Named after a UK steeple chase, the Grand National Hotel is a local Paddington favourite hidden in a historic building in the suburb's backstreets. The front pub area is clean and simple with ample...
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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