By Time Out in partnership with Google
While Newtown may historically be one of Sydney’s bustling student hubs, the Inner West and beyond is home to makers, creatives, passionate sustainability-focused collectives and so much more these days. King Street is the area’s lengthy landing strip, punctuated by excellent cocktail bars, swish gift emporiums, vintage shops and of course, Rising Sun Workshop. This communal hot spot interestingly combines the crafts of motorcycle mechanics and ramen making with tasty results. Beyond this you’ll find Wish Bone, where you can eat some of Sydney’s best fried chicken, and the Duke of Enmore, a gussied-up pub that’s a good shout for a pre-Enmore Theatre gig drink.
Further afield, the Inner West’s industrial history has cultivated fertile grounds for experimentation. Former warehouses are known to host raging parties in the evenings, while in the day time you’ll find a former soup cannery, which is now home to Banh Xeo Bar (where you can try pig’s head nuggets) and Archie Rose (Sydney’s award-winning distillery, making some of rum and whisky). Other unique land transformations include Camperdown Commons, a bowling green turned community farm, and the Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre, which fills a sprawling warehouse space with a cornucopia of vintage furniture. Many Sydney families call the Inner West home, which makes accessible fun a priority: bounce around at trampoline park Sky Zone, bound around on dodgems at Archie Brothers, get crafty at Reverse Garbage or crack the codes at stylish escape room, the Cipher Room. From hidden gems to quirky icons, these establishments and their own ‘signature searches’ represent the character and diversity that make each part of Sydney so special.
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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free! Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended) Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot. Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept