A Potts Point fixture, Macleay St Bistro has been around for over 30 years, which is an impressive feat in a city that has seen some serious hospitality casualties. Well entrenched in its ‘Paris End’ position on Macleay Street, its continuing popularity has withstood changes in chefs, owners and even the GFC- so they have to be doing something right.

Current owners and Potts Point locals, Mark Campbell and Phillip Fikkers, are maintaining the Bistro’s classic dining experience, with a focus on first-class, fresh local produce and a seasonal menu, as well as offering a unique organic and biodynamic wine list.

Head chef Tom Williams (previously seen at Bambini Trust and Tetsuya’s) is turning out dishes that might include free-range Riverina lamb back strap, the much-loved classic style steak tartare, or pan-fried salmon with courgettes and asparagus, bringing together classic French and Contemporary Australian dining. The sophisticated interior has had a soft refurbishment with French and marble touches and lends itself to relaxed dining.

With its distinctive stately exterior this is one Potts Point institution that won’t be going anywhere.

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Updated: March 23rd, 2021

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