After spending a day spent checking out some of the best properties Ryde has to offer, we can’t let you leave without trying one of the fantastic places to eat and drink across this diverse suburb.
Here are our top 10 picks to try out for yourself – you might even find a new favourite.
1. MOERU Japanese restaurant, W Parade: The atmosphere is relaxed but the attention to detail is very much on show in their artfully presented sushi and sashimi platters. A good pick for families as well as couples – you won’t leave hungry.
2. Platia Greek Taverna, Blaxland Road: What could be better than lunch in the sun with a tempting mezze plate in front of you? Platia’s focus is on freshness and authenticity, and the friendly staff will help guide you through the menu.
3. Fox and Bird Café, Sager Place: This out-of-the-way option is a great place to chill out and compare notes on the properties you’ve seen so far. Definitely kid friendly, but also gathering rave reviews for their cold brew and filter coffee.
4. Element Six, Ryedale Road: Now this is a café that isn’t afraid to experiment (passionfruit polenta, anyone?). Established in 2012, it’s now a staple with locals who want to splash out on brunch – we’re betting you’ll be back more than once.
5. Dolcini Café, Charles Street: If smashed avocado really isn’t your thing, this traditional Italian is the perfect place for a strong espresso to help get your focus back before the next inspection. Don’t skip the biscotti – it’s a family recipe dating back generations.
6. The Dining & Co., Avon Road: This newly established café is already gaining a reputation for friendly service, reliably good coffee and plenty of treats to kick off a long day’s house hunting. The location is also hard to beat with Lane Cove River trails within walking distance.
7. Basil’s Seafood Restaurant, Trafalgar Place: Maybe you’ve got something to celebrate (like a signed property contract) or you’re just looking for an excuse to spoil yourself. If so, head to Basil’s for quality seafood and an old-fashioned dining experience.
8. Noble Terrace Chinese Restaurant, Coxs Road: It’s not easy to pick the best Chinese restaurant from Ryde’s many options, but Noble Terrace is a solid bet for a relaxed meal – especially if you’re a fan of laksa.
9. Farsi Restaurant, Church Street: You might not expect to find quality Persian food tucked behind a major shopping centre, but Farsi is absolutely worth seeking out. Try as many dips as you can, but save room for the huge servings of mouth-watering lamb and
10. The Grounds Keeper Café, Argyle Ave: We couldn’t finish this list without mentioning one of the prettiest spots to eat in Ryde. The Grounds Keeper not only has views across Ryde Park but is also obsessive about its coffee, serving award winning, locally roasted beans.
Now you know where to go to recharge, regroup and celebrate during your house hunt, don’t forget we’re here to help guide you through the process.