Kings Cross food and wine

Highlights

Cool bars and delicious food

Day or night, Kings Cross is a popular destination for cool bars, quality restaurants and hearty pub food. Enjoy dancing in nightclubs and listening to live music at night. Discover a world of gin cocktails in Kellett Street and teapot cocktails in Bayswater Road. For gastronomical delights, dine at acclaimed Gastro Park in Roslyn Street.

  • Hinky Dinks, Kings Cross
  • Gazebo Wine Garden, Kings Cross

The best bars and restaurants in Kings Cross

With a thriving mix of locals and tourists, Kings Cross caters to foodies, wine and beer connoisseurs and cocktail lovers alike. Just five minutes from Sydney's city centre by train, this small yet vibrant entertainment precinct is always evolving.

Enjoy a Betty Draper cocktail at Hinky Dinks, a charming 1950s-style bar on Darlinghurst Road, near the corner of William Street. Try the impressive Gunpowder Plot, a cocktail served under a smoking cloche at Powder Keg in Kellett Street, or World Bar's teapot cocktails on Bayswater Road.

Old Growler, a basement bar on William Street, has range of craft beers and live music. The Kings Cross Hotel and the Sugarmill both have rooftop bars and outdoor dining areas to enjoy hearty food. The Bourbon, near the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Memorial Fountain, is a Sydney institution.

ACME, Kings Cross

Good quality casual fare is easy to find in the Cross. On Bayswater Road you'll find various places to eat such as hip Japanese restaurant Harajuku Gyoza, Farmhouse and ACME, near Rushcutters Bay. A breakfast and lunch favourite is Uliveto and the New Hampton serves hearty pub food.

One of Sydney's best restaurants is Gastro Park, in a splendid building that looks like a design influenced by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Gastro Park's chef, Grant Kings, creates exquisite dishes that have won acclaim from food critics.

Pick fresh produce every Saturday at the Kings Cross Organic Food Markets, where you'll find stalls selling delicious cooked food too. The bustle of Kings Cross shares a vibrant energy with nearby neighbourhoods of Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Woolloomooloo and Darlinghurst where there are more quality restaurants and hip bars.

  1. Sugarmill

    Sugarmill

    The Sugarmill takes party-goers back to the glory days of Kings Cross. With the warmth of a local pub and the aesthetics of a grand bar, The Sugarmill not only offers great DJ's and fabulous beverages but also meals...

  2. The Apothecary at World Bar

    The Apothecary at World Bar

    Escape into the laboratory of a crazy 1800s scientist for some chilled pre drinks or an exclusive function. Overflowing with scientific artefacts and mystical iconography, settle in for a night of chatter and mischief...

  3. ACME

    ACME

    Situated at the Rushcutters end of Bayswater Road, ACME is a unique collaboration between chef Mitchell Orr (formerly Duke Bistro) and the hospitality crew behind The Passage, including Andy Emerson, Cam Fairnbairn,...

  4. Bar Machiavelli

    Bar Machiavelli

    Iconic Italian diner, Machiavelli, has set up a sister restaurant in Rushcutters Bay. Reviving the historical tyre factory site on Neild Avenue, Bar Machiavelli is a modern Italian bar and diner, featuring a metallic...

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