The lock-out laws may have decimated bars, pubs and clubs in and around the Cross, but they certainly haven't dented the dining scene. Potts Point's restaurants are flourishing, from BYO dumpling houses all the way up to vegetarian fine-diner Yellow and its sister restaurant Monopole. Likewise, whether you're feeling Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Indian, there's a place to find it.

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Bistrot 916

Restaurant

Chef Dan Pepperell and his dream have brought a new wave of French dining to Potts Point. On the menu, it's saucisson, escargot pasta and steak frites. Plus, there's a drinks list by the Swillhouse Group's former sommelier.

22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
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The Apollo

Restaurant

Tasty Greek share plates.

44 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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Chaco Bar

Restaurant

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

186-188 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Yellow

Restaurant

Sydney’s first fine-dining restaurant devoted to plants.

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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Monopole

Restaurant

The CBD has some of the best cocktail bars in the world, but there’s a surprising lack of venues with a focus on vino. Since moving from its original Potts Point location, Monopole, with its clever mix of snacking and thoughtful drinks list, has changed that.

16-20 Curtin Place, Sydney
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Cho Cho San

Restaurant

A fresh take on Japanese izakaya dining.

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Fratelli Paradiso

Cafe

Definitive modern-Italian in Potts Point. Visit for espresso and danishes at breakfast; or come for ground-breaking wines and lasagnetta Bolognese for dinner. It doesn’t matter what meal you have or what time of day you visit, Frat Paz always nails it.

Restaurant 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
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Ms.G’s

Restaurant

The best elements of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and American cuisine combined.

155 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Bistro Rex

Restaurant

Colonial French food, without all the butter.

50-58 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Fei Jai

Restaurant

Cantonese with a modern twist.

31 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

Macleay St Bistro

Restaurant

You'll find this Potts Point fixture at the Paris end of Macleay Street. That location, combined with a stately exterior and a menu boasting French bistro classics, makes for truly transportive dining. Expect steak frites, salmon tartare, oysters and a tight list of French and Aussie wines.

A 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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Dear Sainte Eloise

Bar

The sister venue of Love, Tilly Devine is perfect for a date night of snacks and wine.

Shop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point

et.al

Restaurant

A casual alleyway eatery, where Impromptu Dining used to be.

Shop 7 24-30 Springfield Avenue (enter via Llankelly Place), Potts Point

Chester White

Restaurant

Cured meats are the star at this tiny Italian diner.

3 Orwell Street, Potts Point

Lot. One Potts Point

Restaurant

A contemporary Australian restaurant with hints of an Italian focus.

22 Rockwell Crescent, Potts Point

Dumplings & Beer

Restaurant

Traditional Chinese tearoom meets local watering hole in a Potts Point dumpling restaurant.

Shop 2 9 Ward Avenue, Potts Point

Dumpling and Noodle House

Restaurant

Although it’s only about as big as a takeaway container, the aptly-named Dumpling & Noodle House in Potts Point is bursting with delights - and people enjoying them.

Shop 1 165 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Thirsty Bird

Restaurant

Takeaway fried chicken by the chef from Mr Crackles.

Shop 3 2-14 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

Ezra

Restaurant

A restaurant and bar inspired by the cosmopolitan dining scene of Tel Aviv. Here you'll find next-level hummus, whole flatheads marinated in chickpea miso and baklava ice-cream sandwiches.

3 Kellett Street, Potts Point

Sunday

Restaurant

This diner by Belles Hot Chicken's Morgan McClone swaps the deep fryer for the rotisserie. Come for chook-heavy family dinners stacked with sides. There's also a fantastic Argentinian-style chorizo sandwich and cocktails by an ex-Baxter Inn bartender.

95 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Acqua e Farina

Restaurant

A 15-seater in Potts Point serving just five styles of pasta, by a former Metisse head chef.

117b Macleay Street, Potts Point

Kisuke

Restaurant

A meal at this six-seater omakase restaurant is like a culinary mystery tour, where what you eat is left completely to the chef.

50 Llankelly Place, Potts Point