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The 10 Best Restaurants In Sydney's Newtown And Enmore

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Newtown and Enmore, two adjoining neighborhoods in Sydney, have an abundance of trendy restaurants. From upscale fine-dining to local cafes, Newtown and Enmore have it all. Below, we have listed some of our favorites.


Hartsyard serves fresh American cuisine. This dynamic duo met back in the United States and then moved to Australia to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant. Almost everything in their restaurant is made in-house, and they use the freshest ingredients and the menu changes seasonally. In addition to their menu, they also offer an upscale wine list and cocktails.

Address & Phone Number: 33 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 8068 1473

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Oscillate Wildly

Oscillate Wildly is an elegant and upscale restaurant that serves French cuisine. Chef and owner Karl Firla brings more than 12 years of experience to the restaurant after spending time traveling through Europe, and he brings these new techniques to his restaurant. Their wine list offers wines from boutique vineyards. Wine pairings with meals are available, and the menu changes seasonally.

Address & Phone Number: 275 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9517 4700

Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry is a small bakery and cafe with plenty of character which offers both sweet and savory pastries. All of their pastries are beautifully prepared and presented – be sure to try a slice of one of their delicious cakes. In addition to their pastries, they also offer coffee, house-brewed iced tea, and fresh juices. Everyone will be able to enjoy their special treats, because they also offer gluten-free and vegan options.

Address & Phone Number: 277 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9557 8656


Thai Pothong

Thai Pothong has been repeatedly voted the Best Thai Restaurant in Sydney. The interior of the restaurant features art from all regions of Thailand, making this the perfect background for an authentic Thai meal.


Address & Phone Number: 294 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9550 6277

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Gigi Pizzeria

Gigi Pizzeria serves traditional Italian food in a small and intimate space. Having become a 100% plant-based restaurant, they no longer serve any meat products on the menu. The brick walls and oven provide a warm and cozy ambiance, and their Neapolitan pizzas are hand-kneaded and wood-fired. Although they are famous for their Neapolitan pizzas, they also offer calzones and salads.


Address & Phone Number: 379 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9557 2224

Cafe 2042

Located in the heart of Newtown lies Cafe 2042, a casual and local favorite. Enjoy the all day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cafe is also kid-friendly and has toys and books available to entertain the little ones. At night, the cafe is transformed into a more intimate restaurant with cocktails, beer, or wine.


Address & Phone Number: 403-405 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9550 2500

3 Olives

3 Olives offers authentic Greek cuisine. Be sure to try their Greek salad and to save room for their delicious baklava for dessert. The portion sizes are generous and very affordable. The plates are meant to be shared, so you can try everything – plus, the waiters are very friendly and will treat you like family.

Address & Phone Number: 365 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9557 7754

Green Gourmet

Green Gourmet is a haven for vegetarian and vegan food connoisseurs. Their menu is 100% vegan, right down to their ice cream. The restaurant is family run and offers unique Chinese vegetarian dishes, including a buffet, an a la carte menu and yum cha. Next door to their restaurant is Vegan’s Choice Grocery, where they offer their vegetarian meals so that people can prepare and enjoy their own vegetarian Chinese at home. They specialize in homemade tofu ice-cream, various vegan desserts such as vegan brownies and cupcakes, as well as a range of frozen yum cha items.

Address & Phone Number: 115 King Street Newtown NSW, Australia +61 2 9519 5330

Osteria di Russo and Russo

Osteria di Russo and Russo is an elegant restaurant that is inspired by traditional Italian cooking, and is owned by father and son duo Pino and Marc Russo. Instead of using traditional recipes, they put a modern twist on their menu by using local seasonal ingredients instead of importing ingredients and preparing those ingredients with modern cooking techniques. Their wine list includes both local wines and Italian wines.


Address & Phone Number: 158 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 8068 5202

Emma’s Snack Bar

Emma’s Snack Bar offers modern Lebanese cuisine. The restaurant is low-key, casual, and simple – the atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly and at the center of the restaurant is a large communal table. Come here with a group of friends or family and get ready to meet some new people. Be sure to try their Moorish chicken, kebabs, and dips.


Address & Phone Number: 59 Liberty St, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia +61 2 9550 3458