Dural rates high on our list of appealing food destinations, especially on the weekend when the pace is more relaxed and we can shop for fresh veggies at the local roadside stalls. Then there's the cafes, no visit is complete unless you spoil yourself with a delicious breakfast or lunch. On a recent visit, we popped into The Wren, a cafe which is owned by a young Dural couple. Their creative menu and gorgeous plating has made The Wren one of the most popular cafes in the area.

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Hills Organics in Dural is an organic grocer and whole food cafe serving healthy modern café food with vitality. They are the specialists of organic, paleo, vegan and gluten free cuisine, but their exciting menu of nourishing dishes will tempt any good food lover.

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Christmas came early when Stockland at Wetherill Park invited us for lunch and a chat with celebrity chef, Miguel Maestre. They also invited thirty of their lucky shoppers, who were as excited about going as we were!

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The Woods Pantry is a trendy industrial style cafe in Villawood. It is conveniently nestled between Bunnings and AMF bowling inside the Woods Action centre on Woodville Road. The food here is a mix of contemporary cafe style dishes with Middle Eastern influences. We called in to unwind over a relaxing weekend breakfast.

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Skinny’s Grill in Parramatta is giving diners the opportunity to eat out and indulge, but without the huge calorie intake that is usually associated with dining out. Their menu is dedicated to being “low on carbs, fat on flavour” and to keep you on track they list the nutrition values (protein, carbohydrates and fat) next to each item on the menu.


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Images of incredible looking donut desserts have been popping up in our facebook feed a lot lately. These delicious looking creations are from Donut Bomb, the brand new all-donut cafe in Liverpool. Their donuts look totally decadent on a computer screen, so we just had to head out there to indulge in a little weekend treat - brace yourselves for an explosion of yum!

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The wait is over, District 8 is now open at Cabra-Vale Diggers. District 8 Ambassador Adam Liaw cut the opening ribbon during October at an exciting launch which featured a celebration of dancing Chinese Lions. This South-East Asian dining precinct has been styled on the neon lit Hawker Markets of Singapore, and needs to be seen to be believed!

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Parramatta is currently trending as a hotspot for foodies. One place getting plenty of social media attention is Bay Vista, a dessert bar near the river on Church Street. This place has everything a dessert lover could dream of, massive ice cream bowls, cocktail glass desserts, fluffy pancakes, and Nutella on tap. The food scene in Parra is looking sweet.

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The Macarthur region is well known for its many food gems, the latest one we have discovered is the Narellan Hotel. The bistro area, called The Pavilion, has a fresh and inviting feel. The menu offers classic pub grub like steak and schnitzel, as well some popular modern favourites like buttermilk fried chicken burgers and fish tacos. We called in for dinner and ordered some dishes which gave us the best of both worlds.

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Lochiel House in Kurrajong Heights is a beautiful colonial cottage in a boutique country setting. The food served here is Modern Australian with Asian influences inspired by the owners' travels abroad. The dishes are all elegantly presented with sophisticated flavours. The food at Lochiel house is not just delicious, it’s a work of art. This is the perfect destination for a weekend food escape.

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