Formerly home to the Uni of Sydney’s Groundkeeper, the gothic-styled Gardener’s Lodge in Victoria Park has been transformed into a modern café. Aboriginal Elder Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-gardenerslodgecafe.aspx
Newtown Food and wine
Eating out in Newtown
Got a few hours to spare on this bohemian inner west strip? Sip a bowl latte and watch the world go by, enjoy a cocktail at a funky bar or flip a coin over where to go for dinner, and you'll scratch the surface of one of Sydney's greatest eat streets.
Drink and dine on King Street
Cocktails, cafes, a crazy array of restaurants and an unapologetic âanything goes' vibe ... Newtown's food and wine scene is one of the city's best.
But whether you congregate with the coffee lovers on cushioned window seats in the Vargabar or join the crowds at Campos, make time for Australia Street, home to breezy Barmuda and famous patisserie Black Star.
Try a short black and a raspberry crÃ¨me brulee at Black Star and you could turn a good day into a great one.
If small bars are your thing, start with too-cool-for-school Bloodwood, where cocktails and polenta chips are mandatory. Or, bag a retro couch at Madame Fling Flongs, a teeny seat at cute-as-a-button Corridor, a tall stool at Enmore Road's Ra Bar, or a 50s sofa at Mad Men-style lounge bar Green Room.
Newtown's main drag and leafy backstreets boast great beer gardens, too. While away a Sunday arvo with a jug of beer and a chunky schnitzel at the Courthouse, soak up the Moroccan vibe of the Zanzibar rooftop or find a spot on the open-air decks at the Balinese-inspired Bank Hotel. There's decent food, wine and beer at the iconic Carlisle Castle or head to the Coopers Arms' airy indoor/outdoor bistro. Also, check out The Marlborough's outdoor beer garden and upstairs veranda, perfect for people watching.
Hungry? Prepare for a bout of indecision – there are over 140 restaurants and all kinds of cuisines along King Street. Izote does a mean Mexican, Iiza boasts some of the best Japanese food this side of the city and for Lebanese, don't go past Al-Aseel or Emma's on Liberty. For great cheap eats, you could slurp a spicy soup at Pho, enjoy pork and chive dumplings at Dumpling King, or a Chicken Guerrero taco at Guzman Y Gomez.
So you’ve heard of Japanese grub? And you’ve heard of tapas? Well, put them together and you get this Newtown restaurant, Wagaya Tapas. You order your dishes by using the iPad that hangs f...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-wagayatapas.aspx
Osteria di Russo and Russo is run by father and son team Pino and Marc Russo, formerly of Bridge Room in Sydney’s CBD. The restaurant is a pointed mix of traditional and modern - with decor simi...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-osteriadirussoandrusso.aspx
The former co-owner and head chef of the famous Saigon Bowl Vietnamese Restaurant in Strathfield, Anh Lam, has opened Rice Paper Restaurant on King Street. Fresh rice paper rolls are, not surprisingly...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-ricepaperrestaurant.aspx
Green Palace, a friendly, staunchly Buddhist eatery in Newtown serves such tranquil delights as crispy duck salad, seafood curry and pork spare ribs – all completely meat-free. On the alternativ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-greenpalace.aspx
On top of Botany View Hotel at the south end of King Street in Newtown, Darley Street Bistro is a local gem. With three restaurant/cafes in Sydney, husband and wife duo Danielle and Kevin Harris have ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-darley_street_bistro_newtown.aspx
Head upstairs to level one of the Newtown Hotel and you will find The Animal. The walls are lined with graffiti animals and lyrics, while the menu showcases modern Greek specialities. For those with a...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-theanimal.aspx
Opened in early 2007, Delhi ‘O’ Delhi has firmly established itself as an elegant and welcoming destination for those in search of the exotic atmosphere of India. Drawing inspiration from ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-delhiodelhi.aspx
One of three Toby’s outlets, this one in Chippendale is a cafe, tea emporium and roastery in one. The sound philosophy of quality and sustainability, plus great coffee (all baristas are trained ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-tobysestate.aspx