Find wine bars, Japanese eateries, Italian dining rooms and more at the best restaurants in Potts Point.
Just a short stroll from the once thriving nightlife spot of Kings Cross you’ll it’s refined younger sister, Potts Point. This inner city suburb is brimming with top-notch dining destination. From institutional venues to emerging new spots, discover the best restaurants in Potts Point below!
Restaurateur Andrew Becher, owner and operator of French brasserie Franca opened Parlar – a Catalan-inspired restaurant and bar right in the heart of Potts Point. The menu, designed by Executive Chef, Jose Saulog showcases an interpretation of Catalan and Mediterranean-influenced dishes utilising the best seafood Australia has to offer, served as tapas-style share plates. The share style format sets the tone for a lively experience, bringing a Mediterranean buzz to a fine dining offering. Find out more here.
New to Potts Point, Casa Merida is located inside a renovated terrace house on Kellett Street. The venue has 70 seats and is fitted out with time-worn interiors like chandeliers and luxe gold detaining. The menu will highlights classic Mayana dishes including Infladitas, Ceviche and Cochinita Pibil all made with the best quality locally sourced produce. The bar stocks a selection of rare Mezcals imported from Indigenous communities in Oaxaca. Find out more here.
This French bistro is helmed by some of the best chefs in Sydney. Dan Pepperell has taken on Italian and French cuisine at Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge and 10 William Street so it’s no surprise the food is top notch. Andy Tyson is the resident sommeier who was formerly part of the Swillhouse Group. Expect a menu of French classics including oysters, chicken liver parfait, duck frites and escargot. Find out more here.
Chao Bar brings back all the nostaligic smells of wandering the streets of Japan for yakitori. You can get all your favourite meats marinated in delicious sauces and kissed by flames. Find out more here.
As the name suggests, Sunday is a great place to veg out with family and enjoy a delicious meal. Golden roasted chicken is the menu hero and the sides and salads are worthy of your grandmother’s dining table. Despite the name, the restaurant is open every day of the week. Find out more here.
Ezra takes inspiration from the vibrant dining scene of Tel Aviv on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast, finding its home in a revived townhouse in the backstreets of Potts Point. The menu brings together a diverse range of flavours spanning Ashkenazi, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Flavours, all infused with a uniquely Sydney touch. Find out more here.
For modern French dining at its best, you can’t miss a visit to Bistro Rex. This Potts Point institution delivers Sydney’s version of a Parisian bistro, brimming with French classics and reimagined dishes. Expect everything from French onion soup to steak frites and chicken liver parfait, with an impressive menu of bar snacks and delicious tipples to sample too. Find out more here.
Speaking of iconic Potts Point restaurants, this next inclusion is a must-try. Head to Busshari for authentic Japanese eats at their best, with a simple yet refined selection of traditional dishes and modern favourites. Since 2006, this Potts Point restaurant has been serving Sydneyiders delicate sashimi and sushi as well as an impressive selection of wine and sake. Find out more here.
Chester White Cured Diner
Curated meats, seafood, pickles, pasta and great wine are the order of the day at Pott Point’s Chester White Cured Diner. With a passion for quality produce, delicios vino and good music, expect an intimate dining experience that showcases beautiful ingredients prepared and served with care. Find out more here.
Cho Cho San
Set on Macleay Street, Cho Cho San is a must-see Potts Point restaurant delivering an innovative interpretation of Tokyo-style izakaya. Nab a seat at their long dining bar, order a plate of pork katsu steam buns and sip a sake-fuelled cocktail to pretend you’ve escaped to Japan for the evening. Oh, and don’t forget to order a serve of Cho Cho San soft serve to finish your dinner on a delicious note. Find out more here.
Head to Bayswater Road in Potts Point and you’ll stumble upon the modern Mexican restaurant Chula. Serving delicious Mexican cocktails and an ever-changing menu of seafood-focused eats, expect a light, fresh dining experience. Find out more here.
Dear Sainte Eloise
Tucked way on Orwell Street, Pott Point’s Dear Sainte Eloise elegantly straddles the line between wine bar and restaurant. It’s a spot for wine lovers with a 400-strong list of incredible drops spanning all corners of the globe (and a knoweldgable team of waitstaff and sommeliers to help you select the perfect drop). Come ready to share multiple plates of snack-style dishes for a leisurely dining experience. Find out more here.
Dig into traditional Cantonese eats at the lively Potts Point eatery and restaurant Fei Jai. This dark, moody space serves up clean, flavoursome and traditional dishes. Make sure to order a plate of XO pipies with crispy noodles, a serve of prawn toast and all the dumplings. Find out more here.
Macleay St. Bistro
For over 30 years, Macleay St. Bistro has been an institutional fine diner in the heart of Potts Point. Serving French-inspired modern Australian eats, this neighbourhood bistro is the perfect spot for a long lunch or decadent dinner with good company. Expect a lavish menu and everchanging specials to keep diners on their toes. Find out more here.
Unlike many dining rooms in Sydney, Métisse is a new French fine diner that won’t be a hefty hit to the bank. Expect attentive service with a 5 course degustation menu served alongside matching wines ($100pp including wine) or choose from the a la carte menu. With such a great value degustation offering, it’s hard to pass this one up. Find out more here.
For a modern Asian restaurant that doesn’t care to play by the rules, head straight to Potts Point’s Ms G’s. This playful dining room borrows from a whole bunch of Asian cuisines to create fun, textural and delicious dishes, led by executive chef Dan Hoang. Oh and don’t miss their cheeseburger spring rolls. Find out more here.
Delivering refined yet rustic approach to Greek eats, don’t miss Potts Point’s favourite The Apollo. Since 2012 this Greek-focused restaurant has been delivering elegant Mediterranean dishes driven by seasonality. Expect new dishes each visit, all prepared with The Apollo’s signature style. Find out more here.
Boasting some of Potts Point’s best city vistas, The Butler is a tropical-inspired oasis. This picturesque restaurant delivers Ibero-American eats served alongside a stellar wine and cocktail list. Head for this leafy terrace with a drink in hand and get ready to soak in some of the best panoramic views of Sydney. Find out more here.
The iconic vegetarian bistro Yellow is one of Potts Point’s best restauants, inspired by the European dining scene. Expect a innovative plant-based menu and eclectic wine list in this historic dining room, located inside the iconic Yellow House building in Potts Point. Find out more here.
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