The Best Restaurants in Potts Point

Updated 1 month ago


Potts Point continues to be one of the most thrilling places to dine in Sydney. And that’s saying something. The lockout laws effectively decimated the area’s nightlife, and the pandemic only added insult to injury. And yet favourites including Fratelli Paradiso, Cho Cho San and Yellow have weathered the storm, a testament to how much the city loves – and still needs – these essential restaurants. And, just like this guide, the suburb continues to evolve. Read on for the latest and greatest restaurants in (and around) Potts Point.

  • A spot at Kisuke’s six-seat omakase counter is the closest you’ll get to Tokyo without leaving the city. Chef Yusuke Morita prepares raw and hibachi-grilled dishes before you as you dine. You’re in his hands, and all the better for it.

  • This neo-French bistro was the first of three venues from the trio behind Pellegrino 2000 and Clam Bar – and it’s still a knockout. Come for irreverent takes on classic bistro fare in a cool and understated space with a killer vinyl soundtrack.

  • A fresh take on Japanese izakaya dining.

  • Tasty Greek share plates.

  • A homage to the grungy izakayas of Fukuoka, Japan. It’s a little more refined than that, but the yakitori is on-point, the beer is ice-cold, and the light is low enough to obscure the fact that you’re dining at the Paris end of Potts Point.

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  • 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.

  • This “unapologetically Indian” diner packs in all the colour and fun you’d expect from the Ezra team. Its ex-Firedoor chef is repping the best of the country’s cuisine, with dishes like a scene-stealing mud crab that requires a bib to tackle.

  • Whether you’re stopping in for that iconic lasagnette bolognaise or just a snack, Frat Paz nails it every time. Its groundbreaking wine list introduced the city to many minimal-intervention styles we're now obsessed with.

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

  • Potts Point just scored Caravin, a Parisian restaurant and wine bar from the team behind Surry Hills favourite, Bar Suze. The menu is all about French fare with a twist, and the wine list balances natural drops and classic French varietals.

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

  • Sophisticated yet accessible Rex is one of the pillars of Potts Point’s French dining scene. It’s a place of Gallic standards done well, but the acclaimed wine list sees this Parisian-style bistro punching well above its weight.

  • This “casually luxe” Italian spot by influential Sydney restaurateur Barry McDonald has no shortage of old-world charm. Visit for Italian-style spritzes; classic dishes made the Roman way; and a knockout dining room with the gravitas of a New York brasserie.

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

  • 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.

  • At the site of the legendary Cafe Hernandez, this Spanish bar honours the former tenant with big barrels of house blended vermouth, banging cocktails and tapas including tinned seafood and a famous four-cheese toastie.

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

  • A small, rustic space focusing on just four types of ramen and a tight list of snacks. Go for the classic Tokyo-style shoyu ramen, made with 18-hour broth and topped with a gooey soy egg.

  • This fun-loving Korean eatery and karaoke bar has two rules: no requests and no Daryl Braithwaite. It's a joyful spot otherwise, where you can feast on bulgogi and Korean fried chicken before belting out The Backstreet Boys and Madonna.

  • Cured meats are the star at this tiny Italian diner.

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