Right across from the huge Castle Towers shopping centre is a quiet Italian restaurant next to a bus stop. It is warmly lit and quite cosy, eventually filling up with small family groups over the course of the night. There are some interesting pastas on the menu which I haven’t seen before such as the orecchiette and agnolotti, which we decide to order along with the Cibo style shoe string fries, an Angus scotch fillet steak and a spicy chorizo fettuccine.
A slice of inner city sophistication has found its way to Castle Hill in the form of The Baron, which actually looks more like a Surry Hills cafe. It’s still pretty new and gives coffee connoisseurs who live in the Hills the option to enjoy Single Origin coffee without trekking out all the way to the city. The Baron even turns into a small bar at night, which is great news for Hills-people who were getting a bit bored of the bars on offer in the area.