Marrickville’s Barzaari to Open a Second Restaurant in Chippendale

Inner West’s beloved Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Barzaari is opening a new branch in Chippendale.

The Marrickville joint will open the doors of its new branch at the former Kensington Street Social space in the Old Clare Hotel on October 30.

Barzaari Chippendale will be a 120-seater with “raw and exposed” interior.

Just like the original Addison Road place, the Chippendale eatery will bring a modern take on Cyprus, Syrian, Lebanese, and Egyptian cuisines with a menu of shared small and large plates. The bar will also have its own menu, covering snacks such as oysters, sliced bottarga and stinging nettle and white-pepper parcels.

“People can pop in for snacks or drinks and then move to the table for a larger meal,” Darryl Martin, executive chef and co-owner of Barzaari with Andrew Jordanou and hotelier Loh Lik Peng told Broadsheet.

Kensington Street Social will be closing on October 21, around six months after the departure of British chef Jason Atherton.


Event: The Beer, Footy and Food Festival, Sydney

Watching a game of footy with food and booze on the grass? Count us in.

The Beer, Footy and Food Festival is returning to Marrickville’s Henson Park for its third year. Organised by the gig-booking company Music and Booze Company, the day will feature some of the biggest food vendors from the inner west, including Burgers by Josh, Soul Burger, Cow & the Moon Gelato, the Lord Gladstone, Koi Dessert Bar, Arepa Australia and more.

Local craft brewers such as Young Henrys, Wayward Brewing Co and Willie the Boatman are also in to complete your time watching the Newtown Jets, along with rides, a petting zoo, jumping castles, and face painting.

Tickets for attendees above 16 years old are $17.85, inclusive of booking fees. For more information, visit the Oztix page.

Saturday, July 28 | Henson Park, Centennial Street, Marrickville

Event: Sydney Vegan Market

Frustrated about the lack of vegan food options in Sydney? Well, this might just be  your next favourite market.

The inaugural Sydney Vegan Market is coming to Marrickville next month, with consequent editions coming on the third Sunday of each month.

All kinds of cuisine will be available in the vegan form – from cupcakes, cakes, desserts and coffee to burgers, hot dogs, Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Even better, the market’s not limited to ready-made food – it will also feature stalls selling fresh produce, home wares, fashion, and more, all vegan!

The market will also have music performances and kids’ area, making it a perfect day out for the whole family.

For more information, visit the Sydney Vegan Market website.

Sunday, November 19, 9am-4pm | Portuguese Community Club, 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

What’s New In Newtown?

Newtown is a vibrant village filled with eclectic and eccentric people. From the corners of Marrickville to the bustling streets of Enmore, there are plenty of cultured hotspots to grab a bite to eat at. Here’s our list of the current trending eateries around in Newtown.

416 King Street, Newtown 2042
Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday (5pm-late), Friday – Sunday (12pm-late)
Website: Bloodwood
In 2010, a former Newtown Observatory turned restaurant and bar opened at the end of King Street. Illuminated with industrial lighting, Bloodwood greets guests with its rustic interiors and serves artfully plated dishes infused with unique flavours matched with their funky cocktails. Bloodwood Restaurant also hybrids as a bar area/ waiting area, a mezzanine dining area, back deck dining area and a communal table in the basement gallery.

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Oscillate Wildly

Address: 275 Australia Street, Newtown 2042
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday (6.30pm-11.30pm)
Website: Oscillate Wildly

Fine Dining finds an unusual spot in Newtown. Across the road from Black Star Pastry, you will find nestled off the main street of Newtown, a delightful restaurant with an irresistible degustation menu designed by former Marque chef, Karl Firla. Be inspired by his dishes and experience the decadence of Oscillate Wildly’s innovative creations.

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Miss Peaches
Address: 201 Missenden Road, Newtown 2042
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday (5-12am)
Website: Miss Peaches

Transport yourself to the Southern parts of America when you enter Miss Peaches, a jazz and blues-filled diner.Mimicking the exteriors of a Southern American shak, this soul food kitchen will give you a menu filled with Southern Fried Chicken, gumbo, pie, jambalaya and sliders.

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The Animal at Newtown Hotel

Address: 174 King Street, Newtown 2042
Opening Times: Daily (midday to midnight)
Website: The Animal at Newtown Hotel
Have you ever thought about eating at a restaurant decorated with yellow rubber duckies? Me neither. But Newtown Hotel greets you with an abundance of yellowy friends suspended above the bar. The Animal is located upstairs, and true to its named, the menu serves animals, a line-up that does not cater very well to vegans or vegetarians. If you enjoy your meat cooked on coal-fire BBQ pits, The Animal is definitely the place for you.

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Lentil As Anything

Address: 391 King Street
Opening hours: Open daily for lunch (12pm-3pm) and dinner (6pm-9pm). Weekend brunch (10am-12pm)
Website: Lentil As Anything

On the opposite end of the dietary requirement spectrum comes “Lentil As Anything”, a vegetarian restaurant that originally began in Melbourne, caters to those who enjoy organic, cruelty-free meals. Opened in 2015, the place also serves mocktails with a great upstairs hangout area. Staffed by volunteers and paid refugees, Lentil As Anything offers a community friendly experience.

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