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The Cook's Garden

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272 Bobbin Head Rd, Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2074, Australia
+61 2 9144 5086
09:00 - 22:15
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Hornsby, Australia
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weekend breakfast menu covers all bases, priced reasonably, generous portions of fresh produce. The best part is the open fresh outdoor garden setting you may be lucky enough to get. Otherwise there is plenty of indoor seating.

Thank Caz M
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We should have read their menu before going. We were hoping for English pub food like the webpage said but it is yet another American diner serving mostly burgers in a milk bun and deep fried stuff. Can't wait for this American food trend to be dead, boring and foul. I'd only go back if the restaurant next door was... More 

Thank Simon K
Rick N, Owner at The Cook's Garden, responded to this review

Hi Simon. Sorry to hear about how you felt about the food. The restaurant food is available in the bar during restaurant hours but perhaps you were there on Anzac Day which was one of the few days the restaurant wasn't open. We will be changing the bar menu soon so perhaps you will find it more to your liking... More 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunny day place for brunch. Interesting menu items such as the Japanese egg sandwich. Sit outside and watch the world go by.

Thank smackinlay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great atmosphere - caters for the more relaxed up to the more formal. Lovely menu, fun staff and good food. This has now become a regular favoured spot of ours.

Thank Fraggledog
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the sister restaurant- The Garden Tap - next door. Wow - North Turramurra is now trendy. Great pub food, wide range of beers and wine, and friendly service (note: this sister restaurant is help yourself to cutlery and water). For a couple, we ordered too much food: * Seoul Food Burger - terrific!!!! * Lamb Shank Pie -... More 

Thank Tim30549
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Pleasant ambience, and varied menu. Well presented food and good quality. A little overpriced. Worth a visit. Can be a bit noisy though. However they do have a quieter area under the gazebo

Thank barbh329
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for dinner, atmosphere was good and the split bar / restuarant works well. My entree - Squid/Chirizo lacked punch and flavour, no Chirizo flavour. Steak was first class and was delicious, normally hate mash, but this time it was good. Wifes meal was good and no complaints really. Just needs some extra attention to detail across service and... More 

Thank Springkaaner
Sydney, Australia
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436 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I used to live around here 10+ years ago and was surprised to see the changes and to find quite a nice eating place. We tried the Garden Tap which is the Cafe part and it was a nice licenced eatery.

Thank Landage W
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been here a few times over the years and are always pleased by whatever we order and the food. It has a creative menu without being pretentious. Our two kids love eating here too. Super impressed with the Korean Crispy Rice with Gojuchang egg emulsion and the barramundi. The kids menu while having the usual meal selection for... More 

Thank Nikki C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a good venue for celebrating any occasion - food is excellent and although it is on the expensive side the food is delicious and the service is great. Has a French influence but changes menu to suit the Season and there is always something new to enjoy.

Thank C S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:15
09:00 - 22:15
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Bobbin Head Rd, Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2074, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  Turramurra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9144 5086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?