After weeks of lockdown and isolation, we are now allowed to dine out in public. Across the state, restaurants, cafés, and bars (with dining) can have 10 customers dining in, at any one time. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the local hospitality industry and, because of this, not all our favourite restaurants, cafés and bars will be able to open. But, this is a small step towards normality.
To help you find somewhere to dine this weekend, we have rounded up some of the best restaurants, bars and cafés around the Inner West that have opened their doors for trade. If you can't get out and about, we hope that you can do your bit to support your fave local businesses by ordering takeaway or home delivery.
*As restrictions continue to ease and more venues open their doors, we'll continue to update this article with the latest venue openings in your local area.
New wine bar on the block No 92 GPR are offering 10 person 'launch previews' of their new menu. With delicacies like heirloom tomato pasta and yoghurt bread with burnt cauliflower, you'll most definitely be coming back again!
92 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Award-winning Inner West cafe Matinee Coffee are ready to serve up their quality brews and delectable brunch bites.
23-29 Addison Road, Marrickville
Even though International travel is banned, you can take your tastebuds on a trip to Asia with a delicious dine-in meal at Marrickville's Hello Auntie.
278 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Good-time venue The Oxford Tavern is ready and open for business. From craft beers to sumptuous BBQ delicacies, grab your nine best friends and book a table for your next catch up.
1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham
Neighbourhood café Kurumac are treating locals to their signature eats everyday, from 7am-3pm. But first, coffee!
107 Addison Road, Marrickville
Hosting small intimate dinners each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, you'll have to get in early to snag a seat at Leichhardt's Golden Gully.
153 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Burger legends Mary's have opened their OG Newtown venue for dine-in patrons. Nothing like a good burger and a pint to break your iso-lockdown.
6 Mary Street, Newtown
Balmain's beloved Turkish restaurant Efendy are serving up their authentic eats for 10 dine-in customers at a time.
79 Elliott Street, Balmain