Hungry for something new? Sink your teeth into these top local restaurants in Newtown.

With restaurants and cafes dotted along King Street, Enmore Road, Australia Street and in neighbouring Erskineville, Enmore and Stanmore, Newtown, a vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood, offers some of the best gastronomic dining experiences.  

Black Star Pastry


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Black Star Pastry, said to be Home of the world’s most Instagrammed cake, is no more than a side street nook, fast established itself as a hipster-haunt, pumping out pies and coffee for this bohemian burrow’s residents. Their strawberry watermelon cake never fails to impress. Which is why it was  awarded Best Sweet Treat at the recent Time Out Food Awards. Fresh, light and fragrant. Perfect for birthdays, weddings or just because, this has become Black Star Pastry’s signature and most requested cake. This sweet sensation paved the way to Black Star Pastry’s success, appearing in Gourmet Traveller, and Black Star also made its way onto Lonely Planet’s Sydney Travel Guide, and in-turn onto the radar of Sydney’s three million plus international tourists. Don’t miss out on this super delicious treat!


Bank Hotel


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Situated on the bustling hub of King Street by Newtown Station, The Bank is a master of late night venues and a Newtown institution. Although you can’t see it from the street, locals know that in past the public bar the sprawling venue hides Newtown’s best beer garden, an outdoor terrace, Uncle Hops craft beer bar as well as live music from Sydney’s best new bands upstairs in Waywards.

The Bank is the perfect spot for a drink outdoors on a sunny day or the ultimate party destination for a night out. The Bank is a reflection of Newtown, creative, multi-faceted and accessible to all. There really is something for everyone under the one big roof.

Oscillate Wildly


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With an exceptional ability to express passion and creativity through food and cooking, chef and owner Karl Firla will take you on a journey with his inspired menu at Oscillate Wildly. This pint-sized French bistro brings a taste of fine dining to Sydney’s suburbs, dishing up five-star Parisian fare just down the road from Newtown’s legendary Courthouse Hotel. Named after the classic Smiths tune, Oscillate Wildly curates an adventurous, creative, ever-evolving menu, just make sure you have a reservation because tables are at a premium!




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Get inside the grungy converted warehouse with neon lights and rock ’n’ roll music bouncing off the walls, feast on the American-style Mary’s burger — definitely one of the best burgers in Sydney — and wash it down with a bottle of natural wine or locally brewed beer.

The queue snaking up Mary Street gives you some idea of how popular this legendary Newtown establishment is. If you’re into fast casual, loud, nightlife kind of scene, then Mary’s Newtown is your place.

Whatever type of gastronomic experience you’re searching for – Newtown is the ideal destination.

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