Restaurants

Mary’s Pizzeria

Restaurant

The kitchen slams at this little pizzeria at The Lansdowne Hotel. On a rowdy night, it sends out piping-hot Detroit-style square pies to every corner of the pub. But inside the tiny wooden-clad dining room, it’s a little sanctuary, with a secret menu and natural wines from star Australian producers. Our favourite slice is the vulgar-sounding but very more-ish slice of the “Mushroom Fucker.”

LP’s Quality Meats

Restaurant

At the heart of this restaurant is a smoker that weighs a tonne, producing some seriously great-tasting meat.

Mary's On Top

Restaurant

This no-frills outdoor venue, with views across Sydney's inner west, is based on the classic Mary's template of beer, burgers, fried chicken and a relaxed, irreverent vibe.

Gyusha

Restaurant

A Japanese barbeque restaurant where you collect what you’ll be eating from the shelves yourself.

Ester Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

Where a wood-fired oven is fed with produce sourced from Sydney and surrounds.

Automata

Restaurant

A fun, energetic take on fine dining headed by ex-Momofuku Seiōbo chef Clayton Wells.

Cafes

Brickfields

Cafe

Sourdough is king at this lauded bakery.

Old Gold

Cafe

Savour artisanal brews and vegetables on toast at this warehouse, where old and new collide.

Something for Jess

Cafe

A community hub with an eclectic down-to-earth feel.

X23 Asian Fusion Cafe

Cafe

Go here for Malaysian-fusion dishes such as sambal-egg-stuffed croissants, waffles with pandan, and nasi-lemak burgers.

Koi Dessert Bar Chippendale

Cafe

Dessert degustation and takeaway coffee on Central Park’s Kensington Street.

Bubble Nini

Cafe

The prettiest bubble teas in town with tapioca pearls, jellies and flavourings all made in-house.

Bars

Cartel

Bar

This is a buzzing South American-inspired cocktail bar and diner by the teams behind Gin Lane and Eastside Bar & Grill. Expect ingredients such as spiced worm salt and grasshoppers, Margarita "trees", and more than 100 types of mezcal and tequila.

The Lansdowne Hotel

Bar

Live music and hardly any food over $20, from a Mary’s burger-flavoured pizza, to American-Korean nachos.

Saga Bar

Bar

There’s a water feature with a huge buddha head, an illuminated technicolor jungle motif and stone-stacked walls covered in vines. It’s straight out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

The Lord Gladstone

Bar

A Chippendale pub with a courtyard, music and deep-fried desserts.

The Rose Hotel

Bar

This beer garden is one hell of a pleasant spot to park.

Gin Lane

Bar

Cocktails that will change the way you think about gin.

Shops

Siberian Desert

Shop

Desert Designs and Siberia Records team up in this unique concept store in Chippendale.

Daiso

Shop

A Japanese import where everything is $2.80.

Handpicked Cellar Door

Shop

Wines from all over the world, but made under the same label.

Kakawa Chippendale

Shop

The best chocolate shop in the inner west.