Top 10 Restaurants & Bars on Kensington Street

Spice Alley, Kensington St
Spice Alley, Kensington St
Spice Alley, Kensington St

Spice Alley, Kensington St

Kensington Street’s Best Restaurants & Bars

The inner city suburb of Chippendale is home to Kensington Street, now a foodie destination in its own right.  Kensington Street is a one stop shop for all your gourmet goodies, from drinks, to dinner, to dessert, Kensington Street has you covered, all within easy walking distance.  Ladies – feel free to wear your highest heels!

So, here’s my list of the Top 10 best spots to drink and dine on Kensington Street (in no particular order).  Cue progressive diner!

  1. AUTOMATA
    Head Chef Clayton Wells is serving up an ever changing degustation menu.  One for the true foodies.
    Automata website
    5 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  2. KENSINGTON STREET SOCIAL
    UK Chef Jason Atherton’s first foray into the Sydney market.  Kensington Street social is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Read my review of Kensington Street Social
    3 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  3. SPICE ALLEY
    A Hawkers laneway full of spicy Asian treats – take your pick.  Dine alfresco under the lanterns.
    Spice Alley website
    18-20 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  4. EASTSIDE KITCHEN AND BAR
    A New York inspired restaurant with a Japanese twist.
    Eastside Kitchen and Bar website
    Level 1, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  5. OLIO KENSINGTON STREET
    Chef Lino Sauro is brining his Sicilian roots to Sydney at Olio Kensington Street.
    Olio Kensington Street website
    Level 2, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  6. BISTROT GAVROCHE
    French chef Frederic brings Parisian cooking to us in Sydney at Bistrot Gavoche.
    Bistrot Gavroche website
    Level 1, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  7. KOI DESSERT BAR
    Finish your night at Koi Dessert Bar to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Brought to us by Masterchef Alumni Reynold Poernomo.
    Koi Dessert Bar website
    46 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  8. GIN LANE
    Gin Lane is your first stop for a pre or post dinner drink.  Specialising in cocktails.
    Gin Lane website
    16A Kensington Street, Chippendale
  9. HANDPICKED WINE CELLAR DOOR
    Wine connoisseurs will want to make a stop at this inner city cellar door.
    Handpicked Wine Cellar Door website
    50 Kensington Street, Chippendale
  10. THE PRIVATE KITCHEN
    Perfect for your next function, The Private Kitchen is a private space fitting up to 120 standing or 80 sitting guests.
    The Private Kitchen website
    Level 3, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Oh, and we’re not fans of drinking and driving, so leave the car at home and if need be rest your head for the night at The Old Clare Hotel, conveniently located on… You guessed it!  Kensington Street!

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Image courtesy of Kensington Street Precinct.