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Drop a pin in: The Eastern Suburbs

The playground of foodies and sunseekers, the Eastern Suburbs are bursting with unique finds for the eyes and the palate

Google Signature Searches: Eastern Suburbs

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. 

Tried it? Share your picture of Cacio e Pepe on social media using #foundongoogle and you could win big.


While you're here...

Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Things to do

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

One of Sydney's extraordinary abandoned spaces has been reborn as a stunning Romanesque sunken garden

Bronte Baths
Sport and fitness

Bronte Baths

Built into the rocky cliffside, this small aquamarine lap pool is worth a dip in year-round

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Iggy's
Restaurants

Iggy's

You’ve probably broken Iggy Ivanovic’s bread at one of Sydney’s top restaurants, but getting it straight from the source is a must

Berkelouw Books - Paddington
Shopping

Berkelouw Books - Paddington

This three-level emporium next door to the Palace Verona Cinemas has been keeping bookish types happy for over two decades

Still hungry?

Moon Restaurant
Restaurants

Moon Restaurant

Find innovative, elegant Thai food on Liverpool Street 

Lankan Filling Station
Restaurants

Lankan Filling Station

The sambols and curries are fiery

Matteo
Restaurants

Matteo

This Double Bay Italian is relaxed and generous

Fratelli Paradiso
Restaurants

Fratelli Paradiso

This is benchmark casual Italian in the heart of Potts Point

Signature Searches

Discover more
Restaurants

Discover more

We've hunted down five truly one-of-a-kind dishes that no Sydney food fan will want to miss

Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
Restaurants

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  

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Before you leave...

Oxford Art Factory
Bars

Oxford Art Factory

It's the Sydney institution that refuses to let the music die –where everyone from Lady Gaga to Tame Impala has played 

Palace Verona Cinemas
Film

Palace Verona Cinemas

Paddington’s intellectuals and arthouse fans are always seen milling about the Palace Verona with glee 

Gelato Messina - Darlinghurst
Shopping

Gelato Messina - Darlinghurst

It's the scoop parlour that's become synonymous with Sydney, thanks to a fantastical flavour roster

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Bondi Icebergs Pool
Sport and fitness

Bondi Icebergs Pool

It’s the most photographed ocean pool in Australia, at Sydney’s most famous beach

Users say
4 out of 5 stars