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Sydney Farmers Markets

Yes, Eveleigh is kind of near Redfern but it's also very near to Newtown, Erskineville & several other suburbs that are not dodgy.

Other weekly markets are at Orange Grove school in Lilyfield every Saturday and in Marrickville every Sunday.

Feb 27, 2011
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Moving to Sydney. Best Place to Live?

Eastwood area perhaps. My husband grew up around there, and it's quite a nice, leafy, suburban, family type of suburb. But these days it has a large Asian population as well, and it quite well known for some fantastic Chinese & Korean restaurants.

Feb 27, 2011
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Dinner for 7...but probably a loud drunken group

You haven't indicated your price range, or what sort of food you'd prefer. Would make it easier to make a recommendation.

Dec 12, 2008
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Moving to Sydney. Best Place to Live?

I meant being by the water was lovely.

Erskineville is fantastic. And Erskineville village is much lovelier than Newtown.

I can't agree that Newtown is unpretentious - I live nearby myself, but I find Newtown to actually be one of the most pretentious places in Sydney, mainly for people's attempts to constantly convince themselves how unpretentious they are.

Dec 12, 2008
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New Bakery in Eastern Suburbs

Wish that was there when I was living in Waverley!!

Dec 07, 2008
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Moving to Sydney. Best Place to Live?

There is a Woolworths (and also a great green grocer) at Marrickville Metro, a Coles and another great green grocer at Broadway shopping centre (which is in Glebe). Plus an IGA at Newtown - a lot smaller but ok for basics.

I think if you live in Glebe, you can usually walk into the city so that might be a good option. Some parts are lovely on the water too, which you could never say for Newtown.

Dec 07, 2008
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Moving to Sydney. Best Place to Live?

Just noticed how old this thread is! But it might help someone else anyway.

I'm going to recommend the Inner West also. As previously mentioned, Leichhardt & Haberfield are great for Italian food. Balmian & Rozelle has some lovely providores. And with the organic growers' markets on the weekends at Lilyfield and Marrickville, I think if you slot yourself in around the general Inner West area you'll be quite happy with all the other discoveries you'll make every day.

Having said that, I have also lived in the Eastern suburbs, and the Clovelly/Randwick area is also great for food. Particularly Terry Wright the butcher, and the Hungarian patisserie.

Good luck!

Nov 18, 2008
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Wineries and restaurants - Western Australia

Clairault is lovely, both for wine and for lunch.

Nov 18, 2008
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best authentic japanese in melbourne

Well, I don't live in Melb so am no expert ... but can definitely second the recommednation for Kenzan. Had dinner there earlier this year when in Melb for a weekend, and thought both the food and service were of a high standard.

Just found this site, so this is my first post.

Nov 18, 2008
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