Eat & Drink

Budgewoi Hotel

Relaxed Italian dining with a view of Lake Budgewoi

The Central Coast dining scene is expanding, with the unique Lago Cucina opening its doors on the first floor of the Budgewoi Hotel.

Lago Cucina is a contemporary Italian trattoria that oozes relaxation and holiday vibes, with glimpses of Lake Budgewoi and an interior that evokes breezy summer days on the Mediterranean. 

Expect a mixture of classic and modern dishes on the menu, with Italian inspired flavours throughout.
person holding pizza with wine in background

Sample traditional antipasti favourites like focaccina and handmade burrata, dig into a woodfired pizza or try innovative options like Cone Bay barramundi with blistered cherry tomato, macerated fennel, charred broccolini and tomato coulis.

lago cucina interior with shadows over the tables and chairs

The restaurant's skilled mixologists have concocted a range of cocktails to perfectly complement the food menu and capture the essence of Italy.

Lago Cucina is a venture of Sydney Restaurant Group, and Director Daniel Drakopoulos is excited to be expanding the group’s venues beyond Sydney.

“Our guests can expect to be transported to a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience with the restaurant's stylish decor, contemporary Italian-inspired menu, and perfectly crafted cocktails. We are thrilled to share our vision with everyone,” he said. 

flatlay of olives, oysters and antipasti at lago cucina

Get ready for long lunches by the lake and chilled nights accompanied by a sophisticated array of Mediterranean flavours. 

Budgewoi Hotel

169 Budgewoi Road, Budgewoi, NSW 2262

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