Yes, we know technically Ante is a sake bar first and foremost. But it’s also one of our favourite places to eat in Sydney. And don’t just take our word for it – top chefs Danielle Alvarez (ex Fred’s) and Kiln chef Mitch Orr both said the cool Newtown spot was one of their favourite places to eat. There are no reservations, so come early. As one of Time Out’s critics said: “Ante is all about the details. And Sydney is damn lucky to have it.”
For decades Newtown has been an evolving creature, where creativity abounds and self-expression is paramount. And yes, while we still want to #keepnewtownweird and vegans are still well catered for, there's plenty on the dining scene to keep even the most straight-laced pearl clutchers happy, too.
There's high-end dining to be had, but also a bunch of hyper-focussed regional diners dishing up everything from Egyptian street food to killer pizza and fiery Chinese hot pots. If you're hungry in this rainbow neck of the woods, we've got you covered. And, here are some on-point watering holes for after.