Sydney Restaurants - dining precincts
Visit the beautifully restored heritage-listed Tramsheds Harold Park. This former bustling tramway depot, built in 1904, is now replenished with natural light and home to a superb range of provedores, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Inside this vibrant hub you will find the inspired restaurant and charcuterie Butcher & The Farmer, fresh seafood at Fish & Co, Brazilian tapas at Bodega 1904, the gelato kings of Gelato Messina, and much more. And don’t miss the restored Sydney tram inside.
Chippendale, one of Sydney’s most significant emerging creative precincts, also has the culinary credentials to match. Visit Kensington Street where you will find Spice Alley’s aromatic laneway of Asian eateries. Try Malaysian Kopi-Tiam, Singaporean Alex Lee Kitchen, Bang Luck Thai Street Food, Hong Kong Diner, Vietnamese at Mekong and more.
The nearby Old Clare Hotel also has stellar restaurants Automata and Kensington Street Social, and Parisian stunner Bistrot Gavroche is just opposite. And don’t forget to ascend to the Old Clare’s rooftop to experience one of Sydney’s loveliest pool bars.
Rosebery has also energetically transformed its glorious old industrial buildings into popular eateries. At the Cannery Rosebery, a former soup factory, you will find a restaurant from the famed Three Blue Ducks team, with a delectable menu inspired by the wood fired oven and Argentinian Grill. Drop in for a drink next door at the cool Archie Rose Distilling Co and enjoy their range of craft spirits in the award-winning cocktail bar.
Visit Da Mario Pizzeria, home to genuine Neopolitan pizza, and delicious pastries at Black Star Pastry cafe. The Cannery is also home to Saporium, a Wholefoods House, Vive Cooking School, Grain Organic Bakery, Zeus Street Greek, The Choc Pot and 5th Earl restaurant.
Relax at the neighbourhood hangout The Grounds of Alexandria, in a beautiful ambience of lush olive trees and roaming chickens. As well as vegie and herb gardens, there’s a bakery and huge bread oven, a coffee roastery, a cafe and a regular market. It’s a buzzing meeting spot for locals and out-of-towners alike at the weekend.
In St Peters, the 12 buildings of a former paint factory are now Precinct 75, a creative and food hub. It’s a must-visit, thanks to the delights of Sample Coffee, Willie the Boatman beer, Buttercream Bakery and A. Retief Wines’ Urban Winery.
In Bondi, the Hall Street Hub under the Adina Apartment Hotel has every culinary need covered, with Harris Farm Markets, China Diner, Gelato Messina, A Tavola, Da Orazio Pizza e Porcetta, bills and Papa Pasticceria all congregating under one fabulous roof.