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Top 10 Outdoor Dining Spots Across NSW

Summer is a great time to get out and experience some of NSW’s most beautiful and delicious outdoor dining experiences. 

Here are some of our top picks for an amazing dining experience.

1. Opera Bar

Without doubt one of the most spectacular settings in the world, the Opera bar is set among Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, the Opera House.

You can enjoy a leisurely bite to eat as you chose from the Charcuterie, Raw Bar or traditional Opera Bar menu featuring modern Australian food as you take in the panoramic harbour

Find out more about Opera Bar here.


2. Hugos Manly

Hugos Manly, a favourite for cocktails and gourmet pizza, will be serving meals al fresco on a new outdoor dining area perched on the end of Manly Wharf this summer. Sit back, relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the variety of treats on the menu.


3. Rick Stein at Bannisters

Poised on a headland at Mollymook, Rick Stein at Bannisters couples Mediterranean seafood cuisine with an inspired touch of Asian cooking and views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

4. Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

The new Coogee Pavilion Rooftop offers sensational food from post-beach snacks to cocktails at sunset and an unrivalled view of the Coogee shoreline. Find out more about Coogee Pavillion, here.

5. The Boathouse Palm Beach and The Boathouse Balmoral

Popular waterfront venues, The Boathouse Palm Beach and The Boathouse Balmoral, are great spots to enjoy a coffee and a catch up with friends this summer. Offering something for everyone, including fresh flowers, great coffee and delicious food options.


Andrew Gregory, destination NSW 

6. The Wingecarribee and the Fitzroy

Situated high on a hill between two spectacular reservoirs, the Wingecarribee and the Fitzroy, and overlooking the magnificent rolling hills, the Burrawang Village Hotel, near Bowral in the Southern Highlands is the perfect place for a summer meal.

7. Latitude 30

In a prime waterfront location, Latitude 30 in Coffs Harbour offers a constantly changing menu of the freshest seafood that comes straight from the local fishing boats.

8. Flanagans in Thirroul

Located on the promenade in the historic Thirroul Beach Kiosk Building, Flanagans in Thirroul, offers a casual dining experience with a finely crafted and creative menu.

9. Pelican Pavilion

Located right on Collaroy Beach, and with a menu focused on relaxed and healthy food, including homemade granolas and muesli, Pelican Pavilion is a favourite with the locals.

10. Bistro Molines

Bistro Molines in the Hunter Valley offers an exceptional fine food dining experience combined with relaxed, friendly and personal customer service. Set among the picturesque surrounds of Tallavera Grove Vineyard, with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking a valley of terraced vineyards, this is a unique dining experience.

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