Potts Point is lined with majestic trees and some of Sydney’s most innovative restaurants. Admired for its art deco buildings, the elegant inner city neighbourhood is popular for its dining, wine and cocktail bars, and old institutions such as the Bourbon, a favourite with locals and visitors. Build up your appetite by walking the tree-lined streets of Potts Point and then enjoy a drink in one of the bars and lunch or dinner in a restaurant, or walk down the historic McElone Stairs to Woolloomooloo.
Bars, restaurants and nightlife
Known for enterprising and innovative cuisine, some of this area's award-winning restaurants include Gastro Park, Billy Kwong, The Apollo, Monopole, Ms G’s and Yellow. There are also old favourites such as Macleay Street Bistro and Café Sopra. A popular ‘eat street’ is Llankelly Place where you’ll enjoy various delicious cuisines.
Walk under the towering plane trees along Macleay Street on Saturday mornings to the Kings Cross Organic Food and Farmers Markets, across the road from art deco residential jewels Franconia and Cahors. You can buy fresh produce as well as delicious cooked food from various stalls.
The Butler, in Victoria Street, is a delightful restaurant with impressive views of Hyde Park, the Domain and the city. Nearby is Café DOV, a local favourite that sources fresh produce from farms and growers in the Sydney region. Walk to Orwell Street for Chester White Cured Diner, which has retro vibe.
Up the road is the art deco watering hole, The Roosevelt, a historic and stylish venue which has a portable drinks trolley. Nearby is Velluto, a champagne and cocktail bar, and Gazebo, a wine bar.
In Woolloomooloo, you can't miss Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Sydney's iconic pie cart. You'll also find budget and fine dining options at The Tilbury on Nicholson Street and at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, opposite Woolloomooloo Wharf, one of the longest timber wharfs in the world.
The historic wharf offers many delights. Whether you've got an appetite for pasta at Otto Ristorante, duck pancakes at China Doll, or a long lunch or dinner with friends, the historic wharf is a popular for waterfront dining and is near the Art Gallery of NSW and the Royal Botanic Garden.