With innovative restaurants, hip cocktail bars and classic 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. In Potts Point, Gastro Park is in Roslyn Street, Ms G’s in Victoria Street, and The Apollo, Billy Kwong, Monopole, Cho Cho San and Yellow in Macleay Street, and Fratelli Paradiso in Challis Avenue.
Walk to 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, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in these vibrant neighbourhoods. Among the art deco buildings in Potts Point is the ‘eat street’ Llankelly Place. Taste delicious fresh produce at the King Cross food market every Saturday, opposite the art deco jewels of Franconia and Cahors.
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.