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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
End of Clarke Road, Woolwich Dock, Woolwich
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.
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!
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.
153 Bowden Street Meadowbank
Formerly Fork & Spoon, this trendy joint has great coffee, cool vibes and and can be combined with a lovely walk!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Watershed Kitchen
1P Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne
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.
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!