Sydney suburb, Alexandria is becoming increasingly popular with hip, creative types, thanks to its galleries and great markets. Within easy reach of the city center, it is also now at the forefront of Sydney’s culinary scene and well worth a visit. We list 10 of the best restaurants to explore here.
For simple, authentic Italian food, there’s no where better than Café Sopra at Fratelli Fresh, a trendy Italian café located inside a market-style supermarket. With its comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, it’s easy to relax and unwind over a glass of wine and a dish of your choice from their delicious menu. There is also an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy those summer evenings.
For delicious Thai food at an equally good price, why not try Yum Yai. This modern, trendy restaurant serves up all your Thai favourites, including Pad Kee Mao and Thai beef curry, both packed with flavor. It’s BYOB (bring your own bottle) but they also serve a range of soft drinks.
Set in a fantastic location, with outdoor seating available to enjoy it, Bitton is the perfect place to come for an couples date or family outing. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and the whole place exudes a casual, comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere. Choose a dish from their outstanding menu and pair it with a glass from their extensive selection of imported French wines.
Vicinity Dining is the perfect place to eat, whether you’re in the mood for a sophisticated dinner in the indoor restaurant, or a casual meal on the outside terrace. The decor is spectacular, with high ceilings, glass panelling, trendy lighting and a huge, beautiful island bar, with glass shelving laden with glasses and plants suspended from the ceiling.
For rustic dining with a Peruvian feel, why not try The Copper Mill, whose menu is bursting with the tastes of South America. Serving up consistently delicious dishes, choose from their menu or daily specials board and prepare to be blown away by brilliantly blended aromas and spices. For a traditional dish, try the Succotash which is packed with fantastic flavors.
Located in a former, industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roastery, café and sustainable garden known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences. And right in the middle of this rustic haven is The Potting Shed: an all Australian barbecue extravaganza. The venue is visually stunning, built to look like a greenhouse, both the decor and the menu is garden-themed and the whole place is buzzing with a cool and casual ambience. The food is all fresh, locally sourced and always presented beautifully.
41 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9699 2225
For a casual dining experience with fantastic pizza, look no further than Cipro Pizza al Taglio. With their central, open-plan kitchen and wood fired oven, the pizzas at this place are phenomenal. Their menu is brimming with everything from the classics that you know and love to some more unusual and original pizza’s such as pork ragu or even potato! Specializing in the classic Roman-style, with a thick base and crispy crusts, the pizzas here are not to be missed.
Whether you’re looking for a drink or a bite to eat too, the Brewery Bar is the perfect spot. While specializing in authentic Australian craft beer, its also serves up an assortment of classic American dishes, from burgers to sliders and even a roast on Sundays. Although technically a bar, this place is great for families too thanks to its laid back atmosphere and cool, casual vibe.
If you love Vietnamese food, then Photown is the place for you. Serving simple, inexpensive but beautifully presented dishes such as the delicious Beef Pho there are plenty of great options and you’re sure to enjoy you meal here. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the restaurant is stylish and clean.
Known by the locals as ‘the Cammy’, the Camelia Grove Hotel has been a long-standing favourite in Alexandria for many years. With its beer garden and low-key interior, this place is great if you’re looking for somewhere different to the new, trendy bars that have popped up in Australia in recent years.