Sydney may be three-layers deep in a colder-than-wanted winter but staying in isn’t an option in Gregory Hills – not when our burgeoning new community in South West Sydney boasts a smattering of cozy dining options.
With warm culinary delights aplenty, winter is the perfect season to wriggle out from under the covers and explore the array of charming local eateries and restaurants that are at the heart of the thriving Gregory Hills community.
Whatever your taste buds crave, Gregory Hills has you covered this winter. Many of the dining options in Gregory Hills have just celebrated two years in business and have become important local rendezvous points for residents in the South West Sydney region.
While the options are varied, the quality remains consistent, with pub grub, cafés, and authentic international dining options on hand for relaxing, socialising and escaping the cold.
Gregory Hills Hotel
The award-wining Gregory Hills Hotel has become a mainstay on the pub dining scene in South West Sydney and a key drawcard for the Gregory Hills community. Affectionately referred to as “The Greggo” by locals, the Gregory Hills Hotel boasts all the hallmarks of a great pub dining experience.
Naturally, there’s live entertainment and a glorious sports bar at the ready, as well as a kids play area that’s proven a hit for amusing the little ones while parents get stuck into the culinary delights.
But what really charms winter patrons through the doors are the menu’s winter warmers, from spicy spaghetti marinara to The Greggo’s famous Belgium waffles replete with candied popcorn, strawberries and warm chocolate sauce.
Italy in spades
No dining precinct would be complete without an authentic Italian dining experience in the mix. Gregory Hills’ slice of vintage Italy goes by the name of ll Sapore, where owners Rosa and Fortunato Florio delight with fine Italian cuisine to warm the winter out of visitors.
“Sapore” is Italian for “flavor”, and ll Sapore offers it in spades in both a café and restaurant setting. On the menu is a coaxing mix of homemade pastas and winter game dishes steeped in the home-cooking traditions of the Florio family. While you’ll be dining in South West Sydney, ll Sapore’s simple elegance transports diners elsewhere – you may just think you’ve landed in southern Italy.
Keeping up the authentic international theme, the Blue Agave Mexican Cantina offers traditional, fiery Mexican flavours to get South West Sydney residents through the chilliest of winter weekends.
Blue Agave Mexican Cantina is the brainchild of Wayne and Karen Carrett, who fulfilled a life-long dream when they opened their eatery and introduced the flavours of Mexico to the Gregory Hills community.
When you choose Blue Agave Mexican Cantina, you are choosing to keep the coldest of winter days at bay, with the likes of Jalapeno Poppers and Hot Buffalo Wings, to name a few. With Executive Chef Arturo helming the kitchen and utilising locally sourced produce, Blue Agave is a hit all winter long.
The Orangeville Meat Company
Holding its own in the Gregory Hills dining precinct is The Orangeville Meat Company, a delicatessen and butcher with a boutique café setting for dining in. Founders Shaun and Melissa Grimston draw on their Italian family heritage in farming, partnering with ethical local farmers to deliver a unique butcher and dining experience to Gregory Hills.
The Orangeville Meat Company’s inspired menu is constantly evolving, offering modern twists on classic delights in an inviting setting. You’ll feel right at home, without having to do the cooking – perfect for winter.
The cooler months can be a tough slog, so leave the cooking to the professionals this winter. Robe up in your warmest winter threads, get the family out the door and explore all that Gregory Hills’ dining precinct has to offer this winter. After all, winter is warmer when enjoyed over great food in great company. Don’t let the cold keep you cooped up!