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Pilu At Freshwater

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On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
+61 2 9938 3331
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend dined here as part of the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Month. We could not fault anything. I was delighted with how accommodating they were to my gluten intolerance and their gf options were above average! I didn't feel like a second class citizen like I do at some restaurants. Thanks for a memorable experience!

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Thank Sydneygirl0572
Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a special occasion, we ltreated our Melbourne vivitors to lunch. All tables overlook the rolling waves and sparkling waters of this pretty little beach. Dining is a wonderful experience, service is outstanding and attentive. We enjoyed the delights of the degustation menu because it was too hard to choose! The wine list is extensive with a great choice of... More 

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Thank Jabolger4283
sydney
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently dined at Pilu for dinner, we have been there previously for lunch. When you arrive you are offered water & a pre dinner drink where some suggestions are made. We asked to see to see the menu though as I like to select something different & new. We had the Cucumoro & Mirto Mula, both tasty & refreshing.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had a surprise birthday celebration at Pilu Restaurant with my family, a total of 8 adults, which was absolutely sensational. Service was exceptional and the food dishes and wine choices were unbelievably good with ample servings and gorgeous presentation. We all came away thoroughly satisfied with every aspect of the restaurant and the view was just an added... More 

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Manly, Australia
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a weeknight. The initial service was quite pushy. The prosecco/peach they recommended didn't really taste like much and we wished we had just seen the drinks menu first so we could decide on a cocktail ourselves. Unfortunately by the time we got to see a wine list, our entrees had already come. The timing of... More 

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Sydney
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view , great staff ,great wine it's just the food is nice but far from what you would get from a hatted restaurant

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Thank klhump
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide your review, I'd really like to discuss this further as we take all feedback on board. Please could you email us your contact details to dining@pilu.com.au. Many thanks. More 

Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service, good food and deserts,lives up too its name, great venue in summer, go there you will love it 😍

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Thank walkthetalkthewalk
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great score and valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service; and, on our visit, also an unexpected but excellent recommendation from the sommelier. The traditional and innovative (mix and match) menu offers a delicious array of choices. The roast suckling pig (for two) was superb. An excellent long and relaxing lunch seated at the front of the enclosed side balcony (comprising 5 tables for two) was cool on... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and constructive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on quite a few occasions and last night was a special one. 25 years since our first blind date to the minute. We had the degustation and some beautiful Sardinian Reds. We had the most enjoyable meal and it reinforced what a fantastic restaurant Pilu is. Perfect service, fabulous view over the ocean at Freshwater beach, what... More 

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Thank peterwdowling
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Congratulations on your first date anniversary, what a fabulous occasion to celebrate! Thank you for your great feedback, our team will be thrilled. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my fifth time to Pilu and I don't know if we just hit a bad night in the kitchen but it wasn't great nor a patch on previous visits. It started well, great wine help from the sommelier. After that things started to go wrong starters were served to the wrong people (no explanation of what things were... More 

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piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear that after visiting so regularly your most recent experience was less than satisfactory. We are committed to exceeding customer expectations and am concerned that on this occasion we fell short. Please could you contact us on dining@pilu.com.au so that we can discuss further and ensure this does not happen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Warringah  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9938 3331

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?