As the winter chill sets in, it is tempting to stay home wrapped up in a blanket. However, if a venue has a toasty fire place, it makes leaving the house so much easier! On a cold winter day there is nothing better than warming up in front of a roaring fire, sipping on a hot coffee or a glass of red wine. We have done the hard work for you and put together a list of cosy Northern Beaches restaurants with fireplaces.
Alma Avalon is located in a heritage- listed converted cottage and they serve up premium Mexican food and drinks. Snuggle up near their cosy stunning stone fireplace and while you are enjoy a delicious cocktail with friends.
Barrenjoey House Palm Beach
Barrenjoey House and restaurant in Palm Beach is located opposite Palm Beach Wharf. You will feel like you’ve stepped into a luxury country home as you settle in with a happy hour drink next to the warming fire. If you don’t fancy driving home, there are some gorgeous rooms in the boutique accommodation upstairs!
Battery House, Dee Why RSL
Dee Why RSL sports bar, Battery House is all about catching up with friends over beers, food and sports next to a toasty fireplace. With nearly 50 TVs, pool tables, a pinball machine and foosball table it is a great spot to catch the latest sports action. They host a Tuesday Trivia night as well as a Monday pool comp. Sounds like a perfect winter night for everyone!
Sink into the big brown leather lounges next to the fireplace and enjoy a drink at this beach-chic venue where even indoors the sea scent pervades the air. The food at Dunes Restaurant is delicious and the winter menu will ensure that you are warmed up on the inside as well.
Ground Zero is very popular with Manly locals who like to snuggle up on comfy leather seats next to the cute and quaint fireplace. Come for breakfast, grab a hot chocolate and settle in with a good book if you are not feeling sociable.
The beers are awesome, the schnitzels are crunchy and golden, the steaks are juicy and the fireplace is ready and waiting for you. At the Hotel Steyne, you will find awesome dinner deals and a lot more than just a great fire to lure you inside.
The historical Manly Pavilion overlooks Manly Harbour and has a relaxed, approachable bar and dining space. The menu is Modern Australian menus for lunch, dinner with a focus on fresh seafood and local ingredients.
For a fantastic pub experience, check out the Park House in Mona Vale, a newly renovated multipurpose dining and social space offering pub classics inspired by Mexican, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. Get cosy with a boozy hot chocolate or a mulled wine while you warm up in front of one of their fireplaces.
The Bavarian is in the perfect location to enjoy the winter sun from indoors – right on the harbour, overlooking West Esplanade beach! You will find a sleek, modern fire place strategically placed amongst the tables and the aroma of mulled wine.
The Boathouse Shelly Beach
The Boathouse is a stunning café and restaurant located right on Shelly Beach. There is a large open central fireplace that will warm you up after a stroll or a chilly snorkel in the adjacent Cabbage Tree Bay Reserve. The perfect spot to grab a delicious fish dish and spoil yourself with a warm coffee or cocktail.
The Herring Room
The Herring Room, located in a landmark 1920’s inspired building just off Manly Beach, offers relaxed service and a cosy ambience, complete with an open fireplace. The emphasis is on seafood and the menu is inspired by flavours and dishes from all around the world. It’s the perfect dinner venue for a cosy date night out.
The Newport is popular all year around, due to its live music and picturesque Pittwater views. They have a handful of outdoor fire pits, where you can snack and drink amongst the beautiful scenery without feeling the winter chill.
The Wine Room – Restaurant & Bar
The Wine Room, in the Balgowlah RSL has a cosy lounge making it the perfect place to hide away on a cold and wet evening. Stare into the flames with a glass of red wine and enjoy the warm and sophisticated surrounds.