By Time Out in partnership with Google
As the city gives way to the glossy east, its main arterial road, Oxford Street, remains the area’s diverse and hip gateway. Here you can catch an international up-and-comer or a fave local rock act at Oxford Art Factory; settle in with a good read in one of the cosy nooks at Berkelouw Bookshop; catch an arthouse flick at the Palace Verona; grab an expertly crafted cocktail at This Must Be the Place; or explore the Romanesque sunken garden at the Paddington Reservoir.
You’ll never be short of top-tier diners around here with Potts Point, Bondi, Darlinghurst and Double Bay all boasting for excellent restaurants. Whether you’re after spicy, funky curries from Lankan Filling Station, excellent Italian from Buffalo Dining Club (known for its ogle-worthy and ultra-cheesy Cacio e Pepe), Matteo or Fratelli Paradiso or forward-thinking Thai from Moon Restaurant, each ‘burb offers a cross-section of top chefs, interesting ideas and perennial favourites. If that doesn’t fill you up, queue up for Iggy’s bread before taking a dip at Bronte Baths or Icebergs, followed by a stroll along one of the East's many glistening coastal walks. From hidden gems to quirky icons, these establishments and their own ‘signature searches’ represent the character and diversity that make each part of Sydney so special.
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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free! Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended) Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot. Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept