The lock-out laws may have seen Kings Cross night-life dwindle, but they certainly haven’t impacted the flourishing dining scene of neighboring suburb Potts Point. Restaurants are centered around Maclaey 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 to score a spot at...
An eatery that went 100% vegetarian about a year ago, Yellow has a vegan focus, and every plate features produce grown by local suppliers. The restaurant is a la carte during the week, and offers three- and five-course tasting menus on Saturdays. Set inside a converted 1950s art gallery, Yellow is as achingly hip as it is healthy.
57 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.
71A MacLeay Street, Potts Point
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 countries around the world like New Zealand, Turkey, Spain and of course, France. For a night to remember - go all out with their Rosé Degustation where the owner Jerome will walk you through a unique culinary experience, pairing six delicious dishes with accompanying glasses of French rosé. Each dish has been prepared using classic French techniques but has an innovative twist and elaborate flavours. Think rosé Gazpacho, foie gras stuffed tomato and Salmon Belly cured in rosé and citrus. Each course is thoughful and considered and nothing less than a work of art.
7 Kellett Street, Potts Point
For a refined yet authentic Mexican experience, 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 ‘Aguachile’ (Mexican ceviche) section. From there the baja tacos, pork belly carnitas and short rob birria are the natural next step. Save room for dessert and plenty of cocktails.
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Home to celebrity chef Kylie Kwong, this glossy Potts Point restaurant is one of the go-to for Chinese-Australian fusion fare. Every plate features locally grown produce, with delicious results. When the Kwong cravings strike, be sure to go early – the eatery doesn’t take bookings.
1/28 Macleay St, 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. Just be sure to save room for dessert.
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.
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
In true Merivale fashion, The Fish Shop is immaculately finished in a delightful nautical style, with head chef Jeremy Strode presenting a rotating menu of sustainably sourced Australian seafood. Located at the neighbourly end of Potts Point, The Fish Shop is popular spot to indulge in a fancier version of fish n’ chips.
22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point