From Mexican to modern Australian here's your guide on where to eat in Ettalong Beach
Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast has historically been a quiet little seaside village. This sleepy town has however, become increasingly popular with tourists and locals alike. Offering spectacular views of Broken Bay and Lion Island, sandy beaches, quality cafés, bars and restaurants, it’s easy to see why.
Need a hand deciding? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants and cafes at Ettalong Beach!
There are two aspects to this Italian trattoria; you can sit street side, as you would on the alleyways of Rome, and watch the world go by whilst drinking a glass of vino or find a cosy corner in the back section - a foyer to the old cinema, a time capsule from a regal era with its golden marble floors and columns, dark leather and velvet loungers and armchairs, all of which feel like a scene from an Italian movie.
Beef & Barramundi Restaurant
Dance, dine, and drink the night away at Beef & Barramundi restaurant on Oceanview Rd. Sit down to succulent seafood, steak, and your favourite cocktail as you listen to live music.
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Ettalong Beach!
Brought to you by a Central Coast couple, Chica Chica offers the perfect fusion of South American flavours and Aussie hospitality. Having always wanted to produce something of their own, Chica Chica is an extension of what the pair love about dining out themselves.
One of the most popular cafes on the Peninsula, if not the whole coast, thanks to their award-winning Campos Superior Blend coffee and big all-day menu. The food is super fresh with many of the ingredients being handpicked and prepared in-house.
Hungry Wolfs Ettalong Beach
Known for their extensive range of loaded pizza and specialty pasta.
If you love eating out, can’t be bothered cooking, or just need a quick grab-and-go meal but don’t want to compromise your healthy eating, Innerglow Kiosk has you covered as it fulfils its mission of making fast food fresh.
La Fiamma Pizzeria
There is something very special about a wood-fired pizza, especially if you're an enthusiast of simple, top-quality ingredients. At La Fiamma Pizzeria you can indulge your senses with slightly charred crusts, melted mozzarella, and a delicious range of toppings such as Italian sausage, Prosciutto di Parma, and Sicilian anchovies. The atmosphere is intimate with many tables allowing you to watch the amazing pizza making in action, a perfect spot for families, date night, or large groups.
LA Taco is best described as authentic Mexican, with no Tex-Mex to be seen here.
It's all about the “Killer brews and awesome chews” here. The small cafe has a very casual feel and we’re pretty sure many of the customers here would be on a first-name basis, it really feels like home. The guys here are focused on simple house-made, quality food and drink. These guys really know their grind, so if you’re into your beans, this is a must-visit on the Central Coast.
Mamigato started as a home-based business selling their signature Beignet or French donut, light and fluffy brioche stuffed generously with sweet fillings. Now owners Luc and Cecile want to share more of their French roots, bringing a Euro-style treat experience to the Central Coast, and expanding their menu.
Napoli Pizza & Pasta
Established in 2014, Napoli Pizzeria is home to authentic Italian cuisine with delicious pizza and pasta as the venue’s highlights.
Nash Restaurant & Bar
Discover a delicious menu of modern Australian cuisine at Nash Restaurant & Bar.
The curved glass frontage provides a welcoming arrival and sets the scene for what's to come. Step inside and you instantly feel at ease with the light Mediterranean-inspired interior tones adding a sense of space to the luxurious restaurant. The timber edits and ceramic tiles are beautifully paired with plush furnishings and wicker pendants which add warmth and that settle in kind of feeling.
Discover hand-shaped sourdough bread, pastries, and inventive baked goods are all made from scratch.
We can’t talk about food on the Peninsula and not talk about Safran. This place has been winning the hearts of locals for years and it truly has tongues wagging and salivating. Safran is a contemporary Turkish meze restaurant located in the curious Ettalong Markets (trust us, you’ll understand it when you get there).
The BOX on the Water
Situated on the foreshore in Ettalong Beach The BOX is the perfect place to unwind. Its absolute waterfront location has panoramic views out across Broken Bay to its namesake, Box Head, and over to Sydney's northern beaches. Its beach kiosk offers casual dining, drinks, and snacks while the restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine. The BOX Bar is open for drinks only which can be enjoyed anywhere within its licensed area, including along the seawall. Let the kids can frolic on the beach, play on the nearby playground or race their scooters along the foreshore.
This recently renovated coastal pub is a go-to for a quality meal and cold beverage in a relaxed setting.
Owners Matty Bennett and Rupert Noffs absolutely own their specialty of authentic South East Asian cuisine with the restaurant's modern dim sum menu, tiki bar of expertly crafted cocktails, and extensive wine list. Similar in vibe to Bang Bang or Chin Chin in Sydney, The Lucky Bee has a cheeky and relaxed edge that makes it so charming you’ll want to visit again and again.
Vegalicious is a vegan paradise in Ettalong Beach. You can find breakfasts and lunches, raw vegan desserts and cakes, plus other sweet treats. We're eyeing the roasted pecan caramel cheesecake.
Yusu Japanese Restaurant
A quaint and cosy authentic Japanese Restaurant located in The Galleria in Ettalong Beach. The family-owned, one ‘Hatted’ Chef restaurant offers warm and friendly service, and delicious Japanese cuisine such as Sushi, Sashimi, Udon and Ramen Soups, and Tempura Seafood and Vegetables.
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