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Redfern and Waterloo Food and wine

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  • Danks Street Depot


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.

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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, caf-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.

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