1. Beckett’s on Glebe Point Road in Glebe
Becketts offers a sophisticated and elegant space to enjoy a great dinner—and great evening out. Beckett’s fine dining is in the historic Darling Mills site. Its handsome sandstone dining room is the perfect spot to relax, enjoy any of the wines and cocktails from their full bar list and enjoy the menu. Beckett’ regularly evolves with the seasons, recent offerings have included Dijon roasted Black Opal Wagyu rump with pommes Dauphinoise and King brown mushrooms, seared tuna crusted with roasted sesame seed, and pink roasted duck breast, sautéed spinach, shiitake, toasted pistachio with orange glaze.
Beckets also offers monthly ticketed theatrical and foodie events which regularly sell out.
02 9566 2167
134A Glebe Point Road, Glebe
2. Jambo Jambo Africa
Jambo Jambo Africa serves Sydney with delicious Ethiopian cuisine. When you enter this restaurant, you feel you are somewhere inspired by somewhere far away (Ethiopia if you are lucky enough to have been there previously). , the smell, the decor, the music, the hospitality of the owner of the restaurant and the staff very warm make for a great night out. Enjoy a variety of chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes made with fresh ingredients and elegantly presented.
The food is very tasty with many different flavours The base of most of the menu is the spongy injera (thin flat soft bread that accompanies most Ethiopian meals). Ethiopian food is eaten with hands. When the platter comes, it is as if you were looking at a beautifully arranged colourful piece of food art. It is a tradition to share and socialise, referred to as eating from a communal plate. You eat by tearing off a piece of injera, using it to grab some wot (stew).
The experience is perfect for small groups, sharing a platter and makes the dining experience memorable.
(02) 8033 2303
89 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Located in a Terrace with an elegant renovation. Ahgora offers fine dining with a share-plate menu. There are several spaces that can be booked: an outdoor terrace in the front, a patio and inside tables. Beautiful floral arrangements too. Ahgora uses fresh seasonal ingredients on its Mediterranean menu offering food from several countries.
Ahgora’s menu is based on traditional Mediterranean food, updated to keep things interesting. The menu changes with the seasons and recent offerings have included a selection of delicious share plates including slow-roasted lamb, charred octopus and grilled halloumi.
Ahgora is fully licensed (No BYO).Theree is an extensive wine list together with classic cocktails & Mediterranean beers available to complement your meal.
172 St. Johns road, Glebe
4. No 92 Wine Bar
No 92 is an upmarket neighbourhood wine bar with lovely food inspired by Mexican and south American flavours to complete the experience.
No 92 offers a curated wine list that is sure to offer something to please everyone.
The menu ranges from bar snacks and a la carte menu items to a six-course set menu. Recent menus have included Mexican fried chicken with Old bay seasoning, burnt habanero mayo, cabbage, Steak (400g) butchery dry aged beef, mole de olla, charred choko, Mole Coloradito Roasted beets, sesame seeds, ceremony tortilla and Chargrilled prawns Prawn head kombu butter, and finger limes.
No 92 is open for lunch on weekends, and offers a Mexican themed cocktail hour from 3:30 on Fridays and Saturdays
No 92 is housed in a historic terrace, nicely renovated to provide a relaxed and elegant spot to enjoy with friends and family. There are multiple indoor and outdoor spaces to cater to more private events or small groups.
(02) 9365 5180
92 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
5. Glebe Point Diner
An upmarket neighbourhood restaurant offering quality food, good atmosphere without attitude. The menu is short and strong on seasonal produce. Set menu and sharing menus for group are the go. Recent offerings have included hand cut pappardelle, roasted tomato, cod roe and pangratatto, Market Fish steamed with prawn bisque, crispy leek and carrot oil. Roast duck with braised leeks, pickled peach and jus and grass-fed Rib Eye with salmoriglio and onion rings
Groups of up to 14 guests can be comfortably seated in the restaurant on one long table. Friday and Saturday night and Sunday lunch, groups of 10 or more guests enjoy our sharing menu.
02 9660 2646
407 Glebe Point Road. Glebe
To select this list, we had this criteria:
- Good food, nice space, good service.
- Well priced
- There is something memorable about it.
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Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’
Outdoor furniture is not what it used to be. Long gone are the rickety timber settings and faded plastic chairs. Thanks to innovations in surface development, outdoor furniture and fabrics can now be hard to distinguish from their indoor counterparts. Water, UV and mould resistant, they have been engineered to withstand weather conditions while still maintaining their good looks. With summer almost here, we’ve assembled our best 10 outdoor furniture retailers to ensure that when the sun comes out, you’re ready to enjoy your own great outdoors.
Susan and Gordon Tait started their outdoor furniture business in 1992 with a commitment to Australian designed and made outdoor furniture created to withstand local conditions. Thirty years later, they have an enviable reputation for sustainability, offsetting 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide and diverting almost a tonne of soft plastic from landfill each year, as well as continuing to manufacture out of Melbourne. Oh, and their ranges of steel and timber chairs, tables, benches and accessories have a timeless beauty and durability that makes them incredibly desirable.
Another business committed to sustainable practices, Mamagreen furniture is manufactured using materials that are either recycled or can be recycled. More than 90 percent of the teak Mamagreen uses is sourced from old buildings, with the remaining timber from managed plantations. If you’re looking for that resort feel at home, this is the place to go. In fact, their products can be found in hotels around Australia. We love the circular Begonia lounge, which is perfect for hosting friends while, for shade, you can’t go past the flexible Sombrero shade.
This Australian business headed up by Anthony Spon-Smith has been making great strides with its outdoor furniture ranges in recent years. Perhaps more than any other of the leading brands, the outdoor furniture looks and feels like the indoor equivalent, with upholstered seating (designed to get wet and dry off quickly) and chunky timber or stone-look tables and pedestals. Taking inspo from Mediterranean resorts like the French or Italian Riveras, this is one brand worth staying home for.
Founded in 2008 on an ethos of Live Life Well, Cosh Living offers a comprehensive range of products for outdoor use, from pots, tables and chairs, through to outdoor lighting, rugs, daybeds and more. With leading brands such as Manutti, Tribu, Dedon and Coast at their disposal, the look is one of relaxed sophistication, whether it’s a bean bag poolside or an oversized sofa on the deck. With such an extensive range of products, this is one company where a visit to the showroom is useful, to help coordinate your look.
Equally well known for their range of outdoor building supplies such as pavers, walling and pool surfaces, Eco Outdoor’s selection of outdoor furniture is just as popular, thanks to its focus on European styling and durability. Specifically designed for outdoor living, there’s everything from outdoor dining tables and chairs in teak, wicker or aluminium through to lounges, beanbags and umbrellas. With showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, you can drop in and assess the quality for yourself.
Whatever you need to furnish your outdoor space, chances are Satara has it. From lounge chairs and barstools to outdoor rugs and pot stands, this retailer has everything you need to create a comfortable and stylish outdoor space. With showrooms in most capital cities, you can experience the quality for yourself before making a final purchase. Designs range from classic Australian style through to contemporary Euro.
If it’s flexible outdoor furniture with modern lines you’re after, check out the range of sofas, coffee tables and dining suites from GlobeWest. Materials range from teak and aluminium to woven resin and ceramic in contemporary styles suited to a variety of architectural styles. Available direct to trade, the website also has an easy stockist search option to locate your nearest retailer.
There’s a reason why this legendary outdoor furniture supplier has been in business for more than 40 years. Known for its classic, durable outdoor furniture, Cotswold has longstanding associations with brands such as Vincent Sheppard and Fast Outdoor Lifestyle, as well as Cotswold Teak. While their loyal client base loves the classics, including Lloyd Loom and teak Adirondack chairs, this company has continued to evolve and innovate with contemporary ranges designed to stand the test of time.
It’s hard to go past Ikea for knockabout, versatile outdoor furniture that retains a sense of style. If you have an outdoor space to fill, chances are Ikea has the chair, lounge, outdoor table or accessories to fill it. We particularly love the classic moulded frame of the Skarpo chair (pictured) but could be persuaded by the highback woven Hogsten chair. For smaller spaces, the Torparo is a great shelf or mini table you can attach to the railing or fence.
This largely online furniture retailer initially sought to provide adaptable, compact furniture for the apartment market in Singapore. As it turns out, it’s a great fit for the Australian market too, as backyards and balcony spaces decrease in size. The range of dining and lounge suites is classic, with slimline armrests and legs. Colours are limited to greys and beiges but could easily be brightened up with accent cushions if that’s your style.
How do I choose the right outdoor dining setting for me?
While many of the same principles apply whether you’re dining indoors or out, the big difference is the weather. Outdoor furniture can take a beating if it is exposed to UV and rain for extended periods of time, so your choice will depend on whether your furniture will at least have some covering or will most likely be completely in the elements. Aluminium furniture can be a great option because it is lightweight and easy to move around, while teak ages to silver grey when left in the sun. If space is a factor, folding or stackable chairs can be useful.
What’s the difference between indoor lounge cushions and the ones on outdoor lounges?
Outdoor cushions are specially designed for the weather conditions, with quick dry foam inserts to allow water to drain away relatively fast. They’re also covered with UV, water and mould resistant fabrics specified for outdoor use. Sunbrella is the market leader for outdoor fabrics in Australia and uses solution dyed acrylic to create fabrics that are almost indiscernible from their indoor equivalents. Interior designers have been known to specify high quality outdoor fabrics for use in high traffic indoor spaces, such as family and rumpus rooms.
I have an outdoor space I want to furnish. Should I choose a lounge suite or a dining setting?
It’s really a lifestyle decision here. If you enjoy entertaining friends regularly, a dining setting might be the most useful option. In some homes, outdoor dining might also provide a bit more room to move, making it a great option for hosting bigger groups. However, if you already have an indoor dining setting facing onto the outdoor space, there’s not much point doubling up. An outdoor lounge can create a flexible space for casual relaxation, or somewhere to sit to enjoy coffee or drinks with friends before or after dinner.
Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’