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.
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
China Doll resides at the historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo and attracts diners with its fantastic views, elegant styling and generously portioned Modern Asian dishes. Having trouble choosing fro...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woolloomooloo/restaurant/china-doll
As Sydney's first fancy dress restaurant, Tharen's in Kings Cross always has an upbeat, party atmosphere. Tucked in a Parisian-inspired building on quiet Kellett Way, Tharen's does a roaring trade in ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/tharens-restaurant
There is something comforting about returning to the same restaurant, for the same dish, night-after-night and while most dining chains aren't worth your while, Brown Rice Sushi, with four locations a...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/brown-rice-sushi-potts-point
Merivale's take on a classic Aussie favourite, The Fish Shop is the joint venture of Bistrode CBD Chef Jeremy Strode and Justin Hemmes. The menu features all your fishy favourites while the fitout, in...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/the-fish-shop
Maggie's authentic German and Austrian restaurant in Potts Point embraces every stereotype with vast schnitzels, Germanic knick-knackery and cleansing steins of traditional beers. Take your place at o...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/maggies-potts-point
Potts Point restaurant institution Fratelli Paradiso boasts lip-smacking Italian fare and a brilliant collation of wines in a charming, modern trattoria. With over ten years at this Potts Point locati...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/potts-point/restaurant/fratelli-paradiso
With breathtaking views and boutique beers to boot, the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel is one of Sydney's waterfront centrepieces. The bistro is open seven days a week and serves classic Modern Australian pu...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woolloomooloo/restaurant/woolloomooloo-bay-hotel
Aki's is a smart Indian restaurant with food as sophisticated as its views of Woolloomooloo. The decor is modern and restrained with a nod to its eastern roots in vibrant flashes of silver, cobalt and...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/woolloomooloo/restaurant/akis-indian-restaurant