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A Chef Secrets

Berowra Waters Road | Berowra Waters East Bank Ferry, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales 2082, Australia
+61 2 9456 6614
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
“fettuccine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
Berowra Waters Road | Berowra Waters East Bank Ferry, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales 2082, Australia
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed today

Great coffee, good food, friendly customer service, and Berowra Waters is a beautiful place. Situated adjacent the ferry at Berowra Waters, A Chef Secrets has a leading pastry chef to design and prepare the perfect brunch or lunch. Don't miss it.

Thank MadMark_0_0_0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great find this was! We started with melon and prosciutto (which we were told was from northern Italy and not Parma which made it saltier and lighter - it was absolutely delicious), bruschetta and share seafood platter. The combination of food on the...More

Thank Wendyv200
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Great little restaurant by the bay at Bewowra waters Very relaxed vibe quality of the food is a amazing with everything "home made" Food was simple ,fresh and very flavoursome great choice of drinks pleasant and friendly service

Thank Matt V
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Matt V for your kind words - glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here the other day, and enjoyed great seafood, Flathead was the special of the day, while the spinach filled cannelloni which was also superb! Lovely location and terrific ambience made for a most enjoyable experience. Service and views certainly topped off a...More

Thank bradm517
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Brad M - we feel very humbled and yes we seem very secluded but iit is really only 15min from Wahroonga and 45min from the city.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing, the food was incredible and the staff fantastic. The dessert is a must! It’s so great to see how passionate the chefs are about their food. Thanks so much for an unforgettable experience!

Thank Ebony S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with family and friends who recommended the place. The location right on the water is definitely the highlight of this place. Very cosy and beautiful atmosphere. Food was also good. Especially the fettuccini. Good and friendly service.

Thank ThePassenger26
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Having recently returned from 6 weeks in Italy, four of us attended this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon and had a fabulous meal that took us back to the hills of Tuscany. The cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and spinach and the fettuccine with a duck...More

Thank Al6783
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fresh food, so tasty and clean with one of the best views on the water. Casual dining at it's best, come along and enjoy. You won't disappointed.

Thank RacingRobyn
Reviewed 5 August 2018

From being blocked at the entry by the owner (?), being told only lunch diners (the place was only 20% full before midday) can have a seat "or you can go and sit on the pontoon', waiting 15 minutes for a take away coffee (hearing...More

4  Thank SandyAbr10
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

I was not rude madam - the sign clearly says on the door and also I kindly said it is lunch only service at the moment. We have a 1st come, 1st serve policy and there were lunch customers before you waiting at the table...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

I have travelled up from Albury NSW, for a weeks holiday to be with my partner who works at Berowra Waters. This beautiful restaurant sits on the water and is run by a magnificent chef, Mario and his beautiful talented young chefs. We were treated...More

Thank michaelwY5618EP
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you Michael- your kind words and patronage is very much appreciated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 19
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berowra Waters Road | Berowra Waters East Bank Ferry, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales 2082, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hornsby  >  Berowra Waters
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9456 6614
  • E-mail
Description
A CASUAL CAFE AND ITALIAN BISTRO by day and COOKING CLASSES at night by appointment. AT A CHEF SECRETS WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN OUR HOMEMADE COOKING FROM OUR BREADS, STOCKS, SAUCES, MARINADES, CHUTNEYS, SORBETS, GELATO, CAKES AND DESSERTS. WE ARE NO ORDINARY CAFE BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY COOK YOUR FOOD, NOT JUST MICROWAVE IT. SO, PLEASE BE PATIENT WHEN WE ARE BUSY. WE USE ONLY QUALITY INGREDIENTS FREE OF ANY ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES, FLAVORINGS AND COLORING. WE PROMOTE SEASONAL NATURAL PRODUCE, FREE RANGE GRAIN FED EGGS, PREMIUM MEATS AND FRESH AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD. WE ONLY TAKE BOOKINGS FOR LARGE TABLES OF 8 OR MORE. GROUP EVENTS AFTER HOURS MAY BE ORGANISED BY APPOINTMENT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS SUCH AS A SMALL WEDDING, BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES ETC. TO BOOK A COOKING CLASS GO TO OUR WEBSITE OR VIA EMAIL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON.
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