Home to six Asian eateries including Japanese, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese this secret alley way has something for everyone.
Ester restaurant is seriously smokin’ hot…in more ways than one. Not only does this quirky eatery reign in the diners but it dishes out some seriously delicious share plates (all smokin’ hot), whipped up in a massive red hot wood fire oven that sits at the heart of the kitchen. With the oven the focus of much of the cooking, the chefs are trying to get everything touched by it, somehow. Anything from fish, chicken, lamb, duck, steak and even blue swimmer crab will come from the flaming hot oven.
Nostalgic Sicilian flavours (featuring olive oil sourced from the head chefs family farm in Sicily) to fine, contemporary dining. The menu at Olio uses seasonal seafood, wild fennel, raisins, saffron and couscous. Olio Kensington Street is located in the beautifully restored ‘The Old Rum Store’ with an indoor dining room plus lush rooftop terrace overlooking Chippendale.
They say: “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. In the case of LP’s Quality Meats, there’s definitely a whole lot of hot stuff smoldering away behind the sliding glass doors. At the heart of LP’s Quality Meats pumps a Southern Pride Smoker shipped straight from Tennessee. This beast of a machine creates quality, smoked meats and treats under the watchful and masterful control of eponymous and renowned head-chef/owner, Luke Powell.
An industrial heritage-listed site that was formerly the Carlton & United Brewery administration building, the relaxed menu focuses on Mediterranean sharing plates that showcase the very best Australian produce and wine. With dishes designed to be shared, Culinary Director Jason Atherton and Executive Chef Robert Daniels have created a menu that is both informal and versatile.
The open-air courtyard on the ground floor serves coffee and a selection of ready-made desserts, from classic cakes to signature creations. Grab something to go, or drop by for a drink and a sweet bite to eat any time between 10 am and 10 pm (unless sold out, and they regularly sell out).
Holy Duck! is a nod to the joys of street food, whilst staying true to top quality produce and exciting flavour combinations. A true showcase of next-level Chinese BBQ and roasts, with duck at the core of our menu, to give an otherworldly flavour experience. We recommend getting the Holy Duck! Burger and the Buns of Squiel.
An izakaya-style bar, think, private karaoke booths, and a huge saké menu. A night at Goro’s can go from zero to 100 rather quickly. The karaoke booths can be booked for groups of up to 20, making it the perfect place to serenade your friends. They also have a pool table and arcade games to enjoy between snacks. The food menu is short, sweet and salty – the perfect afterthought to a cold beer. Revel in an endless stream of yakitori: skewered chicken, grilled over charcoal and best eaten with your hands.
Here in Sydney, pizza is one of our most beloved dishes. Via Napoli is home to the famous metre-long pizza, there’s nothing gimmicky about the menu here. The crust is blistered and puffy, with more give and slightly more of a yeasty flavour than others we tried. Toppings are basic and traditional, with a focus on quality ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. Good Food suggests you try the ‘Napoletana’ sweet buffalo mozzarella, peppery capers, salty anchovies and olives.
Established in 1968, Abdul’s has stood the test of time. What started as a simple hole in the wall, selling freshly made falafel sandwiches soon became one of Sydney’s most respected and delicious restaurants. The smell of grilled meats, fresh tabouli and garlic fill the room and a for truley authentic experience belly dancers are available to customers opting for the banquet option. Abdul’s Restaurant is a Sydney institution, with regulars stretching back decades along with a new generation of fans including some international celebrities.
The food at Chin Chin is smart and snappy. Dishes are delivered at lightning speed, particularly if you order the ‘feed me’ menu at $69.50 per person. The Melbourne born restaurant is the first of its find in Sydney and there is queue out the front almost every night. Chin Chin is must, we recommend the Pad seuw, butter chicken curry and King fish sashimi
The menu is like the venue itself — fun and always interesting. An inventive offering of modern tapas inspired by Latin cuisines, it is prepared right before your eyes in the open kitchen. You can always count on their signature dishes like Fish Fingers (sashimi style kingfish on garlic rubbed toast with a tangle of vinegar onions and a dusting of grated air dried tuna) and Banana Split.
Your neighbourhood bakery, with morish pastries, sweets and seriously good baked goods. They pride themselves on making real food from the best ingredients, the old fashioned way – by hand, with dedication and love.