Quality Hotel Sands
Cnr Pittwater Road & Robertson
Narrabeen, NS 2101
Phone: (61) 2 99708578
Fax: (61) 2 99708577
Mexicano, a great place for group dining, gives you the chance to enjoy some delicious Mexican street foods. Apart from the quesadillas and tacos most people associate with Mexican cuisine, this restaurant offers you lesser known Mexican quick bites. If you're in the mood for something light, you could try the grilled corn and chicken winglets. Preparations like pickled beetroot salad and beef chimichangas are perfect for sharing with the group, and sides of corn chips and salsa Mexicana add an extra dash of flavor. Beers, wines and cocktails are also available.
Stella Blu, a swish Italian bar and restaurant on Dee Why's corso, has a spacious, comfortable inside dining and bar area and a large shaded patio with great views of the magnificent sweep of beach through the row of Norfolk Pines. Visitors can hang in the bar, sampling their signature cocktails including Lychee Martini, Platinum Blonde or the Mrs. Robinson, as well as a taste of their tapas bar menu—the hot, salty, Taleggio-cheese stuffed olives are perfect with a cold beer. Or head to the restaurant for some classic Italian. The Agnello Brasato, 6-hour slow roasted shoulder of lamb, is recommended, as is the table groaning seafood banquet. From Monday to Friday, it opens at 9a and during the weekends at 8a.
The third location of Lizotte's in New South Wales, the other two being in Newcastle and Kincumber, Lizotte's Sydney is the place to head for if you are in the mood for some local flavor and entertaining music. Housed in the premises of a former popular restaurant, Lizotte's Sydney strives to bring great food and entertainment to the small, yet bustling, suburb of Dee Why. On the menu you will find local delicacies, made from locally found ingredients. The entertainment features performances by local, national and international artists, thus making for an excellent evening out. The restaurant can also be rented for private functions. See the website to know more.
There isn't much to attract attention at this neighborhood Chinese barbecue joint on the Pittwater Road, but the observant passerby might notice the multitude of newspaper clippings in the window, the often packed tables, and even (if they looked particularly closely) the rapturous expressions of the diners within. This small, popular restaurant serves up unusual Chinese dishes that keep the locals coming back for more, with super friendly service, great buckets of rice, huge portions and ridiculously low prices. This isn't fine dining, and definitely not for the health conscious, but it is gutsy, authentic Chinese food. Opt for the salt and pepper eggplant: crispy, salty, deep-fried strips (eat them while they are piping hot). Or sample any of the chef's specials marked on the yellow cardboard on the wall, or the crispy-skinned, caramel brown barbecued duck.
Overlooking picturesque Pittwater, Arms is one of the Northern Beaches' trump cards. Frequented by locals who moor their yachts along the peninsula, as well as surfers, families, big groups of friends, and jazz aficionados (the live jazz on Sundays is an institution), the Newport Arms is more like a street party than a pub. Inside, there are big, roomy, unpretentious bar areas, but the beer garden and outdoor tables are the most sought-after spots on a sunny afternoon. The bistro serves a limited but popular menu that includes pub favorites like fish and chips, calamari, oysters, salads and burgers.
Not everyone can afford dining in Pilu at Freshwater, one of the city's acclaimed restaurant and the only Sardinian one. However Pilu Kiosk is a wonderful option to taste the famous suckling pig sandwiches and more at an affordable price. Sardinia is an independent island in Italy and is chef-owner Giovanni Pilu's homeland. The kiosk at the elegant restaurant's terrace has constricted seating and overlooks the Freshwater Beach. Ideally a takeaway joint, you will love the delightful offerings of paninis, pastries and coffee.
If you have a hearty appetite, Kaiser Stub'n is the place for you. Enjoy some authentic Bavarian dishes in this charming restaurant. With a German influence on everything from the food to the menu you can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy friendly, informed service. There are choices for meat eaters and vegetarians on offer here. The restaurant is licensed, but you can are allowed to bring your own wine here.
El Toro Loco may be attracting plenty of attention as the latest venture from famed chef Miguel Maestre, but take a visit and you'll find that this Spanish eatery has more than celebrity status going for it. First is the space itself, a whopping 200 square meters of waterfront real estate, with views of Manly Beach. Then there's Maestre's take on tapas, which despite having hthe chef's personality stamped all over it, is the real deal. Sharing is a must as you work your way through crisp fried calamari with chilli sauce, pork and pistachio terrine, kingfish ceviche with vodka and lime juice and, of course, paella.
Despite the name, China Beach isn’t strictly a Chinese restaurant. The Manly eatery is known for serving delicious modern Asian cuisine. You’ll find influences from all over the continent, making it a wonderful culinary potpourri. China Beach also has a killer cocktail list, so sit back and enjoy the pristine water vistas.
Spanning over two levels and encompassing a count of nine bars and a bistro, Steyne Hotel will leave you spoiled for choice when its comes to food and wine. Each connecting itself with the other, choose between options of an open air beer garden, the bottle shop, a sports bar, veranda or just sit back and enjoy a panoramic view from the View Bar overlooking the Manly Beach. With weekly events, a different one each day and the cool salty wind blowing onto your face; there's no reason to be anywhere else. Please contact the Steyne Hotel for the different timings and relevant services offered.
It is worth searching out this little café amongst the hustle and bustle of the Manly shoreline. Soak up the beach side culture either at the pavement tables or in the fan cooled interior. Classic surfboards hang from the walls, one even sports the specials menu, and black and white photos in driftwood frames depict surfers from days gone. Enjoying a mixed clientele, staff are friendly and relaxed creating a most agreeable atmosphere. A good food range from breakfast through to dinner includes seafood, steak and chicken dishes-the paella is divine-and desserts are very tempting too. Dinner is served from 5p till late.
A classic neighborhood pub, Ivanhoe Hotel is famous among the locals and foodies of Manly. Located on The Corso, this friendly place spans across two floors, and is replete with four bars, a bistro-style restaurant and a take-away shop. With so many places to drinks and socialize, the Ivanhoe Hotel seems to be a perfect destination for all your needs. Be it a family lunch, a dinner date, a weekend brunch with friends or just some after-work drinks, you can come here to enjoy at all times. Modern interiors, and refreshing outdoor areas are perfect to enjoy any kind of weather. They also cater private events like receptions, luncheons or formal dinners. Call ahead for more details.