Fraser Short of Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Ben Sweeten of Rose Bay Diner and Michael Delany-Korabelnikova of Nettleton Tribe architectural firm are just a few of Sydney’s prominent hoteliers and interior designers behind one of the city’s coolest and quirkiest eateries: The Two Wolves: Community Cantina.
Housed in a heritage-listed building which was once the English, Scottish and Australian Bank, The Two Wolves is located in the heart of Broadway’s university precinct and tipped to become the hottest new spot for Gen Yers, particularly after the closure of the Lansdowne Hotel. Here are three reasons to visit.
It’s for a cause
The Two Wolves is a not-for-profit eatery and bar. It’s run by a team of about 100 people – chefs, cooks, cleaners, waiters, managers, etc – and only four of them are paid, the rest are volunteers. All funds raised are used to benefit disadvantaged communities in places such as Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Nepal.
The food is good
And nothing on the menu is more than $10. All dishes are inspired by street food from all over the world. Try the Vietnamese chicken and potato curry with lemongrass, or the flaky empanadas filled with spicy mince. Whatever you do, don’t miss the desserts: black sticky rice with mango and coconut, or Eton mess.
The décor is super-cool
Interior designer Michael Delany-Korabelnikova has transformed this heritage-listed high-ceilinged space into a South American-themed cantina. Walls are lined with brightly coloured shutter windows, mismatching communal tables sprawl throughout the space, while string lights give the space a grungy, rustic look.
202 Broadway, Chippendale