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Address: King Street and Enmore Road, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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A neighborhood with a Greenwich Village vibe, Newtown is a great place to...

A neighborhood with a Greenwich Village vibe, Newtown is a great place to stray from tourist traffic and duck into funky clothing, books, homewares and tea shops housed in Victorian-style buildings. The plentiful cafes and restaurants along King Street have earned the roadway the nickname of 'Eat Street.'

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Vibrant suburb near to Sydney Uni

Newtown is located near to the Sydney Uni. Its main street, the King Street is dotted with cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I would think that this area exists to serve... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Newtown is located near to the Sydney Uni. Its main street, the King Street is dotted with cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I would think that this area exists to serve the university population. Due to its proximity to the university, population of this area tend to be on the youth side and it shows on the streets. Multicultural and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here recently for a concert at enmore theatre. Would normally stay in the city but found Newtown easy at get to from the m5 and quick to travel into Sydney during the day. The area is quirky and full of shops but I didn't find it univiting which was good. The old stule Sydney homes were beautiful to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Newtown on a regular basis, as I have to go through there when I am working at Sydney Union or just going into the city be bus. It has a lot of eateries & smart shops. A good place for something a little different.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had trouble choosing places to eat on King Street. The choices are endless and cover all types of food. I thought the prices were pretty reasonable too. Newtown is worth a stroll. I felt safe at night alone. It is easily accessible by train and buses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're after diversity and always something different to observe, then Newtown is the place to visit. Newtown has become quite a trendy inner western suburb, with lots of restaurants, coffee shops and many clothing and 'old wares' shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great town to visit and see it all. Tons of restaurants to choose from as well as lots of musicians all over. Some very interesting little shops Definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely Sydney's funkiest suburb. Pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, fashion............. to many to list, but stroll down King Street any day of the week for a look at the greatest melting pot in Sydney. Spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon shopping, eating & drinking, and so close to the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited Newtown many times and it a great location to visit. One of the longest stretches of Victorian architecture fronts King St. The array of shops, bars, restaurants, vintage/retro is mind boggling. You can find virtually anything here. The locals are relaxed, cool and a bit alternative. A great place for people watching. If coming from the Sydney CBD... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would recommend downloading Sydney Cultural Walks, which has a Newtown walk. The walk describes landmarks of interest, which gives you a better sense of the area and how it developed.

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.