Potts Point and Woolloomooloo Food and wine
Sunny day? There's nothing nicer than doing a few leisurely laps and finishing with lunch at the Andrew Boy Charlton's Poolside Café, perched over the harbour in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It's an easy 10-minute walk from Woolloomooloo.
Bars, restaurants and nightlife
Potts Point's cool cafes, groovy bars, trendy eateries and soaring art deco buildings can make you feel, at times, like you've stumbled on a little pocket of Paris or New York. Woolloomooloo Wharf is good for star-spotting as well as fine dining and harbourside luxury.
The bottom line? Potts Point is a magnet for lovers of good food and wine. At the Darlinghurst end, Bootleg Bar is a cheeky little establishment kitted out with fat hanging bulbs, retro boom-boxes and a vintage filing cabinet for a cutlery drawer. Café DOV, a local favourite further down, is a good choice any time of day. Fancy fine dining? Try French bistro-wine bar Tastevin, Jimmy Liks or Mezzaluna, which boasts delicious Italian and stunning harbour views.
On Orwell Street off Victoria, you'll find art deco watering hole, The Roosevelt, which has a portable drinks trolley complete with a little liquid nitrogen. It gets crazier: the mixologists here serve the whiskey and port cocktail Mr Sin, in a glass gun. Next? Head onto Macleay Street and into tiny champagne and wine bar Velluto; its great cocktails and champagne list is a knockout.
Heading down to the wharf, you can't miss Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Sydney's iconic pie cart has been sorting out hungry late night revellers including visiting celebrities since 1945. You'll also find budget and fine dining options at The Tilbury on Nicholson Street and at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel opposite Woolloomooloo Wharf.
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's harbour views and great eateries make for a magical food and wine experience.
Situated in a prime position on Woolloomooloo Wharf, Manta boasts beautiful views across the Marina to the Botanic Gardens and the city skyline. Manta Restaurant has long been an iconic seafood dining...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woolloomooloo/restaurant/manta-restaurant
Packed in like sardines, customers to this Potts Point stalwart know what they're here for, and it's certainly not the service or décor. You'll have to wait outside until you're briskly summoned ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/dumpling-and-noodle-house
From the award-winning team of Bentley Restaurant & Bar and Monopole comes a third eatery, Yellow in the iconic Yellow House building in Potts Point. Yellow is a modern bistro inspired by the bist...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/yellow
When Ithaka arrived on the burgeoning Llankelly Place restaurant strip, caffeine addicts sent tremors of excitement through the Potts Point air. Swing by the kafeneion for a speciality coffee, tea or ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/ithaka-kafeneion
Not afraid to do things differently, Potts Point restaurant Steak Haus is pioneering a new concept in the Sydney dining scene by giving no menu. But this minimalistic approach certainly doesn't leave ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/steak-haus
Tucked away on Hughes Street, just five minutes from the bright lights of Kings Cross is Thai Terrific. Unlike the slew of not-so-nice Thai places close by, Thai Terrific delivers traditional and auth...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/thai-terrific
Push back the black velvet curtain, and step into the old-world opulence of Velluto in the heart of Potts Point. Sleek interiors, moody lighting and a promise of sophisticated drinking draws in a matu...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/velluto
Bringing a little bit of Paris to the streets of Potts Point, the owner and chef Darren Taylor draws on his influence from the time he lived and worked in a small French town, Roanne. The cafe feature...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/cafe-boheme