10 Best Newtown Restaurants You Need To Try | Man of Many
One of the best known, if not most creative Newtown restaurants, Bloodwood offers up some exceptional modern Aussie cuisine. Their ever-changing menu is packed with creative flair and flavour that will keep you on your toes and coming back for more. One of the best Newtown restaurants for a first date, it’s got the perfect ambience with its moody lighting, industrial brick walls and suave décor.
The perfect lunch location turns into a beautiful setting for an evening out dining at Continental Deli Bar Bistro. The bistro menu is mainly styled around Mediterranean flavours with seasonal produce and featuring ingredients from the deli. As far as the best Newtown restaurants go, Continental has all the elements of fine dining in a decidedly more relaxed space. Try the steak tartare with gaufrette potatoes or the BBQ king prawns with charcuterie xo sauce.
The Stinking Bishops is one of those Newtown Restaurants that stands out as an all-time favourite for anyone who loves cheese (which is everybody). They’ve got over 40 cheeses to try from, cured meats, light meals, cheese inspired dishes and an extensive wine list to go along with it.
A local favourite for over 20 years, Thai Pothong has been a cult classic among Newtown’s restaurant scene. Seating a massive 400 people, it’s still worth booking in advance on a Friday or Saturday because of its popularity. Its traditional Thai recipes along with their impeccable service are what makes it one of the best restaurants in Newtown.
One of the best Newtown restaurants to check out next time you’re in town is Hartsyard. Its degustation menu is one of the best in town and offers sophisticated flavours with beautifully presented plates at a price that won’t make your eyes water. Zingy flavours, inventive pairings and friendly service are sure to make this one of your regulars.
Another appetising Thai restaurant on the list, Atom Thai offers a different king street Newtown restaurant that’s another winner. The food here is exploding with colours, texture and tantalising flavours for a price that won’t break the bank. Plus they have a nice selection of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Try the crispy pork belly or red duck with lychees and cherry tomatoes.
The perfect Newtown restaurant when you’re on the hunt for a bit of grub from the old country is Rosso Antico Pizza Bar. The choice in woodfire pizzas is a thing to behold but they don’t just serve pizza, there are delicious pasta dishes like gnocchi Sorrentino, spaghetti cozze with mussels ad antipasti like fried calamari with lemon and aioli, arancini and more. If you are a fan of carbs, Rosso Antico Pizza Bar is the best Newtown restaurant for you.
When trying to find somewhere to eat in Newtown, La Favola is a well-established and much-loved part of the King Street food scene. Their signature dishes are some of the best Italian you can get, but you can also create your own concoction of pasta and sauce from rigatoni, gnocchi and Fettucine with sauces like carbonara, Dal Mare (octopus, prawns and chilli) and Ragu Napoletano.
For Bao heaven, look no further than Belly Bao on King Street. This Newtown restaurant has all the bao buns you could ever want with tasty fillings like the melt in your mouth slow-braised pork belly bao or the soft shell crab bao with watercress and truffle aioli. The bao’s aren’t just savoury though, for dessert try the Gaytime bao with golden fried house-made bao, classic golden Gaytime ice cream, banana and salted caramel.
Alba Salentinian Restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Newtown if you’re after authentic southern Italian cuisine. It’s relatively new on the scene, opening up last August but has already garnered a lot of attention for its home cook style dishes from Italy’s Puglia region. The octopus “purpu a pignata” is a real stand out with overnight marinated octopus cooked in pignata, red wine and tomatoes.