Best Local Restaurants

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5Hanks Seafood

Hank’s Seafood is the perfect dining experience for those looking for delicious seafood in the Penrith area. Located in the Panthers complex, Hanks will make you feel like you’re right by the seaside with brightly coloured weathered shutters hanging from the walls, marine inspired paraphernalia and an outdoor dining area with pontoons overlooking the water. The menu’s entree and starter options include Hank’s seafood chowder, chimmichurri prawns, and salt and pepper squid with quinoa, avocado, parsley, pomegranate, crisp eschallot and spiced yoghurt. Hank’s Seafood is located in the Panthers complex at 123 Mulgoa Road. For bookings or more information, call 02 4720 5652 or visit


From the fine selection of meats in the deli to the suave bar setting, Osso Steak and Ribs Restaurant offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Osso is the perfect setting for a business lunch, dinner date or a little self indulgence – the modern interior will have you feeling comfortable and the staff, including the charming waiter Bill, will make you feel like family. Located in Penrith Panthers, Osso has a menu for connoisseurs and carnivores alike. Start with the bruchetta entree and enjoy the crisp pizza base, finely chopped tomatoes and onion with olive oil, vinegar and freshly-made basil paste. Osso is located inside Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith. For reservations call 4720 5588.

3Café at Lewers

Café at Lewers is set in the beautiful grounds of the Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest. While the café has been around for years, it is now in the hands of a new, capable, young team who aim to bring their passion for food to the table. Business partners Ben, Penny and Steve are all in their late 20’s and though they are young the trio has plenty of experience in hospitality, with Ben working as manager and Steve working as head chef of the previous Café at Lewers for the last two years. Café at Lewers is located at Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest. For more information call 0401 774 215 or visit

2Al Aseel

One mouthful of Al Aseel Penrith’s traditional Lebanese cuisine will send the diner’s taste buds on a whirlwind journey to the Middle East. The meat is succulent, the hommos superb and the mixed plates offer a combination of foods that could not be more perfectly paired. Al Aseel, located at 62-72 Batt Street, Penrith, is open from 11am ’till late every day and offers takeaway as well.


From the moment you walk in the door and hear “Hello, welcome to Hooters!” you know you’re in the coolest place in town. Hooters are famous around the world for their chicken – hands down they do it the best. A trip to Hooters wouldn’t be complete without trying their juicy, crispy, boneless chicken strips coated to perfection in one of their seven different sauces. I recommend trying the BBQ sauce version with a side of ranch sauce – absolutely incredible, they melt in your mouth. Hooters Penrith is more than a restaurant – it’s an experience… and one you’ll never forget. Hooters is located 261 Mulgoa Road, Penrith. For bookings call 4733 5428 or visit

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