The Best Restaurants in Marrickville

Updated 4 days ago


Marrickville’s dining scene is a reflection of its two biggest migrant communities. The Greek community gets a nod at both classic eateries and next-gen ones, like Baba’s Place, having wicked fun with Mediterranean cuisine. Then there’s the Vietnamese enclave, represented by bánh mì, pho and upmarket joints like Hello Auntie on Illawarra Road. That’s just the start – whether you’re after all-you-can-eat Japanese or Chinese-Australian dim sum, you’ll find it on this list.

  • A hidden Marrickville restaurant celebrating the cultural diversity of Sydney's suburbs. Beyond the low-key roller door, it’s plating up citrussy schnitzels; charcoal-grilled octopus with endives and raspberry; and bouillabaisse bolognaise with prawn and bacon XO sauce.

  • Vietnamese bento boxes. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?

  • This "taberna" in a former seafood shop wants to transport diners to Lima's grungy dive-bar scene and educate them about pisco.

  • No cutlery, no plates – just a huge platter of Filipino food to share with your friends. And for the price tag, it's a preposterous and exciting amount of food.

  • Eighteen-hour-braised beef brisket lasagne isn’t what you’d expect from a suburban golf club. But the team behind Dulwich Hill favourite The General are serving just that at Marrickville Golf Club – along with legit steak frites, stellar schnitzels and more honest pub grub.

  • Banh xeo, banh khot, pho and DIY rice paper rolls, a Vietnamese refugee revisits his roots at Hello Auntie.

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  • Try some of the most unique beers in Australia.

  • The Two Chaps team have passed the baton to new owners, but their meat-free legacy remains. The seasonal menu changes weekly, with vegetarian toppings you’ve probably never tried on a slice of pizza. And – busy intersection be damned – an al fresco meal on the footpath outside is a quintessential Marrickville experience.

  • This tiny Marrickville restaurant serves just four things, including the headliner, silky handmade banh cuon. The chef is a third-generation expert who specialises in the northern Vietnamese dish.

  • The brand’s nostalgic HQ is a celebration of ’80s-era Australiana in industrial Marrickville. Come for the beer, prawn toast and deep-fried Viennetta at the Chinese bistro, the Lucky Prawn. Stay for a free knock-around in the pool room, which doubles as a loving tribute to late co-founder and former PM, Bob Hawke.

  • This popular food truck now has its own permanent spot. You no longer have to wait for it to pop up to get your hands on the popular American-style burgers, mac’n’cheese balls and cheeseburger spring rolls.

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  • Bring your dog, play some basketball. This pub is all about community.

  • A truly modern pub, where herbs and vegies are grown in the beer garden.

  • By the team who founded Betty’s Burgers, this nostalgic '50s-inspired burger chain offers a bargain meal without skimping on quality. Fries are hand-cut, and ice-cream is churned on-site each day.

  • You’ll need all the time you can get to tackle the 30-item-strong menu of sashimi platters, gyoza, yakiniku beef, udon soup and mochi.