Newtown Restaurants

The eclectic restaurants, bars and cafes that run the length of Newtown’s King street and up to Enmore Road make for a vibrant food scene.

On the northern end of King Street, you can get your Thai food fix with plenty of cheap-and-cheerful eateries offering great lunch specials, catering to students of the nearby University of Sydney. There are also quite a few vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the area.

Nestled within Newtown's bustling parade of bars and bistros, you will find some some seriously good up-market eats, from the degustation-only Oscillate Wildly on Australia Street and Sixpenny on Stanmore Road, to Americana haven Hartsyard.

The cafe scene in Newtown is buzzing. Check out Brewtown, known for specialty coffee and great breakfasts and stop by local icon Campos, still going strong after more than 10 years.

Newtown is known for its classic pubs, but it’s also worth checking out the bar scene. Head to The Gretz for an old-school cocktail, or swing by Corridor Bar for a stellar mojito.

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  1. Rubyos


    Housed in an elegant terrace, Rubyos stands apart from the pack of Newtown restaurants lined up along King Street thanks to its top notch grazing menu. With dishes like spiced king prawn wontons,...

  2. Runcible Spoon

    Runcible Spoon

    Runcible Spoon is a humble cafe tucked away under the old Weston biscuit factory in Camperdown. Golden Cobra coffee is the blend of choice, extracted to perfection by charming baristas and best...

  3. Sadhana Kitchen

    Sadhana Kitchen

    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...

  4. Scrambled Cafe

    Scrambled Cafe

    The locals swear by Scrambled for top-notch breakfasts. You might have to wait for a table on weekends, but rest assured that it's worth it.There is no doubt that Scrambled backs the community that...

  5. Shenkin Espresso Bar

    Shenkin Espresso Bar

    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...

  6. Shenkin Kitchen

    Shenkin Kitchen

    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...

  7. Silvereye


    The Old Clare Hotel at Chippendale has undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment and has emerged as one of the hottest hotel complexes in Sydney. The chic property is the site of the much...

  8. 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...

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