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Where to eat and drink in Centennial Parklands

Go beyond the green pastures of Sydney's famous and beloved parklands to discover hidden foodie havens

By Time Out in association with Centennial Foodlands
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This September, Centennial Parklands is celebrating its own excellent food and drink hot spots, showcasing the special culinary adventures you can have at Sydney's own super park. Whether you want to keep it casual and grab an American-style hot dog before heading down to sit by the Duck Pond, or you want to go all-out on a long lunch at the gorgeous Centennial Homestead, there are plenty of easy options located in and around Centennial Parklands. Also keep your eyes peeled for special Centennial Foodlands offers, exclusively running in the month of September.

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Where to eat and drink in Centennial Parklands

  • Restaurants
  • Centennial Park

This light and bright dining room is one of Centennial Park's most elegant food venues. Dine among nature in the middle of the park, and start your day after a walk or bike ride with confit wild mushrooms and poached eggs, or perhaps a rustic breakfast burger, with double smoked bacon, fried egg, wild rocket, housemade barbecue sauce on a soft milk bun. Lunchtime is all about sharing menus, and if you're dining as a large group you can order up a gorgeous grazing station, packed with dry-aged prosciutto, Wagyu bresaola, sharp vintage cheddar, triple cream brie, pickled vegetables and charred bread. At lunch, you'll also find lovely rustic dishes like the chicken and grape riesling pie with spinach and a red wine jus; baked cauliflower floret with burnt parsnip purée, confit mushrooms and shallots; or duck pappardelle with Swiss browns, spinach and green olives. You'll also find the Centennial Homestead Pantry adjoining, which is perfect for takeaway coffees. Got a dog? Bring them along and dine with them out on the verandah.

The Greenhouse
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The Greenhouse

Located right among the action of Centennial Park, the Greenhouse café offers delicious breakfast and lunch fare with a Middle Eastern bent. Kick off your morning with a coffee, with beans by Campos, along with a brekky of smoked salmon with boiled eggs, labneh, lettuce, tomato, roasted capsicum and toasted sourdough. At lunchtime you can opt to takeaway a lunch box packed with halloumi, fried cauliflower, crumbed zucchini, hummus, tomato, lettuce, red cabbage, carrots and aioli; or eat in an order up a chicken schnitzel wrap. Add in cool gelato (perfect for a summer time stop-off), an easy-going kids' menu, pastries by Sonoma and gorgeous surrounds (it's located just next to the bike shop, if you want to pop in after going for a cruise), and it's easy to see why this bright little café is a favourite for park visitors.

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The Spruce Goose Diner
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The Spruce Goose Diner

Located within a retro silver Airstream van right out of the 1960s, Spruce Goose Diner offers up American diner favourites in the centre of Centennial Park. Order up a loaded hot dog or a burger with all the trimmings, then head to the picturesque Duck Pond nearby to enjoy. You'll also find ice cream and coffee, and ever friendly service every time. The Spruce Goose Diner rolls open its doors at 6.30am everyday, making it the perfect stop-off on an early morning jog or bike ride around the park. 

Moore Park Golf Café, Bar and Bistro
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Moore Park Golf Café, Bar and Bistro

Whether you've just played a full 18 rounds and you're ready to sit down to a wine and a chicken schnitzel, or you just want to pop in to make the most of the Sunday roast, the Moore Park Golf Café, Bar and Bistro will be able to sort you right out. For the month of September they'll be doing a special Centennial Foodlands offering, with a burger, fries and bevvy all for $20. Enjoy while overlooking the rolling green plains of the golf course, then head to the driving range after to tee off. 

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Entertainment Quarter
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Entertainment Quarter

There are 19 places to enjoy a meal at the EQ (and that doesn't even include the cinema). There are cafés, Asian eateries, European dining, and much more. Highlights include the famously good baked treats from Black Star Pastry, authentic slow-cooked American barbecue from Black Bear BBQ, and modern Indian cuisine at Masala Kitchen. Masala Kitchen can sort you out with an authentic goat curry, rosemary lamb or butter chicken, and there are excellent vegetarian or vegan options as well.  

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