Monterey (4 Rintoul Street, Newtown)
Active users of Facebook, Monterey is a place that is never far from the forefront of my mind when I think of meal options in Newtown. Famed for its burgers, its food is really cheap and the menu has a bit to choose from. In terms of food quality, I’ve had mixed reviews: I think the pulled pork burger was really great (the fried chicken not so much) and the onion rings were exceptional. The shakes are yummy, and although I haven’t had dessert there the people at the table next door had good things to say. One of my favourite things about it is that it it has board games (a decent range too) and paper on the tables so that you can noughts and crosses a rainy afternoon away. I would probably never go there for the food itself, but would go there for a variety of other reasons.