Econo Lodge Sydney South
40-44 Wentworth Avenue
Sydney, NS 2010
Phone: (61) 2 82628844
Fax: (61) 2 82628845
Coming from the team behind Surry Hill’s Vini, and with a chef that’s paid her dues behind the burners at Billy Kwong, CBD small eatery and bar has been creating waves since its arrival on the scene in mid 2010. A laneway location and industrial decor only add to the mystique, and the strict no-booking policy means you’ll be elbowing suits out of the way to get in for lunch. Score a table, however, and you can treat yourself to Italian-inspired gourmet dishes. Check website for their opening hours.
Contributing immensely to the music and arts scene of the city, Tone is a vibrant addition to the city's buzzing nightlife. A place where music and art lovers can find that which is not found anywhere else, Tone is the place to find Underground artists come out of the dark and shine through their talents. Creating an ideal atmosphere for its offerings, the venue is located in one of Surry Hills' oldest warehouses. Besides the passel of events that are on offer, Tone also serves some excellent Tapas, domestic as well as international beers, wines, and scintillating cocktails. Do see the website to know more.
The name of this Surry Hills cafe really sums it all up: this is simple breakfast fare made from fresh, natural ingredients. Using organic produce wherever possible, the menu has plenty of options for a mid-week breakfast or a leisurely weekend brunch: poached eggs with smoked salmon and rocket pesto, a simple BLT or the Two Good Eggs Big Breakfast. The counter cabinet holds sweet treats to kick-start your day, eaten in the chic surrounds of this converted warehouse or at the street-side seating. The perfect accompaniment to a Toby's Estate coffee, organic of course. - Kashmir Brummel
Uchi Lounge is a unique experience in modern Japanese food, everything in this lounge has a touch of the unusual to it, from the waitperson's hairstyle to the presentation of the fabulous food. Many classic Japanese dishes are served as well as others; grilled eggplant with miso and Parmesan, grilled scallops with secret sauce or a delicious deep-fried chicken wrapped in seaweed.
The Canopy at Hyde is an all-day dining destination, overlooking the Hyde Park, on Liverpool Street. Done up with the urban, suave yet laid-back style, it reflects the general vibe of the neighborhood. On offer here is an eclectic menu that encompasses traditional and new-age Australian as well as classic European preparations. Open all week between 8a and 11p, The Canopy at Hyde serves all meals of the day. Whether it is a cup of coffee, their French toast, the prosciutto pizza or their truffle risotto, everything tastes quite nice here - you'll definitely want to come back. takeaway, delivery and catering services are offered, check the website for more on that.
The epitome of groovy, stylish and scrumptious modern Asian and that is just the interior. A fusion of different continents makes for a fantastic combination of tastes and flavors; all consumed from long tables in designer decor. If there is a long wait for a table, there is always the adjacent bar full of hungry fellow diners which is open on all days from 4p to midnight. Bookings are available only for lunch. Call for more information.
The Burdekin Hotel is the kind of place you would not wish to leave, once you enter it. Within this trendy up market hotel there are five bars. Lay back in your comfy seat and enjoy the cool drinks or cocktails. There is something for everyone here. The place is also available for private events and functions.
Located opposite the law courts if you can squeeze yourself in amongst the suits, you can enjoy great coffee here and some tasty snacks too. Stylish and contemporary this busy cafe is usually full of business people and other city workers. Standing seems to be preferred though high stools are featured, if you can find one. There is the usual range of lattes, milkshakes and of course strong espresso. Snacks and quick bites include focaccia packed with salami, avocado and Spanish onion to name but a few, as well other gourmet treats.
Operating in Australian since 1971 when their first branch opened in Innaloo, Hungry Jack's is a franchise of the famous Burger King Corporation which is famous world over for its burgers. With more than a 30-year legacy, this restaurant serves a range of delicious burgers, fries, shakes ice-creams and other classic fast food items. This particular branch pf Hungry Jack's is open day and night, so you can pop in at any time and grab a quick bite.
In the not so frequently visited part of Darlinghurst, off the bustle of Oxford Street but conveniently close to Hyde Park, La Pesa Trattoria sits as a hidden tribute to the north of Italy, and more specifically, Milan. Owners Michael and Maki enjoyed their visit to the region so much, they brought with them a couple of Milanese chefs to man their kitchen. The result is a menu of rustic and authentic dishes, made with love and designed to be eaten the same way; oven baked osso buco with saffron risotto and bone marrow, or meatballs with polenta and mushrooms are some recommended dishes.
With a location that's not really close to anything, in that almost barren stretch between Oxford Street and Central Station, it seems hard to imagine that a restaurant could survive for more than 25 years. But Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab has a drawcard: crustaceans. Ignore the bulk of the menu (which doesn't seem to have been updated since the restaurant's inception) and head straight for the signature crab dishes. Queensland mud crab is offered 11 different ways, including, of course, the Singapore chili-style, but also steamed in Chinese rice wine, as a cold salad or as an Indian dry curry. Dinner is served throughout the week from 5:30p onwards.
This a story about the little cafe that could. Lilliblack does not look like much from the outside: a few tables and chairs on a corner at the quiet end of Darlinghurst's Liverpool Street, where it heads up the hill to Hyde Park. But inside it's a very different story: a color scheme of glossy greens and blacks, Florence Broadhurst prints and Bertoia wire chairs. Breakfast is the name of the game here, and while the menu is a triumph in its own right, the specials board is to die for. Take advantage of the free wireless and set yourself up with a coffee and something delicious.