Restaurants

Lankan Filling Station

Restaurant

Hoppers, curry, sambol, wine and a slick design.

Hyde Park House

Restaurant

A four-level extravaganza with a retro cocktail bar with views over Hyde Park, stone-baked pizzas, and a Japanese menu form ex-Sake chef.

Dimitri's Pizzeria

Restaurant

The Crown Street classic has moved to Oxford – and the pizza is better than ever.

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Johnny Goes Italian

Restaurant

A tapas bar to handle the overflow from Buffalo Dining Club.

Chaco Bar

Restaurant

Adventurous yakitori, inspired by the laneway restauraunts of Fukuoka. You can even order chicken hearts, if you love a challenge.

Joe's Table

Restaurant

Now with a dinner menu featuring smoked coconut ice-cream.

Cafes

Sandoitchi

Cafe

Cheap pork-katsu sangas, “sort-of-poke bowls” and Single-O brews.

Son of Frank

Cafe

Italian that starts with a boozy breakfast.

Toastie Toast Co.

Cafe

Takes comfort eating to its logical conclusion with classic cheese toasties and some more sophisticated options too.

Bills Darlinghurst

Cafe

Where Bill Granger first made a name for himself.

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Tigerbakers

Cafe

A cosy little rainbow of a cafe/bar.

The Bunker

Cafe

A carefully considered hole-in-the-wall cafe.

Bars

This Must Be The Place

Bar

This bright, Scandinavian-look space is the antithesis of dark and mysterious cocktail bars. The drinks are creative, but avoid showy tricks or gimmicks in favour of balanced, considered and seasonal ingredients.

Big Poppa’s

Bar

Italian food, drinks and hip-hop served until 3am. Yes.

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Ching-a-lings

Bar

No sign, no fancy cocktails, but lots of locals at this Oxford Street hideaway.

Darlo Bar

Bar

A terrific corner pub.

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Shady Pines Saloon

Bar

A taxidermy-filled den that's equally about well-made cocktails and straight spirits, bourbon particularly.

Middlebar

Bar

The gin flows freely at this Darlinghurst venue that tips its hat to Old Havana.

Shops

Rivareno Gelato

Shop

The first non-European outposts of the renowned Italian gelati chain.

Gelato Messina

Shop

Sydney’s most popular gelato.

Neuw Service Store

Shop

Quality denim.

Beautiful Pages

Shop

The house of paper and printed words on Oxford Street.

Desordre

Shop

A petite, eclectic boutique curated with a sense of fun.

Film Club

Shop

A lovingly curated DVD rental store in Darlinghurst.