A landmark property of the Northern Beaches since 1880, the Newport Arms recently reopened as The Newport under Merivale. In classic Merivale-style, there’s multiple, eclectic, themed spaces to drink and dine in (and take in that view), with natural stone paving, locally-made furniture and plenty of marble. It has a strong focus on food, but don’t expect a single service counter or a straightforward menu at this renovated pub. Instead, expect to feel a bit like you’re walking through a permanent food festival. There’s also a cafe filled with Australian meats like smoked brisket, barbecue chicken and hot-smoked salmon, seasonal salads, smoothies, gelato and coffee by Merivale’s favourite Sydney roasters, Will & Co. Given The Newport’s Pittwater location, there’s also a spot dedicated to fish and chips.
Images: Bodhi Liggett.