With its wide range of local and international restaurants, the inner west suburb of Drummoyne has much more to offer than stunning waterfront views.
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Gelatine cocktail is worth trying at Umii Modern Izakaya. Picture: Jenifer Jagielski
Umni Modern Izakaya
The striking red mural featuring a geisha and the origami cranes painted on the opposite walls aren’t the only works of art in this contemporary take on a Japanese bistro. The food here is not just creative from a culinary standpoint but also visually stunning and an instagrammer’s dream. One of the most popular menu items is the Fresh Ocean on Spoons. Every day, sushi chef Junsik Jeong heads to the fishmonger next door, deciding only then on the evening’s sashimi selection. From there, his imagination takes over and the result is a collection of eight teal ceramic spoons, each with its own innovation. Presented lined up in perfect symmetry on a matching teal board, it’s a meal you’ll never forget. — 152 Lyons Rd
Salt Meats Cheese: Meats and cheese board. Picture: Jenifer Jagielski
Salt Meats Cheese
The three basic ingredients of Salt Meats Cheese’s namesake may be the foundation for many of their dishes but by no means is that the extent of this impressive menu. There are also dishes such as the delicious Linguine Al Nero with a truly generous helping of sweet scampi and of course, a meat and cheese board that comes from their on-site charcuterie. Even the pizzas feel a bit decadent when topped with aged prosciutto or baby octopus. But it wouldn’t be a meal without dessert and chef Grant Richardson produces something special with the sour cherry mascarpone but fear not — the Nutella pizzas are there to stay. — 125 Victoria Rd
Ecco Ristorante: Moreton Bay bug with homemade linguine.
The first thing you notice when walking into this Italian restaurant is the lovely view of the water just beyond the sailboat masts. This vantage point is a source of pride for husband and wife team Claudio and Carmel Carnevale as it’s a far cry from the small restaurant they purchased more than 20 years ago. Claudio now overseas a menu that reflects the elegant waterfront setting with dishes such as Moreton Bay bugs with house made linguine or the delicious oysters topped with a watermelon and tangy vinaigrette salsa. — 2 St George Crescent
Copo Cafe and Diner: Spanish eggs. Picture: Jenifer Jagielski
Copo Cafe and Diner
As if leaving a successful career in finance wasn’t hard enough, Danny Aciolo arrived in Australia from his native Brazil not speaking a word of English. But determined to learn, he took a job as a dish hand and 15 years later he’s emerged from the kitchen and has his own successful cafe and diner. Danny works with his chef Michael Pulham, who has spent most of his career in London. The Spanish eggs are a hit with just the right amount of spice. The haloumi burger is a great lunch option. It’s served with cassava chips and some of the tastiest guacamole around. — M3/135 Victoria Rd
Drummoyne‘s Harris Farm: Sydney Fresh Seafood raw bar. Picture: Jenifer Jagielski
Harris Farm Markets
Sorting dinner just got a lot easier for those who drive down Victoria Road on their way home as Harris Farm artisan style market concept makes the one-stop shop a culinary treat. Besides fresh fruit and flowers, this one has a number of separate sections including Sydney Fresh Seafood’s raw bar. There’s butcher Hudson Meats and even separate cellar door for craft beers and boutique wines. — 121-125 Victoria Rd
When in Drummoyne, you must try …
Must try: Ocean Foods fish and chips.
There are plenty of reasons why this fish shop has been around for more than 30 years. A must try is their famous lightly battered fish with fresh chips. — Ocean Foods, 154 Lyons Rd
Sailor’s Grill hot and cold seafood platter.
What better way to enjoy a water view than to enjoy a plate full of its bounty with this delicious hot and cold platter. — Sailor’s Grill, Drummoyne Sailing Club, 2 St Georges Crescent
Enjoy the delicate china, finger sandwiches and pastries with a peaceful view of windsurfers and sailboats. — Watershed Kitchen, 1 Henley Marine Rd
Besides naming the cafe after his three daughters or his rosettas, owner George Farah’s barista has created signature latte art that features three rosettas. — Three Rosettas Espresso Bar & Cafe, 38/50 Lyons Rd
With all the vibrant colours on the plates, you’ll feel healthier just looking at the food, particularly the house made granola or Lyon R.A.W.’s avocado on toast with poached eggs. — Lyons R.A.W 151 Lyons Rd
JENIFER JAGIELSKI, The Sunday Telegraph
September 25, 2016 12:00am