Eat and drink
While the Parklands is perfect for DIY picnics and barbecues, it also offers everything from a sit-down meal to a quick coffee or soft-serve ice-cream to go. You can also buy produce direct from our urban farms to take home.
Saluti Cafe by Novella
Come and visit Novella’s pop-up Saluti Cafe at Lizard Log! The new café – open Tuesday to Sunday – serves breakfast and lunch favourites all day.
You’ll find Saluti Café at the Lizard Log picnic ground. Entry via the gates at Cowpasture Rd and The Horsley Drive.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm and Sunday, 9am to 6pm.
You can even order your lunch or a picnic platter to eat in the park. Call John on 0404 198 963 to book (platters for 10 people or more require 3 days’ notice).
Located close to the playground and picnic area at Plough and Harrow East in Abbotsbury, this popular eatery serves excellent coffee, weekend breakfasts, tapas, and Italian food, including a wide range of pizzas. Perfect for a casual meal and well-suited to special occasions and private functions too.
Atura Hotel Blacktown
A great place to socialise if you live nearby or stay the night if you’re visiting, Atura is a bright and modern hotel, combining industrial style with pop-art colours. Try the Roadhouse Bar & Grill for everything from burgers and steaks to high tea and delectable desserts.
Lizard Log Markets
Fill up your BYO bags at the Lizard Log Markets, where you’ll find the West’s best food, fashion and craft stalls. There will be different stalls each week so you will always find new treasures. Open every Saturday, 8am to 2pm.
Mickey’s ice-cream van
A frequent visitor to Lizard Log on weekends, plus often on weekdays and school holidays, Mickey’s old-school, soft-serve menu will please customers of any age.
Royal Cricketers Arms Hotel
This historic pub – a licensed venue since 1880 – serves up hearty pub meals, wood-fired pizza, cook-your-own and made-to-order steaks, and more. There’s also trivia and live music nights. It’s conveniently located close to Raging Waters and the Skyline Drive-In cinema.
Urban farm stalls
We’re currently doing the groundwork for a Farm Gate Trail, featuring walking and cycling paths to our urban farms. In the meantime, two farms sell their produce at roadside stalls. Sun Fresh Farms and Westside Growers are family-run businesses located on Ferrers Road. They offer a wide range of just-picked produce, such as leafy green vegetables and delicious strawberries.