Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant combines history with an excellent menu and pleasant views of the Parramatta River. The old home of the poet A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson dates back to the 1830's and retains many of its original features, including a fireplace that crackles during the winter to add a cosy, authentic atmosphere. Sitting in 5 acres of parkland, the gardens complement the historic sandstone building that houses the restaurant; it also boasts its own jetty on the shores of the Parramatta River making travelling there by boat a great way to arrive and make your experience extra special.

Suited For

This restaurant is very suited to couples; it's ideal for a romantic dinner thanks to the building full of character, the surroundings, the views from the grounds and the overall ambiance created. It's a popular choice for weddings so really does have the 'wow' factor. If you want to organize a family gathering again it's ideal with the grounds helping entertain the kids, there's a nice children's menu also. For corporates the Banjo Paterson Cottage accommodates well; plenty of private rooms for meetings and workshops and of course great food and drink options to accompany.

Price Range (as a guide)

Entrees $14-$20
Mains $30-$50


This fine dining restaurant is specialized in modern Australian cuisine. The menu is changed four times a year, which allows you to always discover new tastes. They have a vegetarian menu, a children's menu with all the favourites, and a substantial wine menu.

Getting There

By Car: Take the A40 towards the Gladesville Hospital. There is free parking at the cottage also.
By Bus: If you're coming from the city take 500/507/515/518 to the stop on Victoria Road near Sunnyside Street.
By Water Taxi: Another option but can be expensive, around $150 some taxis charge, get a quote through Water Taxis Combined here.

If you want to combine historical with a gastronomical experience, this wonderful restaurant in an equally wonderful setting is a great choice. You can make your reservation by calling (02) 9816 3611.

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