Croydon Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Croydon

October 8, 2017 Venice Greaves

Discover the best restaurant in Croydon, Australia including Casalinga, The Firehouse, The Conservatory Cafe at Wyreena, Kofi Beans, Platinum Cafe and Restaurant, Piyada Thai Restaurant, Bekendales, Thai Tables, The Lower Deck Cafe, Thai Lemon Tree Restaurant
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1. Casalinga

7 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +61 3 9870 8422
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 168 reviews

Casalinga

Reviewed By JCM81 - Melbourne, Australia

We visited Casalinga after a break of around two years and this time with a small group on a Saturday evening. I appreciate that being close to Christmas there were several large groups there - but the noise was such that it was difficult to hear those we were with. Also, tables were packed in so that it was difficult to move without co-ordinating your move with the next table. The other issue, is something I have only found to happen at Casalinga - it is BYO Monday to Friday ($5 per bottle corkage), but fully licenced only on a Saturday and I assume a Sunday....as I try to frequent BYO restaurants, I am curious if other restaurants do the same thing? As for the food - I could only say average with what I thought to be a relatively limited menu. Sadly, the service on Saturday evening was nothing other than average - apart from the young waitress who told us that one of the desserts were "to die for" ....we declined. As for returning, it's highly unlikely that this reviewer will.

2. The Firehouse

253-257 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$149 +61 3 9876 8100
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 321 reviews

The Firehouse

Reviewed By peterFW2000 - Melbourne, Australia

We have been dining at the fire house for over 5 years, Had special birthdays & work breakups in their special dining room areas We cannot fault the food & excellent service, Always look forward to visiting this restaurant Love the menu changes over the...MoreDear PeterFW2000 Thank you for your review & feedback of the Firehouse. We are looking forward seeing you again in 2018 for the next seasonal menu change. Warm regards, Philippe - Restaurant Manager

3. The Conservatory Cafe at Wyreena

13-23 Hull Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +61 3 9725 0992
Excellent
29%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

The Conservatory Cafe at Wyreena

Reviewed By Mick A - Melbourne, Australia

A great little place to come on a sunny day, sit outside sipping coffee eating Brunch while the kids play on the newish play ground. Service can be a little slow, but I think that's because the kitchen may be small. But either way, a lovely place to visit and unwind while the kids play ...... then the kids return and back to reality :-)

4. Kofi Beans

137 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$102 9725 3339
Excellent
30%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Kofi Beans

Reviewed By nilintentum_reliquit - Melbourne, Australia

Lovely subtle decor inside with Seating available outside. Varied menu and not filled with just avocado and eggs! Our breakfast dishes were well presented and very enjoyable. The tangy eggplant relis with the goat cheese and herbed eggs was sensational. Coffee was very good and staff friendly and attentive despite the hectic pace.
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5. Platinum Cafe and Restaurant

1 East Ridge Dr | Chirnside Park, Chirnside Park, Victoria 3116, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$283 +61 3 9727 1255
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 156 reviews

Platinum Cafe and Restaurant

We are located alongside the Maroondah Highway in Chirnside Park, diagonaly opposite Reading Cinemas, and between Red Rooster and Bunnings hardware.

Reviewed By holla-ro - Chirnside Park, Australia

Visiting here again with hubby and enjoyed a great meal. Food is always delicious, generous and well presented.
Staff are friendly, welcoming and professional, definitely trained well and help maintain the high reputation of this restaurant.
Platinum is great for breakfast and through to dinners, suppers or cake and coffees! This location is perfect for the locals and we really enjoy every visit.

6. Piyada Thai Restaurant

412 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +61 3 9726 5895
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Piyada Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By croftonMelbourne - Airlie Beach, Australia

We went with friends as we enjoyed our last visit.
After Seating, we desperately attempted to get the attention of staff, despite only 3 tables being occupied. They were only interested in takeaway customers.
Eventually we were served and the food was great - but not going back, there are plenty of Thai restaurants who also serve great food.

7. Bekendales

Shop 1 50 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 9725 6812
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Bekendales

Reviewed By Phil M - Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Food presented at this place looked like it was lovingly made and it tasted great too. I had the Avacado Smash, which was superb with riccotta cheese and beetroot hommus. Conveniently located in central Croydon just near the railway station. There is not a huge choice on the menu, but it is worth a visit.

8. Thai Tables

737 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, Victoria 3153, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner +61 3 9729 0377
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Thai Tables

Reviewed By Peter s - Melbourne

Rather than drive to Victoria street my friend tammy recommended thai tables and wow what a treat.
The staff are lovely, prices are just right but the quality of the food was outstanding and deliciously delicious.
It looked incredibly fresh and wholesome and im really looking forward to going back.
I will highly recommend and i will definitely be back.

9. The Lower Deck Cafe

6 San Carlos Walk, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 3 9723 1872
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

The Lower Deck Cafe

phone (03) 9723 1872

Reviewed By Mr_Mrs_Melbourne - Victoria

We popped in for a quick lunch - I had the corned beef & he had the pancakes (both on the specials menu) Both were nice, the pancakes looked particularly good. Good venue, our only criticism was that the wooden tables are feeling a bit...MoreHey guys, glad u had a great time. I’m sorry about the table, your so right. We’re currently rotating tables in/out due to the re-sealing process takeing a few days. We’re about halfway.

10. Thai Lemon Tree Restaurant

161 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner 9725 7778
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Thai Lemon Tree Restaurant

Reviewed By Michael J - Melbourne, Australia

Went there in July and October, food still good, all new waitresses both times, feel undertrained, team leader is rushy and has less smile. Doubt I will go back as I found better Thai restaurants nearby.

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