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The Best Restaurants in Mosman for an Unforgettable Feed

The best restaurants in Mosman prove this Lower North Shore suburb is an unmissable foodie destination.


The well-heeled folk of Mosman are fortunate enough to possess one of Sydney’s most impressive, thriving foodie scenes. 

With an abundance of incredible places to dine at complete with dazzling harbour views, it's only natural we look to Mosman in awe (and naturally, with that tang of jealousy).

But the good news is, there's never been a better time to sample your way around some of the best restaurants in Mosman for the ultimate foodie experience.

From the unforgettable flavours of Europe to Japanese brilliance and modern Australian dining, Mosman has it all. 

Lantern Fish

Lantern Fish

Seamlessly combining the rich flavours and aromas of China with the best local produce in Sydney, Lantern Fish is the latest edition to the thriving Manly food scene.

Calling themselves a modern, 'sort of' Chinese restaurant, expect a menu of classics like dumplings, noodles, rice, seafood and meat, all served with a modern twist.

The space is bright, fresh and all about good times - we highly suggest trying a signature cocktail (or two) with dinner.

Shop 5/2-8 Darley Road, Manly

Bistro Mosman

Bistro Mosman

Offering the finest of French Bistro classics with the added advantage of Australian produce as their ammunition (we’re not biased) Bistro Mosman has provided the area with another illustrious addition to the growing list of best restaurants in Mosman.

An à la carte menu brimming with classics effortlessly evades kitsch appropriations but elegantly delivers refined plates in an unpretentious manner, that leaves Francophiles weak at the knees.

76 Middle Head Road, Mosman

Ormeggio at The Spit

Ormeggio at The Spit

With two Chef’s Hats to its name and uninterrupted views of Middle Harbour, Ormeggio is the epitome of fine dining, taking diners on a trip through regions of Italy and Spain.

There are seven- and eight-course degustation menus on offer, as well as an a la carte and vegetarian offering. One menu you can't avoid is the dessert menu, with its delicious selection of gelato, cheese and after-dinner cocktails.

D’Albora Marinas, Spit Road, Mosman



This iconic Sydney restaurant, which opened in April 2023, offers a truly memorable experience thanks to its prime position within Taronga Zoo. Me-Gal offers sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and a unique dining experience all at once.

The restaurant is named after the Cammeraigal word for ‘tears’ and focuses on sustainably sourced produce, native flavours and seasonal dishes.

2A Bradleys Head Road, Mosman (enter via the Taronga Wildlife Retreat) 

The Bather's Pavilion

Bathers' Pavilion Restaurant

Sitting pretty on the sands of Balmoral Beach, the Pavilion’s storied reputation is gold-plated. While the café offers a weekend breakfast like no other, it’s the restaurant that shines come lunch and dinner seatings.

An extensive wine list includes a range of Australian and imported wines, current and older vintages, and pairs beautifully with the curated menu offering.

4 The Esplanade, Mosman

St Siandra

St Siandra

St Siandra - opened in early 2023 - sits pretty on The Spit and has already made a big splash on the Mosman dining scene, bringing Mediterranean flare to the beachfront restaurant and bar.

The chic Amalfi Coast-style interiors were designed by Sally Taylor of Felix and Queen Chow Manly - so you just know they'll be great for the 'gram.

Oh, and don't worry, if you plan to arrive by boat (because why not), they have two private moorings. With its private beach for you to kick back and enjoy some of the tastiest seafood going around, it's easy to see why St Siandra is one of the best restaurants in Mosman. 

75 Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman 

Public Dining Room

Public Dining Room

Sitting in prime position along the waterfront, Balmoral's Public Dining Room is the perfect dining destination for an elevated feed.

Using the best in fresh, local produce to serve up globally-inspired cuisine, the menu reflects the changing seasons, refined technique and clean flavours.

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out over Balmoral Beach and the harbour, and the views and location alone could be enough to make this one of the best restaurants in Mosman!

2A The Esplanade, Mosman



Elegantly positioned beside Middle Harbour, Chiosco invites customers to spritz their way through a long lunch focused on the diverse cuisine across the Italian coastline.

The Chef’s sharing feast takes patrons through a series of flavoursome dishes from calamari to pork belly. An a la carte menu offers pasta dishes, and if you’re feeling hungry the slow-roasted whole lamb shoulder for two is the perfect leisurely eat.

The Jetty, D’Albora Marina The Spit, Spit Road, Mosman

Ripples Chowder Bay

Ripples Chowder Bay

Upscale harbour-side dining in a stunning heritage building; the ambience doesn’t really come better than Ripples Chowder Bay. Nestled on the Taronga Zoo to Balmoral foreshore walking track, a meal at this dining institution is mandatory for a thorough culinary expedition of Mosman.

The fully licensed (and BYO) restaurant features a contemporary Australian à la carte menu, with a strong focus on seasonal ingredients and exquisitely fresh produce.

Building 7, Deck C, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman

Yachiyo Japanese Bistro

Yachiyo Japanese Bistro

While faced with stiff competition from the reams of Japanese restaurants in neighbouring Neutral Bay, Yachiyo sets itself apart with its dazzling menu.

Work your way through the impeccable array of fresh rolls, delectable sushi and tempura dishes, while their signature hot-pot of wagyu or scampi options is what the locals come crawling back for.

The handmade gyoza are also heavyweights on the menu, plus there's always a buzzing vibe at this Mosman favourite.

161 Middle Head Road, Mosman

Now you've enjoyed the best restaurants in Mosman, why not continue the culinary adventure in another foodie hotspot? Check out our round-up of the best restaurants in nearby Kirribili, or something further afield, take a look at our edit of the best restaurants in Camden. 

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