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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    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 location and views

This restaurant has one of the best views in Sydney, overlooking Freshwater Beach. We had a lovely sunny day. Parking was easy but it can be very busy later in the day. The food was excellent, the serves for men are a bit small, no matter what you order. Service was good, attentive and polite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mal_chaney
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Sydney
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Balgowlah, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been lucky to have had lunch and dinner here a few times over the years, and if I could afford it would go more regularly. This is my favourite restaurant for The finest quality seasonal food and great wines. One of my favourites is stuffed zucchini flowers, and any fish dish. Ambience and view over Freshwater, stunning, service... More 

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Thank Maudie4021
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here for a few different occasions and each time the food, wine and stuff are amazing. Love the degustation and matching wines. I have had a few questions about the food and wine in the past and the staff are so helpful and really make your experience more enjoyable. We will be back.

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Thank Ali M
australia
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136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not fault our meal at Pilu at Freshwater. From the moment we were greeted and shown to our table everything was great. Informative but not intrusive waiter. Answered any questions we asked about the menu and happily answered questions on wine selection for my son. We all enjoyed our entrees and main meals. We ordered four different desserts and... More 

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Thank simba6
leicestershire
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant occupies a superb position overlooking the beach. The service could not be faulted and our waiter was most knowledgeable about the choice of wines and the contents of the dishes served - this was just as well because being a Sardinian restaurant we were unsure of the description of the lunch dishes on offer. We had the 2... More 

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Thank leicestershirepat
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant dining experience in a great setting right on freshwater beach. Food is fresh and very enjoyable. Staff are wonderful. Try and get a table at the window and enjoy the views as well as the food

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Thank grillsg
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my parents to Pilu for their anniversary. We went at lunchtime and were given a table right at the front of the restaurant so we could see the views over beautiful Freshwater Beach. The staff all greeted us as well as Mr Pilu himself on arrival. We were given complimentary starters and bread which was very tasty. I... More 

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Thank Caitlin_2205
Edinburgh
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to eat in Pilu, Aria and Café Sydney on a recent trip. Pilu was definitely the best for food in terms of both taste and choice (although the other two were good as well). Service was friendly and efficient. It was raining when we there but we still enjoyed the view. We will make sure it... More 

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Thank dss321ku
Sydney
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has one of the best views in Sydney, overlooking Freshwater Beach. We had a lovely sunny day. Parking was easy but it can be very busy later in the day. The food was excellent, the serves for men are a bit small, no matter what you order. Service was good, attentive and polite. This is a two hatted... More 

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Thank mal_chaney
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best enjoyed during daylight or sunset hours, although the charming old building that houses the restaurant, can be enjoyed anytime. The food was unique, and the four of us shared taste bites of each other's dishes. Desert was divine. It's on the slightly more expensive side, but is so worth it.

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Thank Elizabeth E
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Pilu a number of times and the experience was okay. This visit was a business dinner to celebrate a successful project, so I was looking forward to something special. We had a great table on the upper terrace/verandah overlooking Freshwater beach and our wait person was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. I perused the wine list which... More 

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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?