The Salisbury Hotel is a historic pub in the heart of Stanmore. A community watering hole, as you enter be sure to check out the framed portraits of locals hanging on the walls. This recently renovated, kid-friendly venue is made up of the Public Bar, The Salisbury Kitchen and outdoor Brew Truck Bar. The menu has all your favourite classics and there are different events each night throughout the week.
To eat a meal cooked by the Chef of the Year, head to Sixpenny in Stanmore. Helmed by Daniel Puskas, who was awarded for his ability to create pared-back dishes with complex yet complementary flavours. The restaurant itself won two Chef Hats, thanks to its ever-changing Modern Australian menu. It’s famous for its venison tartare, but the Rangers Valley scotch fillet with mushroom and masala is just as good. Housed in a corner terrace near Stanmore station, Sixpenny oozes elegant ...
It may be tiny, but Paper Cup has made its mark on the inner-west café scene. It’s cosy by nature, and the wall murals, people-watching perches and menu of warm and spicy Middle Eastern dishes only add to that. The staff is warm and welcoming, and it’s the kind of place where the barista greets you by name.
Kaldibaah is a local cafe and coffee roaster in the heart of Stanmore. Open every day for breakfast and lunch, the cosy cafe boasts a seasonally driven menu that features all the classics, with dietary requirement friendly options available as well. As you can expect, the coffee is brewed to perfection. Partner this with friendly service, the locals can't get enough.
Natty's Cafe is a Stanmore institution. Deeply connected with the local community, is a drop-off point for locally-based charity Sydney Food Share. The cafe has an industrial vibe with exposed brick walls and also has outdoor seating. Open every day for breakfast and lunch, the diverse menu features modern Australian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes with new specials on the board every Thursday.
Emma's Snack Bar
For the best Lebanese street food in Sydney, go to Emma’s Snack Bar. Take a seat at the lively communal table, order up a feast of share plates and eat as the locals do in Lebanon. This casual, family-friendly restaurant fills up quick on the weekends so be sure to arrive early.
Public House Petersham
The oldest pub in the area, Public House is steeped in history while a new refurb has given the venue an industrial style facelift. The shipping container beer garden is the place to bring the kids for an easy and crowd-pleasing wood-fired pizza. Take in the street art installations selected to promote the local arts scene. Over in the inner-west, this trendy pub has a solid four-legged following. While they’re welcome throughout the venue, the most popular spot is the ...
Little Lord Cafe
In Camperdown, Little Lord wins the award for cosiest café. It’s like walking into a time warp. There are couches and chairs just begging to be sunk into, as well as dining tables set with old-school china. The food is simple and delicious (with plenty of options for vegetarians).
This late-night parlour serves up well-priced drinks and pizza until 3am Wednesday to Thursday and 6am Friday to Saturday. With regular events and one-off experiences locked in during the week, Slyfox has something for every musical persuasion. The bar's inviting atmosphere is down to the friendly team behind the bar and the cool retro fit-out.
The legendary Oxford Tavern has been lovingly restored to its former glory as Petersham’s local pub. The new ‘Tav’ sports a list of locally owned and independent brews, alongside a revamped food menu that has excited locals queuing at the door. Maintaining its pub charm, the team have reintroduced free live music sessions every week and wild weekend parties. Inspired by its rich and colourful history, this is a venue that doesn't take itself too seriously, so look forward to ...
The Sultan's Table
A popular dinner spot for Enmore locals, The Sultan's Table serves up authentic Turkish cuisine. In operation for over 10 years, this lively eatery is known for its pide, kebabs and meze. Adorned with wall hangings and wooden tables, the interiors are as traditional as the food.
Trafalgar St Espresso
The locals know that The Little Marionette's sister cafe, Trafalgar Street Espresso is one of Annandale's best spots for a caffeine hit. The cafe is kitschy with leather sofas, checkerboard floors and a rotating bookshelf that reveals a second seating area. On a warm day, the outdoor seating area proves to be a perfect people-watching spot while enjoying a moorish Black Star Pastry pie or quiche.
With a Chinese restaurant and two bars in one pub, Merivale's Queens Hotel has your next night out covered. From the exterior and beautifully restored Victorian interiors, Queens Hotel exudes pub elegance. As you make your way through the venue you can see the Merivale touches throughout in the light-filled modern-Cantonese restaurant Queen Chow, safari-themed Zebra Bar and taxidermy adorned cocktail bar, The Smelly Goat.
The Bald Faced Stag
Whether you’re after a burger or a live gig, The Bald Faced Stag has you covered. The old hotel has been revamped to cater to the latest American burger trends as well as covering traditional pub classics. If you find yourself along Parramatta Road stop drop in to the beer garden, or time it to catch some live music as well. An old classic with a modern touch on the menu.
The Annandale Hotel is one of the most iconic pubs in the Inner West and is known for its friendly and welcoming vibe.There’s always something happening at The Annandale with great tunes providing the soundtrack to a typical night at the pub. The classic pub fare has been curated by Burgers by Josh and no visit to The Annandale is complete without sampling one of their cocktails.
Manoosh Pizzeria - Enmore
With two stores in the Inner West, Manoosh Pizzeria is a certified local favourite. Dishing up Lebanese pizzas, wraps and desserts, Manoosh is known for their friendly service and speedy delivery. In providing cuisine for everyone to enjoy, Manoosh also have gluten-free bases and vegan produce (i.e.cheese, pepperoni and bacon).
White Cockatoo Hotel
Serving schnitzels so large they need a platter instead of a plate, West Village in Petersham are serious about their schnitzel. The crumbed veal specialty is tender, crunchy and served with a zesty lemon, caper and burnt butter sauce, and German mashed potato on the side. If planning to drop in on a Saturday night, take our advice and book ahead.
For another hit of 1950s nostalgia, head to the American-style Doughbox Diner. This Enmore eatery has all the markings of the era: rockin’ music, pin-ups aplenty, and ‘diner dolls’ donning coifs and red lipstick. After you’ve admired the details, order one of the diner’s signature crepe cones or burgers.
Derived from the term given to Istanbul locals, Stanbuli is a Turkish restaurant that is as authentic as they come. This upscale eatery is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday and serves up food made to share, in the grand tradition of Meyhane dining. Meze and charcoal dishes are the order of the day and come the weekend, the lively vibe adds to the celebration on the plate.
Russo & Russo
Enmore's Osteria di Russo & Russo is a labour of love for Father and Son owners Pino and Marc Russo, as the restaurant is a nod to their Italian family who made the move to Sydney way back when. The restaurant has a nostalgic vibe and serves up inventive share plates using locally sourced ingredients. To upgrade your experience, be sure to check out the extensive wine and appertif menu...you will not be disappointed.
Secret Garden Bar
Open from 5pm Wednesday through to Sunday, Secret Garden Bar & Cafe is a hole in the wall drinking spot that is loved dearly by Enmore locals. The bar serves up a wide selection of drinks within their eclectic space, and their curated pizza menu is worth a peruse. Known for fun vibes, friendly staff and great music, Secret Garden Bar & Cafe is a perfect spot to kick start at night out in the Inner West.