Belvoir Street Theatre serve their own pre-theatre food (boxes of noodles and other tasty treats) but if you’re looking for something further afield, check out these ten great restaurants and bars nearby.

Vini
We came, we saw, we drank the incredible Italian wine list and ate a bowl of their house made pasta. Bags a seat outside and order a glass of rose for a little pre or post theatre repast.  

The Shakespeare
Where better to celebrate an evening of theatre than the great Shakespeare? Huzzah to their $10 meals and reasonably priced schooners.

Porteno

The hottest opening of 2010 is this Argentinean bar and grill. Brought to you by the good people of Bodega, expect amazing cocktails and meat aplenty.

Jazushi
Why settle for plain old sushi when you can combine it with jazz?  At Jazushi, the team combine dinner and a show in a very Japanese  (and fun) way. 

Toko/Tokonoma
Head to Toko for Japanese inspired bar food or go straight to Tokonoma for shochu cocktails. Perfect for a pre-theatre tipple.

Bird Cow Fish
Alex Herbert’s restaurant is all about thinking, acting and growing locally. By day, there are sandwiches, pastries and great coffee, by night the attached restaurant is all about heartier fare.

Bistrode
This Surry Hills neighbourhood restaurant has gone through some changes recently. Chef Jeremy Strode has opened Bistrode CBD in the city while wife Jane has taken over the Bistrode kitchen.

Il Baretto
You’ll find reasonably priced pasta here, and best of all they’re BYO. Take a bottle of pinot noir and order the likes of the duck ragu – the restaurant’s signature.

Bourke Street Bakery
There’s a reason people line up for hours outside this tiny store. The baked goods on offer are some of the best in town – make sure to elbow in for a ginger brulee tart and a sausage roll.

Tabou
This tiny bistro wouldn’t be out of place in the back streets of Paris. Their steak frites is exceptional.

Source: Time Out Sydney.

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