Located on along Paddington’s Glenmore Road, Eat Thai has so much character, inside and out. In a weathered looking building, step through the doors and you will instantly be transported to another place – warm colours and bamboo throughout. The food is traditional Thai dishes and they have a full bar service.
Royal Hotel Paddington
A heritage pub with a beautiful open-air rooftop that has views over the city, the Royal Hotel has broad appeal among Paddington’s stylish locals. The menu focuses on shared plates, pub classics and contemporary seasonal dishes. Get in early to secure a highly sought-after spot on the rooftop at sunset.The Royal Paddington’s beloved Bottomless Brunch is getting a special Easter twist!A chocolate lovers delight, this Brunch menu is sure to impress. Think warm hot crossed buns, goats cheese and berry ...
Vino e Cucina
Situated inside a Victorian Terrace along fashionable Five Ways in Paddington, Vino E Cucina is an Italian restaurant that pairs its beautiful setting with delicious food. The walls feature work from local artists and there is lush greenery throughout, from the courtyard terrace to streetside seating.
Amongst Paddington’s fashion stores is Mickey's Café. They have been on the Paddington foodie scene since the 80s, over the yeas they have garnered a well-earned reputation for their decadent milkshakes. Open until late every night, you can sit back in their courtyard and enjoy some comfort-style food.
The London Hotel
A corner pub reminiscent of England, The London Hotel on William Street is a laidback yet stylish pub with a light-filled beer garden. The menu keeps things simple with burgers, pizza and pub classics. On the top floor, East London is the Asian influence that has long left the area wanting. The regional cuisines of Szechaun and Shanghai are key inspirations, with flavour and texture the top priority of Chef Jack Steer.
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.
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 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.
In its first year of opening, the highly anticipated seafood eatery, Saint Peter, scored two Chefs Hats as well as the New Restaurant of the Year award. The restaurant is a sustainable seafood star, with a menu that’s inventive and changes as the catch does. For a different take on brunch, this is the place to be when the weekend rolls around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buon Ricordo Ristorante
If restaurants could be heritage-listed, we’re certain Buon Ricordo would be first on the list. Buon Ricordo has been a staple on the Sydney Italian dining scene since the 80s. Naples native and head chef, Armando Percuoco has been cooking since the age of 14, and it shows. The Italian artwork and decor will make your night out all the more authentic.
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 vino in one hand and a tasty aperitivo in the other is how it’s done at Italian Bar. This Italian bar and eatery on Oxford Street serves everything with gusto, from food to drinks to atmosphere. Pop in for an early evening aperitivo and enjoy their fine selection of Italian wines paired with flavourful antipasti, focaccias, bruschetta, and marinated olives.
The Unicorn Hotel
This classic art deco pub is the place making it ok to stick with old-school pub food and just do it well. While the laid-back brains of the operation may balk at the ‘gastropub’ title, we can’t help but feel that when the pub staples are executed so perfectly it would be amiss to say otherwise.
Four in Hand Hotel
The Four In Hand is an undeniable leader in the gastro-pub stakes, thanks to their decision to go back to their roots – focusing on classic pub cuisine but with the freshest ingredients. It works well in a pub that has retained the charm of old-school pubs, from the original tiling to the heritage fireplaces and timber detailing.
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.
The Bellevue Hotel
Away from Paddington’s main hub, The Bellevue is an upmarket gastropub with a modern European menu. The Restaurant has a menu that comprises of seasonal, fresh produce – dishes that are several cuts above your run-of-the-mill pub fare – while the public bar and terrace are more laid-back.
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.