Annandale Has Some Interesting Architecture

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What to see in Annandale

It won’t take long for anyone visiting Annandale to see just how special it is. While neighbouring inner west suburbs can be characterised by their winding laneways and narrow land lots, Annandale stands apart. Wide tree lined streets set the stage for renovated and restored Victorian era homes. Older buildings, such as fire stations, shops, and even churches, have been repurposed into family homes. A stroll along Johnston Street reveals numerous heritage listed estates from the early days of the suburb’s founding. Many of these homes are referred to as “witches houses,” named for the classic steeply pointed shape of the roof. Arguably the most iconic structure is the Annandale Abbey, a Gothic style mansion built in 1881-1882 by Sydney Lord Mayor and architect John Young.  The building has a colourful history, spending time as a set of flats for working class families in the 1920’s, and now privately owned and restored over four years to completion in 2015. A wander through the streets fills one with a sense of connection to the past.

Where to eat in Annandale

Food is not on short supply in this suburb, with locations such as the classic Annandale Hotel and the Empire Hotel offering craft beers and delicious revamped pub menus. Cafe culture is strong, with funky venues dotting the streets. If you are looking to improve your own skills in the kitchen, then you will want to seek out Cornersmith – a uniquely local foodie experience. Boasting a picklery, a couple of cafes, cookbooks and cooking schools, this establishment is helping visitors bring home ethical and sustainable food choices. An additional option is Cucina Italiana, an authentic cooking school founded on the suburb’s Italian roots. Whichever you choose, this is an Annandale experience is guaranteed to bring out the inner chef in anyone.