When the temperatures start to drop, diets (understandably) take a back seat in favour of warm, gooey pasta bakes and deliciously chunky soups. And hey, if it helps take that chilly edge off, why not? To help you satisfy those tummy rumbles and warm the soul this winter, we’ve tracked down the best places for comfort food in Sydney. Tuck in!
1. The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks
Known for its heritage pub feel and stunning position in The Rocks, the Glenmore has been filling tums and wetting whistles since 1921. These days, it’s still serving up all those English pub classics (bangers and mash, fish and chips, sticky date pudding) in addition to all our Aussie faves (salt and pepper squid, burgers, schnitty).
2. Osteria Antica, Annandale
We couldn’t possibly discuss comfort food in Sydney without mentioning this Annandale institution, could we? The award-winning Osteria Antica is renowned for its authentic, homestyle menu, boasting woodfired pizza and house-made potato gnocchi that’ll remind you of your nonna. Head to Scoopon now to get $60 to spend at Osteria Antica for just $29!
3. Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Haymarket
Mention “grapes on the roof” to any Sydneysider and chances are they’ll know exactly where you’re talking about, even if they don’t know the name. Chinese Noodle Restaurant is the pokey little hole-in-the-wall Haymarket restaurant with a massive following and some of the best dumplings in the city. Don’t go there expecting amazing ambience – go there for the food and you won’t be disappointed.
4. Niko’s Kitchen, Dulwich Hill
You’ve got to give it to the Greeks, they know how to do comfort food. Don’t believe us? Head to Niko’s Kitchen in Dulwich Hill and you’ll agree the proof is in the
pudding gyros. From burgers to souvlaki (and even a few vegan options), Niko’s is an inner-west favourite for that quick-fix feed. Right now, you can grab a gyro, burger or souvla with chips and a drink at Niko’s Kitchen from $10 with Scoopon!
5. Neighbourhood, Bondi
Craving a taste of Cajun-influenced Southern cuisine? Or perhaps some South American flavours? Maybe even a slice of Asia? Whatever you’re after, chances are you’ll find it at Neighbourhood in Bondi. From tater tots and san choy bau to pulled pork jaffles and Louisiana hot wings, it’s basically a comfort food lover’s heaven.
6. K-Town Korean BBQ House, Haberfield
Vegans, look away. For many carnivores, comfort food is synonymous with big, juicy cuts of tender meat, BBQ’d to perfection. If that sounds like you, head to K-Town Korean BBQ House in Haberfield for the ultimate heart-warming feast. Trust us when we say the fried chicken is to die for. Grab a share platter, salad, rice with wine or beer from $49 at K-Town with Scoopon now!
7. Surly’s, Surry Hills
Put away the passport – you don’t need to fly all the way to the States for an artery-clogging, American-style feed! Instead, hit up Surly’s, the wings and burger wizards on Surry Hills’ Campbell St. Their towering burgs and massive sandwiches are sure to melt away all your winter troubles. Oh, and their mac ‘n’ cheese has been named the best in Sydney… guess you’ll have to try it for yourself!
Hungry? For more of the hottest places for comfort food in Sydney, visit Scoopon and start planning your soul-warming feast!
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