What you might not know is there are many places to eat and drink in and around Randwick. With The Spot, the light rail (located opposite The Lurline) 15 minutes from trendy food mecca Surry Hills, and Coogee’s famous Coogee Pavilion a 7 minute drive away, it’s hard to know where to start but here’s some of Sydney’s best.

The Spot, Coogee Beach, the Entertainment Quarter, Paddington, Surry Hills, the City and beyond are all within 15-20 mins of The Lurline.

Randwick 

The Cookhouse: A fun vibe located opposite The Lurline. Share plates, creative cocktails & pub fare in a setting with exposed beams & sandstone walls.

22 grams: The best brekky & lunch in Randwick. Less than a minute walk away, everything is made from scratch with ethical ingredients and a ridiculous amount of care.

The Spot:

Del Punto: Inspired by the vibrant tapas scene of Barcelona’s streets, discover why Del Punto is The Spot’s favourite cocktail bar and restaurant. Soak up the atmosphere and try their delicious tapas, everything from just a bite to our decadent feasting set menus. Perfect for date nights, big celebrations and everything in between.

Del Punto is right across the road from The Ritz cinema, in the heart of The Spot, Randwick

Maybe Frank: For an Italian feed featuring delicious pizza, cocktails and wines. Winner of Top 10 Pizzas in Sydney 2018 according to aficionados Gourmet Traveller.

THE Spanish Fly: Pan-Mediterranean tapas & cocktails in a vibrant room with dark wainscoting, plus outdoor seats.

Blue Monkey Thai: A wonderful advantage of our location is the access to amazing Asian food. Check out Blue Monkey Thai for a quick and delicious meal.

Four Frogs Creperie (dessert): The clue is in the name. Settle in for a sweet or savoury crepe at this famous local establishment.

Coogee – 5 minute drive

Calipress CoogeeFor delicious smoothies, cold pressed juices, nutritional salads, acai bowls and the finest Allpress coffee check out this healthy stop on your way to the beach.

Coogee Wine Room: Coogee’s first wine bar, a venue for the local Coogee community to connect over a glass or two of wine whilst enjoying some great Mediterranean inspired plates.

The Coogee Pavilion: For fresh seafood, meats and drinks by the glorious Coogee Beach, settle in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the biggest vibes in Sydney.

Milky Lane: Best Burgers, indulgent desserts and tasty cocktails – all under one cool destination

Surry Hills – 15-20 minute tram

Just a 15-20 minute light rail adventure leads you to leafy Bourke and café-lined Crown street, known for its stylish cultural scene and diverse mix of cafes, bars and restaurants. 

Terraced houses on Crown and Cleveland streets showcase hip coffee joints, fashion boutiques and global eateries. Trendy pubs, wine bars and galleries dot the area around Surry Hills.

Cafes & restaurants

Hop off at the corner of Devonshire Street (you can’t miss the building with the cool art installation) and indulge in a meal at one of the highest rated cafes in Sydney, FOURATEFIVE.

Other cafe and restaurant hot spots include:

Bills famous for its ricotta hotcakes, owned by celebrity chef Bill Granger.  Get in early especially on weekends.

Vacanza In The Hills – authentic wood-fired Italian pizza & Aperol Spritz.  Reservation are recommended for this popular eatery.

Messina – endless flavours to choose from.  The perfect sweet finish to any meal.  Try resisting a second scoop!

Pubs

There are also many famous pubs to visit including the Dove & Olive (the light rail goes past this), or walk down Crown Street and you will find yourself at The Clock Hotel or The Horse.

Whether it’s a relaxed weekend brunch, a quick dinner on the go or drinks with friends you’ll find something here to suit all tastes.  Check out the markets that take place in the park on the first Saturday in every month.

For Broadsheet’s take on this see their recommended places in Surry Hills.