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Spaghetti al gamberi, funghi e pesto rucola, Osteria dei Poeti,
by Grab Your Fork

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Savoury spelt crepes,
The Fair Trade Coffee Company,
by Grab Your Fork

Panini

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Sappho Books Courtyard Cafe,
by Not Quite Nigella

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King Prawn Fajitas,
Flying Fajita Sistas,
by Not Quite Nigella

La Vera
All day breakfast, La Vera,
by Not Quite Nigella

Marinated chicken breasts

Marinated chicken breasts,
Toxteth Bistro,
by Grab Your Fork

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Baby octopus salad,
Toxteth Bistro,
by Grab Your Fork

Restaurants in Glebe

Glebe's reputation as a food destination is well deserved, with many restaurants
having won awards, glowing reviews and dedicated fans from all over.
Variety is one thing we're also not short on, with the list of cuisines below speaking for itself.

Browse information and reviews on all your favourite Glebe restaurants:

Restaurants - Page 1:
Australian/Western/Specialty
Restaurants - Page 2:
Asian Restaurants

Other Food Pages:
- Australian
- Italian
- Spanish
- Greek
- Eastern European
- Mexican
- Turkish
- Lebanese
- Seafood
- Vegan / Vegetarian
- Chinese
- Indian
- Japanese
- Nepalese
- Thai
- Vietnamese
- Cafes
- Pubs and Bars
- Takeaways
- Shopping for Food


Australian

The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9518 9011

Review from The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2007:
"Could the chef shuffle at this chic converted boatshed have finally stopped with the talented Perry Hill (ex Salt and Moorish)? We hope so, as this is surely one of Sydney’s most alluring dining destinations, where every table can enjoy the captivating harbour view and the calming, casual yet sophisticated mood, enhanced by switched-on, unobtrusive service. Naturally the fish-focused menu remains, including the legendary and luscious snapper pie with truffle oil, served at the table alongside mashed potato and smoked tomatoes. And the place is justifiably famous for the dazzling variety of shucked-to-order oysters. A delicate ocean trout confit melts in the mouth, balanced simply with a chickpea salad. A special of roasted red emperor with its crunchy crust is sheer heaven, teamed with crisp zucchini flowers, kipfler potato slices and sea urchin butter. Complete this exceptional culinary voyage with Pedro Ximenez ice-cream, chocolate mousse and coffee granita."

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"Most people see this place, now in its 11th year, from the Anzac Bridge, either lit up like a beacon at night or looking more humble — like the boatshed it actually is — by day. So you mightn’t pick it as a temple to the country’s freshest seafood unless you were inside its glass walls, tucking into chef Perry Hill’s excellent food. The menu changes regularly but might include an entree of citrus-cured NZ king salmon with finger lime, creme fraiche and rock lobster jelly. Try the confit of Tasmanian ocean trout with nori, preserved lemon, fennel and soy if it’s on and maybe the double chocolate pudding with strawberries and chocolate icecream to finish. Heaven on the harbour. Oysters $3.50–$5 each, entree $26–$30, main $36–$48, dessert $17–$18."

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Glebe Point Diner
407-409 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 2646

Review by Simon Thomsen, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 2007
"I am utterly enamoured with Glebe Point Diner. It's the sort of casual place we all want close enough to home so we can make it a regular habit. It won't force you to skip a mortgage payment either. ... Everything is made from scratch, from the hand-churned butter and nutty bread with a thick caramel crust, to the lemonade. The produce is overwhelmingly organic or biodynamic. The chicken was still clucking until dawn on the day it was cooked. Whole carcasses are boned. The pasta is now made in-house. Glebe Point Diner is comfortably chilled (though in winter, with a floor-to-ceiling glass front, it can be literally on the cool side). Veteran host Andrew John (Sean's, Omega, Rockpool, Icebergs and Mietta's) brings an infectiously joyous attitude to the dark, loud warehouse-feel room. He's tactile and energetic with sharp banter and easy familiarity. He'll recite and explain the menu and is relaxed enough to open any bottle (within reason) such as the fascinatingly complex Sutton Grange rose ($9) if you're keen to try it, despite the fact there are already 16 by-the-glass choices. Serving 500ml carafes of wine is a welcome touch, too. ...

My two-year-old son was enjoying his linguine with fabulous veal meatballs and olives ($18) until he tasted Daddy's flash-fried baby squid ($16) - gently crunchy from a light salt-and-pepper dusting - and scoffed the rest. At least he left me some of the pungently garlicky aioli. Back to that organic chicken ($28), marinated, then roasted whole with lemon up its clacker (you can taste it in the meat). You score half, carved off the bone, in this instance with cavolo nero, roast potato and garlic, plus a few wedges of lightly crumbed, deep-fried zucchini. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. Beer-battered fish-and-chips ($18) uses latchet (also known as gurnard). The hand-cut chips, skinny as Mrs Beckham, are more bronze than golden, though none the worse for it, and the rustic tartare is studded with chunks of egg white. A finely shaved fennel, pear and parmesan salad ($14) is sweet and salty, yet sassy from lemon juice. I probably shouldn't tell you that pig fat is the reason a side of sauteed brussels sprout leaves ($7) is so luscious and nutty. ... Our host attempted to steer me away from pear fritters with rum and raisin ice-cream ($12). He was right - the beer batter was too bold and ill-suited to the watery fruit. And the chocolate tart's ($14) ganache was perhaps a little grainy in the perfectly thin pastry with a film of candied ruby grapefruit, and dollop of runny mascarpone, but it was, overall, too good to quibble. But the star is swooningly creamy honey and rosemary pannacotta ($14), trembling with fragility, with roasted quince and honey biscuit." Read the full review.

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"The idea was simple: a local diner, handsomely fitted out, with better-than-average food, using organic produce, sourced from as close to the restaurant as possible. And most of the reasonably priced wines come from NSW. This was the plan cooked up between chef Alex Kearns, sommelier and front-of-house field marshall Andrew Johns. Well, the food was so good — like the svelte organic chicken liver pâté with pear preserves (all entrees $16), and the Coorong Angus beef cheeks braised with slippery jacks and gremolata $28, and the dark chocolate mousse with burnt chocolate sauce (all desserts $16) — they were stampeded. And they won awards, including a shared Bent Fork last year. But you know what? The boys have kept their cool and they hold firm to their principles. Good on ‘em." 

Read review by bloggers Steph's Food Journal, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry, Vicky Lalwani

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Guerrilla Restaurant & Bar
207 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 8957 0652

Review by Rachel Olding, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September 2012 (read full review):
"THIS GRAND OLD TERRACE HOUSE used to host a Thai restaurant and was bought by three mates - Tim Pullen, Sven Tydeman and Richard Neville Dobson, a member of the hit '90s British band 5ive, who sold 20 million records worldwide before they split in 2001. Neville moved to Australia four years ago and, as he says, ''a conversation over a beer with one of the guys'' resulted in the grand two-storey bar before you. Novelty boy band element aside, it's a pretty decent and earnest bar. Warm lights, rustic decorations and long wooden tables give it a homely, country-house feel but it's got a funk in its step thanks to former Becasse chef Zane Heemi in the kitchen, the grungy bar staff and the old-school hip-hop pumping through the speakers. It's an all-ages affair with groups of uni students taking up the benches and playing board games, while romantic couples share bottles of wine in the corner. It feels a bit like a frat house. But classier
. ..."

Restaurant Atelier
22 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9566 2112

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"
Owner/chef Darren Templeman continues to impress with his adventurous English-French fare while hospitality queen and wife Bernadette keeps the floor running smoothly. An old sandstock brick cottage with white shutters, exposed brick and deep red walls and polished wood floors is where it all happens. A delectably rich confit of Tasmanian ocean trout and foie gras terrine with creamed avocado, octopus carpaccio, wasabi and dashi jelly gets our juices going as does roasted squab wrapped in prosciutto with shiitake mushroom and truffled linguine. And try not to drool as you order dark chocolate delice with coconut sabayon and stretched caramel. The midweek three-course special (Tue–Thu) for $59 is worth remembering. Entree $16–$22, main $28–$34, dessert $15, seven-course degustation $80, with wine $130."

Read the full review by Annette Shun Wah from The Sydney Morning Herald, October 2005.

Read review by bloggers Steph's Food Journal, Simon Food Favourites

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Roxanne
39 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037 ............ Ph: (02) 9552 6087

Review from Cheap Eats 2011-12, on Eatstreets:
"A real charmer with its bordello-style crimson curtains, chandeliers, bar and — more importantly — accomplished food from an eclectic menu, Roxanne has proved a stayer on the Glebe eat street strip, surviving the infamous roadworks horror. There’s no particular theme to the ever-changing menu, which might yield a lemon and rare beef salad with Vietnamese sauce $8 to start before moving to a risotto with roasted vegetables and Napoli sauce $17 (there are always good vego options) or a Cajun-style seafood hotpot $26 brimming with king prawns, scallops, squid and fish. Desserts, all $8, change constantly — ask on the night. Tip for romantics: a good first date / anniversary / proposal restaurant.

Read the full review by Helen Greenwood from The Sydney Morning Herald, November 2006.

Read review by blogger Steph's Food Journal

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The Toxteth Bistro at the Toxteth Hotel
345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 2370

Read review by blogger Grab Your Fork

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com, myTaste


Italian

Bogart Pizza
211 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9552 4656

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Fountain 77 Ristorante
77 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9692 9215

La Casa Pasta
165 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

La Tavolaccia Pizza Trattoria
355 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9692 0418

Pastabella
89 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 .............. Ph: (02) 9566 4488

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The E Lounge - Wood Fired Pizzeria
92 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 .............. Ph: (02) 9518 6002

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The Mixing Pot
178 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 7449

See article "Food for Thought in a Culinary Evolution", by David Dale, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 July 2005:
"[Tiramisu] was introduced [to Sydney] in 1977 by Giuseppe Zuzza, who had learnt how to make it at L'Incontro restaurant in Treviso, near Venice (although gastronomic scholars suspect the dish originated further east, in the border town of Trieste during the '50s, and was named in Treviso). Zuzza served it first at Darcy's restaurant in Paddington, and later in his restaurant, The Mixing Pot, in Glebe. He would carefully explain its ingredients and its meaning (pick-me-up) to all customers, who became addicted and started asking for it at other Italian restaurants, which proceeded to borrow Zuzza's recipe. Some form of tiramisu is now available in every suburban bistro and supermarket. Zuzza retired as host at The Mixing Pot last week, but tiramisu remains a dessert specialty there. His son, Peter, says he hasn't had to explain it to customers for years."

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Two Peas
198 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 .............. Ph: (02) 9660 0553

Read reviews by recent diners on Urbanspoon


Spanish

Different Drummer
185 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9552 3406

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161 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 1242

Review from Cheap Eats 2011-12, on Eatstreets:
"Who would have thought? A Polish restaurant fitting so well into Glebe. Well, it’s not without antecedents. Who remembers Rasputin? But Na Zdrowie is way better than that with its faux-rustic interior and food served on beautiful Polish crockery (it’s called Boleslawiec) — and what food! A favourite is the clear, delicate barszcz $9.90 (borscht to you), unlike any version we’ve tasted, with mushroom dumplings floating in it. Pierogi (dumplings) are special and come in three flavours, boiled or fried $15.90/$19.90 — a mixed platter may be a good idea. Our favourite is the bigos $19.60, whose description as smoked pork and sauerkraut does it no justice. If you’re not familiar with Polish food (that would be most of us), go for the set menu $45." 

Review by Helen Greenwood, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2007:
"...
We begin with kompot (poached peaches in their light syrup) described as a refreshing drink. It is. Then herring salad with creamy dill dressing and beetroot borsch (barszcz) with uszka (little mushroom dumplings) and mushroom pierogi (there are four kinds). The herrings are sweetly pickled and clean-tasting against the gentle cream dressing. The soup glows ruby red with golden globules like lily pads on the surface. The dumplings are chewy but add bite to the limpid consomme. Gorgeous. The pierogi are a different kind of dumpling, bigger and lighter, loosely packed with an earthy mushroom filling. They are more doughy than I expect but terrific. My only gripe is that the ryebread is neither very rye nor very fresh. I don't even mind the little pats of packaged butter in the woven bread basket. For main course we have the traditional bigos, or hunter's stew, made from morsels of ham, pork and kielbasa tumbled with shreds of cabbage and sauerkraut. The effect is salty, smoky and tangy. A mound of smooth mash keeps it company. Another mound is flattened on my plate by two large cabbage rolls (golombki), dense with finely ground veal and rice, and wrapped in translucent thin leaves which have barely a trace of veins or ribs. The flavour is light, though it isn't a lightweight meal. A juicy side plate of red cabbage and apple, and another one of lively beetroot and horseradish adds bounce to the main dishes." Read the full review.

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Tommy's Beer Cafe - German and Eastern European Beer Garden
123 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 6870

Review from Cheap Eats 2011-12, on Eatstreets:
"It’s a brave shopkeep who opens anything on this notoriously fickle stretch of Glebe Point Road, but we think Tommy might be onto something. The beer’s not bad, either, with more than five Czechs on tap, plus a cider. The room sports copper piped light fittings, exposed beams and chunky furniture and is bigger than it looks — around the corner is another whole dining room plus a courtyard out back. On offer with your beer are small plates $4.50–$11.90, where you might find utopenec, a cold Czech sausage served with pickles $9.50. Mains such as pork belly with cabbage and mash $22.90 or Swiss schnitzel topped with ham and melting gruyere on fries $22.80 are hearty and sizeable. Desserts $9.90 include the usual cakes and strudels but, with more than a dozen absinthes on offer, a liquid finish might be the trick." 

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com


Mexican

Baja Cantina and Beer Garden
43-45 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037.............. Ph: (02) 9571 1199

Review from Cheap Eats 2011-12, on Eatstreets:
"This strangely tastefully decorated CalMex joint (no sombreros!) is always chockers with Mex lovers having fun eating beans and drinking beer, either in the restaurant or in the beer garden. The restaurant makes its own dips, including guacamole $8 served with corn chips, and plays around with the cuisine with a starter such as masa and ancho chilli-coated squid in a passionfruit sauce $10. But then it’s back to tradition with the big enchilada — eight inches (whatever they are) of corn tortilla with shredded chicken, beef, carnitas or cheese and beans baked in a guajillo chilli sauce and smothered in cheese. There’s sangria if you’re not into beer. Don’t forget to book on weekends."

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Flying Fajita Sistas
65 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037.............. Ph: (02) 9552 6522

Review by Helen Greenwood, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 April 2008:
"The best at the Flying Fajita Sistas comes last. A bread pudding and a hot chocolate. The pudding, piled high like a castle turret, is light and spongy, studded with pecans and woven with good spices. You can taste the French influence in the sweet bread, the Tex-Mex interpretation in the nuts and the authentic Mexican in the aromatics. The chocolate caliente is spiced, too, fragrant with vanilla and cinnamon and silky like a lady's mantilla.

Read the ... The frijoles (pinto beans spiced and grilled with cheese) happily remind me of chorizo. The queso fundido (charred tomato and ancho chile salsa melted with cheese) is somewhat sloppy. The taquitos (little tacos) look as if they are on steroids and are slathered in a black mole sauce of chocolate and chilli. The cases of the corn tortilla are fried hard, and snap and shatter over shredded beef so dry that I lunge for my lacklustre margarita in the huge coupe. Grilled prawns in floury tortillas produce soft, insipid textures. The mulch of avocado and the nicely charred, freshly-shucked corn kernels in pots don't help. I tear open a tough banana leaf to tackle the steamed tamale with achiote-pulled pork. Chewy edges and bone-dry meat make me turn with relief to the pots of corn kernels and a green, foamy tomatillo salsa. The Mexican versus Tex-Mex stand-off has been played out in Sydney for years.We can get piles of corn chips, miles of beans, salsas that dance out the door and guacamole until we beg for mercy. But it's impossible to find a simple grilled fish seasoned with chilli paste or a humble, truly Mexican fava bean soup. Yet, we finish our visit to the Flying Fajita Sistas with a graceful, traditional and surprisingly skilful dessert. If only these traits had permeated the rest of the meal. Read the full review.

Read review by blogger Not Quite Nigella

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com


Brazilian

Bossa Nova Churrascaria - Brazilian BBQ
111 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037


Turkish

Kapadokya
71 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 8964 9581

Read reviews by recent diners on Urbanspoon

Mengen Sofrasi Turkish Kitchen
107 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............ Ph: (02) 8021 9408

Mersin Turkish Pide Kebabs
Shop 17/12 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 2037............. Ph: (02) 9518 7378

The Cushion House
73 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 2037............. Ph: (02) 8084 0285


Lebanese

Almustafa
23 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 9006
Lunch & Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday; BYO (no corkage)

Review from Cheap Eats 2011-12, on Eatstreets:
"This extraordinary place is packed and pumping over two floors most nights, especially weekends, but instead of just churning it out Madame Mustafa has one of the most interesting Lebanese menus in town. For instance, last time we asked, she only made kebe neyeh, little raw minced lamb crushed wheat, herbs and chilli rissoles $20, the dish every Lebanese mum is judged on, to order; now it’s on the menu. As is mulukhiyah, simmered Jew’s mallow with steamed chicken or lamb $28 (in season), a dish we’ve never seen in Sydney. All the classics are there, including a great fattoush salad $14.50 and nine delicious choices for vegetarians. Plus, there’s a mezze menu and banquets from $38 for two. Mustafa is a must."

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com


Seafood

The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9518 9011
Lunch and Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday; Licensed, no BYO

See above for reviews.

Fish on Fire
217a Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037............. Ph: (02) 9660 4212


Vegan / Vegetarian

Iku Wholefoods
25a Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9692 8720
Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm; Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-7.30pm; BYO (no corkage)

Review from Sydney Eats, 2005:
"The Glebe outlet is where Sydney's macrobiotic craze started. Serving nourishing fare in simple surrounds, it's both a bustling takeaway and a simple cafe that blends a range of world flavours and a solid approach with good service and prices. Rice balls are a steal at $2.80, as are the tofu fritters, umeboshi plum snacks and miso soup. The mains are hearty and rich, with lots of casseroles and stews, but our favourite remains the blackbean curry with tofu and vegetables on brown rice $8. Desserts are a specialty with plenty of sugar- gluten- and guilt-free offerings. We loved the fresh fig and orange blossom tart, served with soy cream $7, but you can always buy pre-packed orange and lemon sago or sticky rice puddings to take home. Be sure you try their legendary macro burger $7 at least once. Still at its macrobiotic best."

Review by Rough Guides Travel:
"Healthy and delicious macrobiotic meals - vegetarian or vegan. Meditative interior, and outdoor dining area - both non-smoking."

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com and Happy Cow.


Index to Food Pages on GlebeNet:

Restaurants - Page 1:
Australian/Western/Specialty
Restaurants - Page 2:
Asian Restaurants

Other Food Pages:
- Australian
- Italian
- Spanish
- Greek
- Eastern European
- Mexican
- Turkish
- Lebanese
- Seafood
- Vegan / Vegetarian
- Chinese
- Indian
- Japanese
- Nepalese
- Thai
- Vietnamese
- Cafes
- Pubs and Bars
- Takeaways
- Shopping for Food


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