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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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location and genuinely good food but poor service, especially for what they charge, waiter had a superior take it or leave it attitude. Fixed price 3 course but when I ordered main, desert and sides rather than an entree I was charged additional for the sides which I said was strange and was and told thats how it is.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had little option but to drive and the biggest problem with this place was the lack of a carpark or valet service. We drove around for half an hour (lucky we were early and anticipated parking may be an issue near the beach on a lovely summers day). Eventually we parked in a 2 hour limit spot and after... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent food, well presented with great service. The service staff know the food, know how to serve are friendly and attentive but not over the top. The menu has a great selection for you to choose from, the food is tasty actually bloody fantastic it has been a long time since i have said that. Good wine selection... More 

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sydney
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the degustation and it was fabulous. A very special restaurant. We went at lunchtime and enjoyed the beautiful views whilst enjoying the food and service. Request a table by the window.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic host. Food was good. Wines weren't my favorite and expensive but a nice time . Great view of the ocean and surfers.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Pilu at Freshwater many times before & always enjoyed it. This time my wife & I did the 5 course degustation menu. The variety of flavours & textures was exceptional. Service was (as always) attentive. Alex,the Maitre d was very informative. Ben,our drinks waiter could not have been more helpful. For those people who haven't been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the five course degustation with matching wines. We were both blown away by how amazing it was. Also we never could have imagined how delicious a cheese consommé could be! Would have been better to go earlier and enjoy the beautiful view however we were just happy to get in with only a week's notice. We have had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No doubt freshwater beach is lovely, and in a lot of ways the location of this restaurant is lovely. But that's where the plaudits end. It is a very busy area, and parking is not provided so first piece of advice is get there real early! Apart from that, it wasn't bad and wasn't great, just average in all areas;... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a word - not worth anywhere near the price ! The entrees were were excellent but the mains (bearing in mind we chose basics like beef and fish) were cafe standard. The bill was $320 including about $60 for drinks. Service excellent, views very good but the standard of cooking was pedestrian.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had lunch at Pilu recently and really enjoyed the water views and relaxed vibe. Our food was very nice, service was a little slow to start, but came good and had some great Italian wine recommended by the sommelier. Difficult to find a park on a sunny weekend, but overall a pleasant place for lunch.

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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$ 34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?