Bonnie's Wine & Food
Bonnie's is an intimate wine bar that calls the Bondi Beach Public Bar home. Just like it's sister venue The Dolphin Hotel with it's wine room, Bonnie's is its own space and serves up Australian vino and moreish bar bites. With street murals adorning the walls and the punk rock soundtrack, Bonnie knows how to get the party started.
Dulcie's Kings Cross
Cosy but not quaint, Dulcie’s is the mysterious parlour bar that’s got everyone talking. Just when you thought the Cross was dead, Dulcie’s Bar has reinvigorated the Golden Mile by slinging prohibition era cocktails and showcasing some of Sydney’s best underground cabaret acts. Better still, upskill yourself and book in for a cocktail masterclass with Dulcie. From $75pp, learn how to mix it like a pro, while sipping on cocktails and dining on decadent canapés.
Rosenbaum & Fuller
A stylish all-day eatery-cum-wine bar, Bondi Beach's Rosenbaum & Fuller is the new local hangout. The polished floorboards, native flora and quirky hanging light installations make the space warm, inviting and uber-cool. Honest to its core, there is no frilly façade nor flashy gimmicks – from their fresh cocktails and quality coffee, to the wholesome food and friendly service there is so much to love about Rosenbaum & Fuller.
Nestled in the leafy streets of Potts Point is Rosé Royale, the world’s first rosé wine bar. Choose from a selection of over 50 rosés from around the world and accompany your tipple with gorgeous French dishes that have been spiked, like the Coq Au Vin Rosé. For a romantic date night, head to the terrace where there's a cosy courtyard with swinging chairs and fairy-lights. The courtyard is also pup friendly, just in case you needed any more reason ...
Coogee Bay Hotel
Well-positioned opposite Coogee beach, this establishment is the place of many tales. The Coogee Bay Hotel is the local watering-hole with a great beer garden. Fairy lights and all. It has a coastal chic vibe throughout, a sports bar and a bistro that serves good pub food.
El Topo Mexican
Offering character in spades, The Eastern’s El Topo delivers Mexican fare in a vibrant setting atop the roof of Bondi Junction’s favourite pub. With tequila and cocktails flowing and a menu that has a modern twist on Oaxacan cuisine, you would want to be all over the amazing happy hours.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Bondi Icebergs is one of the most iconic waterfront spots in Sydney, and everyone knows that pool – which is arguably Australia’s most Instagrammed pool. The dining room is just as impressive. Where else can you indulge in the complete luxury of Sydney’s seafood with the depth of regional Italian flavours?
The Pacific Club Bondi Beach
The Pacific Club Bondi Beach is an all-day-dining bistro and beach club. Serving up seasonal, modern Australian cuisine along with an extensive wine programme, this beachside hangout knows how the locals like to dine and unwind. The sleek interiors, reflecting its light-filled Bondi location, accommodate an indoor-outdoor dining experience, making it perfect for summer nights and wintery days.
For the quintessential Bondi Beach experience, ‘Hardware’ on Hall Street delivers. The cool, rustic-chic restaurant (think exposed brick walls, hanging greenery and wooden beams) serves up tapas-style food and seriously good cocktails. The soundtrack is always great, too.
Charlie Parker’s ups the stakes when it comes to Paddington’s pub scene. It’s a Merivale baby, so it is everything that you would expect, and then some. Located in the basement below is Fred’s, the speakeasy-style bar with dim lighting, dark woods and leather. Many of the drinks are produce-driven and inspired by the fare upstairs.
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.
The Village Inn Paddington
A local charmer, The Village Inn is a beautiful corner pub that exudes character and warmth. The heritage building has been a pub since 1890 and The Village Inn continues to live up to its roots by serving old-school pub food and hosting trivia nights, Sunday sessions with live music and sport screenings.
10 William St
Tucked away in a Paddington terrace, this chic wine bar-slash-restaurant is perfect for date nights and catch-ups with friends. Run by the Fratelli Paradiso brothers, it gives its chefs room to experiment. The result is an ever-evolving menu that’s Italian, with an Australian and/or Asian twist.
Paying a visit to this Double Bay institution is always a good idea – be it for a quick cocktail, a night of dancing. The courtyard offers a glorious position for you to soak up the sunshine amid lush green ferns and summery pastel vibes. Sink in to a sofa or perch on a stool by the bar for prime viewing.
Royal Oak Hotel
Along Bay Street in leafy Double Bay, the Royal Oak Hotel is an enduring neighbourhood pub that ticks all the right boxes – a great terrace area, classic pub eats with weekly meal deals and Live DJs. There are multiple bars to choose from, each with their own chilled out vibes.
Spring Street Social
Spring Street Social is what happens when a pharmacist and truffle farmer opens a bar. It’s inventive, experimental and a little bit quirky. Inspired by the golden age of cure-all elixirs, this tapas and cocktail lounge has plush seats, bar stools, live music and a seriously cool ambiance.
Blanca Bar & Dining
Meaning blank canvas, Blanca is a welcome addition to Bondi Beach’s dining scene. Mixing Mediterranean flavours with Japanese style cooking – an interesting mix, but it works. The restaurant is spread over two levels, a vibrant atmosphere downstairs and a cosy one upstairs.
Most likely the chicest pub you'll ever encounter, The Paddo Inn, located in the heart of Paddington (it's on the corner of Oxford and William St) is an up-market bistro serving up quality meat and seafood share plates. Our option, stay late, drink wine and soak up the beautiful ambience of the space - designed to look like a Paddington terrace. You'll feel right at home.
A bar, restaurant and pub with a minimal yet striking interior. In a nod to Paddington’s past, the space was designed to look like a classic butchery, complete with white glazed ceramic tiles, timber panelling and dark timber furniture in the front bar. An intimate seating behind the bar, and the upstairs pub-slash-restaurant, takes a different vibe: booth seating, mirrored tables, and a leather-fronted cocktail bar.
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.