Norwest is a small suburb nestled between Castle Hill, Bella Vista and Kellyville. It’s an up-and-coming gem of the Hills Shire, attracting a myriad of exciting hospitality venues.
A great way to get to Norwest is via the Northwest Metro line which opened in 2019. Even if you don’t take the Metro, it’s well worth visiting the station to marvel at the impressive architecture.
Grab your first coffee to-go from Caffeine Project, and head down towards Norwest Market Town. Here you’ll make your way down to Stranger’s Creek Park – a residential and hospitality precinct owned and developed by Mulpha.
Stroll along the path that circles the creek, taking in the natural scenery, plants and animals. This area is being built into a smart city where people can live, play, and work, a short work will accentuate the liveability of Norwest.
After your own little walk, you’ll be ready to indulge in your choice of an array of cuisines. Choose from a selection of aged meats at Meat & Wine Co, and enjoy the spacious indoor-outdoor areas complemented by South-African inspired furnishings. Next door is Italian Street Kitchen, a quirky space boasting hearty Italian favourites, conveniently situated beside Messina Gelato.
After lunch, you’ll want to head to The Hills Lodge and Spa just over the main road. Surprisingly located near a business district, once you enter the gates of this boutique hotel, you’ll forget you’re in Sydney. Explore the well-kept gardens and building exteriors, which feel like they’re taken from a luxurious country town. Treat yourself to an afternoon at the day spa, to further enjoy and indulge yourself.
For dinner, get yourself to Mullane’s. Founded and owned by proud Hill’s local, this Hills favourite has three floors and three venues. It is a place well worth visiting. The bottom floor features a classic pub-style bar and a café, perfect for a morning coffee or quick feed. Upstairs you’ll be amazed by the thoughtful interior design and architecture of Italian restaurant Sarino’s. The space is optimised for enjoying a group lunch or dinner surrounded by quality furnishings that point back to the venue owner’s story as a hard-working business owner who is passionate about quality food. Whether your group is into whiskey, wine or antipasti, the Sarino’s experience is consistently one of quality.
The third level of Mullane’s is Sophia’s – a glamorous bar with plenty of Sophia Loren references. Immediately entering the space, you’ll be surprised at how spacious yet cosy this bar feels – perhaps you’ll be transported to 1950s Rome. Order from their range of hundreds of liquors, and their snacking menu for a luxurious evening.
The beauty and accessibility of Norwest is something to experience. With so many eateries and restaurants, Norwest is a perfect location for brunch, lunch or dinner.