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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Berowra Waters Road | Berowra Waters East Bank Ferry, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales 2082, Australia
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

It was our first time at this restaurant but it won’t be our last. This is some of the best Italian food we’ve had. We started with an antipasto plate and then my wife had pasta carbonara with truffles and i had the duck ragout....More

Thank Struan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been there few times and it became one our favourite places. Beside the astonishing area this rustic italian style restaurant is the best you can find to enjoy tasty and always fresh italian food. Would rate 100s stars is possible! See you soon.. again...again.....More

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful winters day so we thought a great day for afternoon tea at Berowra Waters. At first we thought A Chef Secrets was closed as the tables and chairs were stacked, but the sign said "open" and the waitress confirmed they were...More

Thank _paulajjac
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

At the end of our bushwalk we came across this pot of gold. A stop for snacks turned into lunch, complete with cocktails and dessert - which all looked too good to miss. Superb!! Mario was the perfect host in this charming restaurant with a...More

Thank Lee A
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words - it means a lot to us.

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful sitting beside the water enjoying the pappardelle with mushrooms and followed by a wonderful cannoli. Service was fine and friendly but the restaurant does not have wheelchair access and if you wish to use the amenities you have to walk at least 100m to...More

Thank Nonapama
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed the food - unfortunately we can only make enough of our famous ciabatta bread each day to serve with the dish and not enough for take-away as you had probably seen from the size of our kitchen. The toilets is a public...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

A Sunday afternoon wows the senses. Warmly welcomed and warned the small kitchen may be slow we settled in with the view. But we were distracted. Truly beautiful cocktails were being prepared at the waterside bar with such unrushed care. Ribbons of cucumber meticulously spiralled...More

3  Thank Steve J
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks Steve, So eloquently written - we are very humbled and very touched and thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is people llike yourself that gives us the drive to work in hospitality because we love what we do with a passion.

Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've cycled past many times and assumed it'd be regular cafe food with lots fried. I went for lunch today and couldn't believe my luck. A proper Italian with a small menu plus a special which is always a good sign. I had fish with...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thanks Andrew - that's right we are no ordinary safe - we love to cook and eat great quality food too and that is why we serve the same.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

But what a great location. Right on the marina, and a great place to slowly watch the world (boats) go by with a very good coffee

Thank fcormack99
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Many thanks - glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is lovely. I had the smoked trout salad - fantastic. My husband had the seafood pasta. He really enjoyed it. Absolutely stunning location. It is clear that the chef takes great care in quality and presentation. If you want to enjoy a laid...More

Thank wateva_44
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank You - hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this fabulous cafe on the water and fell in love with the beautiful view, despite the drizzly rain. And then came the delicious food. Buonissimo!! Thanks for a great experience - we'll be back!

Thank Angela M
Anita N, Manager at A Chef Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you very much Angela - glad you enjoyed everything,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, 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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