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Italian

Salt Pepper Nutmeg

Average price $45
9/10
461 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 461 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Marie B.
    Marie B.
    • one review
    10/10

    As always fabulous food in a cosy atmosphere. Our favourite local and will be back. Snapper was perfect and Spanish cake divine. How they keep the food so Market fresh and seasonal is key.

  2. Marnie w.
    Marnie w.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I love this restaurant because it's not trying to do or be anything other than itself. No pretentious staff, try-hard menus or loud music. Cosy, yummy and welcoming.

  3. Shereen Z.
    Shereen Z.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Beautiful fresh flowers of all shapes and sizes adorn the tables and rows of books line the bookshelves giving this neighbourhood restaurant a lovely cosy and intimate feel. The staff are friendly and the food is super tasty too. It’s a real gem

  4. Robyn V.
    Robyn V.
    • one review
    8/10

    Unfortunately, my choice of salad was tasteless and sad. My friend was happy with here though. The cost is too high to run the risk actually... The tea and service was good.

  5. Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Always enjoy this compact restaurant. The profusion of seasonal flowers and bookshelves creates a lovely atmosphere for a delicious dinner. Sometimes we use the crayons for spontaneous table art, I have favourites in the menu, but can be tempted with the specials! A great central North Shore location, and handy to Roseville station or parking. And if we can fit in a movie at the cinema, all the better!

  6. Joanne H.
    Joanne H.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Great atmosphere and food. We had a movie meal deal and felt we were treated a little bit like second class citizens, but still had a lovely meal and the service was good once it came.

  7. Rob Q.
    Rob Q.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    A very underwhelming experience. I was looking forward to this restaurant on some reviews I read. Menu was very limited and I feel the chef should try and keep his meals simple and not yet and add every ingredient going. The slow cooked lam ragu was good, but why add a piece of under cooked broccolini. Service was awful and not once during my meal or when I payed was I asked if everything was ok. This place has potential, but I’m afraid it didn’t deliver this time.

  8. Rie T.
    Rie T.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Very happy with our visit today with 8 ppl today consisting of 6adults, toddler and a newborn baby in a capsule. Staff are very accommodating and we felt extremely comfortable and well looked after. My picky father absolutely loved some of the dishes and said he wants to come back which really means something.. Atmosphere is unique as other posters say with large tables and vases with large flower arrangements on tables. Agree to other comments that their dishes are like a home cooked meal. I must add that all dishes we ordered had lots of vegetables or salad with it and we felt healthy eating all of the dishes. We ordered the garlic bruschetta, lamb blackstrap salad (special), dancing chicken salad, beef cheek and duck all of which were delicious. Toddler had a bolognese but they gave us an option of having the sauce on the side with vegetable sticks on side which was unique and wonderful - especially since my son ate it all!! Some others commented about “the lady not smiling” but I disagree. She was a wonderful host. She just does not smile when she is walking across the room but when you talk to her she is very caring and considerate - especially regarding our children. I highly recommend this place for a unique experience. Thank you salt pepper nutmeg for giving us a great night out!!

  9. Sheyne L.
    Sheyne L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere, live music (not too loud!) & lovely decor. Food was delivered in a timely manner & was delicious. Good potion sizes for the price. Service was OK, little bit slow maybe due to a busy night.

  10. Margaret B.
    Margaret B.
    • 4 reviews
    7.5/10

    Good restaurant for lunch near Roseville Cinema. Service was a bit slow but the food fresh and good value. We did not have much time but will go back and try it again. Recommended.

  11. Ann M.
    Ann M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always very tasty food with excellent service. I could eat here every night. I have an allergy and they always cater for my issues. Love all the fresh flowers!

  12. Belinda H.
    Belinda H.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Loved the rather quirky decor - shelves of second hand books for sale, enormous displays of flowers and vegetables, very welcoming feel. Let down by poor service - slow, uncoordinated, unfriendly.

  13. Lisa C.
    Lisa C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful as always, lovely food, nice ambience, just a great neighbourhood gem. The menu has some really creative dishes, with plenty of options for all dining preferences.

  14. Mentie K.
    Mentie K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great atmosphere, and food tasty, well presented and different from the usual offerings. I would recommend it without any hesitation. It is a bonus being so convenient to the cinema.

  15. Pauline  P.
    Pauline P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service all patrons were very happy with the quality of the service, food and price. Good timing between meals and seemless when removing dirty plates.

  16. Sarah W.
    Sarah W.
    • one review
    9/10

    Salt Pepper Nutmeg is a great local restaurant. The food is always of excellent quality, tastes delicious and is presented beautifully. Good value for money.

  17. Dagmar N.
    Dagmar N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Salt Pepper Nutmeg is one of our local favourites. The food is consistently delicious, the service is friendly and it's usually busy so the atmosphere is lively.

  18. Jennifer L.
    Jennifer L.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good food with large portions. Busy restaurant, could do with more staff.

  19. Katie R.
    Katie R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    What a wonderful night sitting at an eccentrically decorated table at the window. Dinner was spectacular - Chicken dancing with Lemons, and we did BYO wine. Fantastic service as usual. Will be our regular.

  20. JoAnne F.
    JoAnne F.
    • one review
    9/10

    The clam chowder was terrific!

More information

Closing time

Please note that some of our tables are communal. Please contact us on 02 9880 9994 to discuss seating if required. Please note we are also fully BYO so please bring your yummy drinks - eskies welcome! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

How to get to the restaurant

110 Pacific Highway, 2069, Roseville, Australia

Directions to get there

Roseville, Upper North Shore

About the restaurant

Please note that some of our tables are communal. Please contact us on 02 9880 9994 to discuss seating if required.

Please note we are also fully BYO so please bring your yummy drinks - eskies welcome!

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Paul Desmet …..(AKA The Wookiee ) and Marion Desmet arrived in Sydney early 2007.A love of traditional old style cooking and generous Hospitality and aversion to the modern “foams and micro herb”fixation /fad drew them to start SaltPepperNutmeg as a catering company, specialising in canapes and private dining .Many adventures later an opportunity in Roseville came up and the rest is History.

Paul grew up in South Africa. With roots in Europe and a God Mother who worked under Lenotre in Paris, good food was always on the table and traditional skills and recipes are central to the way of working.Paul started in kitchens early in the eighties and His palate was honed in Switzerland,Belgium and London. In 1998 He uprooted the Family and spent the next few years , in Borneo, Malaysia and Singapore. This experience further extended His repetoire and the move to Sydney became a reality in early 2007.

Paul and Marion believe in foraging for the best available ingredients on any given day- small quantities are brought and the mise en place turns over fast. The specials board changes constantly, daily , sometimes twice daily. Regular customers know to get in quick and reserve portions ,especially when the fishing has been good.He has an obsession with Olive Oil and good bread.Paul is completely anal about ripening Tomatoes properly and is on a quest for perfect Gnocchi.Marion looks after the front of house and loves customising Decor and Themes for our functions and events.

Interaction with customers is important and customisation of dishes and menus is encouraged to make every customers experience as unique as possible.Paul has a particular specialisation and interest in catering for special Dietary needs while the Wookie looks after Childrens food and loves encouraging young palates to get away from chips and nuggets

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