Embark on a culinary journey close to home

04 January 2023

Set within the lush surrounds of Gledswood Hills, Lakeside offers smalltown living with all the big city style cafes and restaurants you’d need.

Here we share some of the local food favourites surrounding Lakeside.

OLIVELLO Restaurant*

Best Known For
Pugliese grain-fed porchetta, caponata, raw honey pan jus and extra virgin olive oil.

About OLIVELLO Restaurant
Embark on a culinary journey around the Adriatic coast at OLIVELLO Restaurant on Gregory Hills Drive in Gledswood Hills. Presenting a slick and suave interior with crisp white walls, statement circular pendant lights and rich purple-hued velvet curtains, OLIVELLO invites guests to linger around white table settings, ideal for intimate leisurely dining. The seasonal menu showcases local produce with family and sharing at its heart, reflected in entrees like ricotta and Parmesan gnudi, pancetta, sage and almonds, or grilled Fremantle octopus with cannellini braise and ajvar. Perhaps delve into rabbit ravioli with wild garlic and sage butter, or slow-roasted buttermilk grass-fed lamb as the main affair and for a sweet finish, try an amaretto, hazelnut and chocolate semifreddo.

Olivello Restaurant

Image source: Olivello*

Bellbird Dining*

Best Known For
Roasted pork belly with fennel purée, roasted peaches, peach relish, pork salt and jus. Handmade ricotta gnocchi with roasted figs and spinach & sage nut butter.

About Bellbird Dining
Find a contemporary blend of modern influences and flavours at Bellbird Dining on Powerhouse Road in Casula. Standing proud in the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on the banks of the Georges River in the heart of Liverpool, this dining destination has a trendy industrial vibe with polished concrete, statement lights and black subway tiles. From a local, seasonal and sustainable menu dishing up enticing plates from early until late, start your culinary journey with housemade prawn tortellini, charred corn and basil chimichurri, before mains such as an 18-hour slow-roasted Black Angus brisket, onion cream, pickled onions and crispy kale. Finish with a divine dessert of chocolate brownie, Bailey’s cream and espresso gel.

Enzo’s Cucina*

Best Known For
Pasta homemade from Nonna’s original recipe.

About Enzo’s Cucina
Now in Gregory Hills, 4-minutes from your front door, the multi-award-winning Enzo’s Cucina continues to call in families and friends eager to enjoy the intertwining of good food and company. From the fairy-lit exterior to an interior of exposed brick, crisp white napery and dark maroon carpeting, Enzo’s warm and welcoming vibe sets the tone for a traditional Italian feast, with an extensive menu of pasta, pizza, seafood and meaty mains which can be viewed through the open kitchen. Perhaps start with garlic king prawns, Napolitana sauce, wine, garlic, chilli, lemon juice and herbs, before grilled whole snapper, sweet and sour sauce and seasonal vegetables. If you’re after pasta, opt for fettuccine with calamari, octopus, mussels, prawns, scallops, tomato, garlic, cream and Cognac, then finish with chocolate mousse and cream. Enzo’s Cucina is one of the largest places to connect with your new neighbours from Lakeside - with 160 seats inside and 100 outside.

XS Espresso*

Best Known For
Great coffee and sumptuous desserts.

About XS Espresso
XS Espresso won the Australian Café of the Year in 2018 and it has gone from strength to strength since. As the name suggests, XS serves an abundance of delicious desserts, milkshakes, brunch classics and more.

Meal at XS Espresso
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XS Espresso*

El Patron Bar and Restaurant*

Best Known For
South American tapas and premium tipples.

About El Patron Bar and Restaurant
Harnessing the authentic flavours of South America, El Patron boasts a vivacious menu of tapas, shares, sides and desserts.

El Patron translates to “the boss,” but the cultural meaning behind this phrase is far broader. Experience beautiful, bold luxury with extravagant tapas, delicious cocktails and live entertainment, simply a stone’s throw from your new home.

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