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This has remained a popular local pub for the people of Enmore since 1939 and there is little wonder why. The lusciously green beer garden is a rare oasis in the inner city where you can park yourself with a beer and a book. The large outdoor area and two bars also make the Golden Barley a top destination for a good night out. But what sets the Golden Barley apart from other pubs in the area is the vast menu, filled with affordable and tasty tucker. The standout dish is the roti canai, consisting of a sweet Malaysian curry with generous portions of chicken and potato as well as a big chunk of flat bread for only $11.50. (Millicent Caffrey)

165 Edgeware Road, Enmore. 02 9565 1166, goldenbarleyhotel.com.au