Lane Cove has become a foodie destination. With so many new restaurants opening in the last two years and The Canopy, Lane Cove now has a diverse and exciting restaurant scene. In the Cove has put together a cuisine guide.
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Lane Cove Cuisine Guide by ITC (4)
Not Strictly on Longueville Road, but only a few steps away is The Alcott. Slip into a cosy sofa or pull up a chair for a long dinner with friends and enjoy a contemporary menu with classic Mediterranean flavours and some amazing chargrilled dishes.
Address: No. 1 Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove NSW
Phone: (02) 9428 5155
ITC Business Community Supporter: The Alcott
Licensed: Fully Licensed
The Longy Bistro has something for everyone.
The Villa Bistro
Shorties Bar and Dining
Shorties is an intimate restaurant and bar serving up food, designed to be shared, emphasising fresh produce and where everything is made in house. The owners, Phil and Steve, know their stuff and know what patrons want. Phil is the co-owner of Small Bar in Crows Nest, and Kirribilli and Steve part-owns The Hayberry in Crows Nest.
Why not try the cocktail named after In the Cove: Gin in the Cove!!! If cocktails are not your thing, then try a selection of their craft beer. Shorties are the place you can visit for a pre-dinner cocktail, dinner or an after-dinner cocktail. The menu is here.
Lillah means beautiful night in Arabic. Lillah is reminding people that Middle Eastern cuisine is more than Lebanese or Turkish food. He worked with Nour executive chef Roy Ner to fuse Egyptian, Turkish, Israeli and Lebanese favourites into great dishes. It’s about taking traditional bringing Middle Eastern flavours together and putting a modern twist on the dishes.
ITC has eaten at Lillah several times and each time tasted a different cauliflower dish – if cauliflower is on the menu, order it, you will not be disappointed. There is something on the menu for everyone with a range of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes. See what all the fuss is about and make a booking for Lillah as soon as you can. Do not leave until you have had the Nutella baklava.
Address: 128 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW
Email: [email protected]
ITC Business Community Supporter: Lillah
Licensed: Beers, Wines, Cocktails, and Spirits
Little Red Robin
Little Red Robin Restaurant is making a buzz. It’s a cosy, edgy and welcoming restaurant and wine bar.
Their chef takes inspiration from the traditions and culinary riches of the Mediterranean; this modest restaurant and wine bar aims to treat patrons by re-imagining classic recipes in a contemporary aspect. Their address is Longueville Road, but it is, in fact, nestled in Birdwood Lane (between Crust Pizza and Birdwood Cafe). Little Red Robin is a cosy place to enjoy small sharing plates at the bar or in the dining area, accompanied by some of the most intriguing, indigenous grape varieties and unusual wine styles the old world has to offer. Their wine list is mainly European.
They promise to keep on surprising with frequent menu changes driven by freshness and seasonality and a wine list that keeps you coming back for more.
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”).
Try out their sweet crepes for dessert, and savoury galettes for a delicious meal, with a glass of cider or wine and some good company. They’re always made to order and are natural, fresh and delicious. They mill their own buckwheat and make their own sauces. Four Frogs shred wheels of Swiss cheese every day, slice their own ham as well as chicken and smoked duck. All of their veggies are fresh, and they cook a large volume of mushrooms daily; it’s a rather incredible feat! Their onions are cooked in the Britanny tradition of cider, which gives it a great taste. Monthly specials are made with fresh produce, whilst hot food items such as their slow-cooked lamb, garlic and parsley snails are all lovingly prepared in-house. Et Voila! To see the full Four Frogs menu, click here.
Address: 115 – 119 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW (next to Eyes on Lane Cove)
Email: [email protected]
Kasina Korean Eatery
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. The wait staff are excellent at recommending dishes. You must order the Bibimbap. The word Bibimbap translates to “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables“.
Encasa Spanish restaurant’s owners are seasoned restauranteurs and Lane Cove locals. Maria Barona and Francisco “Pachi” Rodriguez were so excited to bring a little bit of Spain to Lane Cove. Translating to “at home”, En casa operates with the vision of providing Lane Cove with 100% authentic Spanish food – just as you would find on the streets of Spain. Their family-friendly dinner service starts from 5 pm. Popular dishes include pork and beef meatballs swimming in Pachi’s mum’s tomato sauce, the lightly battered calamari and potato bravas, fried potato covered in aioli and spicy salsa.
Foogoo is a modern, fresh Asian restaurant. The name Foogoo is a play on the words Food Good (and the food is good). They serve Yum Cha and modern Chinese and also some of your favourites like Kung Pao chicken. Foogoo is owned by a Lane Cove couple who are passionate about fresh food. They make everything on site, including their dumplings and sauces. Foogoo caters for a family dinner or a night out without the kids. The steamed dumplings are a hit. This is not your average suburban Chinese Restaurant.
Masala Kitchen presents the concept of modern Indian cuisine – unedited and unapologetically authentic. Diners will be taken on a taste trip to India’s oldest flavours, with intense and intoxicating dishes and aromas made in a hand-crafted manner. Using only the freshest top-quality ingredients and chefs trained in the traditional Indian school of cooking, they bring to you a truly unique sensory experience.
Masala Kitchen in an Indian restaurant that also has high teas and a gin bar.
Peanut Butter Jelly
Peanut Butter Jelly offers street food-inspired dishes from cultures worldwide, infusing flavour combinations from regions such as South East Asia, North America, Central and South America.
The menu is a playful take on casual street food. Check out the menu here.
Let Garcon take you to the heart of Paris from our very own Lane Cove. We’ve brought some French charm from our signature Tramsheds venue to the vibrant, sunny Canopy, making our new home in the North Shore. With an elegant and varied menu, inspired by traditional French cooking and transformed by our signature Lane Cove touch, our food is sure to impress.
Enjoy a meal overlooking the green Canopy or dine under our indoor forest with views of our chef’s magic in an open kitchen. The perfect go-to venue for your next meal, join us for a drink with friends, a long lunch with family, a dinner date or a quick lunch break. Our fresh and inspired day menu, and a delectable dinner menu with a wine list to match, will be sure to make Garçon a local summer favourite.
We’re proud to provide a touch of France to Lane Cove, so call for “Garcon”! We’ll be here with a smile, ready for your next visit.
Come book a table and join us at the Canopy.
Pho Sam has a variety of soups, including Raw Beef Noodle, Chicken Laksa and Special Beef Combination Noodle Soup. If you feel like a curry, look no further than Pho Sam.
Da Mak Fusion Restaurant
Delhi Hutt Indian Restaurant is Family owned and operated. Proudly serving since 1998. We really strive for authenticity in any way possible.
Delhi Hutt delivers honest, authentic, homestyle Indian cooking, created using traditional recipes with characteristic Indian spices, herbs, vegetables with the warmth and hospitality from the land of spices.
They make Fresh bread in a traditional clay oven. Spiced by Delhi Hutt is your perfect destination for a romantic dinner, group bookings, catering and even takeaway and free home delivery for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking and want to treat yourself.
Hot and fresh bread, candles, dim lights, and soft instrumental music makes your dining experience truly magical.
They have Gluten-free and Vegan options available also. Free home delivery. They are licensed and BYO (Beer and Wine). Their banquets start from just $34.90 per person.
Looking for cocktails, then check out our cocktail guide here.
Looking for brunch in Lane Cove, then check out our brunch guide here.
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