Potts Point has slowly become one of Sydney’s many hip and happening hotspots (yes, we said hip and happening). From antique shops and art deco architecture to top-notch cafes and bars, it’s an area of the inner city you could easily explore all day.
Lucky for you, we’ve teamed up with Spicers Potts Point to bring you the local’s guide on where to eat, drink, shop and sleep so you can stay for the whole weekend (if you want) and treat yourself to the best of the best.
If you’re allllll about getting yourself to the Greek, then you seriously need to get yourself to The Apollo, STAT! With a rep for dishing up some of the best Mediterranean food in town (and a super trendy fit out), you won’t regret ordering one of everything here and staying all night. Don’t go home without wrapping your lips around the saganaki with honey and oregano though. It’s what cheese dreams are made of.
Cho Cho San
Everything at Cho Cho San tastes as good as it looks and from the moment you walk in, you’ll be impressed. With Japanese Izakaya vibes, may we suggest you order the banquet and proceed to make you’re way through a feast of eggplant miso sticks, Japanese Bolognese, teriyaki fish collars, green tea soft serve and more (yes, really).
Chester White is one of our absolute fave restaurants in Sydney. Tucked away in Potts Point (we almost don’t want to tell you a single thing about it) and housed in a terrace, expect pasta from a cheese wheel, god dam delicious wine and allllllll of the cold meats. As if that’s not enough, the service is second to none.
French food is having a major moment and if the menu at Bistro Rex is anything to go by, we can see why. With plates, both small and large designed for sharing, we strongly suggest you grab your crew and get a taste of everything, but if you only eat one thing, make it the steak frites. Obvs.
Dear Sainte Eloise
Dear Sainte Eloise is the wine bar you need in your life. If you’re looking for a dark, intimate corner to seat yourself for an entire night, consider yourself sorted. With over 300 different wines from all over the world on offer, you're definitely going to have to come back more than once in order to make your way through the entire list.
Cocktails are always a good idea so make your way to Jangling Jacks for endless amounts of espresso martinis, long island ice teas and gin. With moody vibes, snug booths and old school music, good times are guaranteed. See you there.
For a vino with a view, there’s no place better than The Butler and their brand new bar, Juanita’s. See Sydney in all its glory, while sipping on bubbles and getting settled amongst the lush green foliage and insta-worthy wicker can chairs. Don’t forget to frock up.
Spruce up your home with the coveted interiors collection at Becker Minty. From lights and furniture, to art and candles, there’s nothing in this hip showroom you won’t want. Stocking designs by Christopher Esber, Sarah Magid and Paqme, you can spruce yourself up too.
If you love flowers, you’re going to love Poho because they love flowers more than you do. A must on any Potts Point to-do list, this bustling florist stocks only the best cuts of your fave blossoms and knows how to do a killer arrangement.
Potts Point Book Shop
There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book so make your way to Potts Point Book Shop and find your next obsession. Whether you’re a Big Little Lies lover, or prefer philosophical titles like The Art of Travel and The Course Of Love, there’s something for everyone.
Kings Cross Markets
If you’re in the area on a Saturday, the Kings Cross Markets are a must. Overflowing with organic veggies, baked goods and the best corn fritters in town (plus loads more), come hungry and with a wallet full of cash.
Spicers Potts Point
There’s only one place you need to know about when it comes to accommodation in Potts Point—Spicers, obvs. No matter if you’re after a romantic weekend away, inner city stay cay or in town for business, this 20-room boutique hotel is everything you could ever dream of. With plush beds, slick appliances and room service from some of Sydney’s best restaurants, you’ll never want to leave.
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