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The General Eatery

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Published August 30th 2017
A Bar, A Cafe, A Takeaway, A Restaurant
The General Eatery, Dulwich Hill, Cafe, Restaurant, Jade Jackson Photography
Outdoor seating is available at The General Eatery. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.

The General Eatery is a modernist all-rounder fulfilling the role of restaurant, cafe, and bar in Dulwich Hill. It caters to omnivores, vegetarians, vegans and kids.

It promises locally-sourced wholesome fare which it delivers promptly, with a smile. Each eatery (coffee and takeaway food store adjacent to a restaurant) has a distinctly different feel and for lunch on a Friday, I found the restaurant side busy but not crowded.

I ordered the Chicken Royale Burger which was a crunchy, crispy chicken breast fillet, served with lettuce, tomato and pickles, topped off with ranch dressing and cheese, on a soft, sweet bun.

The General Eatery, Chicken Royale Burger, Jade Jackson Photography, French Fries
Chicken Royale Burger at the General Eatery, Dulwich Hill. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.

The burger arrived with a side of fries which were tossed in their own special seasoning, which tasted like a mixture of paprika, steak seasoning and pepper. Being southern style, the chicken had a spicy kick and the tomato provided a cool relief.

I was impressed with the speedy service. It took less than ten minutes for everything to arrive. The ginger beer was organic and less sugary than commercial varieties. The twist of lime in it matched perfectly with the Cajun spices of the burger, which was so filling I didn't need any dinner.

Indoor seating, the general eatery, Dulwich Hill, Jade Jackson Photography, Restaurant, The Eatery.
Indoor Seating, The General Eatery. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.

There is a variety of seating options (indoor and out) to suit anyone from solo diners up to large groups. They can also cater to functions with notice. Towards the rear of the restaurant is an open kitchen and the lighting was subdued, making it easy to escape the outside world. There was music playing, but you could still enjoy a quiet conversation, nor did it distract me from reading my book.

Organic ginger beer, The General Eatery, Dulwich Hill, Ginger Beer, Jade Jackson Photography
Organic ginger beer at The General Eatery. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.

The General Eatery is the kind of place that you'll find yourself visiting multiple times as their menu changes seasonally and the location suits grabbing a morning coffee, weekend brunch or date night.

It also a perfect spot for a cheeky, after-work cocktail offering an extensive drinks menu with spirits based on country of origin, including Scottish, Irish and American whiskeys, Japanese sake, wines, beers, ciders and cocktails.

Who run the general - GIRLS. Happy International Womens Day!

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You can make a reservation online and their menu changes seasonally. You can check out their daytime online menu here and their nighttime online menu here.

In the takeaway and supplies store they sell coffee, jam and condiments so you can add their unique flavours to your cooking at home. Takeaway meal options include gourmet sandwiches, salads and lots of sweet treats to ogle over.

Day menu at The General Eatery, The General Eatery, Jade Jackson Photography
Day menu at The General Eatery.

Important Information

Bus #426 and #428 stop nearby on New Canterbury Road and Dulwich Grove Light Rail is walking distance from the restaurant. There is a free council car park nearby in Seaview Street, as well as on-street parking. They accept EFTPOS.

Coffe and Supplies, The General Eatery, Dulwich Hill, Jade Jackson Photography
The takeaway and supplies section of The General Eatery. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.

The General Eatery offers a diverse menu to suit a range of tastebuds in a relaxed and homely atmosphere. It has indoor and outdoor seating and will easily become your 'go-to' place, morning or night.
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Why? Locally sourced produce, served promptly, with a smile.
When: Open Daily - Brunch from 7am to 3pm, Lunch from 11am to 3pm, Dinner from 6pm till 9:30pm (restaurant open till 11pm)
Phone: (02) 8957 5112
Where: 514 Marrickville Road Marrickville
Cost: Breakfast from $5-$16, Lunch from $7-$18, Dinner from $5-$58
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