On bustling Redfern Street, Social Laneway Espresso is a cosy cafe with wooden industrial furnishings, ramshackle features, caged lights and a chilled vibe. Swing past in the morning for a coffee or t...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/social-laneway-espresso
Redfern and Waterloo Food and wine
Eating out in Redfern and Waterloo
From superfoods to slow produce, wine bars to Latin-inspired diners, you can't go wrong taking your tummy to Redfern and Waterloo. Whether you're heading there for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's really something to suit everyone's tastes in this eclectic food and wine precinct.
Cafes, bars and bistros
There's no shortage of inspired food and wine options in Redfern and Waterloo, whether you're seeking a hearty breakfast, a long lunch or a romantic dinner.
Sydneysiders with an appetite for Latin fare should stick a fork in the soul food at Nourishing Quarter on Cleveland; the eclectic South American-inspired offerings at the cosy Eathouse Diner, or the traditional and Latin menu at The Fern on Pitt Street, which also has a good tequila list. On Redfern Street, café-tapas bar Tapeo has an unusual Spanish-Moroccan menu; nearby small bars, The Dock and Dryland Bar & Diner, are worth a visit, too.
If you're in Danks Street, cross your fingers and hope for a table at popular Cafe Sopra, run by provodore Fratelli Fresh, or head to Danks Street Depot, which prides itself on sustainable, ethical and delicious fare. The blink-and-you-miss-it Strangers With Candy, on the corner of Kepos and Phillip streets in East Redfern is also worth a visit, especially for the steamed prawn wontons with woodgrass mushrooms in a lemongrass broth.
For a casual session, head to one of Redfern and Waterloo's watering holes. Beer has been quaffed at Redfern's Woolpack Hotel since 1885, but the pub- grub's decidedly modern, with menu highlights such as The Sanga, The Schnitty and The Parmi. In Waterloo, don't miss the Duke of Wellington Pub or the amazing vino and tapas menu at Societe Food and Wine Bar, with its chic glass room and live music.
Love unfussy food that makes the most of fresh, seasonal produce? If you're near Carriageworks on Wilson Street, pop in for lunch, dinner or drinks at John and Peter Canteen, a crisp white space with a rustic industrial charm.
Chef Massimo Bianchi has come from Uccello and Buon Ricordo to Redfern to serve spicy Italian pork plates, veal and parmesan meatballs with fettucine and fat club sandwiches. The Fern, started with Ju...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/the-fern
There's no pub food classics in sight at the new diner upstairs at The Norfolk on Cleveland Street. Instead, expect lots of crab and other crustaceans, served simply with a choice of sauces and sides ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/house-of-crabs
The third instalment of Sydney's famous Sonoma bakery cafés has set up shop on the lively Danks Street in Waterloo. Signature sourdough loaves are always on hand, or guests can pull up a bar stoo...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/sonoma-bakery-cafe-waterloo
Sitting pretty on Sydney's Dank Street eat street is Wah Wah Lounge, a friendly and funky cafe smack bang in the middle of the bustling hub that is Waterloo's foodie precinct. Simply oozing contempora...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/wah-wah-lounge
Sydney's freshest dining experience is so unique the folks at Studio NEON have sent it underground. The inspiring industrial space holds five-course dinners on 10-metre-long communal tables which is a...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/studio-neon
Release your inner chef at Victors Food – from "French Bistro Cooking" and "Learn to Be a Chef" to "Perfect Paella" and "Thai Street Food", Victors offers a range of classes to suit a every skil...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/victors-food-cooking-school
Serving the perfect coffee with sandwiches, salads and options to soothe a sweet tooth, The Chalkboard Cafe is an ideal meeting point for that weekend catch up with friends. With an eclectic decor of ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/the-chalkboard-cafe