The Best Restaurants in Penrith (Sydney) in 2022
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The Best Restaurants in Penrith (Sydney) for 2022

Be it a long awaited date night or a casual Sunday lunch, time to secure a table at one of these Penrith standouts.

By Kanebridge News
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 4:19pmGrey Clock 4 min

1. Osso Steak and Ribs 

Osso penrith

OSSO Steak & Ribs is Penrith’s destination for upmarket steak,  ribs, seafood, pastas  and wine. Osso Steak and Ribs offers a range of high-quality steaks including Black Angus, Pasture Fed, and Wagyu plus a chef’s dry aged special. The menu also includes a wide range of fish and seafood. Seafood Risotto,  Yamba Prawn Salad and Spaghetti Carbonara are outstanding.   

Interior is tiled, stylish and bright. Osso is a great venue for family, friends and work events. 

OSSO offers a wide range of beer and classic cocktails as well as specialty drinks. Osso features a full wine list with a strong Australian component as well as overseas options.  

Website

osso.com.au 

Telephone

(02) 4720 5588 

Address

Osso Steak & Ribs is located at Penrith Panthers at 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith, NSW 

2. Okami

Okami 

Okami is not to be missed if you are a lover of Japanese Food. Okami sets itself apart by offering both an a la carte menu AND an all-you-can-eat option where you can indulge for a two-hour window.  

 

The all you can eat option is a generous one. The offer has a 2-person minimum and a 2-hour limit and includes over 30 of their most popular  dishes including Sashimi, Beef Carpaccio, Agedashi Tofu, Tempura Prawns, Chicken Teriyaki, Green Tea Ice cream and more, along with the best table service. Every dish is freshly made to your order.  

The a la carte menu offering is equally good as Okami prides itself on its elegant presentation of  very fresh, high-quality and delicious food.  

Save room for the homemade Matcha ice-cream. 

Website

okamirestaurant.com.au 

Telephone

(02) 4721 5999 

Address

Ground Floor, 19 Lawson St, Penrith NSW 2750 

3. The Birdhouse Kitchen & Café 

The Birdhouse Kitchen & Café

The Birdhouse Kitchen & Café is a tranquil space in busy Penrith. The café is located inside the Australian Arms Hotel and offers sleek  indoor and outdoor dining spaces.  

There are separate menus for lunch and for dinner. The Lobster Capellini, Yamba Prawns, Lamb Backstrap and Angus Sirloin are all outstanding as are the salads and vegetables. Save room for the dessert selection which changes regularly and is well worth the indulgence. 

The Birdhouse offers a relaxed, and very very good Australian and overseas selections.   The portions are generous and very nicely presented and of excellent value.  

There is a full range of wine, beer and spirits and there are happy hour cocktails and beer specials! 

 

Genuinely nice venue for friends, family or work events. 

Website

www.birdhousekitchen.com.au

Telephone

(02) 4731 3881 

Address

351 High St, Penrith NSW 2750 

4. Gellafrenda  

Gellafrenda 

Gellafrenda offers a classic and specialty Italian food in a modern, elegant setting. Table or bar seating to suit how you feel. There is also a more private cellar room that can be booked for groups. 

The menu highlights classic Italian pastas, a range of pizza, as well as Veal schnitzel aged Bistecca beef  T-bone, snapper fillet, lamb skewer, as well as regular specials. Gellafrenda emphasises simple dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients.  

 

The menu is designed to be shared if that works for your group.  

 

Pizza and pastas are top quality. 

 

There is a full drink offering (as well as mocktails and other non-alcoholic offerings). Excellent gelato to finish things off.  

 

Very nice spot for family and friends.  You will not be disappointed.  

 

Website

www. gellafrenda.com.au

Telephone

+61 452 327 521 

Address

146 Station St. Penrith 

 

5. Five Guys  

Five Guys  

Penrith’s version of the renowned Five Guys hamburger chain opened in 2021. Five Guys located within the Penrith Panthers operation  offers made to order burgers, with classic and specialty options, fresh ingredients, hot dogs, milkshakes, great chips round out the offering. If you like great burgers, nothing not to like here.  

Restaurant is clean and bright fast-food ambiance.  

Website

www.fiveguys.com.au

Telephone

1800 061 991 

Address

Five Guys is located at Penrith Panthers at 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith, NSW 2750 

Criteria

Criteria to select this list criteria: 

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

Kanebridge news did not receive anything of value from any of the restaurants included on this list. 

 

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Eco Outdoor

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