Shuk Elizabeth Bay
Wildly popular Shuk Bondi has opened an outpost in Elizabeth Bay alongside dreamery eatery Botanica Vaucluse in the Trebartha Apartment retirement complex. Serving up Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day, Shuk is famous for shakshuka and hummus – believe us when we say you have to try both. If the queues at Bondi during weekend brunch are any indication of their new location's popularity, make sure you get in early to snag a seat.
Dumplings & Beer
For this eatery, the name says it all. Expect a variety of steamed, pan fried and gluten free dumplings and a long list of speciality and craft beers. Tucked away in Potts Point this small venue nails the basics, delicious dumplings, a small number of sides, and beer.
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.
Harajuku Gyoza Potts Point
At this Japanese-inspired spot, gyoza (dumplings) dominate the menu. Harajuku Gyoza is popular among the Potts Point crowd, which is saying something when they’re spoilt for choice for dining options. Pair your dumplings with some dumplings and admire the artwork that adorns the walls. If you want a real epxerience, order the sake and trust us.
Farinha Pizzas e Massas Restaurant
A place where Italia meets Brasil, Farinha Pizzas e Massas Restaurant takes traditional Italian meals – woodfired pizzas and house-made pasta – and serves it in the Brazilian style of ‘all you can eat’. The locals love it and why wouldn’t they when you don’t have to worry about who’s going to get the last slice of pizza.
Contemporary French and European cuisine have arrived in Potts Point, courtesy of Franca Brasserie. Sitting pretty on Macleay Street, the bright, ornate interiors of this fine diner, along with the bold flavours from the menu, transport diners to the heart of Paris. If you have the time, the Le Classic set menu is worth a look. From beef tartare and tuna sashimi nicoise, to celeriac tart and hazelnut millefeuille, you will be hard-pressed to select just one dish for each ...
It is all about homemade pasta at this local Italian restaurant. For the carnivores among us, Osteria Riva sources their cuts of meat from Victor Churchill, so you know you’re in for a real treat. But back to the pasta, the choice is varied and packed with flavour.
Set on the picturesque Vaucluse foreshore, The Nielsen is a multi-purpose venue that caters to a range of experiences.The main restaurant is a casual Italian eatery that delivers contemporary cuisine designed to share. Open seven days a week, The Kiosk is a more relaxed space, serving up seasonal delights for dine in or takeaway. The Pavilion, with it's leafy outlook and beautiful location, is popular for weddings and private events.
A buzzy pizza joint along Oxford Street, Love Supreme likes to mix things up with their creative toppings. Come with a sense of culinary adventure and let the folks here surprise you with their creations. The wine list has a strong leaning towards the Italian region and dessert is sorted with gelato.
Fine dining has returned to Potts Point with the opening of Métisse. Tucked away on Roslyn Street, this French restaurant is focussed on showcasing their passion for culinary excellence through a beautifully curated menu that comes with maximum flavour. With à la carte and degustation dining options available, we recommend finding any excuse to visit this modern fine diner. ASAP.
The Lucky Cat Dumpling Bar
For a delectable dumpling dining experience, look no further than Coogee's newest eatery, The Lucky Cat Dumpling Bar. Started by local DJ Ben Nott, expect a vibrant showing from the food and drinks, to the décor and vibe. Tuck in to a varied selection of buns, wraps and dumplings while sipping on Asian-inspired cocktails like cherry blossom martinis and gin tea. To make it a happy hour, visit between 4pm-6pm for $5 house wine, $7 Asahi and $12 cocktails.
Totti’s, Merivale’s new casual Italian concept at The Royal, serves up hand-crafted pastas, meats and classic Italian cocktails in a relaxed eatery, courtyard and bar on Bondi Road. Led by two heavy-hitting chefs, Mike Eggert and Khan Danis, the menu is fun, simple and delicious, suited to all ages and designed to share. The front end is built around Italian-style flatbread, cooked to order and accompanied by small plates of local and housemade charcuterie, Italian cheese and seasonal fruits. Drinks ...
Myoko Sushi Bar
Myoko Sushi on Bondi’s Gould Street is everything a Japanese restaurant should be. It’s cosy, the service is exceptional, and the extensive menu follows suit. The restaurant has a sleek fit-out, which reflects the modern menu. Sure you can order a range of your favourite Japanese dishes like sushi, tempura or gyozas but we suggest ordering from their ‘Exciting Menu’ to sample some of their more innovative, signature dishes. Don’t go home without trying their most inventive dish - the ...
Helmed by Adam Wolfers (ex-Yellow, Bentley and Monopole) and Marc Demspey (ex-121BC and Cornersmith), the menu is an eclectic celebration of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. And it’s downright delicious. Whatever you do, try nokedli (Hungarian dumplings) and the everything bagel, and finish with the tangelo poppyseed cake.
The Botanica Vaucluse
A lush oasis, The Botanica Vaucluse gives us serious interiors envy; from the pink velvet seats, crisp white tables, scattered greenery and luxe wallpaper. The botanical aesthetic translates across to their paddock-to-plate menu that features produce from their Jamberoo Valley farm and local suppliers. Their cocktail menu pairs well with a strong focus on their house-made gin. Their bespoke Easter cocktail puts Belvedere Vodka centre stage though, pairing it with Creme de Cacoa and Salted Caramel Syrup for a decadent ...
Lucio's Italian Restaurant
Located in a leafy Paddington side street, Lucio's Italian restaurant has been a staple on Sydney’s Italian dining scene since the 80s. Specialising in Northern Italian cuisine using traditional techniques with modern touches, it’s no wonder the locals keep coming back for more. While you’re waiting on your food, feast on the art collection – it’s seriously impressive.
Sean's Panaroma Restaurant
Sitting up away from the Beach, Sean's Panaroma Restaurant is a small dining room with a menu that’s kept simple, but the meals are always delicious with a focus on home-style cooking. If you’re having trouble deciding, you can always opt for the five course Chef’s Choice degustation.
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.
Paddington’s Chubby Cheeks dishes up modern Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine, using the best Australian produce available. Taking notes from street-style eateries, the laid-back yet chic vibe permeates the space with its fun and contemporary fit out. Pairing well, the drinks menu has been curated to fit the flavour profiles of the dishes and the wine list focuses on light varietals from Australia, New Zealand and France.
A Tavola Bondi
This is A Tavola’s second outpost, and it’s just as good as the Darlinghurst original. The pasta is made fresh daily, and the menu features a simple selection as well as weekly specials, many of which focus on fresh, sustainable seafood. Our advice? Pair your meal with an Italian wine and save room for dessert.