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Top Choice Historic Building in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Elizabeth Bay House

Now dwarfed by 20th-century apartments, Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay's elegant Greek Revival mansion was one of the finest houses in the colony when it was completed in 1839. The architectural highlight is a…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Yellow

This sunflower-yellow former artists’ residence is now a top-notch contemporary vegetarian restaurant. Dishes are prepared with real panache, and excellent flavour combinations are present throughout. The tasting me…
Top Choice Pub in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Old Fitzroy Hotel

A gem hidden in the backstreets of Woolloomooloo, this totally unpretentious theatre pub is also a decent old-fashioned boozer in its own right, with a great variety of beers on tap and a convivial welcome. Prop up …
Top Choice Japanese in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Cho Cho San

Glide through the shiny brass sliding door and take a seat at the communal table that runs the length of this stylish Japanese restaurant, all polished concrete and blond wood. The food is just as artful as the surr…
Wine Bar in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Monopole

Dark and sexy, Monopole seduces with its stylish interior, complete with hanging strips of black sound-absorption material and discreet front screen. A fabulous wine list of small Australian and international produc…
Italian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Otto Ristorante

Forget the glamorous waterfront location and the A-list crowd – Otto will be remembered for single-handedly dragging Sydney’s Italian cooking into the new century with dishes such as artisan strozzapreti pasta with …
Cafe in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Room 10

With a real neighbourhood feel, this tiny cafe is the sort of place where staff know all the locals by name. The coffee is delicious and the menu limited to sandwiches, salads and such – tasty and uncomplicated. Wat…
Asian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

China Doll

Gaze over the Woolloomooloo marina and city skyline as you tuck into deliciously inventive dishes drawing inspiration from all over Asia. The setting on the finger wharf is memorable, but the food keeps up, with del…
Modern Australian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Farmhouse

Occupying a space between restaurant and supper club, this narrow sliver of a place has a tiny kitchen and a charming host. Diners sit at one long table and eat a set menu that features uncomplicated, delicious dish…
Italian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Fratelli Paradiso

This underlit trattoria has them queuing at the door (especially on weekends). The intimate room showcases seasonal Italian dishes cooked with Mediterranean zing. Lots of busy black-clad waiters, lots of Italian cha…