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Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant

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by Christina Brandalise (subscribe)
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Published March 2nd 2019
Modern Australian food with a side of history
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'Rockend' is the former home of Banjo Paterson and now home to the Banjo Paterson Restaurant


The Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant is located in Gladesville within a beautiful sandstone building. Dating back to the 1830s and classified by the National Trust, "Rockend" is where A.B.'Banjo' Paterson (Australian poet, writer) lived as a young man with his grandmother.

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An historical location


Apart from residing inside a piece of Australian Colonial history and being situated on 5 acres of waterside parkland, this restaurant serves really good modern Australian food. There are also private rooms of varying sizes - perfect for functions - as well as several fireplaces. A bonus for winter. Little bits of character and history are found all around the restaurant.

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Serene waterviews


With views over the Parramatta River and surrounding parklands, we enjoyed our lunch in this charming sandstone cottage. It oozes character, the décor is warm, as is the service.

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The decor aligns perfectly with the Cottage history


The kids' menu has heaps of choices (8), comes with a dessert and a drink at $30. My son went with the Spinach Gnocchi and they were really good, kid-friendly and tasty. Served with a salad, it more than enough for a hungry kid.

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The kids Gnocchi are quite large and a decent serving for hungry kids


We started with the Hiramassa King Fish Carpaccio with Celery Jelly, Summer Leaves, Red Radish, Cucumber, Soft Egg with Champagne Dressing (GF). The presentation was tops but a little more dressing would have been nice. The highlight was the Celery Jelly, amazing little things they were.

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The Kingfish Carpaccio


For main, I really really enjoyed the Szechuan Crusted Kangaroo with Spinach, Pine Nut and Grilled Haloumi (GF). It comes in a stack and I would come back for this dish again anytime, it was so good.

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A dish worth trying


For dessert, we had the Mango and Cointreau Souffle with Candied Orange Gelato and the Flourless Chocolate Torte with Strega Gelato. Both were delicious and the gelato flavours were extra good.

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Extremely delicious


The menu changes twice yearly, Entree prices are mainly in the $20's, Mains in the $40s, Sides in the teens. Opening hours are Lunch Tues to Fri & Sun - opens at 12pm and Dinner Tues to Sat - opens at 6:30pm

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make sure you have a wander downstairs, lots of history down there


For further information and the full menu, please visit the website.


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Why? Good food in a piece of history
When: Closed Mondays
Phone: 02 98163611
Where: End of Punt Rd Gladesville 2111
Cost: Entree from $18 - $40, Mains $40 plus
Your Comment
I intend to visit next time I'm down that way Christina.
by May Cross (score: 3|4112) 22 days ago
What a pretty house! Just love the picket fencing out front and the flowering wisteria. Stunning views too!
by Elaine (score: 3|6057) 22 days ago
Love a good Australian restaurant Christina. Great review!
by Michael Genrich (score: 2|998) 18 days ago
I've been there many times. Very good food. The place can be very busy on the weekend, so make sure you make a reservation if you're planning to visit. You can walk around to the backyard, there is a very nice grass area looking out the river.
by elast (score: 1|27) 19 days ago
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