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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Marrickville’s Bazaari is a popular local haunt that serves up Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Offering inventive fare in a chic, contemporary dining space, Barzaari’s menu is designed to share. Fully licensed with an extensive drinks menu, Barzaari is a foodie haven for big groups.
The Stinking Bishops
Cosy and boutique French bistro and bar The Stinking Bishops is all about cured meats, cheese and wine. They have a selection of over 30 hard and soft cheeses to choose from and the option of creating your own platter. Using both local and international deli products, you also have the option to buy produce to take home.
Another contender for best Portuguese chicken in Sydney, Silvas takes authentic charcoal chicken to another level, as well as grilled sardines, buttery pipis, garlic prawns and other seafood dishes they’re famous for. So famous in fact, you can expect to see a line out the door for takeaway orders and a waitlist to dine in. The locals aren’t complaining though and always come prepared for the heartiest of feasts, with monster servings and often a side of chips and rice ...
Gloria's Portuguese Restaurant
The restaurant that ignited Petersham’s love affair with Portuguese fare, Gloria’s Café has been a staple on Petersham’s foodie map since it opened nearly 30 years ago. Gloria Belinha is the heart, soul and original pastry chef behind Gloria’s mouth-watering menu that includes hearty Portuguese classics such as feijoada, red bean stew, salt dried codfish, and Porco Alentejana, diced pork with clams. And of course, you need to wash it all down with a glass or two of Sangria. The ...
Creek and Cella
No matter how you spent your morning, Creek & Cella is a suitable afternoon retreat. The wine bar is best enjoyed in the later sun-kissed hours, with sliced to order charcuterie and cheese accompanying organic wines, locally sourced beer and classic cocktails. For those a little more peckish, the locally sourced seasonal menu has a range of share plates and solo meals. Reuben sandwich anyone?
Rosso Antico Pizza Bar
Always buzzing with people, Rosso Antico is the place to experience pared back Italian.In this industrial-warehouse restaurant, the wood-fired oven churns out Southern style pizzas and the dough is kneaded and set aside to prove for 36 hours so as to reach its full potential.
Costa Do Sol
If you’re looking for a home-cooked meal from the heart, book a table at Costa Do Sol. Family owned and run by Braga and Lisbon natives, Joao and Maria, Costa Do Sol serves up modern twists on traditional Portuguese dishes to well-fed locals and visitors looking for a true taste of Portugal. Seafood paella, salt dried codfish, and chargrilled quail are regular crowd pleasers, as is the Portuguese steak skewer or bife a Portuguesa. Served with ham, egg and potato ...
When it comes to farm-to-table dining, Acre Eatery delivers. Prioritising sustainable produce (including their coffee), you can be sure that every dish features produce that is literally harvested from the farm next door. Part of Camperdown Commons, the sprawling space features a sit-down restaurant as well as a bar, terrace, kids area and a shipping container that serves up coffee and treats to-go. The Garden Terrace is just the place to settle in and unwind as you look over their ...