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Essentials in Sydney

Fruit & Vegetable Store
“Outstanding array of fresh vegetables, deli goods, and other fine foods. The cheese section alone is worth a visit. It can be hard to find as it's underground but follow google maps and if you get lost, ask a passerby. ”
122 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Oaks is a Sydney institution, and a great example of the cities buzzing gastro pub scene. Grab a seat in the beer garden under the enormous Oak Tree or in winter inside by the fireplace. Located at the top of the hill, just a 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk. ”
107 locals recommend
Café
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“Order the shakshuka The titular dish from this North Bondi café and bakery is also their standout offering. The tomato sauce that the eggs are cooked in is thick and rich, almost like a Napoletana. A scattering of olives reinforces the Italian accent on this Middle Eastern dish, and a side order of halloumi – pan fried and then added to the sauce so that it stays soft and melty – throws a little Greek twist in there for good measure. The thick, toasted, house-baked bread on the side is sturdy enough to ferry every last bit from pan to face – their ratios are spot on.”
111 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Want a great variety of locally produced beer that rival some of the best in the world? Trust me if they can export it to the Kiwis then it must be drinkable. Lots of different styles so sure to please everyone. Even better is the location overlooking the wharf. Perfect place to start the evening in Summer or Winter. ”
100 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best pub in the area, right across the road. Has a very popular rooftop, good selection of Australian craft beers. ”
55 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Little expensive. High quality and wide range of grocery's and food for on the run.”
51 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Amazing organic supermarket with the option to use your own containers and refill bottles (e.g. olive oil, soap) in order to avoid packaging waste, as well as lots of vegetarian and vegan products. They've also got good coffee and delicious food to take away.”
42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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”
43 locals recommend
Pub
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“Your classic Australian pub. If you're craving a Sunday English roast, Dove & Olive's comes pretty darn close.”
33 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“organic everything you ever thought you needed and more + breakfast and lunch salad bar and poke bowl options”
45 locals recommend
Distillery
“Top-shelf local beer, wine and spirits in an industrial-chic bar attached to a popular distillery.”
21 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Amazing deli and beautiful baked goods. I love the avocado on toast here and the berry bran muffins. ”
30 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The DOG is your craft beer heaven. You can enjoy a cold beverage in the courtyard on a balmy summer’s night. If you’re hungry, there’s a great gastropub-style menu or you can head upstairs to Duke’s Bistro and grab a seat on the outside balcony and watch the world go by.”
28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Yummy beer, in a shed, on a busy road, under the flight path. Really selling it aren't I ;) Anyhoo, if you venture here you may find yourself somewhat glued to their couch for several hours whilst inhaling beer. Just saying.”
31 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Dan Murphy's and Woolworths located next to each other. Couple cafes and restaurants near by as well. It's larger than the Woolies in Erskineville and Dan Murphy has the best prices on alcohol. ”
27 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“There are restaurant, cafe, art gallery and Hillsong Church located on this street. ”
26 locals recommend