The flourishing dining scene of Potts Point is one that can't be matched. With some of the best restaurants in Sydney found in this buzzing neighbourhood. Majority of the best restaurants in Potts Point are centred around Macleay Street, with eateries dotted through the leafy ‘burb ranging from a vego fine-diner to a quirky mod-Asian joint. No matter what you’re feeling like, you’re guaranteed to find something that hits the spot. Here's our pick of the best restaurants in Potts Point to score a spot at.
An eatery with a 100% vegetarian focus. Yellow's dishes are centred around contemporary vegetarian meals with every plate features produce grown by local suppliers. The restaurant offers three and five-course tasting menus featuring dishes like beetroot tartare with zucchini flower and charred eggplant, and almond ice cream with native pepper, Davidson plum and rhubarb. Set inside a converted 1950s art gallery, Yellow is as achingly hip as it is healthy.
57 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
For a refined yet authentic Mexican experience in Potts Point, head straight to Chula. Residing in the old Hugo’s Pizza site, this upscale restaurant delivers Oaxacan street-food dishes in an elegant way. Once seated start your night right and pick from the ‘Botavas’ section. Choose between dishes like tuna sashimi tostadas, charcoal corn and vegan ceviche. From there the baja tacos, braised chicken enchiladas and six-hour braised beef are the natural next step. Save room for dessert and plenty of cocktails.
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
With high ceilings, botanical wallpaper and wicker furniture, this restaurant has a chic French colonial vibe written all over it. But, its piece de resistance is the lush terrace, which has panoramic views of the Sydney skyline. The menu is made up of small and large share plates, and the cocktail list is impressive, to say the least.
123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Lotus, Merivale’s award-wining bistro and cocktail bar is defiantly one to add to your list of the best restaurants in Potts Point. A jewel of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over a decade, Lotus is intimate, fun and decadent, representing a vibrant time in Kings Cross’ history. Their dine-in menu features dishes like heritage tomato salad with pickled peppers, Thai basil and shiso vinaigrette, and charred Shitake & crispy Enoki noodles with porcini butter. Yum!
22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
Contemporary French and European cuisine has arrived in Potts Point, courtesy of Franca Brasserie. This Potts Point restaurant sits 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 signature set menu is worth a look. From pan-fried gnocchi and beef tartare, to saffron risotto and white chocolate crème brûlée, you will be hard-pressed to select just one dish for each course. Ideally, we would take one of everything with a side of Dom Perignon.
Shop 2/81 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
The elegant wine-and-dine in Potts Point, Monopole makes for an impressive modern European dining experience. Their menu is crafted to deliver high quality dishes accompanied with a 500-strong wine selection. If a set course extravaganza is a marathon you’re not prepared to get stuck into, the à la carte menu has you covered. They are reopening from the 19th of November, so make sure to score a booking then.
71A MacLeay Street, Potts Point
Equal parts playful and chic, Cho Cho San is where the cool kids go for Japanese – and it’s worth every Instagram. With a menu designed for sharing, it’s a great place to go with a group, so you can order a bit of everything. If you can't decide what to order, we recommend the Cho Cho San Feast which includes the best this Potts Point restaurant has to offer. Just be sure to save room for dessert. The Cho Cho San soft serve is a must try.
73 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
With a neon-pink entrance and a creative menu courtesy of Dan Hong, Ms G’s is the place for Asian fusion. Part of Potts Points foodie scene, this restaurant is Merivale owned so expect things, from the food to the décor, to have some wow factor. We recommend trying the mushroom XO egg noodles along with the BBQ pork belly ssam style with kimchi.
155 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Chester White caught the attention of Sydneysiders with a diner that has a thing for cured meats, pickles and pasta – all to the tune of country and blues music. Its retro vibe and white picket fence sets the scene what is always a guaranteed good feed.
3 Orwell Street, Potts Point
Having been listed in Monocle’s top 10 restaurants in the world, The Apollo is an absolute must for Greek loving Sydneysiders. Drawing on the joint heritage of Jonathan Barthelmess and Longrain’s Sam Christie – their take on the flavours of the Mediterranean (with a strong focus on Greek food) has garnered a lot of attention.
44 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
For modern French fare head straight to Bistro Rex. Located in the heart of Potts Point, this chic venue has put a Sydney spin on classic Parisian bistros. Dishes include classics such as french onion soup, steak frites and cheese souffle along with Australian style dishes like Morton Bay Bug omelette and Cloudy Bay Vongole.
Shop 1, 50-58 Macleay St, Potts Point
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