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The best restaurants in Enmore

This little suburb punches well above its weight on the food front

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Time Out editors
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While neighbouring Newtown has long gotten the props as a Sydney dining destination, little Enmore has slowly and surely been building its own reputation for deliciousness. Whether you're after a bite before a gig at the Enmore, you're a longtime local looking a cheap and cheerful dinner, or you're from out of town and adding the 'burb to your dining hitlist, there's a surprising bredth of options contained in a small area, from gussied up pubs, to curry houses, neighbourhood fine dining and Lebanese snack bars.

Want more? Check out our guide to Sydney's best restaurants.

Looking for hotspots nearby? Here's our guide to Newtown's best restaurants.

The 10 best restaurants in Enmore

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  • Restaurants
  • Middle Eastern
  • Newtown
  • price 1 of 4

Egyptian street food pulls crowds to this corner spot where the pita pockets come stuffed with a heady garlic chicken, the fires are dusted in paprika and the beers int he fridge are local and crafty.

  • Restaurants
  • Enmore
  • price 1 of 4

At Emma’s Snack Bar you'll want a serve of the smoky, feather-light babaganoush, but the spicy humous dressed with warm chilli oil and flecked with fried garlic is a worthy challenger for top dip. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Enmore

This is one of Sydney's best curry joints. Fast, fun and incredibly cheap, FFF gets an AAA for value but don't come for the décor or flattering lighting - come for the spicy, vermillion red butter chicken.

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Enmore
  • price 1 of 4

Andy Bowdy's café and bakery is where diets go to die, because no one can resist the beautiful pastries, creative breakfasts and killer subs here.

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Cow and the Moon Gelato Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Enmore

After winning an international gelato award the queues have never been longer for this ace ice cream shop. Mandorla Affogato was the prize winning flavour, but thir fruit sorbets are also worth your attention. 

After plant-based eats?

  • Restaurants
  • Vegan

People repping a vegan diet don't have prentend they enjoy pumpkin salad anymore. Sydney is now home to plant-based burger shops; classic Italian pizzerias that opt for cheese and meat alternatives; gelato shops that favour coconut bases; and a growing contingent of fine diners offering fancy degustations for vegans.

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