CHATSWOOD INTERCHANGE — THE DISTRICT
IT’S the tyranny of choice in Chatswood these days. Do you stick with old faves or go all out on an odyssey into the new? Luckily, The District has curated some excellent eateries to grace with your presence if you’re still stumped.
You’d be remiss not to check out Michelin-starred dumplings at Tim Ho Wan, say konichiwa to a bowl of Ippudo’s ramen which is built on a broth of rich, steaming beauty or check out Chum Tang’s Thai delights.
436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, chatswoodinterchange.com/district/
HAWKER LANE, CHATSWOOD
YET another food hub in Chatswood, Hawker Lane means there’s more than one group of casual dining options for the ravenous, this time nestled inside a shopping mall — but don’t let that deter you.
If you love Sichuan spice, try China Chilli, embrace the beautiful steamed parcels made on site at Din Tai Fung or relive old Saigon style food at Madame Nhu.
1 Anderson St, Chatswood, westfield.com.au/chatswood/dining
IT’S not just the inner suburbs that can lay claim to warehouse chic — try Penrith’s High St for your next eat street. Henri Marc delivers excellent cafe treats and Reuben Hills coffee.
Not far from their doorstep is High St Depot, which has also nailed brunch dishes and caffeinated offerings with Single Origin coffee. For night-time dining, check out tapas at Ross Dobson’s The Union — take it from the top of the menu and work your way down through the snack-sized dishes.
All on High St, Penrith
ONCE the unloved portion of King St, Enmore’s end of the road now hosts some of the city’s hottest dining spots. If you’re a newbie to the area try Osteria di Russo & Russo’s trattoria style eatery for killer Italian, or go Stanbuli’s modern approach to Turkish cuisine.
If you’re a cheese fiend, all the fromage will be found at The Stinking Bishops, and for those who want to keep it strictly old school try the low key but undeniably tasty Sultan’s Table.
Various locations, King St, Enmore
WHERE once an ill wind blew through Chippendale it’s now home to some of the hippest venues for food lovers, with a huge amount of choice for intrepid diners.
There’s the Kensington St precinct, which includes Kensington Street Social and the whimsical Silvereye, or Spice Alley (pictured) for hawker-style eats. Further afield, ester and Brickfields have established themselves as the suburb’s mainstays — with plenty of other dining options to be discovered for the adventurous and gastronomically inclined.
[Written by Victoria Hannaford, published in The Daily Telegraph]