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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
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Degustation and View

Went to Pilu for a birthday degustation lunch and was knocked out by the food, wine, service and location. It is a special place and well worth the visit. The only downside were the chairs, which after a lovely long lunch are a bit crippling. The Sardinia wines with the lunch were very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
PW03
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Been to Sardinia, have eaten the local produce but this is nothing like dining in a Sardinian restaurant. Again, asked my family to travel from all over Sydney to join us for a celebratory lunch - it's the view and location especially in winter when you can actually get a car park (for a fee) and there are no crowds... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to Pilu for a birthday degustation lunch and was knocked out by the food, wine, service and location. It is a special place and well worth the visit. The only downside were the chairs, which after a lovely long lunch are a bit crippling. The Sardinia wines with the lunch were very interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was here for a birthday celebration. Beautiful unobstructed view of the beach. Came here before for dinner but much better to come during the day. The waitstaff is attentive and the food is wonderfully prepared! Had the 7-course degustation menu. I would say the dessert was the most disappointing. However, would recommend the place for a special occasion!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have had lunch here before so knew we were in for a treat. It was my husband's birthday and after having brunch at the kiosk decided he might like to have lunch here on his birthday. We were not disappointed. It's a really special restaurant in a really special location overlooking Freshwater beach. The food was great and the choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pilu confirmed its excellent reputation. All round top performance (service was genuinely friendly and very professional at the same time) ensured a great anniversary lunch. Suckling pig best I ever had.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been to Pilu countless times because I just love the modern Italian recipes which the chefs continually reinvent as well as the monthly speciality meals which are inspired by a different region of Italy each time, or a different core ingredient. The degustation is a must, or if ordering a la carte the suckling pig and beef tartare... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have been going to Pilu for over 5 years and always enjoy the amazing location and service. However we have noticed over recent visits that the food is not as good as it used to be. The a la carte dishes were more like degustation sizes and the crab starter and wagyu dish were disappointing and dull. I would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Pilu at Freshwater is located directly overlooking the beach. Its housed in a stunning traditional sandstone timber beach house. Arrival : We were apart of a large table of 10 celebrating just being "friends". Our table was elegantly set with a white crisp tablecloth next to the large windows overlooking the ocean. Sitting here was a huge bonus as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

To celebrate a number of birthdays, eight of us booked lunch at Pilu. This is a great venue and we had an excellent table on the verandah looking out over Freshwater Beach on a beautiful sunny day. The seven course degustation is one of the best I have ever had. The food and and wine pairings were simply perfect and... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Today I took our whole team as we celebrated our 16th year in business. Everyone loved the ambience, the sea view, the friendliness of the staff and the freshness and simplicity of the dishes including great flavours. Second time I've been at Pilu and loved them both equally.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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