Lane Cove’s Favourite Restaurant Dishes

Wow what a difference a year makes on the Lane Cove dining scene.  So many great restaurants opened in 2018 and our favourites continued to introduce new and exciting offerings. We asked some of the local restaurants to tell us their most popular meals ordered by locals at Lane Cove Restaurants and this is what we found out!!

The Alcott

The Alcott told ITC the two most popular dishes on their menu are the Fried Cauliflower and The Alcott Burger.

Fried Cauliflower with Caramelised red wine vinegar, watercress, 13 parsley & smoked paprika salt
The Alcott Burger and Fries with Milk bun, Angus beef double patty, 22
cheddar cheese, tomato, pickle, bacon jam & mayo

Contact Details
Address: No. 1 Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove NSW 
Phone: (02) 9428 5155
Website: www.thealcott.com.au
Facebook: @thealcott
Instagram: @thealcott
ITC Business Community Supporter: The Alcott
Licensed:  Fully Licensed
Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday:
Lunch 11am – 3pm / Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Snack menu 3pm – 5pm & 9pm – 10pm

Friday:
Lunch 11am – 3pm / Dinner 5pm – 10pm
Snack menu 3pm – 5pm & 10pm – 11pm

Kitchen open all day Saturday and Sunday with:
Saturday:
Brunch 10:30am – 1pm / Lunch & Dinner 1pm – 10pm
Snack menu 10pm – 11pm
Sunday:
Brunch 10:30am – 1pm / Lunch & Dinner 1pm – 9pm
Snack menu 9pm – 10pm

Lillah Kitchen

Lillah Kitchen has proved to be very popular in Lane Cove and two of their most popular dishes are the Middle Eastern Lamb Taco and the 12 hour Cooked Lamb Shoulder 300 grams with roasted pumpkin tahini.  Lillah Kitchen is now on Uber Eats and Menulog so you don’t even have to leave home to taste their food (but with daylights savings you can eat Al Fresco and enjoy the longer evenings).

Smoked Zaatar Lamb Malawach Tacos Cultivated Yoghurt and Capsicum Salad
12 hour Cooked Lamb Shoulder 300 grams with roasted pumpkin tahini with old school salsa and bell peppers

Contact Details
Address:  128 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW
Facebook: @LillahKitchen
Instagram:  @Lillahkitchen
Email:  info@lillahkitchen.com
ITC Business Community Supporter: Lillah
Licensed:  Beers, Wines, Cocktails, and Spirits
Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 5pm- 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Four Frogs Creperie

Lane Cove is loving Four Frogs Creperie. It’s a very popular place for brunch, lunch and dinner.  Four Frogs Creperie is more than just a French restaurant – it’s a real French creperie, with full table service, owned and operated by four French men (the “four frogs”).  Four Frogs tells us that the prosciutto, tomato, swiss cheese and fresh basil galette is very popular (a galette is a savoury crepe).

The Nutella Crepe is very popular with kids and adults and once you have one – you will be back.

Nutella Crepe with StrawberriesContact Details

Address:  115 – 119 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW (next to Eyes on Lane Cove)
Facebook@fourfrogscreperie
Instagram:  @fourfrogscreperie
Email:  info@fourfrogs.com.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Four Frogs Creperie
Licensed:  Beers, Wines, Cider, Champagne and Premium Spirits
Opening Hours:
Tues – Thurs         11 am till 9.30 pm
Fri – Sun               7.30am till 10 pm
Monday                Closed

Shorties Lane Cove

There are so many popular dishes to choose from at Shorties that it’s hard to know where to start. Shorties regulars are raving about the Cauliflower Mornay with smoked paprika oil, pistachio and cranberry and the Slow cooked beef cheek, kale mash and crispy shallots.

Cauliflower Mornay with smoked paprika oil, pistachio and cranberry.
Slow cooked beef cheek, kale mash and crispy shallots.

Contact Details
Address:  Shop 1/96 Longueville Road  Lane Cove NSW
Website: Shortieslanecove
Facebook@ShortiesLaneCove
Instagram:  @ShortiesLaneCove
Email:  phil@shortieslanecove.com.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Shorties Lane Cove
Licensed:  Beers, Wines, Cocktails, and Spirits
Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 4pm-Late
Sunday 4-10pm

Encasa

Encasa told ITC that Lane Cove loves their Paella. This is a traditional Valencian rice dish combining rich flavours of saffron, chicken and seafood. Cooked and served in a single pan, Paella is served hot and shared with friends with a jug of sangria and some tapas for a full Spanish food fiesta!

Encasa serves both traditional and modern variations of Paella. Paella Valenciana saffron rice with chicken & seafood & Fideua De Pulpo Pasta Paella with octopus. Serves a min of 2 people.

Paella Valenciana saffron rice with chicken & seafood

Contact Details
Address:  132 Longueville Road  Lane Cove NSW
Phone: (02) 9418 8577
Website: EncasaLaneCove
Facebook: @Encasa
Instagram:  @EncasaAustralia
ITC Business Community Supporter: Encasa
Licensed:  Fully Licensed and BYO (charges apply)
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm- late.
Saturday & Sunday
Lunch & Dinner 11:00 am- late

Foogoo

Whenever ITC mentions Foogoo, our followers always comment on the Kung Pao Chicken and Foogoo confirmed to us that it is indeed one of their most popular dishes along with their Black Pepper Beef Fillet.

Photo credit The Napoli Alert
Wok Fried Black Pepper Fillet (beef tenderloins, oyster mushrooms and flat beans

Contact Details
Address:  94B Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW
Phone: 02 7900 7081
Facebook: @Foogoo
ITC Business Community Supporter: Foogoo
Licensed:  Fully Licensed BYO Wine only
Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 11:30am – 2:30, 5:30 – 10:30pm

Kasina Korean Eatery

Kasina is another new kid on the block and the reviews have been good.  The Korean Fried Chicken has been a huge hit.  The owners live in Lane Cove and wanted to bring a touch of Korea to Lane Cove.   All their chicken is marinated for 18 hours in their special mix which makes the chicken more tender.  Not only can you order original crispy? They have other options like Hot and Spicy, Soy Garlic, Honey Butter and more.

Contact Details
Address:  Shop 5, 79-83 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Phone: (02) 8041 3307
Facebook: @KasinaKoreanEatery
Instagram: @KasinaKoreanEatery
Licensed:  Fully Licensed BYO Wine only
ITC Business Supporter: Kasina
Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday : 11:30am – 2:30, 5:00 – 10:00pm

Little Red Robin

Little Red Robin Restaurant is Lane Cove’s newest restaurant and it is making a buzz. It’s a cosy, edgy and welcoming restaurant and wine bar and their Oysters are a huge hit.  One member of the ITC team tasted the Oysters and then immediately booked for the next night for her wedding anniversary just after tasting the Oysters and nothing more (you know what they say about Oysters!!).

Rock Oysters with Verjus & Shallot Dressing 4.5 each

Contact Details
Address:  4/85 Longueville Road, Lane Cove  (enter via Birdwood Lane)
 0294189529
 Littleredrobinrestaurant
 littleredrobinrestaurant
 https://littleredrobin.net.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Little Red Robin
Licensed:  Fully Licensed
Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday Open from 4pm – open for lunch Thurs – Sunday

If you liked this article, keep an eye out for our next “favourite dishes” article.  We will be asking our Lane Cove Cafes to tell us about their most popular breakfast/brunch dishes.


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