Food and Wine
Explore Marrickville Road to discover a wonderful diversity of cultures and cuisines, from classic Vietnamese restaurants to delicious Greek and Portuguese. The local bar scene has also undergone a renaissance, with great family friendly pubs, small bars and local breweries bringing a festive air to this inner city suburb.
Just 7 km from the centre of town, in the heart of the Inner West you’ll find Marrickville, a multicultural neighbourhood with a wealth of cafes, restaurant and shops to explore. Set on the banks of the Cooks River, Marrickville is bordered by Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill, and Petersham, an easy train or bus trip from the city.
The multicultural nature of Marrickville is what sets it apart, with Greek, Vietnamese, Arabic and Portuguese being the most commonly spoken languages besides English. Stroll along Marrickville Road to discover an unrivalled diversity of cultures and cuisines, from the fragrant Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup) at Yen for Viet, to absolute cheese heaven at the Paesanella Food Emporium.
Take a tour of the Marrickville area to truly immerse yourself in this vibrant suburb; try Maeve O’Meara’s Gourmet Safaris or, for something a little different, Dave’s Brewery Tours. The bar scene in Marrickville is undergoing a renaissance, with classic pubs, hip small bars, and even local breweries popping up from Enmore to Sydenham. Head to Batch Brewing Co for a pint of American Pale Ale, and for a feed, check out The Henson, a hip yet family-friendly (and pet-friendly) Gastro Pub.
This Inner West Sunday market is a local favourite, with stalls selling everything from organic fruit and veggies to knick knacks and handmade goods. Pick up some fresh produce and while you’re having a wander, treat yourself to local ice cream, freshly-steamed dumplings, tasty corn fritters, moreish arepas or delicious Himalayan food.
Cafe culture is alive and well in Marrickville, with many Sydney roasters basing themselves in this industrial-turned-hip neck of the woods. Some of the best coffee in Sydney can be found here; check out Coffee Alchemy, one of Sydney’s best roasters; Roastville, located on Victoria Road; and Sample Coffee in nearby Tempe, a gorgeous minimalist warehouse space serving up everything from expertly-made espresso to on-point filter brews. For breakfast or brunch, it’s hard to go past local heroes Cornersmith with their ace Mecca coffee and locally sourced and homemade everything, from lemons to pickles to cheese, and Wicks Park (formerly Double Roasters) for killer coffee and corn fritters.