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Cornerstone Bar and Food

Home > Sydney > Bars | Food and Wine | Lunch
Published May 30th 2014
If Cornerstone Bar and Food was located somewhere with more foot traffic, it would undoubtedly be very busy. It has all the ingredients of a trendy bar - a converted warehouse with mix-matched rustic furniture, pot plants on walls and tables, minimalist but good pub food, and decent beer on tap.

The food is your usual pub grub but with an interesting twist - like burger with chimichurri or fried chicken with wasabi aioli, and the accompanying chips are always faultless. The beer on tap is the locally brewed Young Henrys as well as Asahi (Japan) for those looking for something a little more exotic.

Unfortunately, Cornerstone is hidden inside CarriageWorks in Redfern which is itself located inconveniently in the middle of a very long residential street. Basically, the only reason you'd go there is if you made deliberate plans to do so.

There are, of course, pros and cons to this. The obvious pro is that you won't have to wait or fight over seats (unless you happen to arrive an hour before a show at CarriageWorks in which case good luck!). The cons, unfortunately, outnumber the pros. Firstly, if you wanted to move onto another bar or restaurant for drinks or food, there's nowhere else to go unless you intend to drive or catch a cab. Secondly there are no cabs to be had because it is on such a quiet residential street. Thirdly, although seats are plentiful (except just before shows as aforementioned) service staff are not, so that you end up waiting to be served and for food to arrive a lot longer than you'd expect.

Overall, Cornerstone Bar and Food was a rather deflating experience considering its rather considerable potential.

Cornerstone at CarriageWorks
Cornerstone Bar and Food through CarriageWorks foyer
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Where: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
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