Mosman offers the ultimate blend of village-style and urban living for its residents. This suburb appreciates the finer things in life when it comes to stunning vistas, boutique shopping and delicious food. If you’re looking for somewhere special to eat, take a look at some of the fine-dining options on our doorstep.
On the water
One of the big draw cards of Mosman and its surrounding neighbourhoods is Sydney Harbour. A number of establishments make the most of the views and Mosman boasts some of the best waterside fine dining in Sydney.
Located right on Balmoral Beach, The Public Dining Room is a local institution. Built in what was originally the turnstile entrance to the open sea baths on Balmoral Beach, The Public Dining Room offers a slice of history alongside top-quality seaside fine dining. This high-end establishment prides itself on casual fine dining in a luxury space. The chefs source their ingredients locally and menus change with the seasons.
Specialising in meat-free, sustainable dishes that are designed to share, Ormeggio at the Spit is a Mosman highlight. Sitting right on the waterfront at the end of the Spit, and boasting uninterrupted views of Middle Harbour, Ormeggio at the Spit recently had a makeover. The latest incarnation has a fresh new interior design that complements the current trend for casual but refined dining.
Ripples Chowder Bay, set in a former submarine depot, has a rich maritime heritage. A ‘best-kept-secret’ place to enjoy a memorable meal, this restaurant features original timber framing, an 1890s spiral staircase and spectacular Harbour views. A member of the highly respected Sydney Restaurant Group, Ripples Chowder Bay is a unique Sydney experience where you can enjoy fabulous modern Australian dining. Reviewers frequently describe this venue as “first class”.
Gunners Barracks, another historic site, is a top spot for lunch and is famous for its high tea. Nestled within peaceful bushland in Georges Heights, Gunners Barracks has stunning views across the Harbour. It is the perfect venue for a traditional high tea complete with cakes, finger sandwiches and scones, and is a popular venue for baby and bridal showers, wedding receptions and functions.
Just along the beach from The Public Dining Room, Bathers’ Pavilion is a sought-after Mosman beachfront dining establishment. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and its six distinct dining and event spaces cater for every occasion. The devoted team is dedicated to creating the best dining experience possible for every guest, from front of house to kitchen staff. More than 1400 Google reviews give this venue a near perfect score, with feedback saying it never disappoints.
In the village
The waterfront isn’t the only place to find fine dining. Inner Mosman also boasts some of the best restaurants in the country.
For a taste of France right in the middle of Mosman, you can’t go past Bistro Mosman. An elegant French Riviera-style bistro on the doorstep of Australia’s most scenic city makes for a wonderful dining experience. Bistro Mosman’s Provencal French menu makes use of locally sourced ingredients and, naturally, there is an exquisite wine selection.
Mosman is also home to The Raglan, an Australian, Japanese and Chinese fusion restaurant on Raglan Street in the heart of the village. Priding itself on a detailed full-service restaurant and bar services, The Raglan’s menus are created from the freshest Australian ingredients. With a true passion for food and the fine-dining experience, The Raglan is a must-visit for the local gourmand or visiting foodie.
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