Located in the space previously occupied by Nield Ave, which burned brightly but faded quickly; we hope Rushcutters will hang around a little longer. The venue features the latest culinary creations o...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-rushcutters.aspx
Kings Cross Food and wine
Eating and drinking in King's Cross
Kings Cross's neon strip is heaving at all hours with cheap pizza and dodgy kebab joints – but side-step the strip club touts and hens party throngs to delve deeper. You'll be rewarded by the precinct's hip bars, rooftop pubs, excellent restaurants and happening clubs.
The best food, wine, restaurants and bars in the Cross
Kings Cross caters to food and wine fans, cocktail lovers and party animals, but on weekends, it's a total zoo – so keep your wits about you!
Start with a casual drink at The King's Cross Hotel, a towering multi-level establishment at the top of William Street and opposite the iconic Coke sign. The Rooftop Garden Bar may be four flights up, but it's worth the hike for the views and the chilled-out ambiance – and the levels below, including the subterranean Dive Bar – aren't too shabby either.
Peckish? On the main strip, Barrio Chino is both bar and budget Mexican eatery – but it's often packed, so if you can't get in, head down Llankelly Place to Wilbur's Place, which serves hearty food at very reasonable prices. Or mosey over to bar/restaurant Concrete Blonde on Bayswater Road, which serves up decent Mod Oz fare and is good for dinner or Sunday lunch.
There's a choice of casual or fine dining at the two-hat Bistro Ortolan on Bayswater Road, or try Hugo's Bar Pizza across the road. Also on this strip, bars to check out include The World Bar; it hosts open mic nights, local indie bands, DJs and a serious party vibe (and is famous for its Teapot Cocktails). Over on Roslyn Street, where the iconic Barons used to be, you'll find Gastro Park, with a menu serious gourmands won't want to miss.
The LL Wine and Dine site, down Llankelly Place, was once an illegal casino and then, an adult book store. These days, the slick space is as classy as they come (and worth a visit for the Chilli and Coconut Martini). Of course, if you'd rather plonk yourself right in the midst of the action, head to Goldfish or The Piano Room – both are heavy on attitude and perfect for people watching! Hard-core party animals should venture behind 21's solid black metal door on Kellett Street; part cocktail bar, part club, it's open til 5am. Nearby, the Iguana Bar remains a grungy old favourite, even if it isn't the rock star hangout it was years ago.
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 cha...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-theapothecary.aspx
Perched across from Kings Cross’ looming Coca-Cola sign, Goldfish is a stylish restaurant, cocktail and lounge bar. Open from 4.00pm to late, Goldfish regularly hosts live music and entertainmen...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-goldfish.aspx
Curve Restaurant is a fully licensed restaurant with a spacious, covered terrace overlooking Rushcutters Bay Park and the CYC Marina. Curve serves up simple and tasty breakfasts, an array of all-day ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-curvecafebar.aspx
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 bev...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-sugarmill.aspx
Hugo's Bar Pizza is a funky bar/pizzeria catering to Sydney’s young socialites. Situated below the Hugo’s Lounge, one of Kings Cross’s hottest nightspots, this restaurant combines a ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-hugosbarpizza.aspx
Leave your hunting rifle at home, although The Elk hints of a hunter’s lodge, this Kings Cross restaurant/bar is very definitely a classy lounge with a great menu and a list of martinis that wou...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-theelk.aspx
Bringing Italy to the heart of Kings Cross is Villa Bar and Kitchen where the drinks flow freely and the food is how mumma would make it. In the midst of loud thumping Kings Cross nightlife, Villa Bar...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-villabarandkitchen.aspx
Smack-hang on Darlinghurst Road, Hinky Dinks is a modern day version of a 1950s cocktail club. After selling Onde, Chef Laif Etournaud created the impressive menu at this funky new bar in Kings Cross ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-hinkydinks.aspx
A contemporary inner city eatery, Bay 88 is the type of place you wish existed on your block. This Rushcutters Bay restaurant has a casual-cool atmosphere and where diners can enjoy lazy weekend brea...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-bay88.aspx