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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Flea Market
“Yummy selection of freshly cooked food on Saturdays & Sundays only. A great option for those who want fast food on a budget!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
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“There are 3 pubs only a short stroll away. This one has been bought by a famous hotelier family Merivale and will be bringing in a famous chef soon. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Gorgeous little cafe 350m from home. It's in a gorgeous renovated building, built in 1893. Food is delicious. If you don't want to think grab a bacon and egg roll- you wont be disappointed. Breakfast, lunch and good coffee... did I mention how close to home it is?! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Closest cafe, just at the top of the hill! Great breakfast burgers and a coffee or a wine in the sunshine at happy hour. They do Mexican Mondays too!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Wonderful organic food market where you can taste and buy Australian regional food produce. Remember to take your own shopping bags with you. Further details www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au”
  • 31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a good one-stop mall, where you find anything from boutique fashion, italian shoes, newsagency (for those light rail Opal cards) through to the usual grocery and vegetable stores. There is a variety of cuisines there also, along with liquor shops to top up!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“It is a popular live music venue for rock/indie bands. Live At The Annandale is an album recorded at the Annandale Hotel by American punk rock band The Bronx. Isis released a DVD of their full performance at the Annandale Hotel from 2005.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“An unmissable Italian icon awaits you at Sydney’s oldest Italian restaurant. Literally the best authentic Italian gelato you can find anywhere in Australia! The food menu is brimming with all the classic Italian favorites such as lasagna, pizza, spaghetti and tiramisu. Do not, not go here. The space here is relaxed no fuss casual, the food, coffees and gelato are the absolute stars of this wonderful iconic destination.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“Moretti Ristorante Pizzeria first opened its doors in 1997, when Ilario Ventolini set about creating an Italian Restaurant specialising in Roman-style pizza and simple but flavourful foods. Since then, Moretti’s has become a favourite with Sydney’s Italian community and lovers of Italian food alike.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pool
“With 5 pools, indoor and outdoor, and a view of the park and water, we love heading here to cool off with the kids”
  • 21 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“This is our favourite takeaway food, courtesy of the owners Jon and Manny. For about $15 you can get the Annandale special: a generous serve of grilled fish - not fried or battered - plus chips and a salad. Don't forget to order a rice pudding for dessert. This is your easy dinner option. Eat outside the restaurant in Johnston St or race home and it'll still be hot. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“This is a unique park on Sydney Harbour. Very few people, lots of interesting historic buildings. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beautiful organic food in the midst of the yoga scene - very eclectic and so Balmain.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“One of our favourite local cafes. Great corn cakes, coffee etc :D. They have a nice back outdoor area to sit in ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
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“Cute Art Deco place with endless craft beers on tap and period decor. Great food deals every single day of the week. Wednesday night $12 steak and Sunday 2 x 1 meals”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Quite and cute neighborhood. Great place to grab a light meal and good coffee!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“There are 3 pubs only a short stroll away. This one has been bought by a famous hotelier family Merivale and will be bringing in a famous chef soon. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Closest cafe, just at the top of the hill! Great breakfast burgers and a coffee or a wine in the sunshine at happy hour. They do Mexican Mondays too!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“An unmissable Italian icon awaits you at Sydney’s oldest Italian restaurant. Literally the best authentic Italian gelato you can find anywhere in Australia! The food menu is brimming with all the classic Italian favorites such as lasagna, pizza, spaghetti and tiramisu. Do not, not go here. The space here is relaxed no fuss casual, the food, coffees and gelato are the absolute stars of this wonderful iconic destination.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Moretti Ristorante Pizzeria first opened its doors in 1997, when Ilario Ventolini set about creating an Italian Restaurant specialising in Roman-style pizza and simple but flavourful foods. Since then, Moretti’s has become a favourite with Sydney’s Italian community and lovers of Italian food alike.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
“This is our favourite takeaway food, courtesy of the owners Jon and Manny. For about $15 you can get the Annandale special: a generous serve of grilled fish - not fried or battered - plus chips and a salad. Don't forget to order a rice pudding for dessert. This is your easy dinner option. Eat outside the restaurant in Johnston St or race home and it'll still be hot. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
“POSITIONED IN THE HEART OF LEICHHARDT, THE ROYAL HAS BEEN A COMMUNITY ICON & DESTINATION SINCE 1886. Having been at the heart of the Leichhardt hospitality scene for over 125 years, W. Short Hospitality has made sure that the community remain at the core of the pub and who we are. By giving the venue a fresh new look, a fantastic new menu and a wider selection in the bars, the Royal is breathing new life back into the pub scene on Norton Street as well as the hospitality scene in the Inner West as a whole.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“For the meat lovers! its all you can eat meat with tasty sides to accompany it with.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Indian restaurant - a little pricier but yummy food and different to the average Indian restaurant. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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