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Crooked Tailor, Castle Hill

Crooked Tailor, Castle Hill

Enjoy a city bar in the Hills. The Crooked Tailor is part of a small bar movement run by the owners of Pocket Group, Karl Schlothauer and Christophe Lehoux. Their other bars are Pocket Bar (Darlinghurst and Terrigal), Stitch Bar (York St, Sydney), and Button Bar (Surry Hills). The atmosphere…

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Cafe El’s, Winston Hills

Cafe El’s, Winston Hills

Start your day with a local favourite Located on the outside corner of Winston Hills Mall is a bustling café. On Sunday morning there was a line for tables and my friend and I had to wait until a server noticed us and then some more as they looked for…

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Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co., Castle Towers

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co., Castle Towers

Enjoy a classic burger, shake, and custard ice cream in the beach shack within Castle Towers. First opening in Sunshine Coast, Betty’s Burgers expanded throughout Australia and Sydney now claims two joints in Darling Harbour and Castle Hill. There are two more locations to come soon in Bondi Junction and…

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The Dining & Co, Castle Towers Castle Hill

The Dining & Co, Castle Towers Castle Hill

 Friendly service and quality food in the centre of Castle Towers.  Situated inside the bustling Castle Towers, the second branch of The Dining & Co was a great cafe to visit with friends to catch up over amazing food and drinks. The cafe is open for longer hours than other…

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The Wren, Dural

The Wren, Dural

Fly in and set up your nest in this cosy café. Nestled amongst the shops in Dural Mall, and around the corner from Cod’s gift, is The Wren. The café itself was quite small but there is seating both inside and outside. The interior is cosy and tranquil with its…

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Dolcettini Patisserie, Dural

Dolcettini Patisserie, Dural

A sweet find in the middle of tranquil Dural. After passing by the Dolcettini kiosk in Castle Towers, I was excited to visit the patisserie in Dural. There were already people sitting inside and outside enjoying their coffees and pastries. I walked in and was greeted by a smile. The…

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Wild Pear Cafe, Dural

Wild Pear Cafe, Dural

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…

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Quoi Dining, Baulkham Hills

Quoi Dining, Baulkham Hills

Australian meets French cuisine in the Hills. Quoi Dining is a French fine dining restaurant tucked around the corner of office buildings facing the calm Norwest Lake, Bella Vista/ Baulkham Hills. The small restaurant is located a few meters from Norwest Marketown and is hidden at the end of a…

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Taste of Shanghai, Castle Hill

Taste of Shanghai, Castle Hill

Challenging  the ridiculous preconceived ideas of “cheap Chinese take away” food - Taste of Shanghai is definitely a place to visit with family and friends for amazing Chinese cuisine. Under the Taste of Shanghai Group - the Castle Towers Lilong by Taste of Shanghai is one of the two Lilong…

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El Burger, Winston Hills

El Burger, Winston Hills

Come and eat an ‘el of a burger. Situated in the corner of Winston Hills Mall food court, El Burger was one of the few places still open and busy with customers waiting. Owner Josh El-Bayeh, who also owns Café El's in the same mall, said that his burger shop’s…

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Criniti’s Resturant, Castle Hill

Criniti’s Resturant, Castle Hill

Pizza in the Castle Towers Piazza!  Criniti’s extensive menu covers the huge range of Southern Italian dishes and desserts which everyone can enjoy. Located in the Piazza of Castle Towers, this well-known Italian restaurant is always my go-to place for family lunches and dinners. Situated in the beautiful Piazza, we…

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The Ettamogah, Kellyville Ridge

The Ettamogah, Kellyville Ridge

Come down to Ettamogah: a place of good drink Historically famous for being a tourist attraction throughout Australia (Albury, Kellyville, Caloundra, and Cunderdin) it was originally created as a cartoon image by Ken Maynard. Although the original pub in Albury is no longer running, Sydney can enjoy their own novelty…

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Xpress Café, Castle Hill

Xpress Café, Castle Hill

Camp in front of this caravan and enjoy a nice hot cuppa. Curious to try out this quirky airstream van café, I dragged my friend to try their famous burgers. The café was in a parking lot, so we were able to find parking easily. It is situated amidst different…

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The Baron Cafe, Castle Hill

The Baron Cafe, Castle Hill

One of the cafe lords of Castle Hill: The Baron.  The Baron has an industrial, modern hipster atmosphere with concrete floors and a bare, exposed wall on one side and a white tiled wall on the other side. Lighting was minimal with the grey clouds obscuring the sunlight from pouring…

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The Fiddler, Rouse Hill

The Fiddler, Rouse Hill

History and modernity meet to form a Wonderland for visitors of Rouse Hill to explore. The Fiddler was established in 1826 and has been recently revamped; it calls itself the House of Celebrations, and rightfully so.  This stunning megapub comprises of areas suitable for kids, couples, families, parties, and weddings.…

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Wolfe & Co, Dural

Wolfe & Co, Dural

A cafe to feed those hungry like the Wolfe.  Dural is a semi-rural suburb 10 minutes from Castle Hill, consisting of orchards and hobby farms. There is an abundance of trees and driving through the suburb will unwind and relax a busy mind. Beautiful areas such as Fagan Park and…

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Cod’s Gift Seafood Restaurant, Dural

Cod’s Gift Seafood Restaurant, Dural

A gift for special occasions hidden in the suburbs  Cod’s Gift is a fine dining restaurant, created by the owners, Caroline Neill Ryan and Che Vogler, of Wolfe and Co. which is situated only a minute’s drive away. The restaurant is great for parties of all sizes: couples, families, larger parties,…

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The Tuckshop, Glenhaven

The Tuckshop, Glenhaven

Tucked away in Glenhaven is a favourite café of the locals’: The Tuckshop. A brother cafe to the famous Castle Hill cafe, The Baron, is The Tuckshop. Situated in Glenhaven, a semi-rural suburb between Castle Hill and Dural, this cafe is great for catching up with locals. The Tuckshop has a…

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