For most of us living in Sydney, it has meant leaving behind a family home and making it on our own. And usually that involves cans of tuna and two minute noodles to get you through the week. But every now and then we all get the urge for a nice, home cooked meal in a room filled with people we love. Small and cozy, just one table to cram you all in and food shared as much as laughter; its a comfort that we often go without but not anymore. Put down the tin of tuna, stop boiling that kettle because we have three of the coziest, motherly places to eat that will make you think you are back at home again.


Farmhouse Kings Cross

This tiny, hole in the wall venue is the perfect setting if you are craving a little personal TLC. Inside you will find one, long table that seats less than 20 people, a viewable kitchen area and, besides some hanging wall plants, that is all. Its like a cramped, apartment kitchen and will give you all the feels of being back in a homely environment. Dim lighting and open windows to the street, you will not feel like you are actually at a restaurant. With two options for dinner, seating at 6.30pm or again at 8.30pm, a 5 course set menu, half of which changes every two weeks and a focus on fresh produce this is a must for anyone who loves quality food and intimate settings. The staff there make you feel like you are home, with warm smiles and a laid back attitude, this is the ultimate comfort.

Bookings are absolutely essential and the best way to find out whats happening is by following them on social media all the information you need is below!

4/40 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011 | 0448 413 791 | Bookings



A 60-seat restaurant with the main focus an open kitchen is not something you would expect from hospitality giant Merivale, but they have done it and they have done it well. Walking into what you could easily mistake as a Hamptons style home, this wonderfully warming space boasts a farm to table menu focusing on sustainability and seasonal produce. With a mostly female staff, including Head Chef Danielle Alvarez, you would be quiet forgiven to think you have stumbled into a family home. Open every day except Monday, and a daily changing Menu we do recommend booking before you come. To see whats going to be served keep up to date with their website, now go and enjoy some home cooking with a professional touch.

380 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021 | (02) 9240 3000


A Tavola

If you have ever been to Italy, you will know that meal time for them is more than just eating food, its a social event cluttered with friends, family and neighbors, usually stretching out for many hours. This is the exact same feeling you get with you step inside A Tavola. With a 10-meter long marble table as the centre of the restaurant, this Euro-Chic dining is the perfect home away from home. With a strong focus on fresh, hand made pasta, your meal will be created with nothing but love and the freshest ingredients. A blackboard scribbled with the daily menu and a wine list paired for each dish makes this a wonderful place to set aside a few hours too. Again, make sure you book, especially if you are planning to bring a group!!

348 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 2010 | (02) 9331 7871| Bookings


Feature image credit to A Tavola

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