Where to Eat in Coogee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 5, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Discover the best restaurant in Coogee, Australia including Barzura, Brown Sugar, Trio Cafe, Flavour of India Edgecliff, Churrasco Brazilian Style BBQ, Banana Palm, Lebanon & Beyond, La Spiaggia, A Fish Called Coogee, Tropicana Caffe
Things to do in Coogee

1. Barzura

62 Carr St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 2 9665 5546
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 512 reviews

Barzura

Reviewed By Blacklisted - Melbourne

Good breakfast spot with nice views, friendly service and really satisfying meals at a reasonable price. It sets the scene for a nice day every time we go to Coogee for a visit. The coffee is not Melbourne standard but it's passable. From eggs, to healthy bowls, the food is substantial and well put together. The type of place that serves people of different ages and cultures equally well.

2. Brown Sugar

106 Curlewis St, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +61 2 9130 1566
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Brown Sugar

Reviewed By mervalino - Guernsey, Channel Islands

I chose the cauliflower as my main course even though it's a starter but it was a good sized portion and comprised some of the best flavours I've ever eaten, I wish I knew what went into it so I could do it at home! The sardines to start were also great, lovely tasting as was everything else that we ordered (good steaks, great mash and sauces). The min brownies which came with our coffees were gooey and delicious too, the only downside was that we never made it to experience breakfast! It's a great place!

3. Trio Cafe

56 Campbell Pde, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$94 - HK$181 +61 2 9365 6044
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 439 reviews

Trio Cafe

Reviewed By Max H - Greater London, United Kingdom

Located just up the hill away from central beach and a little bit less touristy. Excellent restaurant with all day menu and Mediterranean twist. Excellent service good wine list reasonably priced. Portions large and we shared zucchini pasta and smoked trout flakes. Very good. Service very helful and comforting.cappuccino brilliantly decorated.

4. Flavour of India Edgecliff

128 New South Head Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2027, Australia Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +61 2 9326 2659
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Flavour of India Edgecliff

Flavour of India is a proud restaurant institution in Sydney, often referred to as the best Indian restaurant in Sydney - our menu captures flavours and cooking styles from every corner of the beautiful continent that is India.

Reviewed By jmathew22 - Princeton,NJ

Tripadvisor community, you've failed me for the first time.
# 2 (out of 2000) in all of Sydney in the moderately priced category? You can do better.
Context: 7 Keralite Indians looking forward to a delicious last meal in Sydney but was deeply disappointed.
Service: Hard to enjoy when the staff seem angry and snapping at each other.
Food: Why did the chicken Tikka masala have curry leaf in it but the dishes that are supposed to have it not have any?

We ordered the chicken Tikka masala, butter chicken, Kerala beef, green curry fish, and special Dahl.
I have to be honest: none of the dishes met my expectation for the #2 restaurant in Sydney (out of 2000 ). I wouldn't have placed it even in the top 500.

5. Churrasco Brazilian Style BBQ

Shop 240, Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Brazilian, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$235 +61 2 9665 6535
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 258 reviews

Churrasco Brazilian Style BBQ

Reviewed By MeredithAussie - Canberra, Australia

What a wonderful foodie experience. Each table is given a token, green on one side and red on the other. So long as you want more food, keep the green side up. The friendly and obliging serving staff will then come around with skewers of different barbecued meats, or bowls of salad etc. The meat is fresh off the barbecue, hot, juicy and mouth-watering. A great place for a large group.

6. Banana Palm

260 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +61 2 9665 1212
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Banana Palm

Reviewed By Mark R

Located in the old Coogee Fire Station, the Banana Palm serves up some of the best and most authentic Vietnamese cuisine available in Sydney's east. With the added bonus of being BYO (wine only - not beer) it offers an amazing array of dishes and all at very reasonable prices. Definitely call before to book as it is a very busy place.

7. Lebanon & Beyond

Shop 3 187 Alison Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner 9326-5347
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 165 reviews

Lebanon & Beyond

Reviewed By Elise L - Sydney

Terrible in several respects:
- First time in my life I leave an entire dish (so wasted $19 BTW...): fried eggplants were just not edible; full of oil... I signaled it to the cook who seemed to find this normal and merely said "they would work it out". Well nothing happened (no replacement, no reimbursement, no excuses, n-a-d-a).
- The babaganoush was way too acid (too much vinegar probably). The one from Coles is not worse.
- Houmous was fine; nothing sensational, but at least was edible
- The lamb sausages were completely average; again, one can find similar ones at Coles (!)
Given all this, the price we paid ($90) is just outrageous. In Melbourne a restaurant like this would not survive for long. But even by Sydney's standards, which are not super high, this restaurant is way below the average Lebanese restaurant one can find in the area.
The only plus (and I suspect this is why the restaurant seems to be fairly popular) is the quantities provided: quite generous indeed. But given the poor quality, this is hardly surprising (they compensate for the low quality by increasing the portions...).
Huge disappointment!!!

8. La Spiaggia

248 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 9665-4660
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 300 reviews

La Spiaggia

Reviewed By sandra c - Howden, United Kingdom

went here with family but only had drinks.i am giving this review because the owner of this place took time out to talk to us how she has been altering this place .making it more family friendly.moving tables around to accommodate prams.it looked lovely inside a meals looked appetising.

9. A Fish Called Coogee

229 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, Australian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$133 - HK$204 +61 2 9664 7700
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

A Fish Called Coogee

Reviewed By Stewart S - Hong Kong, China

Battered fish was tasty and freshly prepared, and we had chips with both pieces of fish. For us there were more than enough chips, so if we go back, maybe a single portion of chips would be sufficient.

10. Tropicana Caffe

207 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +61 2 9665 5619
Excellent
36%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Tropicana Caffe

Reviewed By djhallett - Adelaide, Australia

We enjoyed 2 meals here and were very happy both times.
Breakfast is great with a good selection of breakfast meals.
Healthy Stack is a winner and the Banana pancakes were great.
We had lunch on another occasion and both had salads which were excellent.
Good value.
Friendly & fast service.

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