Restaurants

Joe's Table

Restaurant

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

Simply Hummus

Restaurant

Sydney's first dedicated hummus bar.

Hyde Park House

Restaurant

A four-level extravaganza with a retro cocktail bar with views over Hyde Park, “stone-baked” pizzas, and a Japanese restaurant by an ex-Sake chef.

Lankan Filling Station

Restaurant

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

Rey’s Place

Restaurant

Crisp-skin suckling pig, plantain banana fritters and a rum aperitif from Negros Island.

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Mr Crackles

Restaurant

Home to the best crispy pork-belly roll in Sydney. And it’s available past midnight.

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.

The Fine Food Store Coffee Bar

Cafe

A rustic little espresso bar with plenty of wholesome food options.

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.

Bars

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.

Big Poppa’s

Bar

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

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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.

Odd Culture

Bar

This bar specialises in sour beer and natural wine.

Shops

Rivareno Gelato

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

Gelato Messina

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Sydney’s most popular gelato.

Neuw Service Store

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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.