facebook: @thealcott
Instagram: @thealcott
Email: [email protected] 
Phone:(02) 9428 5155

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  1. I hope this venue makes it – it is beautifully decorated and the staff are mostly friendly. The burger was great but the char-grilled chicken sadly was dripping in oil. Tables near us were offered water and condiments but the same service was not extended to all tables. It is new and learning and potentially a fabulous venue.

  2. Disappointed. We had a booking for 6 on Wednesday 5 September, the staff at the front desk would not let us in because we were local and had no one to sign us in. We were not advised it was a club when booking. We left and headed to Lillah’s. It’s time the licensing laws were revised as we did not have to walk through any poker machines to gain access to the restaurant.