A foodie destination, Cammeray abounds with places to wine, dine or procure a coffee. Boasting everything from authentic Japanese to modern Australian fare, residents of Riserva are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where (and what) to eat.
For lively get togethers or intimate wine dates, Cammeray and its neighbouring suburbs are equipped with a plethora of bars. Local highlights include The Public, a stylish bar and kitchen, and The Oaks, an expansive watering hole in Neutral Bay.
Formerly the neighbourhood bottle shop, today, Alchemist Espresso is one of Cammeray’s most popular brunch spots. Inside, interiors are rustic and homely – an inviting space to while the morning away with your loved ones or a good book. The menu strikes the perfect balance between comforting and inventive with dishes like crispy chicken bao and brioche French toast. Their coffee is made with beans from Gabriel Coffee Roasters, Sydney’s finest.
Regarded as one of Sydney’s most authentic Japanese eateries, Toriciya is something of an institution. The restaurant’s charm lies in its steadfast authenticity, pairing modest, cosy interiors with a menu of traditional share plates. Noteworthy dishes include kingfish and jalapeño, popcorn lobster and chicken yakitori. Pair these with a bottle of sake and you’ll feel like you’ve slipped away to Tokyo for the night.
Catering to breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, Miller’s Kitchen is a restaurant for all occasions. Navigate your way through a menu of gourmet dishes including squid ink linguine, duck confit and beetroot & ricotta ravioli – think modern Australian with a Mediterranean twist. Sit inside amongst contemporary interiors or make your way out to the vibrant terrace – cocktail in hand.
Filled with natural light, trendy decor and a myriad of indoor plants, The Public is Cammeray’s quintessential watering hole. The drinks menu boasts craft beers, fine wine and an assortment of zesty cocktails, with a selection of small plates to accompany your beverage of choice. If you’re staying for dinner, the Mediterranean-inspired food menu features everything from burgers and chicken parmigiana to pan-seared salmon with charred broccolini.
A stone’s throw away in Neutral Bay, The Oaks is a 133 year old venue comprising three expansive dining areas and a takeaway chicken shop. Whether you’re in the mood for a lively soiree on the outdoor terrace or something a little fancier at the bar and grill, there’s something for everyone at this multi-faceted establishment. Inside, elements of the building’s original interior combine with contemporary elements, forming a sophisticated blend of old and new.
Established by Louise King, founder of two successful Australian fashion labels, The Hunted is a trove of beautiful objects and unique fashion finds. Housing a carefully curated selection of garments and accessories – some from Louise’s own labels – the store is bound to have just the thing for your next occasion. You’ll also find contemporary homewares, one-of-a-kind gifts and an array of quaint toys for the little ones.
A family owned business, this fresh food emporium stocks everything your kitchen could ever need and then some. Sourced from local farmers and producers, explore an extensive offering of quality fruit and veg, load up on deli items from the fridge or peruse a premium selection of meat and seafood. There’s also fine wine and craft beer in-store. For grocery shopping at its most convenient, order one of their fresh food boxes and have it delivered straight to your doorstep.
A hub of convenience, Cammeray Square is an outdoor shopping precinct equipped with a range of handy stores and services. On the one hand, there’s hair salons, pharmacies and health centres, meaning you’ll never have to travel far for your next appointment. On the other, there’s food markets, bakeries and restaurants, ensuring all your culinary needs are well and truly taken care of.
Just a short drive from Riserva, Northbridge Plaza makes running errands a breeze. Here, grocery staples like Baker’s Delight and Woolworths combine with beloved retail spots like Seed Heritage, Decjuba and Witchery. There’s also an array of beauty and health services along with banks, repair stores and a travel agent.
The Neutral Bay shopping precinct is another nearby lifestyle centre equipped with an array of cultural gems. The heart of the precinct is Military Road, a hub of vibrant restaurants, bars and cafes. Be sure to check out Komaru Japanese, The Cheese & Wine Co or Ezzelino’s Italian Restaurant. In addition to dining, Neutral Bay boasts a bevy of supermarkets from Woolworths and Coles to G’Day Tokyo Grocery.
Recognisable by its antique shelter, the Carter Street bus stop is just a stone’s throw from Riserva. The 201 and 263 buses stop here, both facilitating a speedy journey into the city centre. The 263 bus also winds its way down to Neutral Bay if you’re looking to do some shopping or dining in the area.
Established in 1885, Royal North Shore Hospital is a public hospital in St Leonards. Serving as a teaching hospital for Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, it offers a full scope of health services including surgery, pathology and allied healthcare. The staff are leaders in their fields committed to providing the best service possible.
Just 700m from Riserva, Cammeray Public School is a well regarded primary school providing a safe, supportive and dynamic environment for its students. With engaging learning programs and co-curricular activities, the teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed.
North Sydney Boys High School is an academically selective school with an esteemed reputation. Combining world-class facilities with an exemplary curriculum, the school consistently achieves impressive results while striving to cultivate an inclusive and nurturing environment.
North Sydney Girls High School is another selective school committed to creating a stimulating and challenging environment that develops resilient, connected and innovative learners equipped to achieve their personal best. The school is renowned for its impressive music program in addition to a range of other co-curricular programs.
An esteemed private school set to become co-ed as of 2021, Marist College believe education is much more than the acquisition of knowledge. By providing personal care and attention, the school seeks to promote these attributes and develop every student’s sense of confidence and esteem.
Established in 1889, Shore School is a leading independent boys' school committed to a truly comprehensive education. They pursue engaged rigour in academic work, and also offer a wide range of learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. Their world-class facilities open doors to a range of opportunities for students whilst enriching the learning experience.
Regarded as one of the area’s most respected private girls' schools, Wenona is committed to unlocking the potential of each and every child. Here, students are immersed in a holistic education that spans academic learning across a diverse curriculum, including STEM, ethics, philosophy, culture and humanities, creative and imaginative expression and physical development.
Founded in 1875, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is an independent Catholic secondary day school for girls. Cultivating a vibrant learning community, the school combines state-of-the-art learning facilities with buildings of architectural and historical significance. Their curriculum offers students a well-rounded academic education, with a world-oriented perspective.