A precious flower in the garden of Dural
Wild Pear Cafe is a local gem, great for a short getaway from the concrete jungle. Set in the middle of a nursery surrounded by lots of greenery, Wild PearCafé boasts great food, Instagram worthy desserts, and a great atmosphere. Once you enter, you’ll be met with a vibrant atmosphere, bustling with activity and energy, buzzing with laughter and conversations. It is generally quite busy due to their quality foods and reputation on Instagram!
All the dishes are made inhouse from fresh local ingredients. The local farms such as Henry’s Garden, Darling Mills Farm, Figlicious and the Scotti Family Farm supply the organic micro herbs, edible flowers, figs, peaches and other greenery leaves in the Wildpear dishes.
My friend and I ordered the Grilled Atlantic Salmon and Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Fregula Tostana. These dishes were paired with their Tropical Summer Iced Tea and their famous Rosewater Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the roasted chat potatoes were perfectly soft and buttery. The dish was flavoured with ginger honey dressing, aioli, apple and fennel slaw, and made it our favourite of the two dishes.
The grilled lamb came with feta, baby peas, asparagus, and tied together with a lemon dressing. The flavours were surprising and it was a healthy and wholesome meal.
The Tropical Summer Iced Tea was made from lychee, pineapple, and passionfruit. It was a refreshing and delightful drink for the warm weather and the passionfruit gave a sparkling fizz to the drink. The Insta-famous Rosewater Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake was sweet and fragrant with rosewater, and topped off with a heaping of Turkish fairy floss.
For dessert, we had to order their famous Turkish Delight Pavlova. It came with local strawberries, watermelon, rose water, cream, pistachio, and ice cream. This was an absolutely scrumptious dessert and plated beautifully. The Turkish delight was soft and chewy with the pavlova and ice cream, the fruits cut through the sweetness, and the pistachios added a crunchy texture.
We also ordered the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta which came with fresh local fig, vinocotto, and house honeycomb. The panna cotta was delicious and well paired with the honeycomb and the fig. The sauce was slighty sour but overall, it was a well-balanced dessert.
Pros and Cons
The food was on the pricier end but it was delicious and the service was pleasant! The surrounding nursery made the experience not only a treat for our mouths but also a relaxing experience for our minds and bodies. There is ample parking but be careful not to miss the driveway entrance! There is generally a bit of a wait and so if you are going as a group of three or more, book in advance. I recommend trying to get a table on the balcony terrace that overlooks the nursery which you can later stroll through at your leisure.
We had a great time at Wild Pear Cafe and we will be back to try more delicious dishes. It is definitely a place to visit – even if it’s just for your Instagram!
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Address: 658 Old Norther Rd, Dural NSW 2158
Phone: 9651 6600
Monday-Sunday | 8am-4pm