Now Open: South Eveleigh’s Food Precinct

June 17th, 2021 - by Brad Gillespie

The official opening of South Eveleigh’s food precinct gives locals loads of appetising new places to dine, drink and shop.

Locals of Redfern, Alexandria, Eveleigh, Newtown, Erskineville, Green Square, and surrounds are celebrating the newly opened South Eveleigh food precinct with its diverse range of exciting new cafes, restaurants, and shops.

A hotly anticipated main feature of the Mirvac property group’s $1 billion South Eveleigh redevelopment, the new foodie precinct is located along Locomotive Street in the precinct’s former railway sheds. Its offerings hail from some of Sydney’s best celebrity chefs and food providores, with culinary options spanning Thai, Vietnamese, Egyptian and Japanese to seafood, a European-style food hall, and gourmet toasties.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Solstice Street Food Party

While many of the precinct’s dining venues are currently daytime-only, catering to the local office crowd, all of them will be open late for the Sydney Solstice Festival Street Food Party on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 of June.

Lucky Kwong (LK)

Australian-Chinese chef Kylie Kwong has collaborated with Aboriginal community leaders and top food producers to feature indigenous ingredients on her new menu. A far more casual eatery than her former Billy Kwong, Lucky Kwong, or LK, is a daytime-only Australian-Cantonese canteen open Monday to Friday, with order-at-the-counter service, no bookings, and takeaway available.

Photo from Lucky Kwong website

Romeo’s Food Hall IGA

At Romeo’s Food Hall IGA, lucky locals can find all the gourmet goodies their heart's desire, as well as the everyday groceries you’d expect from a (very!) well-stocked IGA. Highlights include the specialty cheese room and large cheese counter, in-store pizza oven, handmade sushi, a bakery, large gourmet deli, and an in-store fishmonger selling Sydney’s freshest seafood.


Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, CicciaBella) are the powerhouse duo behind Re, Sydney’s first ‘no waste’ bar. Built from recycled materials and a strong sustainability focus, Re also aims to be a world-class bar. There’s a small, but interesting, selection of bar snacks (try Wagyu Skewers or XO pasta) alongside the extensive cocktail, wine and beer menu.

Rara Chan

Fans of Redfern’s super popular ramen bar – so much so that it can be challenging to get a table here without a long wait – will be thrilled that the team has now gifted Rara Chan to the area. This Tokyo-style tiny ramen bar specialises in Tsukemen, traditional dipping-style ramen.

Photo From Rara Chan website

Steve Costi’s Famous Fish

Sydney seafood pioneer Steve Costi is offering an impressive daytime menu at Steve Costi’s Famous Fish. Satisfy your seafood cravings with fresh fish grilled and fried, gourmet seafood pies, and seafood burgers accompanied by fresh salads.

Photo from Steve Costi’s Famous Fish website

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