Opened by three close friends in 2010, The Eathouse Diner has played a crucial role in transforming Redfern into the trendy suburb it is today. An American style diner that has perfected the art of no...
Food and Wine
Eating out in Redfern and Waterloo
There's no shortage of food and drink to be had in Redfern and Waterloo, whether you're seeking a hearty breakfast, a long lunch or a romantic dinner. Wine bars, latin-inspired diners, pubs and bustling cafes; this is an eclectic place to bring an appetite and explore.
Cafes, bars and bistros
For those looking for a night out, dinner options in the Redfern and Waterloo neighbourhoods are plentiful.
Tuck into Modern European-inspired eats at Pitt Street Diner, paired with a well-chosen glass of wine. They also open for breakfast, lunch and coffee during the day. For cutting-edge takes on traditional Korean food head to Moon Park, low-key yet polished.
Kepos Street Kitchen spinoff Kepos & Co, an accessible yet ambitious mediterranean-inspired eatery has received very positive word-of-mouth. Or for unfussy Italian fare that makes the most of fresh, seasonal produce, grab a table at popular Cafe Sopra, run by providore Fratelli Fresh. Sopra also houses an upmarket grocer and bottle shop, so you can pick up whatever you need to cook up a feast at home.
The breakfast and brunch possibilities here are broad. Devon on Danks in Waterloo takes a creative, fine dining approach to breakfast with a seasonally-updated menu and stellar coffee; go here for crowd-pleasing yet boundary-pushing cuisine.
There’s serious coffee to be had at Bourke Street darling St. Jude, named after the patron saint of lost causes, which boasts a simple, solid breakfast menu. And for anything from house-made donuts to Japanese-style fried chicken, stop by the unassuming-looking Milk Bar by Cafe Ish on Regent Street. Grab a coffee to go or try their miso caramel milkshake.
For a casual session, it’s hard to go past one of Redfern and Waterloo's watering holes. There’s plenty of classic pubs in the area, but there’s also a buzzing small bar scene. Check out The Dock on Redfern Street, a friendly and occasionally raucous bar serving straightforward cocktails and tasty dumplings.
Arcadia Liquors, with its high ceilings and craft beers on tap, is laid-back and hip, with a great wine list, or try Italian-inspired rock'n'roll bar Vasco on Cleveland. Nesting in the old Legge Gallery building in Redfern, The Bearded Tit is a place for colourful conversation and creative musings, supplying local beer and menus from its friendly neighbouring restaurants.
We can't go past food without mentioning the Everleigh Farmer's Markets, held in the Carriageworks' grounds every Saturday. Over 70 farmers and artisan food producers unload trucks of fresh, seasonal, and homemade produce for you to browse, buy and enjoy.
Moon Park is doing Korean a little fancy. With former head chef of Claude's Ben Sears and his partner Eun Hee Ann (also coming from Claude's) heading up the kitchen, you know you are in for a treat. L...
Named after fermented tea, Pu'er bows to culinary ceremony. In tea house tradition, balance your oriental brew with dumplings and delicacies. In the now hip haunt of foodie-fied Waterloo, owner Siev G...
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***A mind-blowing gastronomic delight, Variety of Chefs is without a doubt the tastiest fine dining charity event of the year, supporting Aus...
Michael Rantissi has foodies across Sydney eating out of the palm of his...plates at what's possibly the most laid-back hatted restaurant in the city. Now he's spreading the love around with a spin-of...
Experience the regional flavours of Australia on food tours to the farm gates and kitchen doors of boutique producers. Get insights into each region - its culture, the food, the people and their stori...
Old-school Parisian glamour has arrived on the corner of Danks Street, Waterloo, with The French House. The dining room is a jewel box of French-inspired treasures, from the crystal chandeliers to the...
Nesting in the old Legge Gallery building in Redfern, The Bearded Tit is a place for colourful conversation and creative musings. Named after a bird with long black triangular facial markings, the bar...
Beccafico effortlessly mixes old school Italian flavours with new school sophistication -- and that's just on the menu. The Danks Street restaurant serves warming dishes that are light and considered,...
A crumbling corner store on the border of the Redfern-Surry divide has been turned into a shmick cafe, designed by Surry Hills architect, Arthur Koutoulas. Every inch of the space has been carefully c...
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