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Vivarium Cafe & Restaurant

95 Enmore Rd, 2042 Newtown (NSW)See map

Average price $30

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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

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Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price $30
    Special request
Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks
Slow cook beef cheeks in red wine, tomato & spices, tossed kale, served with burnt butter mash potato.
Barramundi Curry
Pan-fired Barramundi, lotus chips, coriander, chili and coconut crunch served with jasmine rice
BBQ Pork Ribs with Salad or Fries
Fall off the bone ribs marinated in signature house made sticky bbq sauce
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 19 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Khanh T.
    Khanh T.
    • one review

    This cafe was surprisingly quiet at lunchtime on Thursday despite the positive reviews. The staff were great and the menu choices had a good variety of all day breakfast and lunch options. The steak sandwich would be the recommendation. Don't be overwhelmed by the weird outdoor decor inside the cafe...(yes, including a picket fence!)

  2. Melanie C.
    Melanie C.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was really tasty and good value and this comes from someone who rarely writes a review. This is a great small biz to support. There was a good selection of dishes for all 5 of us even me a fussy eater!

  3. Pranay U.
    Pranay U.
    • 127 reviews

    Such pretty and delicious food!! Amazing for your Instagram feed! Very friendly staff and cafe has a very pretty decor inside!

  4. Hannah C.
    Hannah C.
    • 14 reviews

    Lovely neighbourhood gem on Enmore Road. The food was so tasty, good sized portions. These were well priced and the service was really good.

  5. Frandy T.
    Frandy T.
    • 3 reviews

    Located in the bustling Enmore Rd near Newtown, Vivarium stands out amongst the plethora of burger joints and steak bars. The food is a delicate fusion between Asian cuisine and western cuisine creating one of the most unforgettable experince in dining. There is a secret menu such as pineapple fried rice that is available on request. Though the portion may be on the smaller side, the presentation is so beautiful and the food is full of flavour that every bite is an exhilarating taste encounter that leaves you wanting more. Coupled with the floral decoration and romantic ambience, it is the perfect place for a couple or family to enjoy the full dining experience.

  6. Andrew D.
    Andrew D.
    • 6 reviews

    Fantastic and different style of dishes. Very tasty too... can definitely recommend the crispy prawn and cabbage fritters. Plus the staff were very attentive. Will definitely go again!

  7. Tina A.
    Tina A.
    • 4 reviews

    Its a cute and nicely decorated restaurant. Food was good, service excellent we had the pork ribs and apple coleslaw which was very tasty. we had to sit in the front , which was a bummer because the back of the restaurant is cuter, but they had some function apparently so we weren't allowed there .

  8. Carol M.
    Carol M.
    • 8 reviews

    Our dinner at Vivarium was tasty and the menu had a good range of options. The service was attentive and the setting was pretty and interesting. The flavour and texture of the Barramundi Curry was great.

  9. Cheryl P.
    Cheryl P.
    • 2 reviews

    Such a wonderful place, whether brunch or dinner, just lovely and excellent service

  10. Rob T.
    Rob T.
    • one review

    Very (if ever) review, but the quality of food was exceptional given the price. Absolutely delicious home-cooked food with a bit of something extra. Lovely staff and owner.

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More information

Opening time

Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

How to get to the restaurant

95 Enmore Rd, 2042, Newtown (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Enmore, Sydney Inner West


Breakfast, Brunch, Christmas and New Year



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