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 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.
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.
The stylishly done up Civic Hotel is home to one of Sydney's premier nightclub and entertainment venue- the Civic Underground. Refurbished as a club, the former cabaret and live music venue is a thriving spot for all party animals and the 'it' crowd. Well illuminated and spacious, the club makes a style statement of its own without making it too obvious. A huge DJ console, flashy lights, a king size dance floor and a right kind of crowd is what keeps this place on its toes. Apart from this, the Civic Dining located above is an ultimate treat for the taste buds. Fine Mediterranean and Greek dominate this place and can find another match to it only back home in Greece.
The Sitar Indian Restaurant in Darlinghurst is where you can find variety of Indian dishes to feast on. As authentic as it can be, the menu comprises vegetarian delicacies of vegetables dipped in north Indian curry as well as non-vegetarian dishes such as sheek kabab, tandoori chicken to go with roti and rice. With restaurants and take-away counters across Sydney, this Indian Restaurant is a perfect place to dine in. Call for reservations and more information.