Dining Around the Conference Venue

The University of Sydney is located minutes away from exciting eateries near Central Station (Spice Alley) and the vibrant suburb of Newtown. Here are a number of great spots within walking distance of the university campus.

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$ = under $20

$$ = between $20 and $50

$$$ = between $50 and $100

$$$$ = over $100

Breakfast and Lunch

Cafe Giulia

92 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

Open for: Breakfast and lunch

Cost: $/$$

Aussie cafe staple paradise. From breakfast favourites to soups, salads, sandwiches, and that amazing drink you had one time but haven’t ever been able to find again, Cafe Giulia has it all.

Dirty Red

41 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Open for: Breakfast and lunch

Cost: $$

Among the many cafes of Glebe, Dirty Red is an Educational Innovation favourite! Great coffee, all day breakfast, and a lovely courtyard out the back in the Sydney fashion.

Rising Sun

1C Whateley St, Newtown

Open for: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Cost: $$/$$$

Two words: Breakfast ramen. Rising Sun is half-motorcycle workshop half-restaurant serving up both the lightest and darkest ramen you’ll taste in Sydney along with all of your other Japanese favourites, some with an Aussie twist.

Terracotta Roasters

74-80 Ivy St, Darlington

Open for: Breakfast and Lunch

Cost: $/$$

If you’re staying at the Adina Apartments you can’t miss this spot – Terracotta Roasters is right downstairs. Home to one of the team’s pick for best bacon and egg roll in Sydney and excellent coffee, it’s a friendly spot to while away a sunny morning.

Toby’s Estate

32-36 City Rd, Chippendale

Open for: Breakfast and lunch

Cost: $/$$

A ‘coffee experience’ with some of the finest roasts in Sydney along with traditional breakfast and lunch fare – think banana bread, croissants, and great sandwiches.

Lunch and dinner

Spice Alley

Kensington St, Chippendale

Open for: Lunch and dinner

Cost: $

Located near Central, Spice Alley is a tucked-away food court with personality. With enough options to satisfy the pickiest eater, you’ll find the best Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Chinese and Vietnamese food plus even more. There are also plenty of pubs up on nearby Broadway if you feel like a drink afterwards!

Thai La Ong

89 King St, Newtown

Open for: Lunch and dinner

Cost: $

A Sydney Uni Newtown student favourite, Thai La Ong will fill you up with a chicken Pad See Iew, tofu Pad Thai or prawn Tom Yum noodle soup and leave you with both enough leftovers for at least one more full meal and change from $20.

Bella Bruta (Pizza)

135 King St, Newtown

Open for: Dinner

Cost: $/$$

If you’re after a pizza fix and you’re around campus, then Bella Bruta is the place to go. Their mouthwatering pizzas are a must try!

Belly Bao

184 King St, Newtown

Open for: Lunch (Tuesday to Thursday) and Dinner (Friday – Sunday)

Cost: $/$$

Best Bao in in the Inner West! This Newtown institution has hands down the best bao around Campus, and some would argue, in Sydney. A must try if you are planning a visit to the vibrant suburb of Newtown near the University Campus.

Salt & Palm

22 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe

Open for: Lunch and Dinner

Cost: $/$$

A slice of Bali in Glebe, Salt & Palm serve up all of your Indonesian favourites in a bright and airy spot close to campus. With great light bites along with larger meals this is a team favourite and one you shouldn’t miss while visiting Sydney University.

The Forest Lodge Hotel (‘The Flodge’)

117 Arundel St, Forest Lodge

Open for: Lunch and Dinner

Cost: $$

Solid pub food with one of the best beer selections in Sydney (seriously, they’ve won awards). A great spot for mid-size lunch groups, but do ring ahead to book if that’s you.

The Sneaky Possum

86 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

Open for: Lunch and Dinner

Cost: $$

Burger fans can’t possibly miss the Sneaky Possum. A warm and friendly spot on busy Abercrombie St, the ‘Poss’ offers great food and even better drinks at a very reasonable price.

Thai Pothong

294 King St, Newtown

Open for: Lunch and Dinner

Cost: $$

Come for the life-size Alien and Predator statues in the window, stay for the amazing food and delicious drinks. This is a Newtown institution and legend has it that you’re not allowed to leave Sydney Uni without having eaten there at least once. Great for large groups.

Golden Lotus Vegan Newtown

341 King St Newtown

Open for: Dinner

Cost: $/$$

If you’re a Sydney vegan who hasn’t been to Golden Lotus, you’re not really a Sydney vegan. You’ll find all of your Vietnamese favourites here with fake meat that will convince even the most steadfast non-vegan.

Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

416 King St, Newtown

Open for: Dinner

Cost: $$$

Industrial-chic meets shared dining, Bloodwood is a great spot for a small group looking for a memorable dinner. With produce sourced from small and local providers and an extensive beer list there’s something for everyone.

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