Haymarket and Chinatown draw crowds of food lover all year round. We asked Sydney locals to share with us where they love to eat and drink in these neighbourhoods. Here’s a snapshot of some of their recommendations below. For a full list check out ‘A local’s guide to Haymarket and surrounds via the link in our profile. Use #SydneyLocal to share your favourites with us anytime! - NB: Lunar New Year is a particular good time to visit the area. From 1 - 10 February, Haymarket will have live performances, special banquets and the installation of red, gold and pink Chinese lanterns suspended over the heart of Chinatown. It's all part of Sydney Lunar Festival, more info also in our bio link. #SydLunar - 1️⃣ “Oh Chinatown, you had me at hello 💋” says @novena.jpg who was checking out the area with her family. 2️⃣ Team Chinese Noodle House or team Chinese Noodle Restaurant? Both restaurants have fiercely loyal followings. @sarahlianhan thought she’d make a visit to Chinese Noodle Restaurant to check it out. 3️⃣ Fancy a cocktail? Make sure to visit @banchobar. The cocktail and whisky bar is from the team behind @tokyobird_syd and @osakatradingco. 📷 @jeremyplaisancephotography 4️⃣ Yum cha at Marigold captured by @Xxsneha 5️⃣ The fresh fat handmade noodles at @biangbiangsyd have quite the following. They noodles are a specialty of Xi’an, a northwestern Chinese city in Shaanxi Province. 📷 @charmaine___bbb 6️⃣ @Boon_Cafe , inside the Jarern Chai Asian Grocer, dishes up locally sourced ingredients with a Thai twist. 7️⃣ “Best ramen since Japan!!” says @kooldavid of @gumshara. The ever-popular ramen spot is in Chinatown’s busy Eating World food court. 8️⃣ “If you want travel back in time eat here,” says @yoniyen of Ching Yip Coffee Lounge, a lively Hong Kong-style diner on Sussex Street 9️⃣ @ramenraff took this shot of “beautiful & buttery Wagyu tri tip from @editionroasters ”. Edition Coffee Roasters recently moved into Haymarket. The moody interior by @amberrosedesign is as much of a drawcard as meals like their Japanese soufflé pancake!