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Pilu At Freshwater

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On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
+61 2 9938 3331
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We retuned to Pilu for a birthday dinner and decided to have the degustation menu. The food at this restaurant is always fantastic and their wine suggestions are normally excellent. For this meal we decided to have their suggested wine by the glass with each course. The first course selection was most enjoyable however the wine with our second course... More 

Thank sandra472015
Narrabeen, Australia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a very pleasant family lunch at Pilu. Very relaxed staff, very attentive and friendly. Nice menu. Meals very tasty and well presented.

Thank joolesb
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilu continues to maintain its high standard: terrific, knowledgeable staff, authentic Sardinian food cooked and presented with flair and love. A late Sunday lunch, nothing rushed. The stunning views of the bay continue to delight. (I hope it doesn't offer TV or wifi, best to concentrate on the food and companions!) I bought the cookbook to bring home.

Thank AdrienneH47
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will never be disappointed by what is in your plate and your glass when you come at Pilu. Nor by the view! The crumbed egg is a killer. The quail was exquisite. And the deserts are excellent, original and not too sweet. The previous time we had the pig, which was very good too (you'd better be hungry). The... More 

Thank Caroline S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were great but beware. Had a bottle of Cab Sav from McClaren Vale, good wine. Asked for another glass, they provided an Italian equivalent. Good wine. Bill Shock, $27 for the glass of wine. My fault I guess I trusted and assumed that the glass would have been $12-$18

Thank Wayne E
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt that the food is very good. The combinations and flavours work very well and it is a true fine dining experience. The wines by the glass, however, which are mostly Italian (many Sardinian), are interesting but not as good as one might hope (certainly they are not good value). The service also varied from excellent to... More 

Thank Gecko1968
Alice Springs, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy! Beautiful aspect overlooking Freshwater Beach and smart clean looking staff attired in blue and white striped shirts and women with striking red lippy. Vainell looked after us warmly, politely, thoughtfully and gave us much flexibility. The oysters we started with were the best. One was not enough. The homemade ricotta drizzled with honey, flat bread and olives were perfectly... More 

Thank Georgina L
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at Pilu at Freshwater. The setting was as beautiful as ever and our food was delicious. We both had the pork for main course and we shared seafood for entree.

Thank JSmithAU
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent seafood based restaurant on the northern beaches of sydney. The setting is excellent with great views of the ocean and the food is outstanding. The oysters were amazing - they must be plugged into a great supplier - and the menu nicely organized to allow you to be as adventurous or conservative as you wish. A world-standard dining experience.

piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and great feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant on our recent visit to Sydney. Freshwater is a lovely area and this restaurant has sea views however it is the food that makes it truly exceptional. We went for late lunch on Christmas Eve and even with all my allergies, the menu was exciting and the food did not disappoint. Two of the party shared the... More 

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piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review and positive feedback, our team will be thrilled. We can't wait to welcome you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Warringah  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9938 3331

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