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.
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.
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.