Best Restaurants in Double Bay

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For a long time, Double Bay has been synonymous with the finer things in life. But in recent years, legendary restaurateurs such as Neil Perry and Bill Granger have taken up shop among the glamorous boutiques and brow bars. Now the harbourside suburb is on track to becoming a dining destination on par with Potts Point and Surry Hills.

Modern Australian, Mexican or Mediterranean? Here’s what to eat when you’re in the neighbourhood.

  • Neil Perry’s first solo venture arrived a little over a year after the Rockpool chef announced his retirement. It was an instant classic. Settle into the luxe dining room for typical produce-driven Perry cuisine, like lobster with sambal butter and woodfire rotisserie chicken with smoked eggplant puree.

  • Will you perch at the raw bar for sake and flame-grill action? Or will you kick back in the courtyard with a Saketini and a sando, under a decades-old liquidambar? Tough decisions lie ahead at this sleek Japanese diner from the Matteo team.

  • The spiritual successor to its former tenant, Limoncello. The southern Italian vibe here has been nailed, which is no surprise given the hospitality guns running the show. But it’s all about the pizza – perfectly light, elastic dough that won’t leave you bloated and lethargic.

  • The cafe that put Aussie breakfast on the world map serves all the Bills classics – sweet-corn fritters, ricotta hotcakes and silky scrambled eggs –in a room inspired by the opulent cafes of Austria.

  • Bug rolls with red curry pesto and Tom Yum-inspired spaghettini are on the menu at this slick diner inside the old Café Perons site. Visit for a mashup of Aussie produce and the chef’s Malaysian heritage.

  • A moody wine bar with a Portuguese edge.

  • Beneath the InterContinental Hotel, Saké Double Bay builds on the legacy established by its fellow locations – but the bar seating, communal table and a covered outdoor terrace make it feel like an edgier proposition. Come for all the signatures, from sushi to saké and beyond.

  • A classy, French-inspired wine bar.

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  • An eastern suburbs destination pub with multiple bars and that famous fig tree.