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The Runaway Spoon

12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1&2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
+61 2 9416 2565
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1&2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Four friends for dinner on a Saturday evening and The Spoon was a really pleasant surprise. The food was tasty, portions a good size without being over the top and the prices in proportion. Really leans towards a Tapas menu but there are also meals...More

Thank DiverDanSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been wanting try this place for a while as it’s quite local to me, and so glad I did! The food is delicious. I went on my own but this place would be perfect for couples and groups. I had two dishes-meat balls and...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my wife for lunch and found it fabulous. I had wagu beef burger which was delicious but my wife had chicken and quinoa salad her comments were "The best salad I have ever had, and I have had some". Even though the place...More

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a regular venue for a quick lunch . It is always packed , so reservations are a good idea if you have a larger group . Lots of parking outside . Easy access . Quick service . Yummy meals . Great coffee...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a very popular place for meeting friends and get together. The cafe/Restaurant is big and can get noisy and busy it’s also nice to eat on the veranda there. Staff are friendly food ok.

Thank chrishayward
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch, good array of food choices. Quite a bit of seating and not too crowded. Kids welcome. I’ve been here a few times now, menu seems expensive but I find the serving sizes to be quite large and therefore good value. Food is always...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed November 18, 2017

I have had breakfast here quite a bit and have never been particulary overwhelmed by the food. The restaurant is local to me so it has ben a convenient meeting place. However, the other night I had dinner here and was pleasantly surprised. Although it...More

Thank Clarkey4
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Good any time of day. Great breakfast,lunch,coffees and dinner from Thurs to Sat. Nice for drinks too.

Thank travellerjanet322
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

What could have been a great Sunday breakfast was very ordinary. Won’t be back - pity I didn’t read the previous review about ‘the worst corn fritters ‘. They didn’t appear to be busy - but table service was slow and unfriendly. A smile and...More

Thank theolivers5
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

If this cafe is the best the North Shore has to offer in terms of breakfast options, I’m relieved I live in the Inner West! The place was packed on a Sunday morning. Service was helpful and attentive. Unfortunately the food was VERY average. I...More

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Gerri H
January 4, 2017|
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Response from rfm013 | Reviewed this property |
I think they reopen on 10th January....call and check.
Joe W
January 14, 2016|
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Response from Alpacafleece | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not the faintest idea about the fries. Fortunately, I am able to eat anything. If you really want to go there I suggest your little boy doesn't have the fries. I would think this would be the same in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1&2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia (Formerly Tablespoon)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  Lindfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9416 2565
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