If you haven’t made it over the newly renovated Tramsheds in Sydney’s Harold Park, put it on your to do list now. Located in the city’s Inner West, the original Rozelle Tramway Depot was built in 1904 and serviced the surrounding areas. The old building in Forest Lodge’s Harold Park has been refurbished to host a community destination for food, lifestyle and sustainability.
Reopened last year, the site retains a lot of the original architecture, while the interior makes the most of what would have been an open depot space. With around twenty various providores and artisans, Tramsheds is definitely not short of choice. Boasting a nail bar, barbers, whole foods, fitness and a medical centre, there is more than just food to enjoy.
The glass-fronted Garçon offers coffee by The Little Marionette to those on the go, or a french bistro style restaurant to sit in. Their breakfast menu consists of excellent versions of familiar favourites – even the avo on toast is exceptional. With a floor to ceiling glass front, you can bask in the sunlight on a sunny day; either inside or on the terrace.
There are plenty of dinner choices as well; authentic Italian from pasta enthusiasts Flour Eggs Water, or a Middle Eastern feast from Bekya. Butcher And The Farmer brings your food from paddock to plate, promoting sustainability through their workshops and offering high quality butchery direct from local farmers.
If you’re in the mood for seafood, Fish & Co. also do an excellent job of showcasing sustainable and locally sourced delicious fish. Not forgetting tapas, Japanese cuisine, fine wines and even a brewery. But hearsay tells us that Belle’s Chicken is some of the best in the Inner West, and the takeaway pizza on offer from DUST bakery looks more than mouthwatering.
Tramsheds is no more than a stone’s throw from the Glebe Foreshore. Right in the midst of Forest Lodge, just minutes from the buzzing Glebe Point Road, it’s a great new addition to the already exciting neighbourhoods. They also host community and educational events; including sustainability workshops, oyster shucking classes and regional wine tours.
And there’s no reason why you can’t get your food to takeaway for picnic down by the waterfront. The park is a popular evening spot with a great view of Anzac Bridge and the CBD over the bay. And did we mention that there’s also a Gelato Messina? How about taking that salted caramel frozen yoghurt for an evening stroll?