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/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/darley-street-bistro-newtown
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.
A Chippendale nook serving Little Marionette and spinning vinyl. Who else is excited? Hidden on the corner of Knox and Shepard Street this lilliputian espresso bar is grungy but oh so sweet, just like...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/the-house-specialty-coffee
With queues trailing onto Erskineville Road at the original Cafe Shenkin, The Haikin brothers and their dad have now opened an Espresso Bar in Newtown. Occupying what was previously The Old Fish Shop ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/botanic-ristorante
Tucked away from the merry melee of King Street in Newtown, Barmuda has been a local breakfast and lunch time haunt for years due to wholesome nosh and genuinely friendly service. Breakfast is availab...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/barmuda
With its bohemian reputation, it seems only fitting that Newtown should be home to The Vanguard, a New Orleans inspired jazz, blues and roots restaurant. Think ruby red walls glowing under ornate chan...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/the-vanguard
You wouldn't generally expect a custom-built motorcycle showroom to also house a funky cafe, but that's what you'll find at Deus restaurant. Attached to the showroom of Deus Ex Machina (Latin for "God...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/camperdown/restaurant/deus-cafe
Plucking the baking techniques and recipes from France and bringing them to Chippendale, Patisse is a traditionally delicious patisserie sporting darling little desserts and robust pastry creations....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/patisse
Located in a converted 100 year old corner butcher shop in Chippendale, 5 minutes from the CBD, Giulia Café is a no-fuss, friendly and homely local café, known to locals and university stude...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/giulia-cafe
Shenkin Kitchen is the third in the Shenkin brothers set of eateries, this one run by Din and Bar Haikin. Sit at the cosy courtyard or the long share table to enjoy something different for breakfast. ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/enmore/restaurant/shenkin-kitchen
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/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/the-animal-newtown-hotel