Centennial Homestead

3.8
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202 reviews
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$40 and under
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Café
Deep in the heart of Centennial Park sits one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. A place where locals, fitness fanatics, lovers of nature and their four-legged friends can stop by, grab a bite and enjoy the great outdoors. The Kitchen allows you to enjoy casual dining with a friendly smile and fresh honest food with a twist on traditional home cooked favourites by head chef Diego Rosales.

Centennial Homestead encompasses a more relaxed, accessible and family-friendly feel and a new identity to bring this all to life. With space for everyone, including your pooch on the deck, it's perfect for a midweek lunch, weekend brunch or private party. Wherever you’ve come from, consider our home yours at Centennial Homestead. “The Heart of The Park”.

Located at the corner Grand Drive and Parkes Drive, Centennial Park.
What 202 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
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OT
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed the dining experience. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family and will be returning.

OT
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good portions of food, the staff was really friendly and recommended me good dishes, special the gnnochi, really tasty! I went with my family and from the kids to my mom, everyone was happy with options.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

First time my partner met my Aunt. Was brilliant thank you.

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable brunch with family. It is such a relaxed cafe but service is friendly and efficient. It is fabulous on the terrace if you have a dog and the animals are really welcomed by the staff. All dogs were well behaved. The food is very tasty with great choice and tasty combinations. Coffee and chai tea excellent. I would recommend this cafe and frequently go there for brunch.

OT
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

6 different dishes all excellent sadly the service was abysmal not regarding staff behaviour but insufficient staff numbers.
I needed to leave our table to approach staff
To place drink order
To request our food orders be taken
Then to please remove dishes on completion of meal
To request our dessert or coffee orders be taken
Then after requesting bill I needed to find staff member to take cash payment
and restaurant wasn’t even one third full.

OT
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Food was great. My husband and I enjoyed the ambience with our toddler son.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Inedible gnocchi and inexperienced wait staff

OT
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got a last minute booking online so we were in a quieter section then normal. It was great though so we enjoyed it better then the other busier section. We were worried about not getting the same service because it was very quiet but there was constant checking in by the staff. It was great!

OT
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Lovely calm place for lunch. Great menu with good options for everyone. Good value for the wonderful location, lovely clean windows looking out over the park.

OT
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Great location, good busy vibe which compliments it well. Little let down with service, for example I had to ask for water, I'm used to being given table water on arrival, enough cuttlery for the booking etc

OT
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent spot to catch up with friends over the weekend

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and venue

OT
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent - people kept commenting on how they thought it best they had eaten at Homestead. Staff are very friendly and work to ensure your needs are met.
Being in Centennial Park - the setting is beautiful.
Very pleasant lunch - congratulations to the staff and thank you.

OT
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

They happily organised space for 4 adults, one wheel chair plus double stroller for twins. Music was a bit too loud but lively effect. Babies accommodated. Toilets needed cleaning during he busy time.

OT
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

disappointing

OT
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was great but service left a lot to be desired. Tables dirty and required clearing and floor also pretty messy.

Having said that, the food was great.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Setting, views and food are good, but the service is generally incredibly slow, both on weekdays and weekends .

OT
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended

OT
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere on a beautiful day - fitness freaks equally comfortable with the oldies dolled up for nice day out.

OT
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch - thank you

OT
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing , and setting is lovely especially if the weather is good.
BUT the food took 50 minutes when we were told it would be about 20.
When we complained nothing was done about it and there seemed to be a lack of concern by management about the long wait.

OT
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I must say I was disappointed. The service was very average, there appeared to be only one male waiter who was interested in chatting with us or assisting us. It was expensive for the portion size and the food provided. Was noisy so hard to have conversations and the final straw was they don't do spilt bills - You can pay separately for what you ordered which doesn't work with bottles of wine, shared sides etc... overall poor experience and wouldn't recommend to others.

OT
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, the food was fabulous and the service exemplary.
I really have to mention the service, the staff were simply fabulous. Everyone was professional yet friendly when the restaurant was clearly very busy. There were quite a few little actions and gestures that made you feel very welcome.

OT
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Lovely to sit in the park, breakfast options good, service very ordinary and not up the expectations for this sort of restaurant

OT
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We had a lovely brunch and the homestead is a great venue. Unfortunately the service continues to be ad how. We waited over 20 minutes for a second coffee order. They blamed it on a large table but the barista was busy chatting to other staff rather than making the coffees. Luckily we were not in a hurry but I wouldn’t go back if we were time pour or had to be somewhere else by a certain time.

OT
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We used to go regularly as we live nearby. We went after a few weeks break as the service levels were disappointing. The female maître' d at Sunday breakfast has no customer focus. Refused to put us at a table we requested as she said it was for 4 people and we were 2. Five minutes later she sat 2 people at the table. We struggle to get attention from the wait staff. They say they are busy - but they are hopelessly understaffed. The food quality has gone down.

OT
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our party's ages ranged from five years to 95 years and the Homestead did a very good job of catering to all of us. Nice food, good selection, plus the advantage of a playground at the doorstep, so the kids could let of steam while we relaxed.

OT
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal for a special occasion. Will return many more times!

OT
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

This is my fist time at the restaurant.The restaurant acoustic was poor,admittedly the restaurant was packed with few families due to school holidays. On top of that the live music was played too loud to conduct a conversation.
The service was good can't be said of the food that my wife and I had which was fish and chips. The batter was too greasy and the fish was not not fresh. Overall it was ok.

OT
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

If you’re thinking of coming here do NOT do it. Service was horrendous, food was overpriced, staff were rude, complete and utter disappointment to say the least. I was there for a birthday brunch having thought it would be something special however this was the WORST experience and can not discourage you enough from coming here. Will never ever go back.

OT
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We had a delicious lunch here on a sunny day. The outlook over the expansive view of Centennial Park, is gorgeous and relaxing. The menu is very good, wine list decent, but limited. The service was very friendly, and very international with our wait staff representing Argentina, Brazil, Columbia and Chile!! While friendly, it was hard to flag someone down and I had to twice look for someone to clear and serve us. The bright atmosphere, and stunning outlook, made-up for any short-comings!

OT
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

I come from the hospitality industry and I am always stunned by the uncaring nature of the staff previously I was sat on an enormous table due to the fact that most people who had said were coming to this event did not show up
When I asked for the 3 hrs that I ended up staying for to be relocated as soon a
s I realised I was not going to need this enormous table and was dying from embarrassment at sitting there solo it was to much of an issue for them to accommodate this issue so I was left ther

OT
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely spot in Centennial Park. We sat on the deck which was shaded and delightful. The food was good, enough choices for a picky bunch!

OT
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service...obvious that all other diners were enjoying the experience as much as we were.

OT
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The online booking was easy, the staff were friendly and there were no issues moving us to a larger table when more than the booked number of people showed up. When paying, we were able to split the bill which didn't create any issues with the cashier.

OT
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, open friendly staff, perfect selection of food

PK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location at Centennial Park and the pie was delicious.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The service could be better, had to ask multiple staff to order, was frequently brought other tables food, and our food took a long time to arrive.

Would still return, but think the table service needs to be better organised

h
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Location is fabulous. The food was great and plentiful. The staff were very professional and accomodating.
I would highly recommend the 'Homestead' for all the reasons given

OT
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food but service poor. Surprising given many staff. Hard to get attention to order coffee, food and to pay bill