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, from the Ga...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/camperdown/restaurant/gardeners-lodge-cafe
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.
The Bank Hotel in Newtown, ten minutes south of the CBD is an institution. Spanning over three levels. The Bank is home to the "velvet room" - for the party people; the public bar and terrace deck - f...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/the-bank-hotel
Located on Enmore Road, Faheem Fast Food may look like a simple cafeteria, but you know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. This eatery is making some of the best Indian-Pakastani fo...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/enmore/restaurant/faheem-fast-food
If you're keen to take a break from Thai at Newtown, African Feeling offers a different kind of spice. The food is inspired by the traditions and recipes of the African continent, which makes for kind...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/african-feeling
Emma's on Liberty, deep within Enmore, is a cosy restaurant dominated by a big communal table which is often packed elbow to elbow with happy groups feasting on fresh and flavoursome Lebanese cuisine....https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/enmore/restaurant/emmas-on-liberty
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. ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/enmore/restaurant/shenkin-kitchen
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 from your tab...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/wagaya-tapas
The Rose Hotel in Chippendale boasts faded colonial elegance funked up with inner city grunge and a pizza menu to drink up to. An ideal spot for Sunday cheeky ones; just grab a $10 jug of beer, some c...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/the-rose-hotel
Sadhana is a Sanskrit term that refers to "conscious spiritual practice," which is why Newtown's Sadhana Kitchen takes an ethical, wholesome diet seriously. Its dishes are concocted of organic ingredi...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/sadhana-kitchen