Double Bay dropped off the radar a few years ago, however recently, this swanky suburb, east of the CBD, has gone through a bit of a renaissance. And honestly… We’re pretty damn excited about the whole thing.
For some of Sydney’s best new restaurants and bars, Double Bay should be on your list of locales to check out. We know you are a hungry and thirsty lot (which is why we love you), so here’s a list of seven places to drink and dine in Double Bay. Dig in!
Vine Double Bay
The contemporary menu at this Sydney restaurant and bar definitely has the F (for French) factor. Feast on smoked duck breast with white peach and foie gras, confit lamb belly with eggplant and mint sauce, Paris mash and then fill your glass with a drop from France’s most famous regions (like Burgundy, Provence and the Rhone Valley, oh my!).
For the sake of sampling some of Sydney’s’ most dynamic Japanese food, head to Saké. The menu is heavy on fresh seasonal ingredients which give traditional dishes a contemporary twist. Linger over lunch or make it a dinner date and watch the moon dip over the bay as you dig into the dishes inspired by the land of the rising sun.
What’s your flavour? Tell me what’s your flavour? If it’s contemporary Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean accent you’re after, then make Pink Salt your pick. With a focus on fast, fresh and flavorsome food (everything from the pasta to the pastries are made in the kitchen), you’ll be sure to tickled pink after a meal at this restaurant. Sweet tooths need not be concerned – there is enough fare to share with all your taste buds.
This gorgeous restauarnt and bar brings LA to the Bay. In an area usually reserved for ladies who lunch, the graffitied walls of a colourful courtyard, resident DJs, charcuterie/pizza/grill menu and specially priced cocktails are a breath of fresh air (which, rather usefully, can be felt through the open air roof).
Sydney may be stuffed with beautiful bars, but this recently opened, seven metre long one at the InterContintental is one of the best gin bars in Sydney. With lounges, and marble coffee tables, an elegant grand piano and over 60 gins to be shaken or stirred – Stillery would not look out of place in a Bond movie.
Forget duck face, we’d rather use our lips to pay service to the seafood specialties at this restaurant. From oysters and ocean trout to scallop and salmon, The Little Mermaid would certainly be impressed by the superb selection of dishes inspired from “Under the Sea.” And even those those not convinced by mythical sea creatures, rest assured there is nothing fishy about the menu here!
The inspiration behind Pelicano is the French Riviera – and while your experience of a European summer may have been a Contiki bus full of fellow 20 somethings, Pelicano’s décor, ambience and style will transport you to a more stylish celebration of all things Cote D’Azur. From dinner, to drinks and a DJ, you’ll be convinced that you’re on a yacht in Nice in no time (well except without the plane ticket over… Or the yacht).