Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Paddington & Centennial Park

Saint Peter

Fish has sometimes been left behind in the race for nose-to-tailery, pulled meat and burgerization of any land-based beast. It reclaims its deserved preeminence here, with an inspiring, innovative changing menu. Age…
Top Choice Italian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Marta

Set back from a showroom on its own sunny square – or should that be piazza? – this seductive spot focuses on traditional recipes from Rome and its region. Fairly priced and richly flavoured plates blend vernacular …
French in Paddington & Centennial Park

Bistro Moncur

Mini-moguls and luncheon ladies while away long afternoons beneath Bistro Moncur’s vaulted ceilings and monochromatic mural. The menu changes seasonally, but signature dishes such as French onion soufflé gratin and …
Italian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Lucio's

Among all the cutting-edge Italian cuisine, there's still a lot of love for this expensive but gloriously welcoming family-run neighbourhood favourite. Much of it is likely from owners of Paddington galleries, as Lu…
Modern Australian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Chiswick

There may be a celebrity at centre stage (TV regular Matt Moran) but the real star of this show is the kitchen garden which dictates what's on the menu. Meat from the Moran family farm and local seafood feature prom…
French in Paddington & Centennial Park

St Claudes

Occupying the premises of what was once Sydney's most famous restaurant, this is a smart but more casual affair that nevertheless offers plenty of quality. You'll find some French bistro classics – steak béarnaise, …
Cafe in Paddington & Centennial Park

Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore

Which are better, the books or the cooks? Either way, you’re guaranteed to find a good read (heaps of new and second-hand books over three floors) and a good coffee here. Cooked breakfasts, burgers, salads and mezze…
Deli in Paddington & Centennial Park

Paddington Alimentari

Tucked away at the bottom of the William St boutiques, this is almost the soul of Paddington distilled into one friendly cafe-deli. Super coffee, tempting Italian products and a communal feel as well-heeled locals r…
Italian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Buon Ricordo

This Italian stalwart first opened its doors when big perms and shoulder-pads were in fashion, but the critics never forget chef Armando Percuoco when it comes to awarding fine-dining accolades. The menu reflects hi…
Cafe in Paddington & Centennial Park

Centennial Homestead

Near the centre of Centennial Park, this encompasses the Pantry, a cafe and take-away, and the Kitchen, doing posher lunches. The glass pavilion is a pleasant spot, and there's an attached playground so you can snea…