Better than The Grounds? Petersham gets in on the action

Better than The Grounds? Petersham gets in on the action

To market, to market

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From the silver screen to silver service - Petersham's historic Majestic Theatre has had a foodie-friendly revamp

Inner West dwellers will be familiar with the beautiful Majestic Theatre on New Canterbury Road, Petersham - the historic site has been used as a theatre, then rollerskating rink before being converted into apartments in 2012. The expansive ground floor, however, has been out of use since the building's heyday - until now.

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Introducing Majestic Gourmet Grocers and Majestic Harvest restaurant, a sprawling European-style marketplace with fresh produce, deli goods, a florist and a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. Following extensive renovations, the highly Instagram-able site opened just last week and is already drawing crowds of curious locals. The coffee? Apparently excellent.  

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Comparisons to The Grounds are inevitable. Sure, there's no Kevin Bacon, but just like the Alexandria institution, you can pick up a bunch of fresh flowers with your morning latte, along with artisan breads, charcuterie, sweet treats, cold-pressed juices, the fruit and veg and seafood. Majestic Harvest head chef Steve Wellstead (previously of Balmain's The London) mans the kitchen, dishing up a seasonal, European-style menu built from the produce the adjacent market sources daily.

Find Majestic Gourmet Grocers and Majestic Harvest at 49 New Canterbury Road, Petersham or

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