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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thefern.aspx
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.
Photos of the English monarchy adorn the walls, while health food cookbooks and vintage teapots fill the surrounding shelves. It's not your average South American/Asian fare, Nourishing Quarter caters...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-nourishingquarter.aspx
From celebrity chef Luke Mangan, Headquarters is a New York inspired wine and tapas bar, test kitchen, function area and head office, located in Sydney’s inner South. The multipurpose venue resi...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-headquartersbylukemangan.aspx
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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-eathouse_diner.aspx
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 whic...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-studioneon.aspx
Saint Michiba on Phillip St, Waterloo, puts an inventive spin on the classic pizza. Rather than your average margherita, Saint Michiba’s menu features toppings such as scotch fillet, béarna...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-saintmichiba.aspx
Redfern is solidifying its place as one of Sydney’s top small bar hubs, and Arcadia Liquors is fortifying this borough’s standing. Located on the corner of Regent and Redfern streets, Davi...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-arcadialiquors.aspx
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 oozin...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-wahwahlounge.aspx
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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-stjude.aspx
On bustling Redfern Street, Social Laneway Espresso is a cozy cafe with wooden industrial furnishings, ramshackle features, caged lights and a chilled vibe. Swing past in the morning for a coffee or t...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-sociallanewayespresso.aspx