Much anticipated shopping precinct The Canopy in Lane Cove is now buzzing with energy – it includes an incredible children’s playground, a dining precinct, supermarkets and more. Here are five of the new restaurants well worth booking in for…
Sugarlane — Southeast Asian restaurant
If Southeast Asian flavours warm your heart and tummy, then food at Sugarlane will give you much joy. The latest addition to Eat Street at The Canopy has been inspired following the success of Coogee’s beachside Thai restaurant, Sugercane. Its menu features hits from seasoned chef Milan Strbac’s original dining list including rice cakes with prawns, crispy chicken with plum sauce and wagyu beef rendang. You can make a day of it by choosing from a 50-strong wine list or its Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails. If you’re willing to put your food fate into Sugarlane’s hands, take up the restaurant’s offer of a ‘Trust Me Menu’. It’s $60 per person and serves 2-5 guests, or $70 per person if you want dessert.
Address: 4/2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 02 9188 4833
Garcon — Cafe & Wine Bar
Garcon’s journey began at its Tramsheds location. The venture by Ed Cutcliffe – the man behind boutique roaster The Little Marionette and Trafalgar Street Espresso – was inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel to offer a down-to-earth hangout for locals to enjoy coffee, brunches, and budget-friendly table wine along with the premium stuff. Its the success of its Tramsheds venue that’s brought Garcon to The Canopy in Lane Cove. The cafe and wine bar is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a French-bistro inspired food menu that’ll have your empty summer days filled with a drink in hand and a nice meal on the side.
Peanut Butter Jelly — Street food meets street art
Peanut Butter Jelly’s brought to Lane Cove a unique dining experience influenced by cultures around the world including parts of Asian, North and South America and the Caribbean. The restaurant celebrates a mesh of street art and street eats in the form of food, drinks and vibe. Whether you’re there with friends or family, you will find yourself sharing a mix of dishes, designed by Lane Cove local Adam Cheers, including curry arancini balls, pork belly bao and popcorn chicken tacos. All of this paired with Peanut Butter Jelly’s eclectic list of cocktails made with house-made alcohol and infused with peanut butter. You can (and should) finish off your meal with a S’mores brownie bomb for rich, gooey and chocolatey goodness and take in the street art around you before heading home to sleep off the food coma.
Address: 3/2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 02 8084 4747
Masala Kitchen — Indian restaurant
Masala Kitchen offers a modern spin on Indian cuisine paired with a gin lounge serving a whopping 90 gins on the menu!. The Lane Cove venue will be its third restaurant and the owners are hoping to keep up with their vision to deliver good food with never-seen-before elements on the plate. Expect tasty food and drinks (including a range of teas), and some decadent desserts such as chocolate matka falooda, making the Lane Cove outpost one to visit soon.
Sunset Diner — Miami-inspired ambience and food
Sunset Diner’s pastel-themed interior and exterior is well-known on the Northern Beaches – as are their burgers. Keeping up with a Miami-inspired look and food to go along with it, the diner’s vibe as a beautifully-styled oasis is worth checking out. Expect delicious offerings like the chicken katsu burger, and fresh salads with toppings of seared tuna and crispy chicken. These can be paired with moreish sides and thick and icy cold shakes, seasonal wine, beer or cocktails for a refreshing sip this summer.