Afternoon Delight – Cocktails in Lane Cove

How about an Afternoon Delight Cocktail (yes this is a G rated page).  We are blessed to have so many options and venues all with outdoor areas.   So here is a rundown of the places you must visit for an afternoon Cocktail.

The Alcott

The Alcott is celebrating all things Gin this May

Gin Cocktails from $10

Craft Your Own using a selection of three Gins $22 – Gin Menu here

But wait there’s more.

Purchase any beverage from their Gin Festival menu during the months of April & May, swipe your valid members card and go into the draw to win this stylish Tanqueray Cocktail Cart complete with a cocktail making kit, a variety of Gin flavours and glassware! Total prize pool valued at $1000.



Contact Details

Address: No. 1 Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove NSW 
Phone: (02) 9428 5155
Facebook: @thealcott
Instagram: @thealcott

The Longueville

Sip some cocktails in the brand new Villa courtyard. The Garden Terrace is one of the main features of the Longy, providing an awesome option for those who prefer the outdoors. Bathed in the sun during the day and with heaters for the winter months, the Garden Terrace caters for diners and non-diners all year round. Featuring a full outdoor bar, massive screen for all those big sporting moments, plenty of seating, and a great atmosphere, the Garden Terrace is definitely the locals favourite.
Feeling hot, hot, hot? Froze’s all ‘round.   Stay for dinner!!

Book here or call  02 9427 2021.

Contact Details

Address: 80 Longueville Road Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Phone: 02 9427 2021
Facebook: longuevillehotel
Instagram: longueville_hotel

Little Red Robin Restaurant and Wine Bar

Little Red Robin is located near The Canopy on Rosenthal Avenue.  Sit outside and enjoy Cocktails by their mixologist.  You could try some of their amazing European wines as the wine list at Little Red Robin had been awarded a two glasses rating (excellent list) by the Wine List Of The Year Award.


📷 @kittigould

Contact Details
Address:  4/85 Longueville Road, Lane Cove  (enter via Birdwood Lane)



Lillah means beautiful night in Arabic.  Lillah is reminding people that Middle Eastern cuisine is more than Lebanese or Turkish food.  They also have some cocktails for you to enjoy

They even have some cocktails for Dry January such as (HRH) The Berry Prince. Made with @seedlipaus_nz non-alcoholic gin, seasonal mixed berries, rose water, citrus, homemade orgeat and apple juice, this is as good as mocktail royalty gets. Perfect for those participating in Dry January or looking for a booze-free option!

Check out the Passionfruit Queen below. Nothing says spring like passionfruit in a drink… ridiculously refreshing with a hint of herbs and ginger.


Contact Details
Address:  128 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW
Facebook: @LillahKitchen
Instagram:  @Lillahkitchen
Email:  [email protected]


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 is the place you can visit for a pre-dinner cocktail, dinner or an after-dinner cocktail.



Address:  Shop 1/96 Longueville Road  Lane Cove NSW
Website: Shortieslanecove
Instagram:  @ShortiesLaneCove
Email:  [email protected]


The Tramsheds is a top-rated destination for Sydney Foodies.  Garçon has now expanded to The Canopy.  

Garçon is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You can visit for a casual brunch with family and friends, lunch with mates or dinner on date night – the possibilities are endless (a bit like their bottomless brunch).  However, if you want a cocktail while you gaze out at The Canopy, then Garcon is one of your go-to places.

Contact Details

Four Frogs Creperie

Lane Cove is loving Four Frogs Creperie. It’s a trendy 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”).

If cocktails are not your thing, then try out their sweet crepes for dessert, and savoury galettes for a delicious meal, with some aperitifs or a glass of cider or wine and some good company.  The January Special Cocktail is Sangria $12.

Contact Details

Address:  115 – 119 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW (next to Eyes on Lane Cove)
Instagram:  @fourfrogscreperie
Email:  [email protected]

Cozy Cove

Cozy Cove is located in Lane Cove Market Square, and it is a must-try for those who like a Turkish Breakfast and STRONG Turkish coffee.  It also has all of your brunch favs.  But did you know they have happy hour every day between 3 and 4 pm??  How about a cocktail?

Contact Details

Address: 1A/24 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 8018 4484
Instagram: cozycove_lanecove


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.

Be sure to pop in and treat yourself to an epic feast, paired perfectly alongside their famous sangrias.


Contact Details
Address:  132 Longueville Road  Lane Cove NSW
Phone: (02) 9418 8577
Website: EncasaLaneCove
Facebook: @Encasa
Instagram:  @EncasaAustralia

Masala Kitchen

If you love Gin, then the Masala Kitchen Gin Bar is the place to go.  They have set up a Gin Garden at the front of The Canopy, and it is a charming place to sip and watch the world go by (or so we have been told)!!!


Contact Details

Address: Shop 1 and 2, The Canopy 2 Rosenthal Ave Lane Cove
Phone: 049 973 2044
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @masalakitchenlanecove
Instagram: @masalakitchenaus

Peanut Butter Jelly

Did someone say Brunch Cocktails??  If you want a cocktail, cocktail, or more, Peanut Butter Jelly in The Canopy is for you.

Contact Details

Address: The Canopy 2 Rosenthal Ave Lane Cove
Phone: 8084 4747
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @pbjlanecove
Instagram: @peanutbutterjelly.official

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Porters Liquor Northwood

Cocktails at home???   Why the hell not, as long as you only have five guests. Gatherings maybe a little smaller  – but Porter’s can still help select & deliver drinks, glassware, ice & tubs for any occasion.

FREE advice, FREE smiles, and FREE delivery within the local area!


Facebook: @portersliquornorthwood
Instagram: @portersliquornorthwood
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 9427 1337
Address: 1 Northwood Road, Northwood NSW 2066