Where To Eat :: Dinner With Friends

June 20, 2018

You’ve organised the babysitter, rounded up your mates and located your party mojo, now what?! We all love a good night out with friends but often picking a great place that meets our needs can be tricky. That’s why we’ve created this little go-to for venues that cater to a long awaited, and likely “high-spirited” dinner, out on the town with your pack.

No more excuses! Go make some killer memories with the people who make you laugh til you snort!


Onesta Cucina

Why choose me?:: Vibrant atmosphere; fantastic, modern Italian menu; attentive staff; a local hotspot.

Average Mains:: $38

Booze situation:: Fully licenced and fully stocked!

Hours:: Monday to Saturday 6pm-9pm (also open for lunch, Thursday to Saturday)


Onesta Cucina


Feast at Berrima

Why choose me?:: Fine-dining with a relaxed vibe; superb food; warm, country service; top location.

Average Mains:: $36

Booze situation:: Fully licenced with an excellent, local wine list.

Hours:: Friday and Saturday from 6pm and by arrangement (also open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday)


Feast At Berrima

Hickory’s Restaurant & Bar

Why choose me?:: Creative menu; local, seasonal produce; elegant but relaxed environment; stylish surroundings. 

Average mains:: $37

Booze situation:: Fully licensed with a focus on local wines, ales and ciders. 

Hours:: Open every night 6:00pm – 9:00pm


Hickorys dinners with friends the fold

Hickorys cocktails


BD's Woodfired Pizza and Pasta

Why choose me?:: Relaxed dining; private rooms available; friendly service; big menu with great pizza.

Average Mains:: $22

Booze situation:: BYO Only

Hours:: Monday to Saturday 5pm-late


Taphouse (Southern Highlands Brewing)

Why choose me?:: Up-market bar, vibe; festive atmosphere; gorgeous interior; easy, yummy menu.

Average Mains:: $32

Booze situation:: Fully licenced specialising in SHBC Beer - but also a full bar.

Hours:: Thursday to Saturday til late (open Sundays 12pm-7pm)


Tap house southern highlands


Glass Cafe

Why choose me?:: Relaxed, welcoming vibe: outdoor space for warmer months: fire inside for chilly nights: plenty of room for a big group of friends: local produce. 

Average Mains:: $26

Booze situation:: Fully licenced and a happy hour!! 

Hours:: Friday and Sunday nights from 5:30pm (Happy hour starts at 4:30pm on Friday and Sunday). 


Pizza’s in the Mist

Why choose me?:: Seriously friendly staff; extensive pizza menu; easy parking in a lovely, country location.

Average Mains:: $20

Booze situation:: Fully licenced – great cocktails!

Hours:: Wednesday to Sunday from 5:30pm (Open for lunch on Sundays)


Dos Hombres

Why choose me?:: Easy menu to share with mates: great value: fun cocktails: busy and loud with a party atmosphere.

Average Mains:: $15

Booze situation:: Fully licenced (and there's margheritas!)

Hours:: Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm until late


Toshi’s Japanese Restaurant

Why choose me?:: Sushi!!; perfect share plates; excellent food; wonderful service; Japanese style dining.

Average Mains:: From $30. Set menu, a la carte and banquets available.

Booze situation:: Licenced and BYO Wine

Hours:: Tuesday to Saturday 5pm until late


Night out with mates


Bangkok House

Why choose me?:: A local favourite; fantastic food; lovely, attentive staff; private room for groups.

Average Mains:: Banquets from $30 or a la carte from $18

Booze situation:: BYO Only (corkage included in banquets)

Hours:: Tuesday to Sunday lunch and dinner


Bistro Sociale
Why choose me?:: Gorgeous décor; European style menu; pre-dinner drinks by the open fire in the gin bar. 

Average Mains:: $32 

Booze situation:: Fully licensed with a yummy selection of cocktails, local and European wine. 

Hours:: Wednesday to Sunday from 5:30pm (also open for breakfast!) 


Shanghai Chinese

Why choose me?:: Laid back, casual dining; perfect for large groups; friendly service; value for money.

Average Mains:: Banquets start from $19!

Booze situation:: Licenced and BYO - Bottled wine only

Hours:: Open 7 days


Eccetera Trattoria Pizzeria

Why choose me?:: Traditional Italian food; wood fired pizzas; extensive menu;  set menu options; authentic Italian experience. 

Average Mains:: $31

Booze situation:: Fully licensed

Hours:: Tuesdays – Sundays from 5:30pm with set booking times on Saturday nights at 5:30/6:00pm or 7:30/8:00pm. 


Shiva Indian and Thai

Why choose me?:: Tasty food with great specials; bold, fun interiors; energetic staff; also offers Thai menu.

Average Mains:: $18

Booze situation:: Fully licenced and BYO (wine only)

Hours:: 7 days 5pm-10pm


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