Looking for some pre-show eats to fuel up before a night of musical mayhem at the Enmore Theatre? Look no further than Enmore’s melting pot of flavors and culinary delights.
Enmore is a cultural hub that promises an experience unlike any other, and offers more than just music – it’s a lifestyle. Home to Sydney’s iconic theatre, this neighborhood is a veritable melting pot of flavors, with vegan Thai and traditional Nigerian cuisine just some of the culinary delights on offer.
Before diving into a night of musical mayhem, it’s essential to fuel up with some delicious eats. Nobody wants to be that person stumbling down the street with a half-eaten kebab and a look of regret on their face, right? So, let Happy Mag be your guide to the hottest spots in Enmore for a pre-show feast that will leave your taste buds – and dignity – intact. From soulful comfort food to contemporary fusion, these must-visit spots are the perfect start to a night you’ll never forget.
Tapas and Wine Delights Housed behind one of Enmore Road’s most iconic facades, Bar Louise is a stunning tapas and wine bar that offers house-cured snacks, charcoal-grilled meat and seafood, and plenty of Sangria. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite or indulge in a pre-show drink, Bar Louise is the perfect spot. 135 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042.
If you’re a fan of Thai cuisine, Little Turtle is the perfect spot for you. This all-vegan restaurant serves up some seriously mouth-watering dishes, including a “fish” curry that will have you forgetting all about the real deal. And don’t even get us started on their special take on “Buffalo wings”. With a range of vegan options, Little Turtle is sure to impress even the most ardent carnivore. Our pesonal fav: The Sticky Sesame Wings and The Thai Crepe Dumplings. 10 Stanmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042.
Oversized New York-Style Pizzas if you’re in the mood for some pizza, Epic Pizza has got you covered. This joint serves up oversized New York-style pizzas, and you can order by the slice or walk away with a 22-inch pie. With a range of toppings, including vegan options, Epic Pizza is sure to satisfy your pizza cravings. 192 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042.
Osteria di Russo & Russo
For something a bit more traditional, check out Osteria di Russo & Russo. This classic Italian eatery serves up thoroughly modern interpretations of Italian cuisine, often with native produce. And though the wine list reveres the classics, Australian producers are given equal weighting here. With a range of vegetarian options, Osteria di Russo & Russo is sure to impress. 158 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042.
For a taste of Africa, head over to Little Lagos, one of Sydney’s only Nigerian restaurants. Here you can order goat stew, jollof rice, Nigerian meat pies, and a traditional, spicy west Nigerian dish, ofada stew. Little Lagos is the perfect spot to indulge in some authentic African cuisine. 125 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042
If you’re in the mood for some good-value Indian cuisine, Tandoori Hut is the perfect spot for you. This joint is a favourite among Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi taxi drivers who’ve worked in the inner west. And it’s no wonder why, with its tandoori, butter chicken, and other Indian diner standards. Make sure to ask for the special menu, a list of traditional Pakistani options scrawled on the back of a receipt. 93 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042.
Iconic Egyptian Institution – no Enmore food list would be complete without mentioning Cairo’s. This joint serves up mouth-watering dishes like sizzling lamb skewers, creamy hummus and food that is rich in plants, beans, and grains such as falafel, full, and Koshary that will leave you feeling energized for the night ahead. Cairo’s is a must-visit spot. Our personal Fav: The Cauliflower Plate.
81 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042
But wait, there’s more! If you’re looking for an authentic Lebanese Pizza, (vegans are not left out here – trust us – the vegan Beirut has your name all over it) be sure to check out Manoosh. With an authentic mix of Lebanese dishes, including traditional pizzas and warps, and their famous Meat Pizza- Folded (Lahembajin) and Haloumi Cheese Pie. Serious yum.
170 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042
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