22 Local Places to Dine Outdoors

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If you love to eat out, eating OUTSIDE might be even more to your liking, especially at the moment! Here’s a list of 22 local venues with decent outdoor areas (we aimed for 20+ outdoor seats). Let us know if we forgot any by emailing us at info@rydedistrictmums.com.au.

Acre Artarmon

1 Fredrick Street, Artarmon

This 2000 sq eatery attached to Artarmon Home HQ is home to a bakery, café, bar, restaurant, and events space. There’s even an outdoor play area for the kids.

More info here.

The Backyard

Briars Sports Club – 14 Ian Parade, Concord

Spacious, outdoors, contained. Three words parents will always be thankful for and The Backyard has all of these features! When the kids need to run off some steam and get their free-range on, this is the perfect option. The huge green outdoor area has an array of things to play with, as well as other kids to befriend. There’s also colouring and a yummy kids’ menu to eventually tempt kids back to the table.

More info here.

The Backyard, Concord

The Canopy, Lane Cove – Eat Street

2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove

A welcome addition to the Lane Cove community, The Canopy it ALL from a children’s playground, village green performance stage, dining precinct, supermarkets and a 500-space underground car park. For a romantic dinner, there are at least 5 new restaurants to choose from French to South-East Asian and more.

More info here.

Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant

1/100 Belmore St, Ryde

Enjoy Lebanese char-grilled meats and seafood dishes in an elegant riverfront locale with outdoor seating. You won’t leave hungry!

More info here.

Club Ryde

728 Victoria Road, Ryde

There is plenty of space for casual dining and a menu with loads of variety plus a kids play area (indoors). If you live within 5kms of the club you’ll have to either be signed in by a member or become one but don’t worry – membership is only $5 a year!

More info here.

Dachshund Coffee

64/66 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

The focus at Dachshund is on serving delish plant-based food and awesome coffee. The menu is clever and moreish. Dogs welcome!!

More info here.

Darcy St Project Cafe

1 Ivanhoe Pl, Macquarie Park

When a cafe has a play area, you’ve already won but this cafe takes it to the next level not only serving delicious food but they are also a social enterprise, using profits to help those in need!

More info here.


End of Clarke Road, Woolwich Dock, Woolwich

This waterside cafe with ceiling-high windows and a large verandah is a beautiful place to enjoy a lovely meal with your nan, your best girlfriends or even host a function.

Eden Gardens

307 Lane Cove Road (Cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park

Set on 2.5 acres, Eden Gardens is a huge oasis hidden away on the edge of Lane Cove National Park. This aspirational site features a restaurant, sprawling display garden, kids play area and retail outlet / nursery.

More info here.

Gladesville Sporties

181a Ryde Road, Gladesville

With a great little outdoor kids’ play area and an outdoor deck to enjoy, there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the relaxed vibe at Gladesville Sporties!

More info here.

Gladesville Sporties

The Governor Hotel

9 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

Why not enjoy a night out at the open rooftop bar in this trendy establishment complete with 360-degree views.

More info here.

Jimmy Choose

153 Bowden Street Meadowbank

Formerly Fork & Spoon, this trendy joint has great coffee, cool vibes and and can be combined with a lovely walk!

More info here.

On Cowell

Shop 1/3-7 Cowell St, Gladesville

This retro-style eatery located in Gladesville uses locally sourced ingredients to create wholesome meals to be enjoyed in their casual alfresco dining.

More info here.

Patio Putney

83 Charles Street, Putney

Beloved local Patio Putney is known for all sorts of delicious meals from brunch to weekend pizza or pasta and everything between. It has not one but two outdoor areas, and if you’re a social butterfly it’s the perfect spot to chat with all the familiar faces that walk by!

More info here.

Putney Bowlo

68 Frances Road, Putney

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the Parramatta River on one of the many outdoor lounge chairs at Putney Bowlo. Kids’ can play in the fenced play area or even try their hand at bowling.

More info here.

Putney Bowlo

Sotto on Ryde

30 Argyle Ave, Ryde

The playground and cafe combo is always a favourite with parents so Sotto in Ryde Park is a very welcome dining option, and they do plenty of takeaway options too.

More info here.

Sydney Rowing Club

613 Great North Road, Abbotsford

Enjoy a sunset seafood dinner while overlooking the water at this pretty spot in Abbotsford. Why not go by ferry to make a night of it.

More info here.

Top Ryde City Piazza Restaurants

Cnr Devlin St & Blaxland Rd Ryde

There are heaps of outdoor dining options at the Piazza Top Ryde City from Modern Australian to Mexican and plenty more. The kids can even stretch their legs in the large Piazza, which often has pop-up activities and interactive events taking place.

More info here.

The Verandah Beecroft

128 Copeland Rd, Beecroft

Having reopened December 2021 after a major refurbishment, this glamourous yet super child-friendly venue has everything you could need for a great meal out – space, delish food, attentive table service and verrry nice cocktails!

More info here.

The Watershed Kitchen

1P Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne

This Waterfront Kitchen boasts gorgeous water views of Iron Cove Bay and offers a relaxed environment for breakfast, lunch and evening dining.

More info here.

The Wentworth

195 Parramatta Road, Homebush West

Renovated to include a fantastic kids play area, this is definitely one to try out! Kids will love the equipment, complete with fairy lights at night.

More info here.

Woolwich Pier Hotel, Woolwich

2 Gale Street, Woolwich

Inspired by modern British cuisine, you’ll find mouth-watering favourites with seasonal flavours. From fine dining to bar food and snacks, as well as an extensive drinks menu, something to tempt everyone!

More info here.

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