Chargrill Charlie's Woollahra
Upping the game of the local chicken shop, Chargrill Charlies pairs gourmet salads with succulent barbeque and Portuguese style chicken. Although they’re a takeaway chain that has swept across Sydney, Chargrill Charlies hasn’t lost the local feel that the fabled neighbourhood chicken stores are known for.
Every neighbourhood needs a good Thai joint, and Kukthai is it for Woollahra. A bustling little eatery along luxurious Queen Street, Kukthai serves traditional Thai dishes in a contemporary setting. The banquet menus are designed for two, otherwise they have an extensive list of curries, stir fries, soups, noodles and grills.
Pasta Pantry Woollahra
This shopfront along Queen Street is not only teeming with carby goodness, but it also churns out coffee from its curbside window. Pasta Pantry’s has readymade pasta dishes and salads that rotate regularly. It’s an easy stop to get your caffeine fix and pick up dinner, all at the same time.
Celebrity chef Matt Moran is known for his farm-to-table philosophy, and at Chiswick, every dish is as fresh as the next. Sourcing produce from their on-site kitchen garden and the Moran family farm in the Central Tablelands, you're guaranteed the food is fresh and seasonal. As for the setting, well it’s as beautiful as the suburb it’s located in.
Sonoma Cafe Woollahra
Baking some of the best sourdough loaves around. Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. They now own their own chain of cafes, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.
Lord Dudley Hotel
While there’s no shortage of English-style pubs in Sydney, few possess quintessential British charm quite like this corner pub. The redbrick exterior looks more like a Tudor-style manor than a pub while the old-world charms of Old Blighty continue inside, with gold-rimmed portraits of dukes and duchesses and a room dedicated to mohair sofas circa 1930s. Btw, the food is amazing too.
The Wine Library
Nestled between boutiques at the top of Oxford Street, in a sleek and intimate space, The Wine Library is the perfect watering hole for locals, date nights, or groups. The fit out exudes a contemporary wine bar feel and the resident sommelier, Tim Perlstone has selected a cellar consisting of roughly 2,500 bottles, with 460 labels. Many of them are small boutique producers with a story to tell.
The Light Brigade
On Level 3 of The Light Brigade in Woollahra, you’ll find yourself an open rooftop refuge from which you can bask in spectacular views across Sydney’s city skyline. With woodfired pizzas, share plates and pub classics, you can soak up the atmosphere with an alfresco meal.
As glamorous as the suburb it’s located in, Woollahra Hotel not only has a rooftop bar with a retractable roof, but it also boasts the sophisticated Bistro Moncur, a French-style restaurant. The restaurant is a destination within itself (and for good reason), but the rooftop bar’s resident DJ gets the dance floor pumping on weekends.
Bistro Moncur Woollahra
Forming part of Woollahra Hotel, the French-style bistro, with its curved timber ceiling, art adorned walls and spacious dining room, has been charming locals with its classic French cuisine. Naturally, Bistro Moncur keeps the theme going with its curated French wine collection
Overlooking Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, Hotel Centennial does relaxed sophistication faultlessly, with a cracking menu by Justin North to match. Showcasing modern comfort food with that fine dining flair Sydney has come to adore, The Centennial opens its arms to those looking for a touch of gastronomical TLC.
Loved by the likes of Megan Gale and Miranda Kerr, Jocelyn Petroni’s chic space in Woollahra is instantly calming and holds that ‘I-never-want-to-leave’ feel. To experience it for yourself, the signature facial lasts 75 minutes, while the Goddess Spa Facial is a popular pampering gift. The 90-minute treatment combines a prescription facial with therapeutic massage using lymphatic drainage techniques and reiki.
Sitting pretty in Woollahra, beauty therapist Maya Bilalis specialises in non-invasive anti-ageing facials with science and skincare at the heart of each treatment. Pampering packages are available which can include a range of beauty treatments that span across waxing, nails, tanning eyebrows and more.
Rationale Flagship Skin Clinic Woollahra
Rationale clinics are highly sought after for their treatments, from the epigenetic remodelling facial to the photogenic facial, most treatments require multiple sessions over four to six weeks but what you get are life changing results. Akin to Rationale skincare, the facials aim to restore and rejuvenate sun damaged skin.
About Life Double Bay
If there was a star of the health food stores, About Life would be it. With several stores throughout Sydney, About Life have mastered the combination of organic grocery store meets café. Not only do they stock ethical, sustainable and organic products but their café produces some of the tastiest meals around.
Simmone Logue Double Bay
Simmone Logue is a name that is synonymous with beautiful wholesome meals – so much so that she has multiple cookbooks and two cafes. In Double Bay her store-slash-café has the homestyle cooking edge that we’ve all come to love, and the best part is you can take some of the goodness home with you.
Featuring a cultivated modern Malaysian menu with Chinese and Indian influences, Chinta Kechil, along bustling New South Head Road, is a great hangout with a rooftop terrace. Inspired by the hawker vendors cooking from the wooden carts over hot coal stoves and blackened woks, Chinta Kechil really is a fusion of mouth-watering flavours.
Saké Restaurant & Bar
Being one of Australia’s most awarded Japanese restaurants, there is little surprise that they have set up a location inside the exquisite InterContinental Sydney in Double Bay. It’s a culinary experience that delves into Japanese culture through creative and inspired dishes.
Hailing from his family’s pizzeria in Sydney’s Inner West, owner Mark Paterno’s pizza making skills are simply impressive. Trained by a world champion pizza maker in Italy and having worked in various pizzeria’s in Australia, Paterno has now settled in Double Bay and needless to say, Arte Bianca pizzas are amazing.
Just like the rest of Double Bay, this modern Australian restaurant is stylish. Pink Salt's interiors are head turning in themselves with a plant-filled outdoor area and spacious rustic chic interiors. The food itself has a sense of comfort, mainly because everything is made in-house.
Inside Double Bay’s boutique 5-star luxury hotel, InterContinental Sydney, is the exclusive Stockroom Restaurant. Offering a culinary experience that draws on botanical inspired dishes, everything about this restaurant exudes elegance. From the perfectly executed interiors to the insta-worthy dishes.