Restaurants

Black Bottle

Restaurant

$2 espressos in the afternoon, European share plates in the evening.

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Casoni

Restaurant

A new pasta dish, every single week, plus Negronis and Aperol Spritzes on tap.

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Simply Hummus

Restaurant

Sydney's first dedicated hummus bar.

Lankan Filling Station

Restaurant

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

Bar Vincent

Restaurant

The menu is ever-changing, but you can always expect to find fresh oysters and pasta at this European eatery. Plus there’s complimentary house-made bread.

Zushi Surry Hills

Restaurant

Sushi that won't break the bank.

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Cafes

Mayflower

Cafe

This corner art deco space houses an opulent eatery with a petite, dreamlike basement dining room.

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.

Bills Darlinghurst

Cafe

Where Bill Granger first made a name for himself.

The Bunker

Cafe

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

Latteria

Cafe

A busy hole-in-the-wall cafe.

Bars

The Green Park Hotel

Bar

There’s plenty of gin and community pride at this Darlinghurst institution.

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Big Poppa’s

Bar

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

Love, Tilly Devine

Bar

An intimate vibe and 300-strong wine list make this one a date-night home run.

Stanley's

Bar

A Miami Vice themed bar with an appropriately tropical cocktail menu to match.

The Taphouse

Bar

A charming exposed-brick boozer complete with rooftop garden.

Ching-a-lings

Bar

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

Shops

Noraville Green

Shop

It stocks 150 plant varieties – the majority of which are indoor and shade-friendly. And if you’re lacking a green thumb, it’ll help you keep your new purchases thriving.

Gelato Messina

Shop

Sydney’s most popular gelato.

Rivareno Gelato

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

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.