Cremorne area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and cinemas in Cremorne

Photograph: Anna KuceraBarrel Bar & Dining

The traffic hurtles down Military Road transporting commuters to the Northern Beaches, but there's plenty of reason to pause on this arterial thoroughfare. Cremorne's leisure pursuits centre around the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, the most beautiful and best-programmed cinema in Sydney and the Sydney Film Festival's northerly hub. Clustered around it is a healthy swarm of restaurants and bars, notably Barrel Bar and Dining and the Mayor as well as Korean, Japanese, Indian and Vietnamese cheap eats. A vibrant café culture keeps the locals brunched, caffeinated and caked up.