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Published December 21st 2016
Artisan foodie heaven in Forest Lodge
A lazy Sunday is best spent with good food, a few cheeky drinks and friends. This weekend I find myself at Tramsheds Harold Park and am immediately floored by the coolness of this place. I spend a good twenty minutes just walking the complex, taking in the gorgeous exposed brick, industrial chic design and drooling over the various light and bright restaurants. There truly is something for everyone here.
The aptly named Artisan Lane boasts a sort of mini market of local producers and I am sorely tempted by free tastings of salted caramel slices and brownies right next to a stall of brightly coloured summer flowers.
Across the lane is the Sir Chapel Brewery that has a tiled staircase that has me pining for the streets of Mexico. Unfortunately, they're not quite ready to sell their own brew yet, but I'll definitely be making the trip back sans car to sample their wares when they are. In the meanwhile patrons flock here for hearty international fare.
At the end of the lane is Bekya whose Middle Eastern scents swirl around my nostrils as I walk past. I look back towards the other end and see Dust, a working bakery that mills its own flour packed with visitors and walk past Bodega 1904 overflowing with wine and tapas. This little gem is brought to you by the same people that were the masterminds behind Sydney institution Porte˝o.
I've barely scratched the surface at Tramsheds, but I can certainly vouch for its uniqueness, its passion for food and wine and its gorgeous use of an historic building converted into one of Sydney's newest and most happening venues.
Check out a full list of Tramsheds vendors here [LINK=http://www.tramshedsharoldpark.com.au/]