The atmosphere of the 10 William Street wine bar was described in Gourmet Traveller as feeling like "you've just stepped into a party you're not sure you're invited to, but definitely want to join". T...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/10-william-street
With trendy cafes, art galleries, fashion boutiques and terrace houses lining the streets, Paddington is undeniably chic. Home to some of Australia's best emerging fashion labels, Paddington is also the location of some of Sydney's finest restaurants. There is a great combination of elegant restaurants and casual dining in Paddington, alongside a number of fine local drinking establishments.
If you're looking for a luxurious dining experience, there are a number of restaurants in Paddington that have been awarded one or more 'chef hats'. Set in green gardens, hidden amongst the terraces, or along the vibrant Oxford Street, a fine dining experience in Paddington can be found to suit any plans you make.
With Oxford Street bustling to the west, you can find casual dining in Paddington to suit an early meal or a late night bite. There are loads of inviting and quick meal options at Five Ways, with pizza and Thai being local favourites. Heritage pubs appear on almost every corner, with delicious bistro meals and great vibes.
Paddington is also home to a large number of relaxed cafe style dining options. Serving great coffees and interesting variations on all your favourite cafe meals (including big breakfast cures for hangovers), cafes in Paddington are great for a spot of people watching.
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One of Paddington's beloved heritage pubs, the Bellevue has undergone a serious makeover. Tucked away at the back of the Bellevue, the light and airy dining room has a relaxed and welcoming environmen...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/bellevue-hotel
Big Mama's restaurant in Woollahra is a home for families and celebrities alike, serving robust Italian meals just like mama used to make. With a cosy, fitout reminiscent of the trattoria's you'd find...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/big-mamas
Located in the classic Woollahra Hotel, Bistro Moncur remains a favourite of eastern suburbs clientele for its rich Gallic fare and award-winning wine list. The restaurant's vaulted ceiling and experi...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/bistro-moncur
This restaurant is aptly named "good memories," which is exactly what diners have been taking away from Buon Ricordo since it opened its doors in 1987. Today, waiters in trim white jackets fuss over p...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/buon-ricordo
Housed above Berkelouw bookstore on Oxford St, Paddington's Café 1812 facilitates the winning combination of good food, and a good book. Nurse a morning cup of Campos coffee whilst you read in so...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/cafe-1812
Cafe Nino is the sort of restaurant everyone wishes was just around the corner. Located in the heart of trendy Woollahra, Café Nino is described by their loyal regulars as a "gem of a restaurant"...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/cafe-nino
Located in the stunning surrounds of Chiswick Gardens in Woollahra, CHISWICK is the mastermind of Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. The menu embraces a simple approach with a range of dishes – fro...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/chiswick
Friendly and cosy, neighbourhood eatery Christo's has been putting the Italian flavour in to Five Ways for over 20 years. Offering a classic pizza and pasta menu plus a number of gourmet options, Chri...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/christos-five-ways-pizzeria
The Cipri brothers are well-known among Sydney foodies and their latest restaurant, Cipri Italian, is another great eatery to add to their repertoire. Combing the extravagance of Milan and the taste o...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/cipri-italian
Just across from the Paddington Inn on Oxford Street, Crate is an Italian-inspired café by day and a pizzeria and bar by night. Diners perch on (you guessed it) crates to enjoy cafe favourites su...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/crate-bar-and-pizza
Right in the heart of Paddington’s buzzing Five Ways, with tables that sprawl onto the pathway outside, this Paddington stalwart functions as a Thai restaurant by night and café by day. Op...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/eat-thai-at-five-ways
Flat White is a chic and trendy Eastern Suburbs hangout. Tucked under an art gallery in Woollahra, Flat White is renowned for serving some of Sydney's best chicken sandwiches. Beyond sambos, there is ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/flat-white
Located in trendy Paddington, Four in Hand's dining room melds a warm, bistro-style atmosphere with European-inspired fare. Every dish has a purpose – be it sustainable seafood or nose-to-tail e...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/four-in-hand-dining-room
An Italian Bar is all about a great atmosphere and good music, where the best food and drink are nonstop served all day. The Franchi Brothers Italian Bar is creating a single place where you can socia...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/franchi-brothers-italian-bar
Establishing itself as a Paddington institution The Unicorn is a popular local watering hole, offering a cracking pub menu, nightly events and delicious cocktails. Also below deck, Unicorn Cellar offe...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/fringe-bar
Named after a UK steeple chase, the Grand National restaurant is a local Paddington favourite hidden in a historic building in the suburb's backstreets. The main restaurant is no longer fine dining bu...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/grand-national-hotel
Chef Justin North is set to take charge at Oxford Street favourite, Hotel Centennial. The Hotel contains two bars and a restaurant; the latter offers casual, brasserie-style dining mostly for adults d...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woollahra/restaurant/hotel-centennial
This Paddington restaurant, owned by the vivacious Jackie herself, is an Eastern Suburbs icon. Offering Japanese dishes, from the outside sushi bar, and also Modern Australian staples such as scotch f...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/paddington/restaurant/jackies-cafe