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

Chef Dan Pepperell and his dream have brought a new wave of French dining to Potts Point. On the menu you'll find boudin noir (blood sausage) spring rolls, escargot pasta and steak frites. Plus, there's a drinks list by the Swillhouse Group's former sommelier.

22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

The Apollo

Tasty Greek share plates.

44 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Chaco Bar

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


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

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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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. Monopole, with its clever mix of snacking and thoughtful drinks list, changes that.

71a Macleay street, Potts Point

Cho Cho San

A fresh take on Japanese izakaya dining.

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Fratelli Paradiso

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.


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

155 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Bistro Rex

Colonial French food, without all the butter.

50-58 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Fei Jai

Cantonese with a modern twist.

31 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

Macleay St Bistro

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

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

Shop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point

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

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

Chester White

Cured meats are the star at this tiny Italian diner.

3 Orwell Street, Potts Point

Lot. One Potts Point

A contemporary Australian restaurant with hints of an Italian focus.

22 Rockwell Crescent, Potts Point

Dumplings & Beer

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

Shop 2 9 Ward Avenue, Potts Point


Find all the colours of the Levant at this Potts Point restaurant.

2 2 - 14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point

Dumpling and Noodle House

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

Takeaway fried chicken by the chef from Mr Crackles.

Shop 3 2-14 Bayswater Road, Potts Point


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