Until last Saturday, I had only dined at Centennial Parklands Dining for brunch. What a lovely surprise, when I had lunch there for a friend’s birthday on the weekend. The food is delicious…I had the Scotch Fillet which was great, but I had serious food envy over the Argentinian Cut Short Beef Rib and intend to go back very soon to try this dish for myself. Oh, and did I mention the chips? The cafe is worth visiting for this reason alone….they are probably the best chips I had had in months! In addition to the food, where else can you have lunch whilst watching the horses just outside your window? Not many places in Sydney, that is for sure.
If you read our earlier review of Centennial Park itself, you will already know what a great location this is. Centennial Parklands Dining really is the icing on the cake though. They even provide picnics for a romantic date in the park, just $28 for 2 people, or for a small family gathering for 4 ($48) or 6 ($63) people.
For Father’s Day this year, Centennial Parklands Dining will be offering families a day out in the park for a cause. By partnering with Land Water Future, they are bringing farmers to the city for a long lunch and farmer’s market event. Alongside their usual Father’s Day offerings, local farmers and producers will be supplying some of their finest produce for the Father’s Day feast from 12pm – 3pm. This really must be the perfect spot to celebrate this special day with family…before or after lunch, why not play a game of cricket in the park, go for a bike ride to burn off the calories, or there are pony rides for the children to enjoy.
My only complaint about Centennial Parklands Dining? Why does it close at 3pm in the week and 4pm on weekends? Here’s hoping they extend the hours in summer at least.