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Food and restaurants in Newtown

Top restaurants

Bar
“If you don't want to queue outside this burger bar that's more popular than a pop-up puppy party catered by Messina, timing is everything. Get in early for any chance at a table, or wait until the dinner rush has worn off – well after 9pm, but there are still no guarantees. Territory is hard won here so barricade yourself in with baskets of fried chicken and bottles of natural wine (ask for the list from behind the bar) once you get a seat.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Cool restaurant with good vibes on king street with a great menu and affordable set menu so you can try everything. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Refined American and Southern US food in a buzzy space with cool, minimal decor and hanging lights”
  • 43 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Vibrant joint plating traditional stir fries and curries, with vegan options and a fun gift shop.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Don’t let the vegan menu put non-vegans off, the pizzas are absolutely delicious. The team at Gigi’s know how to combine flavours that will delight & surprise you!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
““Lentil as anything is an invitation to restore our faith in the essential goodness of humanity and the wholesome nature of community.” Try to go there if you are curious about that :)”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
“The Bank is at the centre of its community in Newtown. Meters from Newtown Station and around the corner from Erskineville, Enmore, Camperdown, and Alexandria, everyone in town has stopped by for a beer, a bite, or to see a band. A vital part of their patronage is the LGBTQIA+ community.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This cheese bar/restaurant makes no bones about the fact that the first thing you’re likely to notice is the pungent odour of a ripe Roquefort. After all, it is named for the UK’s most fetid-smelling cheese, which is redolent of “a rugby club changing room” according to judges at Britain’s Smelliest Cheese Championships in 2009. This Stinking Bishops has an altogether more pleasant fragrance, though: sharp, edible and oh so cheesy. Come for a wedge of Marcel Petit Comté from France and the washed rind Stinking Bishop from the UK and stay for the whole baked camembert served with bread-and-butter pickles, vegetables and sourdough or the French Onion Mac ‘n’ Cheese that’s so cheese-heavy we ch”
  • 45 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“Try the famous watermelon cake from Black Star Pastry. It combines light, fluffy rose-scented cream, softly crumbed almond dacquoise and crisp, juicy watermelon. The topping of jelly-like strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries, Iranian pistachios and rose petals. Created by Christopher Thé (former pastry chef at Woollahra fine diner Claude's), the Newtown patisserie offers everything from macaroons to individual tartes Tatins and even a toast station. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Award winning Gelato! Greay coffee too. My favourite flavours are Lamington, and their award winning Mandorla Affogatto (almond & Coffee) Be patient as sometimes there’s a long wait in line. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you are craving something delicious in a Newtown institution this is the place. Grab and go or sit in on a table overlooking the street”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“High-end coffee and Modern Australian fare, plus housemade condiments, in a relaxed, compact locale. Try the breakfast muffins!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee, pastries, hummus and haloumi served in a light-filled, cosy corner cafe with vintage decor.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee, sandwiches & brunch served in a small cafe with high-ceilings & industrial-chic decor.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“You will walk past a couple of coffee places on the way but you will be glad you did. Worth it. Never lets me down.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“The calibre of their produce lends itself to impeccable dishes which feature breakfast classics and a refreshing assortment of fresh salads and substantial sandwiches held together by slices of fresh miche sourdough”
  • 23 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Try the famous watermelon cake from Black Star Pastry. It combines light, fluffy rose-scented cream, softly crumbed almond dacquoise and crisp, juicy watermelon. The topping of jelly-like strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries, Iranian pistachios and rose petals. Created by Christopher Thé (former pastry chef at Woollahra fine diner Claude's), the Newtown patisserie offers everything from macaroons to individual tartes Tatins and even a toast station. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“Savoury and sweet pies and tarts.....great to pick up and take to the park for a picnic or simply for a treat!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Food is *fantastic* and the owners are lovely. It's in the building so it's super convenient.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Best French pastries in Glebe as of writing this in my opinion. Try the chocolate eclairs but everything is great. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“King Street outlet of the famous Bourke Street Bakery that started in Surry Hills. Great pies and croissants. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“My dear friend Soto looks after VargaBar on the weekend and he makes killer coffees. go say hi an tell him that you guys are staying at ours... he might give you a sneaky sweet treat with your coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Locally famous. Service can be a bit frustrating but they do do a nice coffee”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Outside sitting checking out the hustle and bustle of Erskineville. Good coffee. Ask for Art's coffee or Bhushan's special Bacon and Egg Roll from Tom :)”
  • 4 locals recommend
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