5 Best Restaurants in Chatswood (A Local's Guide)
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5 Best Restaurants in Chatswood (A Local’s Guide to All Cuisines)

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Tue, Feb 23, 2021 2:25pmGrey Clock 3 min

 My criteria to select this list was: 

  • Good food, nice space, good service. 
  • Well priced 
  • There is something memorable about it. 

 

Thank goodness we are in post covid times—no check in, no masks, no density limits.   Fingers crossed things stay this way. 

A bit of socialising over good food is a good thing.  

1. Mama Mulan 

Mama Mulan 

Mama Mulan is at the Concourse at Chatswood but separate from where other restaurants are you will have to walk up a flight up stairs, 

Sleek modern interior offers excellent regional Chinese menu.  Mama Mulan can be found in The Concourse, and is a large (150+) restaurant, bar with private dining areas. 

The menu offers a mix of traditional classics and new interpretations which keep things interesting.    

Mama Mulan offers a full range of fish. Meat and vegetarian fare.  Fresh seafood is available from its tanks.   

Dessert includes a range of signature fried ice cream flavours. 

Full range of  Chinese and Australian spirts, cocktails and local and international beer on offer. 

Website

www.mamamulan.com.au

Phone

(02) 9157 1488 

Address

Level 1, The Concourse, Chatswood  (Access via lift no.5 inside Chatswood City Library) 

 

2. New Shanghai 

New Shanghai 

New Shanghai restaurant can be found in multiple spots in NSW, Victoria and Overseas.   The Chatswood spot is top of the line—as the queue to get in on weekends can prove. 

New Shanghai is known for good food, bright and clean and cool ambiance, good service.   The buns, dumplings and other Dim Sim are excellent.   The clay pots get great reviews. The  live dumpling making theatre is interesting and entertaining. 

Website

www.newshanghai.com.au

Phone

2 9412 3358 

Address   

B38 Chatswood Chase, 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood  

3. PappaRich 

PappaRich

Papparich is located at Westfield Chatswood Shopping Centre,  Welcoming interior, bright and basic, with very friendly staff.   

Papparich offers a tasty selection of Malaysian fare.  Meat, Fish, Seafood and Vegitarian dishes all on offer.  Nasi lemaks,  rotis and other flatbreads, a range of laksa and other classics are on offer as well as specials taking advantage of the season. 

The menu at Papparich is comprehensive.  Something good for everyone. 

Website

www.papparich.net.au/store/chatswood 

Address

375/1 Anderson Street, Chatswood 

Phone

(02) 9413 9740 

 

4. Pellegrini’s Italian 

Pellegrini’s Italian 

Located in Chatswood Place, Pellegrini’s is all about sharing good Itailian food with friends and family.  Full range of traditional Italian at good prices. 

The menu is traditionally italian with a modern Australian twist offering locally-sourced produce and authentic Italian herbs and ingredients  

Open Lunch and Dinner.  Friendly staff, and great setting outside at the Chatswood Place. The service was excellent with friendly and attentive waitstaff.  

Website

www.pellegrinis.com.au

Phone

02 7228 0452  

Address

The Mix, R, 13/260 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 

 

5. 465The Avenue 

 

465The Avenue  

Open for lunch or dinner—or a coffee during the in between times. 4365 The Avenue offers good food and drink in elegant atmosphere.    Very pleasant venue for a business meeting. Comfortable seating, good coffee and across the road from Chatswood station.   

Well thought out drinks menu including craft beers, the usual and unexpected spirits and a good  selection of whites, reds, pink and bubbles. 

 

Website

www.465theavenue.com.au

Phone

02 94 232 888 

Address

465 Victoria Avenue, CRN Brown & Railway St.  Chatswood 

 

 

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