Food and wine in Inner Sydney


Experience fabulous food in some of Sydney's most vibrant and exciting locations. With many bars and restaurants, from heritage-listed food destinations to dynamic new dining precints, the Inner City is a fantastic area to relax and enjoy Sydney's treasures. 

  • Chiswick Restaurant, Sydney
  • Bodega, Harold Park Tramsheds

About Food and Wine in Inner Sydney

Woolloomooloo Wharf is a popular waterfront dining near the Art Gallery of NSW and the Royal Botanic Garden. This is an ideal location for enjoying fine cuisine, whether you've got an appetite for pasta at Otto Ristorante, duck pancakes at China Doll, or a long lunch or dinner with friends.

You'll also find both pub fare and fine dining options at The Tilbury on Nicholson Street and at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, opposite Woolloomooloo Wharf, one of the longest timber wharves in the world.

The Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo

Also east in the inner-city you will find the vibrant and exciting Surry Hills and Darlinghurst. Visit Surry Hills for the lively, homestyle Pizza e Birra for delicious Italian fare, or savour exquisite Thai food at the famed Longrain Restaurant

Visit Darlinghurst’s Little Italy on Stanley Street for great Italian, including Sagra and Trovata. Around Victoria St you will find stylish diners such as Buffalo Dining Club, specialising in prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella, and Modern Australian at The Commons

The Tilbury Hotel, Sydney

There are many reinvented spaces in Redfern and Waterloo where you will find inspiring and creative dining experiences. 

Visit Kepos & Co for cafe classics with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern twist. For Italian fare that makes the most of fresh, seasonal produce, visit popular Cafe Sopra, run by providore Fratelli Fresh. Sopra also houses an upmarket grocer and bottle shop.

Tramsheds, Harold Park

Glebe is home to the beautifully restored heritage-listed Tramsheds Harold Park. This former bustling tramway depot, built in 1904, is now replenished with natural light and home to a superb range of provedores, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Inside this vibrant hub you will find the inspired restaurant and charcuterie Butcher & The Farmer, fresh seafood at Fish & Co, Brazilian tapas at Bodega 1904, and much more. And don’t miss the restored Sydney tram inside.

  1. Archie Rose Distillery

    Archie Rose Distillery

    The first independent distillery in the City of Sydney since 1853, Archie Rose distils and bottles spirits by hand to be shared in good company. 18+ onlyThe doors are always open for you to wander...

  2. Bake Club

    Bake Club

    The BakeClub will inspire you with deliciously simple recipes that are relevant to your life while giving you the know-how and skill to bake with confidence and success.They share their techniques, tried...

  3. Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates

    Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates

    At Belle Fleur they make exquisite handmade chocolates – fresh every day.To do this they draw on four generations of chocolate-making expertise, a track record of more than 30 years in the business in...

  4. Bitter Phew

    Bitter Phew

    Escape the bustle of Oxford Street and head upstairs into Bitter Phew's little slice of beer paradise, or Sit at the large oregon bar, unwind with your favourite beer while watching the world go by on Oxford Street or...

  5. Button Bar

    Button Bar

    After the success of Pocket Bar and Stitch, the owners brand new venture has an underground feeling about it with leather booths and dark nooks and crannies shaped a bit like the galley of a pirate ship...

  6. Camperdown Commons

    Camperdown Commons

    Camperdown Commons is a community revitalisation project developed by Camperdown Project Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club in response to an Expression Of Interest issued by the...

  7. Catmosphere Cat Cafe

    Catmosphere Cat Cafe

    Dedicated to brave space cats and cat lovers alike, Catmosphere Sydney is Australia's first space-themed cat cafe!Enjoy a hot drink from Sydney's finest baristas, and cuddle with some of the cutest...

  8. Darlie Laundromatic

    Darlie Laundromatic

    There is only one word for Darlie Laundromatic: kitsch. From the original Darlie Laundromat exterior (complete with flashing neon colours) to the clothes lines that hang across the rooms, Darlie is full of character...

  9. Doughnut Time

    Doughnut Time

    It's always a good time!Doughnut Time specialise in hand-dipped doughnuts created in small batches for a big following.The doughnuts are crafted across multiple locations and are carefully designed...

  10. Friend in Hand Hotel

    Friend in Hand Hotel

    Just a short walk down Cowper Street from Broadway and Glebe Pt Road, The Friend in Hand looks from the outside like many other Art-Deco era pubs. Step inside, though, and what you’re confronted with is something...

  11. Grain Organic Bakery

    Grain Organic Bakery

    Brian Horgan's enthusiasm for beautiful bread that not only looked good, but was also good for everyone else, was the beginning of his journey into baking. Initially just baking at home, the opportunity to...

  12. Grandma's at McEvoy

    Grandma's at McEvoy

    Discover Grandma’s at McEvoy. A quality foodie destination where you will find the bakery and kitchen production centre of Grandma’s. They are located in the bustling hub of Alexandria. Explore the beautiful 70s style...

  13. Harold Park Hotel

    Harold Park Hotel

    The Harold Park Hotel is located in the inner west of Sydney, in the suburb of Glebe, directly opposite the landmark Harold Park Raceway. The Bistro at the Harold Park Hotel has everything from snacks, bar food, kids,...

  14. Love, Tilly Devine

    Love, Tilly Devine

    The darling of Darlinghurst, Love, Tilly Devine is named after one of the most diabolical female criminals in Sydney's history. Boasting the witty spirit of its madam, this hip wine bar offers a stellar wine...

  15. Pocket Bar

    Pocket Bar

    Pocket Bar is one of the original small bars in Sydney. It's a cosy underground hole-in-the-wall kind of bar in downtown Darlinghurst, serving signature cocktails and crepes seven days a week until midnight. They...

  16. Red Lily Cocktail Bar

    Red Lily Cocktail Bar

    Red Lily is an exclusive little bar tucked away in a quiet Darlinghurst backstreet, on Crown Lane. Positioned behind Luke Nguyen's Red Lantern on Riley, Red Lily is a trendy nook to either have a drink whilst waiting...

  17. Saporium


    Saporium satisfies all your culinary desires.Here, greengrocers, butchers, bakers, coffee roasters, restaurateurs and many other proud purveyors put their finest produce on show.Housed in a revived...

  18. Shady Pines Saloon

    Shady Pines Saloon

    Craving a little bit of southern charm? Head to Darlinghurst's Shady Pines Saloon, order a whiskey on the rocks, listen to Johnny Cash and allow this little bar to take you to the wild, wild west for a night....

  19. Sixpenny


    The brainchild of two SMH Young Chef of the Year recipients, Dan Puskas and James Parry, Sixpenny is a degustation-only restaurant where the chefs bring a series of small, dazzling dishes to the tables themselves....

  20. Spice Alley at Kensington Street

    Spice Alley at Kensington Street

    Spice Alley at Kensington Street is home to the Kopi-Tiam – four hawker-style diners under glowing lantern ceilings. Bordered by two small restaurants, this laneway meanders through the landscape of Asian cuisine from...

  21. Sydney Rowing Club

    Sydney Rowing Club

    For a true destination experience, catch the 30 minute ferry from Circular Quay, or any of the many stops in between along the idyllic Parramatta River to the Abbotsford Wharf, home of the famous Sydney Rowing Club....

  22. The Hazy Rose

    The Hazy Rose

    Tucked away on Darlinghurst's foodie Stanley Street strip, The Hazy Rose is a small bar-lover's oasis. The brainchild of father-and-daughter duo, Derek and Dominique, joined by Harriet Leigh and whisky...

  23. The Little Guy Glebe

    The Little Guy Glebe

    The little guy, your friendly local in Glebe. A comfortable social environment where friends can meet, strangers can become friends and where neighbours are The Little Guy's best customers. Come on down...

  24. The Nags Head Hotel

    The Nags Head Hotel

    Join the Nags Head for a meal at their award winning Stables Bistro set in the beautiful hotel. A traditional Old English style pub just minutes away from the central business district, rich in character and history....

  25. The Royal Hotel

    The Royal Hotel

    Positioned in the heart of Leichhardt, The Royal has been a community icon and destination pub since 1886. The Royal is breathing new life back into the pub scene on Norton Street as well as the hospitality scene in...

  26. The Tudor Hotel

    The Tudor Hotel

    Situated on the corner of Pitt and Redfern Streets in Sydney, with the heart of the community right at the doorstep, The Tudor Hotel offers a great local experience for those that live, work and play in Redfern...

  27. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn

    The first beer was poured at the Unicorn Hotel, Paddington, in 1941, after a rebuild of the Croft’s Family Hotel, which had stood on the site since the mid 1800’s. After many years of service to the locals...

  28. Toxteth Hotel

    Toxteth Hotel

    Located in Glebe and only 7 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, the Toxteth Hotel, affectionately named the ‘Tocky’ by locals is a classic pub which provides great beer, scrumptious food, and a classic pub feel all with a...

  29. Tramsheds Harold Park

    Tramsheds Harold Park

    Tramsheds Harold Park is one of Sydney's newest food destinations, centred around connecting people to providores, offering a variety of top-class restaurants, cafes and bars in a European-inspired food hall. It is...

  30. Urban Winery Sydney

    Urban Winery Sydney

    Urban Winery Sydney is one of a kind: the city's only true urban winery, located in creative hub Precinct 75 in St Peters.Founded by winemaker Alex Retief, Urban Winery Sydney includes the winery, cellar...

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