The white walls and sleek, classic design of Saigon Queen is a welcome addition to the Oxford Street dining scene. The Asian-inspired menu is creative with dishes such as slow-braised beef on aborio r...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/saigon-queen
Darlinghurst Food and wine
Eating and drinking in Darlinghurst
Watch talented mixologists at work, hob-nob with the beautiful people at a classy lounge bar, unearth hidden eateries in the back streets or start your day with a hearty hangover breakfast – in Darlinghurst, you can do all of this, and more.
Darlinghurst bars and food
If you're a fan of food and wine, quirky bars, multicultural restaurants and cosy cafes, Darlinghurst has a host of fantastic options to choose from. Heck, there's even a hairdresser – Ziggy's Barber Shop – where you can enjoy a beer, some DJ tunes and choose from over 3000 games on the homemade arcade station.
Start your day like the locals do, with an espresso from famous Bar Coluzzi on Victoria Street, or with a big brekkie at Tigerbakers. If it's lunchtime, Mad Pizza, also on Victoria Street, is perfect if you fancy sitting at a bar and ordering by the slice or head to iconic Tropicana across the road (where Sydney's Tropfest originated) for a diverse, no-nonsense menu of salads, sandwiches and pasta.
Bar flies can soak up the street art ambiance at Pocket Bar just off Oxford Street, or sink into a Chesterfield lounge at the beautifully opulent Victoria Room. The nearby Darlo Bar, an iconic local hang-out, is great for a beer and a casual game of pool or strap on stilettos and slip into Eau-de-Vie at the back of the slick Kirketon Hotel. Food and wine fans should make time for Love Tilly Devine, hidden in a back street parallel to Crown. Named after the infamous Sydney madam, this warm, rustic little watering hole is all about the wine list.
Hungry? Take your pick of the Italian bistros on Stanley Street, try the mod-eastern cuisine at Food Society off the main strip, or join the rowdy revellers next door at Latin-themed Café Pacifico. Nearby, Republic 2's courtyard is home to Napoli-style wood-fired offerings from Lucio's Pizza and formerly Paddo-based Vietnamese favourite, Phamish – but if you can't get in (they don't take bookings) head to La Mint on Riley Street for French-Vietnamese fusion fare. DonDon on Oxford Street is also great for budget Japanese.
Don't miss Taylor Square's Saturday Sustainable Markets when the area is transformed with stalls selling organic veggies, pasture-raised meats and flowers – it's also a great place to learn more about organic gardening and sustainable living.
Did you know that the "trop" in Tropfest is actually derived from Tropicana Caffe restaurant? Art patronage and philanthropic endeavours are just part and parcel of this Darlinghurst institution....https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/tropicana-caffe
Located on Darlinghurst's bustling Victoria Street, Tigerbakers is a eccentric café and restaurant, popular among trendy Eastern Suburbanites. The retro interior is inspired by a mix of pop art a...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/tigerbakers
Located in trendy Darlighurst, Le'Cartel a restaurant, bar and entertainment venue that exudes life, flavour and chaos. Executive Chef, Raja Anand has built a fused Asian and European menu around the ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/le-cartel
The East Village Hotel has long been the hot-spot for a few pre-dinner drinks while waiting for a table at nearby Phamish. But things are set to change with the opening of the upstairs Dining Room. De...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/east-village-hotel-dining-room
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Eau de Vie was announced as the 2011 best new cocktail bar in the world – and it only takes one glance at their impressive cocktail and wine list to can understand why. Serious wine connoisseurs...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/eau-de-vie
A new generation of Asian cuisine has arrived with Miss Chu and it's taking the stylish inner-city scene by storm. Bringing together the best flavours, textures and health benefits of the East to Sydn...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/misschu-darlinghurst
You can read up about the inspiration behind this coffee and wine bar on Victoria Street on their facebook page – but the crux of it is this: by day, this is a humble cafe but by night, the naug...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/jekyll-and-hyde-coffee-and-wine-bar
This aptly-named dive fills two gaps in Sydney, one being a vacant premise between Darlinghurst's Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, the other a more serious void in Sydney's bar scene – a p...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/darlinghurst/restaurant/the-passage