From casual cafes and coffee shops, to small bars, elegant restaurants and chic nightspots, the dining scene in Potts Point is innovative, vibrant and constantly evolving. Below are some recommended restaurants and bars within walking distance of Holiday Inn Potts Point, as featured in Urban Walkabout.
This charming Italian restaurant is known for it’s inventive and authentic cuisine. Take a seat at the polished marble table or enjoy a more intimate evening in the courtyard room. You’ll enjoy artisanal pasta in all it’s guises, from silken spaghetti alla cozze and rigatoni al ragu to hand-cut papperdelle topped with slow-braised beef, wine and sage. Click here to learn more.
Address: 348 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: 9331 7871
This electic, vibrant and popular Mexican Taqueria and Tequileria is located just five minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Potts Point and features a light menu and over 90 choices of 100% blue agave tequila. Menu items are seasonal and are constantly evolving to include the most innovative dishes with authentic Mexican flavours with a modern twist. Click here to learn more.
Address: 28-30 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross.
Phone: 8021 9750
A Darlinghurst institution, bills offers a refreshing, relaxed approach to modern Australian dining with a winning formula of great coffee, fresh produce, exceptional service, a renowned communal dining table and world-famous eggs. Click here to learn more.
Address: 433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: 9360 9631
Billy Kwong’s fresh, seasonal menu showcases authentic Australian-Chinese food prepared with the highest-quality, sustainable fresh produce. Head chef Kok Hoong Leong has a honed instinct for flavour and balance; a master dim sum maker for more than 25 years, his delicate touch is evident in every dish on the menu. All our pickles and chilli sauces are made in-house, and the hand-made dumplings and cakes are made with bespoke flour blends milled from ancient grains. Click here to learn more.
Address: Shop 1, 28 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Phone: 9332 3300
Simple, fresh produce and creative, stunning flavour combine in this sleek Japanese eatery. The décor is sophisticated and sultry – think ebony tiles, charcoal-pebbled walls and Tasmanian oak tables. Click here to learn more.
Address: 119 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Phone: 9357 4555
This chic restaurant offers an exciting menu that focuses on a single type of high quality produce: cured meats served with traditional sides like pickles, cheese, olives alongside additional dishes that change according to season. Complemented by a deliberately simple wine list, the carne plates balance flavour and simplicity. Click here to learn more.
Address: 1/3 Orwell St, Potts Point
Phone: 9332 3692
Chef Jonathan Barthelmess has created a minimalist oasis at his perennially busy Japanese venture. The food and cocktails offer a creative twist on traditional fare, with savvy waiters gliding between packed tables in the industrial-chic space. Click here to learn more.
Address: 73 Macleay St, Potts Point
Phone: 9331 6601
This sleek and chic dining space flows outdoors to a sun-kissed terrace overlooking Fitzroy Gardens. It’s the perfect perch to enjoy creative cocktails and new menu items including share plates and moreish dishes straight from the wood oven. Click here to learn more.
Address: 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
Phone: 8070 2424
A must visit for sweet lovers and ice cream connoisseurs, Messina enjoys a reputation as one of Australia’s (and perhaps the world’s) best ice-creameries. Offering modern, surprising and innovative flavours of ice cream and amazing ice cream cakes, Messina uses wholesome and flavourful ingredients in their raw and most natural form. Click here to learn more.
Address: 241 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.
Phone: 1800 435 286
Known for their super thin and delicious pizza, Mad Pizza e Bar serves up a tasty menu of italian favourites, including pizza, pasta, salads and more. Compliment your meal with a selection from their innovative beverage menu, featuring local and imported wines, beers, soft drinks and more. Click here to learn more.
Address: 23 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Phone: 1300 112 210
This cosy cafe is the ideal place to watch the world go by. Perfect for lunch with friends, or just as a spot for coffee, the cafe offers a fresh, seasonal menu full of innovative dishes such as a green brekkie bowl with salmon & egg and maple-roasted pumpkin salad with feta, rocket & pomegranate. Allpress coffee & organic teas round out the menu. Click here to learn more.
Address: 127 Macleay St, Potts Point
Phone: 9331 6483
This small bar and eatery in Potts Point showcases the best local, biodynamic and seasonal produce. A café by day and wine bar by night, Panhandlebar is an intimate and eclectic space with live music Friday through to Sunday. Click here to learn more.
Address: 4/29 Orwell St, Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
Phone: 8541 6888
Parson’s Bar & Kitchen offers a Euro & Mediterranean menu designed to be shared. Their beverage menu is second to none, featuring cocktails with complex flavours and a mix of local and imported wine and liquors. Click here to learn more.
Address: 3 Kellett St, Potts Point
Phone: 8540 6320
Recently awarded Three Hats by Gault & Millau Food Guide and Two Glasses by Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year, Popolo places fresh produce at centre stage. This modern Italian restaurant is not only popular for lunch and dinner, but is also listed in SMH Good Food Guide for Top 10 Breakfasts in Sydney. Click here to learn more.
Address: 50 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay
Phone: 9361 6641
This popular Greek restaurant offers a menu full of traditional favourites designed for sharing. With Jonathan Barthelmess and Sam Christie – both withh Greek heritage – at the helm, expect an authentic, flavourful menu. Click here to learn more.
Address: 44 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Phone: 8354 0888
Featuring a menu inspired by the French Caribbean and designed to share, The Butler is an upmarket and chic restaurant in which to enjoy an afternoon or evening with friends. Exotic themes enclose the dining area, a forest-like garden consumes the outdoors, various textures of foliage complement the original sandstone walls and a twist on the traditional French colonial influence is infused throughout. Click here to learn more.
Address: 123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Phone: 8354 0742
This small bar and restaurant comes with polished decor and a slick menu of snacks, sliders, salads and share plates. Their signature cocktails – apple, ginger and rosella gimlet – are the perfect complement to the DJ’s tunes. Click here to learn more.
Address: 231A Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: 9358 6116
This iconic Victorian terrace has been home to countless legends over the last century. Its delicious pizza and signature ‘teapot’ cocktail menus run alongside rotating art exhibitions and live jazz. Click here to learn more.
Address: 24 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross
Phone: 9357 7700
A popular cafe within 5 minutes’ walking distance of Holiday Inn Potts Point, Wilbur’s Place offers a no-fuss menu that hits the spot with quality, rustic, seasonal food for eat-in or take-away. Click here to learn more.
Address: 36 Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
Phone: 9332 2999