Dumpling dispensaries and cosy coffee joints – hop off the M1 for mouth-watering bites at Chatswood Central
If you’re a regular of the Springwood area – whether as a local or just when you’re seeking refuge from the stop-start traffic that lines the motorway – you’re probably well acquainted with Chatswood Central. As well as being a treasure chest of retailers and everyday conveniences, Chatswood Central is also a brimming dining destination that’s full of speciality eateries. There’s plenty to fill your belly from New York-esque diners, authentic Thai restaurants, dumpling havens and quaint coffee haunts. Here’s a small taste …
If you’re cruising through Springwood and seeking an afternoon snack to tide you over, a brew to get you through your day or you have some time to stop in for lunch, we suggest pulling up at Chatswood Central. Delicious brunch bites and caffeinated bevvies await at The Laneway Green, a perfect pit stop for early morning pick me ups and weekend brunch meets. This much-loved haunt looks to bring a slice of the city to the suburbs, offering a chic space and quality sips and snacks that are typically only found at the end of a lengthy commute. Menu highlights include the Vege Medley with pumpkin mash on thick sourdough toast topped with pickled zucchini ribbons, sauteed mushroom, tomato, spinach, dukkah and vegan pesto glaze, eggs Benedict with ham off the bone served on a toasted butter croissant, and potato rosti with honey-glazed smoked salmon, poached eggs, pickled daikon, pomegranate, hollandaise and micro herbs. For a carb-fuelled feast that will send your tastebuds on a journey to New York, pop over to 5 Boroughs. Patrons can dig in to the diner’s heralded array of classic and signature burgers, slow-cooked ribs, smoked pork and brisket, chicken wings, Reuben sandwiches, waffle fries and salivation-inducing sliders. Thirsty folk will also appreciate the huge drinks range – the 5 Boroughs bar has eight local and international craft beers on tap, decadent thickshakes, bottomless iced tea and house-made lemonade.
Chatswood Central is also home to some Asian-inspired gems that are sure to satisfy your senses. Authentic Thai eats grace the menu at Daisy Thai, where diners can kick off their feast with a round of spring rolls, beef curry puffs and tom yum soup before filling their bellies with sizzling mains like the roast duck salad, beef larb, curries of the green, red, yellow, panang and massaman variety, and indulgent noodle dishes like pad Thai, pad see ew and laska noodle soup. Dumpling devotees can get their fix at Little Red Dumpling, a primo spot for those seeking tempting authentic Chinese bites that won’t break the bank. The jam-packed menu includes spring rolls, deep-fried wontons, wasabi prawns, noodle soup, baos and of course, a mammoth selection of dumplings. Devour delightful flavours like pan-fried pork, pork-and-chive, vegetarian, chicken-and-prawn and the crowd-pleasing phoenix fried chicken variety. Eager sippers can wash it all down with drinks like rosewater with lychee, frozen mint lemonade, virgin pina coladas and boozy concoctions like Long Island iced teas.
This article was written with our friends at Chatswood Central. To learn more about the different retailers and restaurants you can visit at Chatswood Central, head here.
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