Just walking distance from fine-dining sister venue Automata, A1 Canteen is the casual dining gem on the ground floor of The Old Rum Store in Chippendale. Expect all of the menu-magic synonymous with Clayton Well's; a curation of innovative flavours and ingredients, highlighting the essence of the produce. The setting is relaxed and minimal, with touches of greenery, making it the perfect spot for a quick bite or long lunch.
Albert & Moore
On any given day, fit foodies spill out onto the footpath of this bright and airy Freshwater café. The menu at Albert & Moore is nutritious and artfully presented, with many paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re fuelling up post-workout or on a health kick, Albert & Moore is the place to be.
Open late Thursday to Saturday, Sketch Bar is an intimate wine and cocktail bar perfect for an after-work drink. Specialising in milk bun burgers, there are plenty to choose from that feature their moorish secret house sauce. The drinks menu delivers a solid offering and the cocktails reign supreme, from classics to innovative creations.
Located within Manly stalwart The Steyne, Glasshouse, is a rooftop gin and tonic bar high above The Corso. Bright, airy and floral, the venue is fitted out with wood furnishings and oversized windows, allowing maximum light. The gin menu is paired with botanicals and infusions, and the food is tapas-style.