Lets explore what happens as the sun sets on our favourite Inner West village, Dulwich Hill. As the weather warms up, many local operators are stepping up their game to offer locals even more great fare, fun and family atmosphere after normal business hours. Easy to get to, safe and great value, Dulwich Hill after dark is the perfect option for those that don’t want to leave the couch but want to soak up a vibrant village. Whether it is twilight cheese and wine after work, dinner with friends and family, a long boozy catch up with girlfriends or late night dessert indulgence, Dulwich Hill’s local nighttime attractions will help you get out and stay out (late)!
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We’ve divided the village into zones to make it easier to navigate and plan your night-time sojourn. So if you don’t get to it all in one night it you can come and visit a different zone another night.
Zone 1: West New Canterbury Road
Dolly’z Pasta (JBs on Canterbury)
Popular daytime café, JB’s on Canterbury, transforms into a cosy melting pot of cuisine by night called Dolly’z. Introducing Art Lounge evenings, Pasta
Wednesdays and Anglo-Indian Fridays (BYO wine and kiddies corner), JB’s and Dolly’z Cafe on Canterbury is rapidly evolving into a Cafe Art Lounge
for non-hipster hipsters. By bringing lots of local art to their interiors and focusing on a truly local vibe, this home away from home feeds you mentally and physically.
428 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill
Open til late
Suburgia (Shoe Chef Café) – House Made Burgers/Small Bar
Starting 29th September, every Friday and Saturday night from 5-9pm, this popular café will transform into a licensed burger and hot dog joint, called Suburgia. Suburgia will offer a wholly different menu from the café, including gourmet hot dogs, tasty burgers, and plenty of sides, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for dessert! Vegos are catered for with Dogs loaded with @suzyspoonsvegetarianbutcher Sunday Herb vegan sausages and Mexican blend cheese and sauces. Also try the Mac and Cheese Croquettes with Truffle Mayo and staple Shoestring Fries (unmissable). Their soft opening earlier this month was huge. The most popular items ordered were The European, the Firedog, and the Primo burger.
Don’t miss opening night coming up on the 29th September!
426 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill, Ph: 80686107
Open Til late
The Eatery – Charcoal and Spit grill
Random nights til late – walk past and drop in if the light is on!
Miss Hu – Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine
At Miss Hu’s Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine try some of the best local Asian cuisine. Don’t let on-line mixed reviews deter you (a result of possible on-line ordering mismanagement), the food here is good. Specialising in Vietnamese cuisine, but extending to other Asian dishes such as Wagyu beef and Peking duck, Singapore style vegetarian laksa and Thai papaya salad, the chef’s broad approach to the menu does not disappoint.
465 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
5:30pm to 10pm
Zone 2: East New Canterbury Road
Mr Dee’s – Piano Bar and Lebanese Restaurant
This long awaited opening has locals chomping at the bit. With an army of FOMO camera-ready foodies desperately waiting to get inside to see what Arabic jewels can be posted on Instagram first. The old Abla’s was an institution for decades and the furnishings (think 70s over the top Lebanese style with fitted Ottoman couches) will hopefully be retained to pay tribute to the old owners and also create hospitable, comfy vibe that oozes Jazz bar with Arabian Classics. There’ll be traditional and modern banquets with plenty of live music. Opening late September/early October. Watch this space
425 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill
Sausage Factory – Sausages in a Small Bar
This on-trend sausage bistro, bar and cellar door is cool, classy and tasty. With real sausages made from real meat (certified free range) twisted in small batches made on site, strong and colourful owner, Chrissy Flanagan, is keeping it real and creating a super sausage haven right here in Dully. It has local beers, an innovative Aussie wine selection, excellent service, sausage knitting kits and for the more extreme, sausage dog knitting kits – what’s not to love.
And just when you thought all your dreams had come true, there are new dreams and new beer with a new offering, Sausage Queen Brewing. Like their sausages, beers will be totally independent, embrace lesser known styles and native ingredients and provide the good people of Dulwich Hill something to drink every day.
On 26th September they’ll be launching their first three beers on tap. Tasting paddles will be ten bucks for one night only.
380 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill
Open: Wed-Thu 6-10pm, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 4-10pm, Sun 4-9pm.
Zeus Street Greek – Greek Street Specialties
While you’re imagining sun-soaked Greek Islands and divine lamb pita wraps, Zeus Street Greek gets you halfway there. Have a pita each, or share a Spartan Box, and bask in the glory of endless loukoumades.
Try these mid-week specials for great value:
Tuesday: Pita & Brew This is an easy one, and as the name suggests, you’ll be able to get your hands on a pita and a brew, of your choice of course, for $15. Winner.
Wednesday: Feast for Two + Drinks for Two Wednesday is date night. Bring your significant other, friend, partner and enjoy a Feast for Two plus a glass of wine or beer each for $50.
Thursday: Spartan Box + Beer or Wine , Spartan Boxes plus either a beer or glass of wine for $20.
2&3/362-372 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Tella Balls –Dessert Bar
Indulge in a bit of night-time decadence. Balls of doughy goodness with a gooey nutella centre, waffles decked out in kinder surprise, milkshakes that satisfy all your sweet-tooth cravings… is there any need to go on?
5/370 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Ph: 8384 4500
Good Feeling Thai
This newish restaurant is bustling and authentic. Great service and fresh produce create fast tasty meals that good Thai restaurants are renowned for. Recommended dishes include Chicken Satay, Peppercorn Eggplant and Roasted Duck with Vegetables in Curry Sauce. Prices are great, ambience and décor are spot on and you’ll definitely leave with a good feeling.
Shop 1/362-372 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Ph: 9518 3185
Dinner 5.00pm – 10.00pm
More Rice – Thai
The chefs here use the best ingredients to prepare tasty dishes such as the Pad Cashew Nut, Basil Fried Rice and Pad Thai Woon Sen. House specialities include BBQ Chicken and BBQ Lamb, and our Chilli Prawn and Soft Shell Crab are perfect if you love seafood.
406 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill
Dinner 4.30pm -9.30pm
Oricco Charcoal Chicken & Mediterranean Grill – Mediteranean style chicken
This Dulwich Hill staple never fails to satisfy hungry Inner Westies. They serve large portions of devine tasting Mediterranean charcoal chicken, burgers and wraps in a laid-back place with outdoor tables. Hundreds of regular weekly cab drivers can’t be wrong.
409 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Ph: 9568 3199
Zone 3. North Marrickville Road
Butcher’s Brew – Jazz Small Bar
Butchers Brew is a brand new small bar and live performance venue, set to open in Dulwich Hill in October 2018. They’ll be offering high quality live performance seven nights a week, showcasing Sydney’s best professional and emerging musicians, as well as regular stand-up comedy evenings.Butcher’s brew will also be providing an exhibition space for visual artists to display and sell their original artworks. All proceeds from the door and the sale of artworks will go directly to the artists.Butchers Brew will provide a wide selection of fine wines for all budgets, bottled and local craft beers, spirits and cocktails, as well as fresh juices and a delicious, healthy grazing menu.
499 Marrickville Road Dulwich Hill
Manmaru – Japanese Izakaya
Chef Takako Fasolin deliberately uses Japanese ingredients to create contemporary Japanese cuisine to tease Australian palates. Also, they have recently won prizes for their locally famous pies – the vegan and the beef. She used local and organic produce and traditional Japanese ingredients used in unique ways to create delectable cuisine along with plenty of GF, vegetarian and vegan options
495 Marrickville Rd Dulwich Hill
0414 566 624
Until 9pm nightly
The Larder Epicerie & Wine bar – French Cheese and Wine bar
With a great range of French cheeses, cold cuts from around the world, and the owner’s own duck
rillettes and terrine, there’s also a variety of other things to choose from. Make sure you also enjoy the wine bar, which is in operation over the evenings.
489 Marrickville Road Dulwich Hill
Spartan Grill (Gladstone Hotel) – Modern Australian with Greek flavours
You can’t go past the Gladdy for a great night. Young Henrys and Batch Brewing Beer on tap, espressotinis to die for, schnitzel nights, trivia nights, badge draw, open mic nights plus live music on Saturdays from 7pm. Make the Gladstone Hotel your first and last stop.
572 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
Open til late
Moon Sushi – Fresh Sushi bar
As per its name, Moon’s sushi is unbelievably fresh, using high quality ingredients to create explosions of flavour. Their artistic sushi rolls and bento box combos are delicious and everything is made fresh in store.
515 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill
Open til 9pm
The Hub House Diner – American Style Diner
The Hub House Diner serves a mouthwatering fusion of Australian cafe favourites and American diner cuisine. Start your meal with Southern Fried Chicken and top it off with a deconstructed snickers dessert.
410-412 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Closes 9pm (Sundays 8pm)
Dulwich Hill Chicken Shop – Charcoal Chicken & Burgers
More than just chicken, Jimmy serves up delicious pasta bakes, potatoes, fresh salads and quality burgers and wraps, this is a dinnertime must.
566 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill
Ph: 9560 6906
4. South Marrickville Road
30 years in the making of authentic Pho and other traditional dishes. Second generation Vietnamese cooking that will make your mouth water. Not fancy just excellent.
506 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
Mon – Sat 5pm – 10pm
506 Marrickville Rd Dulwich Hill
Ph: 9560 0465
Sleek setup with polished floors and pared-down décor, for traditional soups, curry and stir-fries. Specialties include Pad Prew Warn, Goong Sam Roas, Pandan Leaves Chicken, Choo Chee, Sun Thai Chicken and more.
508 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill
Kebab & Pizza w/ Little Portugal – Turkish meets Portuguese
532 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
Open until 9.30pm