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BEST DUMPLINGS – CHINESE NOODLE RESTAURANT

Everyone loves a crispy bottom. Chewy pot stickers packed plump with filling are aplenty at Chinese Noodle Restaurant. Dumplings are steamed, boiled or panfried in groups of 12 or 16 for a really decent price. Complimentary tea is plonked in front of you when you arrive and condiments of soy sauce, vinegar and chilli are […]

BEST FAMILY RUN PIZZA JOINT – ALBERTO’S

Generous portions and an extensive menu makes this family run pizzeria a favourite for Newtown locals. Alberto, the man himself, is still stretching dough at 81 after 37 years when the shop first opened. The bright green, red and white front shouts a warm Italian welcome and there is of course an Italia soccer banner […]

BEST ICONIC COFFEE HANGOUT – PICCOLO BAR CAFE

When the Piccolo Bar Cafe –  the oldest coffee bar in Kings Cross –  closed its doors after 65 years, it was mourned deeply by the community. The iconic coffee bar saw legends such as Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jeff Buckley, Dorothy Hewitt and Peter Allen walk through its doors and sit in its booths. […]

BEST AMERICAN-STYLE BURGERS – BETTY’S BURGERS & CONCRETE CO

Newly opened Betty’s Burgers brings American-style burgers to the recently revamped Darling Harbour business district. Made with fresh milk buns and filled with the likes of grass-fed Riverina beef, Southern fried crispy chicken and slow-cooked pork belly, Betty’s six offerings are sure to please the most discerning of Sydney’s burger fanatics. Vegetarians will also be […]

BEST PIE – THE PIE TIN

The Pie Tin knows flakey pastry and fresh fillings like no-one else. There is plenty here to satisfy both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, from the Mac ’n' Cheese, to more classic options like a Shepherd’s Pie. All pies are handmade on premise each day, including a range of sides like baked beans, potato mash and […]

BEST CHEESECAKE – PASTICCERIA PAPA

The cheesecake at Pasticceria Papa is everything you dream a cheesecake to be. The ricotta filling is light, creamy but not too sweet, so you’ll definitely be helping yourself to more than just one slice. The crust on this thing is sensational – we would describe it as a soft buttery biscuit with a cakey […]

BEST NOSH WITH A VIEW – CAFE DEL MAR

When you’re surrounded by the scenic waterside views of Darling Harbour and tucking into Mediterranean style food with a cool drink in your hand, life is good. Cafe Del Mar celebrates Mediterranean cuisine; drawing on Spanish influences with a modern Australian twist. Get fancy with oysters on ice or indulge in a share plate of […]

BEST AFTERNOON TREAT – THE TEA COSY

The smell of buttery scones at The Tea Cosy will make you feel immediately at home or in the bosom of your grandmother. Situated in a charming terrace house in the Rocks, the Tea Cosy is a nook where you can literally do some knitting. There are cabinets of knick knacks in the main rooms, […]