Annandale Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Annandale

March 13, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Annandale in Australia, from South Pacific region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Annandale with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Oscillate Wildly

275 Australia St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$173 - HK$698 +61 2 9517 4700
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Oscillate Wildly

Reviewed By 23PeterJ - Sydney, Australia

Visited this restaurant recently for a special dinner and we were not let down. Excellent food and wine and good friendly but not intrusive service.
This restaurant only serves a degustation menu but it is a great experience with lots of different and enjoyable tastes. While each serve is not very big by the end of the night we had enjoyed each course and had eaten quite enough.
We selected the matching wines with our meal and they were different and very enjoyable. They were mainly European which I would not normally try so was an enjoyable together with one very nice South Australian red.
The service was also very good and while they were very efficient, friendly and informative about the food and wine we were receiving they were not intrusive.
Overall a great evening at a very high quality restaurant that I would be glad to visit again.

2. Efendy

79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$392 +61 2 9810 5466
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Efendy

Efendy means gentleman in old Turkish, but everyone is welcome here. Located on the corner of Darling and Elliott Streets, in a historic sandstone Victorian mansion, Efendy is a modern Turkish restaurant, complete with a basement bar, run by Istanbul-born owner and chef Somer Sivrioglu. The popular restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic Turkish delicacies, using local and sustainable produce, prepared meze style for sharing. Lounge and chat in the dining area, where the walls are covered in Turkish comic book posters, while you graze away on meze which includes baba ghanoush topped with pomegranate or gobsmackingly good, ordek borek, duck, barberries and cinnamon in thin crisp pastry.

Reviewed By MVI888 - Singapore, Singapore

Efendy located at 79 Elliott Street, Balmain. NSW Australia. The ambiance was delightful, set in a renovated 2-storey Victorian house, Efendy serves up delicious and hearty Turkish cuisine. With a cosy upper lounge area, and alfresco Seating on ground level! The menu has a wide variety of food, the food that we ordered was soooooo delicious, Such as Smoked Eggplants, Humus, Pastrami, Prawns, Fish Borek, Bomonti and off course Lavish bread, the presentation of the food was beautiful, But for me, the one that stood out was the Lamb Shoulder Tandir, cooked to perfection, it was to die for. Honestly I am speechless about this place... the food was absolutely AMAZING. From the staters to main to the dessert.
Overall nice atmosphere, and nice food relatively inexpensive. Service Wow! What a great service particularly Gizem our waitress, welcoming smile, warm and friendly attitude. The other staff were also very hospitable. They presented flawless service, friendly and professional. The attentiveness and enthusiasm of the service made an enjoyable, lunch
Great place for a real Turkish cuisine. Definitely must try if you are in the mood for, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean flavours. I love it that much, I will definitely come back very soooon next time I am in Sydney.

3. Thai Pothong

U 4 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 +61 2 9550 6277
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Thai Pothong

Reviewed By Julie M - Ryde, Australia

Took close friends here to farewell them back home to Canada, also my birthday. One of the best Thai restaurants I have been to. Alex our waiter was attentive and very friendly - along with all the staff. The cocktails were amazing and the food exceptional! And then there was the surprise birthday gift and dessert - with a happy birthday song by staff. Don't let the size of restaurant fool you - the service, food and the buzz the restaurant had was second to none. Then the $$$$ to spend at their gift store was amazing. We will certainly recommend. Thank you to all.

4. Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

416 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +61 2 9557 7699
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Ansavon - London

I asked some friends for restaurant suggestions in the inner west and three of them came back with Bloodwood as a recommendation. We were not disappointed. The food is shared plates, we had a range of dishes including scallops, brisket, fried chicken (particularly good), socca and the brisket & polenta chips. Wine was also great and the service was friendly. Would definitely recommend this place. Great for a small group of friends or a date night.

5. Cow and Moon Artisan Gelato

181 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night +61 2 9557 4255
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

Cow and Moon Artisan Gelato

Reviewed By LincolnB1 - Glenmore Park, Australia

I love gelato!
I simply love the stuff… So much so that every second year or so that we head to Italy, we always go back to Cortona find our favourite gelato store on Via Nazionale... all that other little one just off the back of Piazza Nova in Rome to savour this most delicious of deserts…
For many years I convinced myself that a certain Darlinghurst gelato store (which has now turned into a chain operation) is the best gelato I had eaten outside of Italy… That was until I put the first spoonful of cow and moon gelato into my mouth.
The gelato at cow and moon is incredible. Quite simply the best gelato I have had in many years!!
This little place in Enmore packs the crowd - you certainly have to queue up and wait your turn… In the time that you are waiting you can select from 20 or 30 different varieties of the most beautiful looking gelato all named simply for exactly what they are.
I had the three gelato bowl I can't tell you how much it was, actually I don't care how much it was… All I know is this is the best gelato hands down!!
The gelato is rich and creamy and really milky… The flavours are amazing we tried six different flavours between the two of us and were in heaven!
If you love your gelato this is simply THE place to come.... other competitors could do well to come and taste proper good gelato should taste like! chains down mean quality is maintained... often it isn't... Burke street bakery can attest to that!
For me now to drive from Penrith to Enmore will be the only one I will take when I want great gelato!

6. Revolver

291 Annandale St, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales 2038, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 2 9555 4727
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Revolver

Reviewed By baliholiday09 - Australia

Recently I have been to Revolver for breakfast during the week a few times. It is always busy and is worthwhile considering booking a table even during the week. The service is fantastic, the staff are attentive and knowledgeable and know how what they are doing. The servings are on the larger size, there is plenty of variety and innovative choices and everything we have ordered has been fresh and nicely presented. I can't wait to return and try the smoked trout.

7. Cafe on Johnston

Johnston street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 2 9660 5103
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Cafe on Johnston

Reviewed By AlanPopely - Sydney, Australia

This is local to me, and a real find. The food is exceptionally good and not just your standard cafe menu. There's a real focus on the middle east with foules, haloumi, kofta, baklava - all home made. Great service and you'll always feel welcome

8. sixpenny

83 Percival Rd, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales 2048, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +61 2 9572 6666
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

sixpenny

Reviewed By billeclass - Sydney, Australia

If there was such a thing as minimalist dining, Sixpenny would be it. Everything is refined sophistication. No unnecessary sauces, smears, seeds, flowers or dusting. It is not every restaurant that a chef of the year serves you your order. But this is how it's done at Sixpenny. The person who cook will serve and explain the course to you. Be great if other restaurants could do that.
My only gripe is that the three desserts were all ice cream based. Surely a hot one could be thrown in? Also there is no hot expresso coffee available to warm you up after. Otherwise an enjoyable evening, excellent food and service

9. Black Star Pastry

277 Australia St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Cafe, Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch +61 2 9557 8656
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 252 reviews

Black Star Pastry

Reviewed By Slade H - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

After all the hype my wife and I decided to visit Black Star for a piece of their strawberry and Watermelon cake. It was honestly underwhelming. The cream was fresh, the cake beautifully to look at but just didn’t have the flavor i Had hoped for. . We also tried the pistachio zen cake and a cinnamon scroll. The Zen cake was gluey, thick and over sweet. The lemon curd was the best part. The cinnamon scroll was the best part and tasted light a good bit of cinnamon.
So yes to the scroll for us and no for the 2 cakes.

10. The Baxter Inn

156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 793 reviews

The Baxter Inn

Reviewed By GiulioCesareLeone - Catania, Italy

Such an amazing setting that takes you back to prohibition time, endless list of spirits with some rare gems, spot on cocktails.

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