Loading

A Local’s Guide to Sydney’s Inner West

Mary's Newtown, NewtownCREDIT: Destination NSW

Potato and gravy, wine, cheeseburger, fries, fried chicken and a Bloody Burger Mary from Mary's Newtown, Newtown.

#ilovesydney

A Local’s
Guide to Sydney’s Inner West

Mary's Newtown, Newtown CREDIT: Destination NSW

Potato and gravy, wine, cheeseburger, fries, fried chicken and a Bloody Burger Mary from Mary's Newtown, Newtown.

#ilovesydney

Hashtags #ilovesydney

Inner West resident and 'sausage queen’ Chrissy Flanagan loves the community spirit of Dulwich Hill where she lives. 

Your business has always been synonymous with the Inner West. What do you love most about this thriving hub of creativity?  

It’s the broad and diverse community that makes it for me. Sydney’s Inner West is where artists start their careers and entrepreneurs open their first business - you can always find someone trying something new. 

The Inner West is known for its abundance of eclectic cafes. Where is your go-to for coffee in Sydney’s Inner West? 

I’m a non-coffee drinker though I’d have to say Small Talk in Dulwich Hill is a go-to in the area. Also, their house made focaccia is wild. 

From Xinjiang noodles to Nigerian jollof, you can find almost any cuisine in the Inner West. What is your favourite restaurant in Sydney’s Inner West and why? 

Although heavily biased, it is The Sausage Factory because there’s no place like it. With house made sausages and beer as well as Sydney’s finest and broadest selection of local brews, it can’t be beaten.  

Aside from this, my favourite restaurant is Stanbuli – a modern Turkish restaurant in Newtown. I love this place for its carefully crafted food presented joyfully. 

The Sausage Factory is Australia’s first ‘sausage cellar door’. Tell us more about the factory and what you offer. 

Sausage is Australia’s classic street food; we live for it. Here at The Sausage Factory, our sausages are made from whole cuts of high-quality, certified free-range meat mixed with spices. 

We also make our own craft beer called Sausage Queen. Queen beers were originally exclusive to the Sausage Factory on tap, until lockdown forced them into cans in mid-2020. These beers are off the beaten path, with an emphasis on native ingredients and less common varieties.  

The Sausage Factory, run by myself on the floor and my partner in the kitchen, is an incredibly intimate experience - we only seat 25 people at a time, so it’s a lot like going over to your mate’s house for dinner. 

The Inner West has its own unique identity and flavour. What are your top three must-dos in the neighbourhood? 

  • Firstly, my sausage making class and lunch is an unparallel experience. Sausage making is very tactile and very few people have ever tried it before. You get stuck in, make a bit of a mess all while sampling Sydney’s finest beers from over 20 local breweries.  

  • Mary’s in Newtown is an institution. Yes, it’s burgers, chicken and beer but they’ve elevated it to a level of perfection. I have done my research and that is Sydney’s best burger; and we take our burger offerings very seriously around here.  

  • Another unmissable landmark is Cornersmith in Annandale. Owner Alex Elliott-Howery started out making passata with a mate and it has spun into a stronghold of pickled delights. Their café is sensational, and you can even take a picnic into the park just across the way - get your sourdough, cheese and pickle game on. 

There are many fantastic farmers markets all over Sydney; for many locals, it’s part of their weekend routine. Where is your favourite place to enjoy local produce? 

Summer Hill Flour Mill Markets are charming in that a lot of stalls there are just starting out and trying something new. It’s wonderful to talk to people new to creating, see what has made them so excited about the produce they’re making and to support their local business as it grows. 

Describe your ultimate day out in Sydney’s Inner West. 

Start by grabbing a mate and a hot drink for a stroll by the Cooks River Foreshore and greeting all the friendly locals and dogs as you wander. Then a class to learn a new skill like a quilting workshop at The Selvedge Society in Stanmore or a pottery class at Glost Studios in Dulwich Hill. Swing by Made590 in Marrickville for an outrageous new party dress, sneak in a cheeky nap, catch a comedy show at the Enmore Theatre and then late-night dinner at Pepito’s in Marrickville. Perfection. 

Do you have a favourite Secret Sydney experience you can reveal? 

Secret Sydney is in all the little places where you find Sydneysiders. We’re an incredibly warm bunch, born to chat. I’ll live in Sydney’s Inner West the rest of my life because I’ve never known a place to make you feel so at home.  

Inner West Sydney | Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn: Sydney Edition CREDIT: Destination NSW

The Sausage Factory, Dulwich Hill

#ilovesydney

Inner West Sydney | Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn: Sydney Edition CREDIT: Destination NSW

The Sausage Factory, Dulwich Hill

#ilovesydney

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

ALL ASSETS FROM THE DESTINATION NSW MEDIA CENTRE ARE FOR EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY AND MUST BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

REGISTER
NOW

Access assets curated for media and content creators.

For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

Already have an account?

Permission Request


Destination NSW wants to access your Destination NSW Media Centre account.


This application will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your phone number, if provided
  • View your street address, if provided
  • View basic information about your organization, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This access will help Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


Do you agree to allow this access? If yes, click the REGISTER button.


You can unsubscribe at any time.

Permission Request

Destination NSW wants to review your registration for your Destination NSW Media Centre account.

This review will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your basic information about your organisation, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This will assist Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


By clicking REGISTER, you agree that you have read and agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS and Destination NSW's PRIVACY POLICY


You can unsubscribe at any time.