12 Best Kirribilli Restaurants (And The Lower North Shore)
If you’re looking for the best Kirribilli restaurants, look no further. Kirribilli restaurants range from cheap eats which include a cheeky BYO to eating out at some of the best top notch restaurants in Sydney.
In no particular order, here are some of our favourite restaurants on the Lower North Shore.
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1. Kirribilli Club – Kirribilli (lunch/dinner)
The Kirribilli Club must be Sydney’s poshest RSL (I’ve been told this by many Australians) which sits right on Sydney harbour back from Luna Park. With a balcony showcasing the best views in Sydney, the Kirribilli Club is a must visit. The food is great and is reasonable price as well.
Just remember to bring your ID to get into this pub.
2. Bay TEN Espresso – Lavender Bay (breakfast/lunch)
Bay 10 Espresso is a really cool cafe right near the road exit from the Bridge in Lavender Bay. It’s on the cyclist route from North Sydney and it boasts a bike shop out the back but I love it for it’s hip layout and great simple menu with many different musli options. Bay Ten is easily the coolest cafe in the Lower North Shore!
Moorish Blue is an incredible Moroccan restaurant. It’s perfect for dinner, a must go to with an outdoor garden for al fresco dining! The food is fresh and we’d go back there in a heartbeat because we loved it so much!
La Capannina is an amazing, authentic Italian restaurant run by an Italian family. Situated right by the Harbour Bridge, the location doesn’t get much better. The food on the other hand is out of this world! The pasta is homemade and you can tell because it’s incredible. This is a great romantic dinner spot in Sydney, complete with outdoor dining and fairy lights. Mains start from $30.
6. Stir Crazy Thai – Kirribilli (lunch/dinner)
You’ll notice there’s at least 3 Thai restaurants all within a minute’s walk of Milson’s Point Station. So which Thai restaurant in Kirribilli is the best? Stir Crazy Thai is the busiest because it’s the best and cheapest plus it’s BYO too! Doesn’t get much better!
7. Foys at the Royal Squadron – Kirribilli (dinner/drinks)
Foys restaurant is one of our favourite places to eat in Kirribilli at The Royal Squadron, Sydney’s oldest sailing club. It’s recently been all decked out, contemporised with an awesome menu let alone at reasonable pricing. I was really impressed with the makeover.
It was packed and seeing as my partner and I are both vegan now, we were super impressed with the vegan options. We had the baked eggplant, miso, sesame dressing, pickled mushroom w/ daikon and coriander salad ($23) and it was one of the best vegan dishes I’ve had in Sydney so far. We also ordered almond butter veggies and the chips were to die for!
They have a cafe downstairs right on the water, perfect for a bottle of wine and a bite to eat. I can’t wait to go back!
8. Thelma and Louise – Neutral Bay Wharf (breakfast/lunch)
Thelma & Louise is an awesome organic cafe at Neutral Bay wharf so you can catch a ferry from Circular Quay right to the doorstep! It’s definitely worth a visit to but get there early as it gets packed! You can even reserve a table out on the balcony for views of the harbour.
The Deck is a great restaurant to sit and have lunch/dinner or you can always go to the bar and order a dessert like I did and take in the fabulous views of Sydney as it’s located right on Sydney harbour in front of Luna Park! This mars bar ice cream dessert is awesome by the way 🙂
I’ve not been to either Aqua or Ripples which are just around the corner from each other so I’m going to put them in the same post. Ripples (also in the picture) is located right on the harbour with probably the best views in Sydney. It’s a place I’ve been meaning to go to but we have been to their other restaurant in Chowder Bay which is awesome.
Aqua is located above Milson Point Swimming Pool which gives you incredible views of the pool and harbour. They have a set menu $69 2 courses, $89 3 courses, $110 4 courses and it’s on the posher end of the restaurant market.
11. Sails – Lavender Bay (lunch/dinner)
Sails is a restaurant for a special occasion. Set right on the harbour at Mcmahon’s Point Wharf, it’s far enough away from the tourists and crowds and has a really special feel about it. Expect to pay $37+ for a main meal and a 7 course degustation menu $110 per person.
Since creating this post, there’s a few new cafes to include so we’ll mention them below!
Celsius Coffee Co
The hugely popular Celsius Coffee Co cafe literally sits on Kirribilli Wharf and is famous for its amazing waffles. No bookings can be made so get there early. The best thing is you can just jump on the ferry from Circular Quay which will take you right to the front door. It’s easily one of the best Kirribilli restaurants and our go to breakfast in Sydney.
Billi Raw Espresso & Superfoods
Billi Raw is the cafe Kirribilli desperately needed. Located right near to Milsons Point station, this cafe has all of the healthy food cravings anyone would ever have when you’re close to the station. They offer gluten free, dairy free, paleo, you name it options. The acai, coffee and vegan wraps are awesome!
Billi Raw is a great cafe to go to if you’re popping over to Kirribilli Markets over the road.