From tapas bars to Instagram-worthy cafes, Turramurra is buzzing with a slew of culinary delights that’ll charm your warm, foodie heart.
Searching for a lively tapas bar close to home? Kipling’s Garage Bar is a wine lover’s haven that offers guests a no-frills, laid-back atmosphere. You’ll find a kaleidoscope of vintages and varieties from across the globe including Australia, Europe, Latin America, alongside craft beers and ciders. It’s the type of place you go with your best mates to drink, share tasting plates, and have a good laugh.
Forget food and drinks for a second – Camper Tamper Cafe’s setup is such a vibe you’ll likely go there just to enjoy its Instagram-worthy ambience. Its artsy decor against white brick walls and ceiling floral arrangement is a welcoming sight, along with an outdoor deck area to enjoy the best of Sydney’s weather. Besides good coffee, the cafe’s all-day breakfast and lunch menu has the usual suspects like Eggs Benedict, smashed avo on toast, French toast, fish and chips, and Chicken Caesar Salad. For a little something different, you could opt for their teriyaki chicken, Prawn Aglio e Olio or Korean bulgogi beef. Just make sure to book ahead to avoid any disappointment.
If you love artisan bread and a cafe with a varied menu, then Pottery Green Bakers will serve you well. Besides Turramurra, this family business has branches in Lane Cove and Gordon which tells you a little already about its success story. Their filled baguettes are especially popular alongside a great assortment of cakes, pies and croissants. Hosting an event soon? You can give the nice people at Pottery Green Bakers a call to find out more about their catering menu!
Coffee lovers looking for a kid-friendly spot will rejoice at this local haunt in South Turramurra. Vertical Espresso’s ideal location has it surrounded by nature – which they seem to have incorporated in the cafe’s earthy interior tones. You can sit outside and let your kids enjoy the play area at the back, especially on a nice sunny day. From almond croissants to poached eggs, burgers and more, you’ll likely find one of your usual go-to breakfast or lunch dishes on the menu.
For creative and modern Aussie food in a relaxed atmosphere, look no further than The Cook’s Garden. You’ll be welcomed with a mix of garden seating and a cosy bar – whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or just to eat some good looking plates of food. In fact, you can even book out the private garden for a wedding ceremony, a hen do or any other festive event. But what’s on the menu, you ask? You could be eating chicken liver pate or ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers as an entree, chilli spanner crab linguini, coral coast barramundi or lamb loin for your mains. And then, of course, dessert…from their souffle of the day to tiramisu and roast mango pavlova, there’s plenty on the menu to cater to different tastes.
It’s no surprise that Tapas Tapas Bodega has made it on our foodie list for Turramurra. The restaurant, inspired by the colourful artwork of acclaimed Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró, was voted Sydney’s top destination for authentic-tasting Spanish tapas in 2020! Its intimate atmosphere makes it a great spot for lingering lunches and dinners that are influenced by Catalonian and Basque-styled tapas and pintxos courtesy chef Ramon Bracamonte’s travels. Pair regional Spanish wine with your food – from octopus served on potato to duck confit or roasted spatchcock for mains.
Last year, The Matterhorn opened its doors to Turramurra to signal a new and exciting addition to its dining scene founded from a passion for Swiss food and culture. The Matterhorn’s menu is varied in its flavour profile and no, it’s not just limited to cheese fondue! You can start off with a soup of the day followed by a platter of air-dried beef and Landjäger with pickles, a guinea fowl terrine with Cumberland sauce, pan-fried sardines with angel hair pasta, or an Appenzeller cheese tart served with a green salad. Leave room for dessert. Your choices include black forest cake, a cheese platter, chocolate fondue or apple and rhubarb strudel.
Did we make your tummies rumble with our list of restaurants? We hope so! For more foodie adventures, check out our list of exciting new restaurants to try in Lane Cove and a lovely waterside cafe that’s literally a breath of fresh air.