Chippendale Restaurants

If you weren't familiar with the hip and trendy area, it might surprise you to discover that the restaurants in Chippendale rank among the best in Sydney, not just for the quality of the food they serve but also for the service and value for money. The suburb is known for being a centre of art, culture, and innovation, which is reflected in its dining scene. It is home to the White Rabbit Gallery, and you'll find plenty of excellent Chippendale Restaurants on the list below, located in and around the landmark.

Andiamo Trattoria

Do you miss the delicious and subtle flavours of Southern Itlay? Well, at Andiamo Trattoria, they'll take your taste buds on a gastronomic trip down memory lane. These guys are the real deal, offering superb stonebaked pizza made with incredible pasta sauces. They are also known for their warm and friendly service and excellent Italian wine list.

9 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Italian


Cartel is a contemporary Latin American cocktail bar and restaurant that brings the flavours of the region to the Chippendale dining scene. Boasting a delicious menu bursting with flavour, colour and vibrancy, the venue is a foodie's delight. Their fish, brisket and chicken tacos are up there with the best in Sydney, whilst their margaritas are superb!

2 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: South American

Eastside Bar & Grill

Eastside Bar & Grill is another notable restaurant in the Old Rum Store. Located on the first level, the venue honours the timeless tradition of New York's upmarket dining experiences. They offer superb and hefty cuts of meat which have been dry-aged on the premises and cooked to perfection on an impressive custom-built, wood-fired Parrilla grill.

Old Rum Store, Level 1/8 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Ester Restaurant

Owned by Mat Lindsay, the award-winning chef, Ester is a refined and intimate, contemporary Australian restaurant that has been an institution on the Chippendale restaurant scene for several years. The trendy venue, set within a chic retro space with concrete walls, is known for its terrific food menu and an impressive wood-fired oven.

46-52 Meagher St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Modern Australian


While you'll find it within the Old Rum Store in the Kensington Street dining precinct, Gavroche is very much Parisian in essence and nature. Paying homage to the bistros that define the dining scene in France's capital city, the venue presents its take on a delicious range of classic dishes. It also has a hand-picked selection of wines to match the food.

Level 1/2-10 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: French

Holy Duck!

Situated between Broadway and Central resides Holy Duck! This slick, buzzy venue takes modern- Chinese cooking to the next level by transforming classic dishes into fresh, exciting new versions of themselves. As you might guess from their name, duck is the signature dish here, but they also offer plenty of other meats and vegetarian options too.

Ground Floor, 10/2 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Chinese

Kyiv Social

Kyïv Social is not just a restaurant, it is a veritable social movement. Thanks to a collaboration between Plate it Forward and Ukrainian people, the venue employs refugees, newly arrived from Ukraine, which brings to the eatery an authentic vibe to the culture and cuisine of the place. In true Ukrainian style, the portion sizes are very 'hearty'.

202 Broadway Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Eastern European


Located within the space formerly occupied by Automata at the Kensington Lane precinct in Chippendale is a delightful seafood-focused eatery that is all about sustainability. Diners at Longshore can choose between a brilliant a la carte menu, a tasting menu of the venue's signature dishes or a superb 10-course snack flight served in 2 stages.

5 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Modern Australian


Residing within the Old Rum Store in the vibrant Kensington Street precinct, Olio is an upscale dining option for your next date night. Guided by the culinary vision of Lino Sauro the Executive Chef, this modern Sicilian restaurant dishes up exquisite and beautifully plated pasta dishes, many of which champion fresh locally-caught seafood.

Level 2/2-10 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Italian


Hola! If you are after a Chippendale restaurant serving authentic Spanish tapas, look no further than Paripe. This vibrant yet relaxed venue takes you on a culinary journey of discovery through regional Spain, offering a menu of exotic dishes derived from generational family recipes. As well as their food they offer an inventive cocktail menu.

26 Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Spanish

Spice Alley

Fancy some Asian food but don't know what to have? Then Spice Alley is the perfect place for you. This fantastic hawker-style venue features six different pan-Asian eateries that serve a delicious range of Chinese, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Japanese dishes. Set under lights, the licensed, dog-friendly venue is very lively.

Kensington St Chippendale 2008

Cuisine: Asian