Menai is a suburb on the east coast of Australia, approximately 29km south of Sydney, and named after Menai Bridge, a town in Wales, UK. The area is known for its fine restaurants and excellent shopping, and locals will tell you it is a great lifestyle in the Menai. Check out the 5 best restaurants in Menai in preparation for your next visit.
1. Rocksalt Restaurant
U 1 72-80 Allison Cres Shop 1, Menai, New South Wales 2234 Australia
Close to the bustling Menai Marketplace and backing on to the Menai Conservation Park, Rocksalt Restaurant has been established for more than 10 years and is popular not only for its food but also the great atmosphere and service. Rocksalt specialises in high quality Australian cuisine, and also offers a sumptuous high tea on a Sunday, complete with scones, sweets and a wide range of teas. One reviewer raved that Rocksalt is the “Best restaurant in the Shire! The meals were absolutely amazing and so delicious”.
2. Rocksalt Tapas Bar and Cafe
72 – 80 Allison Cres Shop 1, Menai, New South Wales 2234 Australia
Now known as 3 Doors Down, this is the place to go for a chilled out, relaxed evening. Located in the Menai Metro, Spanish Tapas is the main focus, and they also serve traditional Australian food and an impressive selection of cocktails. Diners can choose from a wide range of tapas dishes including halloumi chips or grilled salmon tacos, or instead go for an enticing main dish such as braised lamb shoulder or pork belly. A review from a Menai local described it as “Fabulous food and service with a casual trendy vibe”.
3. Oliva Mediterranean Restaurant
10/72-80 Allison Crescent, Menai, New South Wales 2234 Australia
Oliva offers homecooked Mediterranean cuisine, combining authentic Greek and Italian influences with traditional Australian dishes. With friendly service and delicious food, it is easy to see why Oliva is a popular choice for both locals and visitors alike, with one reviewer describing it as an “Exhilarating dining experience”.
4. Copperpot Indian Restaurant
72 Allison Cres, Menai, New South Wales 2234 Australia
Located in Menai Metro, in amongst a number of other restaurants, Copperpot is an Indian experience not to be missed when visiting Menai. With authentic Indian dishes catering for all tastes and requirements, the service is excellent and the quality of the food cannot be faulted. The restaurant is always busy, with an additional thriving takeaway service, which speaks volumes for the popularity of Copperpot amongst the locals of Menai. “The staff are as equally as good as the food! It’s a local favourite… For good reason!!!”
5. Cafe Vostro
152 Allison Cres, Menai, New South Wales 2234 Australia
Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cafe Vostro is the go-to place for many local residents. Specialising in modern Australian & Mediterranean cuisine, Cafe Vostro serves superb coffee and offers a mouthwatering breakfast and lunch menu with something to suit all tastes, from burgers and wraps to salads, kids’ meals and an all day breakfast. A satisfied customer reviewed Cafe Vostro as “Really enjoy the buzz of this place. Food is great, service is fast and they have the best coffee”.
Next time you are in Menai, set aside a day for sampling the culinary delights that the area has to offer.