Tempt your winter tastebuds

The aim is to create an environment where people can relax and enjoy the moment, whatever the occasion.

SIGNATURE DISHES: From top left clockwise: Toronto Hotel Barramundi; Southern Smoke Cafe's Louisiana Burger; Tinto Expresso Moroccan Chicken and Basil Pesto Pasta with Semi Dried Tomato, Bacon, Cashews and Parmesan; and Casanova Lamb Shank pasta.

SIGNATURE DISHES: From top left clockwise: Toronto Hotel Barramundi; Southern Smoke Cafe's Louisiana Burger; Tinto Expresso Moroccan Chicken and Basil Pesto Pasta with Semi Dried Tomato, Bacon, Cashews and Parmesan; and Casanova Lamb Shank pasta.

Tinto Espresso

This winter Tinto Espresso Bar will be serving up some delicious house-made soups, pastas and slow-cooked stews for those brisk winter days. The new menu has a new range of burgers, salads and waffles along with the Tinto favourites. Tinto Espresso Bar is located in the Toronto Foreshore Park and a great place to bring the kids and family, with playground and swimming baths nearby, you can enjoy the view and maybe spy a dolphin or watch the sailboats on beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Southern Smoke Cafe

The winter menu at Southern Smoke Cafe & Catering features lots of warming options to tempt your tastebuds, including soup of the day served with toasted Turkish bread; vegetable frittata with a side salad and house-made dressing. Choose from a selection of pasta dishes such as creamy chicken bacon, and mushroom fettuccine with shaved Parmesan or house-made lasagna, just to name a few. Then there's the all-day breakfast and burger menu with the most popular burger of them all; the Louisiana American cheeseburger with crisp cos lettuce, tomato cheese, mustard and tomato sauce with a house-made tasty premium beef patty.

Casanova Italian Restaurant

Casanova' winter menu includes a new pizza and pasta list, as well as 'The porko' (slow-cooked pork neck), pork belly, salami, sausage, pork ribs in tomato sauce, lamb shank pasta and risotto. On the corner of The Boulevarde and Victory Parade, Casanova offers a cosy setting for both cafe and restaurant. They serve a fantastic breakfast until 11.30am each day, and then full lunch and dinner menu from noon, with the guarantee that the view, food and service will always be great. "The aim is to create an environment where people can relax and enjoy the moment, whatever the occasion - be it coffee with friends, business meetings, quick catch-up or a long lunch," chef Chakra says.

Toronto Hotel

Toronto Hotel, perched on top of the hill at Victory Parade, looks out over Toronto Bay. The hotel restaurant serves up all your favourites in the current menu with some exciting changes afoot when their Winter Menu launches in the coming weeks. With a great range of beverages including tap and craft beer, local and interstate wines plus all your favourite spirits, soft drinks and hot beverages. On sunny days, sit in the alfresco garden and watch the kids enjoy the expansive grassed area. Over the weekend a jumping castle, weather dependent, is erected for the children to play on.Regular dinner specials Monday to Friday includes many of their most popular options so no matter what evening you come, bring the family and enjoy a great night out.