Best Restaurants in Kew

Updated 1 month ago


Kew is a quiet inner-east suburb with most of its dining spots packed along High Street and Cotham Road. From Italian diners that have been serving the leafy neighbourhood for over two decades to new-wave pizzerias and eateries – these are the best restaurants to find a comforting lunch or dinner.

  • This family-run restaurant has been serving elevated Italian food to locals for decades. Go for saffron tagliolini with spanner crab, eggplant parmigiana or 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder. Plus, exclusive wines from small Italian producers that you’ll only find here.

  • This family-run restaurant has served comforting Italian favourites since 1988. Settle into one of its 135 seats for family-recipe gnocchi, traditional desserts and a 100-strong list of local and international wines. Or take a bottle and one of its heat-and-eat meals to go.

  • Contemporary and relaxed dining in a building dating back to the '50s.

  • Restaurateur Joe Vargetto honours his Sicilian roots at this moodily elegant diner. The focaccia and Sicilian pizzas come hot from the bread oven, and the porchetta is slow-cooked over red gum coals.

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  • This family cafe and wine bar will take you right through your day – from all-day brunches and house-roasted coffee in the morning, to Corsican-inspired dishes and a 400-strong wine list at night.

  • Walk down an unassuming strip of shops to find the suave eight-seat sushi omakase, which takes diners through 23 ever-changing courses. You might start with an oyster, move onto nigiri, and finish the savoury journey with soup.

  • This smart diner is dedicated to its owner’s northern Indian heritage and family. Enjoy classics like Amritsari fish, Punjabi-style butter chicken and paneer tikka alongside playful twists, like gol gappa (or panipuri) served in a shot glass.

  • Named for the legendary pasta sauce, Guy Grossi's Italian diner at the Clifton Hotel serves a handful of the chef's favourite dishes under one roof. By that we mean woodfired clam pizzas, bolognaise jaffles and an Italian-style riff on the pub burger.