With innovative restaurants, hip cocktail bars and heritage pubs, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo offer a delicious sensory experience. From the Bourbon, a Sydney institution, in Potts Point to waterside dining on one of the longest timber wharves in the world, the epicurean attractions are enticing.
There are chic wine bars, produce markets and an enviable number of award-winning restaurants featured in the Good Food Guide. In Potts Point, Ms G’s is on Victoria Street. The Apollo, Paper Bird, Monopole, Cho Cho San and Yellow are on Macleay Street. Fratelli Paradiso is on Challis Avenue.
Walk down the historic McElone Stairs on Victoria Street to the heritage-listed Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf for more award-winning restaurants, including Aki’s Indian Restaurant, China Doll and Otto Ristorante. Just a short walk away is the Art Gallery of NSW and the Royal Botanic Garden.
For casual dining, explore the many restaurants and cafes in these vibrant neighbourhoods. Among the art deco buildings in Potts Point is the ‘eat street’ Llankelly Place. Taste delicious produce at the King Cross food market every Saturday, next to the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Memorial Fountain.
Under a canopy of trees by the fountain is an Italian cafe. The Bourbon is nearby and the Potts Point Hotel a stroll away on Springfield Mall, near the art deco gems of Carisbrooke and Carinthia. The pub has jazz on Sunday. Another popular bar dating back to 1939 is The Roosevelt, on Orwell Street.
The iconic pie cart Harry’s Cafe de Wheels in Woolloomooloo has been serving late-night revellers and visiting celebrities since 1945. There are several classic pubs, including the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel and the Tilbury Hotel, which is gastro pub with a charming courtyard for outdoor dining.