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Double Bay area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Double Bay

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Once upon a time, Double Bay – or ‘Double Pay’, as it was unceremoniously known – was considered something of a ghost town by most Sydneysiders. Its verdant streets were peppered by high-priced eateries, ladies who lunch and their cute dogs, hoity-toity day spas and…well, that was about it.

No more. The recent openings of bars like Mrs Sippy have come on the heels of a welcome revival that’s drawing younger, hipper crowds to the area. And the faded Ritz-Carlton hotel, once a favourite haunt of celebrities, has resurfaced as the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay, drawing a whole new raft of cool venues to the area.

The gorgeously curated boutiques that put Double Bay on the map are still here, peddling wares you won’t find anywhere else in the city. But it’s the food and drink options that are expanding, and they’re reason enough to head out to this pretty little pocket located just east of the city. Another big sell? The Murray Rose Pool, known to locals as 'Red Leaf', a wonderful harbourside tidal enclosure that draws big crowds who enjoy diving from the wraparound deck and sunbathing on the floating pontoon.

The best restaurants in Double Bay

Margaret

Margaret

Neil Perry’s supposed swan song brings poise, polish and produce fit for the gods to the heart of Double Bay

The Golden Sheaf

The Golden Sheaf

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

It’s a traditional pub up the front and a garden party up the back of this Double Bay staple

Matteo

Matteo

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This classy Double Bay Italian is like the perfect dinner date: relaxed, well dressed and generous

The best bars in Double Bay

The Golden Sheaf

The Golden Sheaf

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

It’s a traditional pub up the front and a garden party up the back of this Double Bay staple

Bibo Wine Bar

Bibo Wine Bar

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Double Bay ups its quota of grown up drinking dens with a dark Euro-style wine bar

Mrs Sippy

Mrs Sippy

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Double Bay gets a new small bar complete with punny name, but is it any good?

Shopping in Double Bay

What's on in Double Bay

Lunar New Year by Lotus Dining Group

Lunar New Year by Lotus Dining Group

Exclusive banquets and electrifying lion dancers will ring in the Year of the Tiger in style at Lotus restaurants around Sydney

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