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Exterior at the World Bar 2007
Photograph: Fabian Foo

Potts Point area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Potts Point

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Some clichés exist for a reason: the "Potts Point is like Paris" line is one such cliché. Just around the bend from the seediest strip in Sydney - which we kind of love - Potts Point, anchored by Macleay Street, really is like a little slice of the French capital. Tree-lined streets, gorgeous old art deco buildings, painted-up old beauties smoking at cafés with lapdogs... seriously, save yourself the Air France fare.

Bordered by the the Cross and Woolloomooloo, just like Paris, Potts is a place for foodies: Fratelli Paradiso, hot-spot Wilbur's,  Fish ShopBilly Kwong, Jeremy Strode's theme-y fish joint in the old Lotus plus Yellow and Monopole from Nick Hildebrandt and Brent Savage. Eat, drink and be tres merry.

Potts Point highlights

Monopole

Monopole

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The line between restaurant and bar has gone from a little fuzzy to indistinct, and nowhere is this more so than at Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s Potts...

Billy Kwong

Billy Kwong

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Have you ever met anybody who doesn’t like Kylie Kwong? No, you haven’t, because those people don’t exist. With her warm, firm-but-fair manner, she must be one...

The Roosevelt

The Roosevelt

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office from 1933-1945, was the 32nd. The Roosevelt in Potts...

Cho Cho San

Cho Cho San

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Cho Cho San has what is quite possibly the most beautiful restaurant interior in Sydney. The work of restaurant designer du jour George Livissianis, it’s all...

The best restaurants in Potts Point

Bistrot 916

Bistrot 916

Swing by this confident crack at freshening up old-fashioned French fare, brought to you by a winning chef-and-somm tag team

Piña Potts Point

Piña Potts Point

This hip laneway café by Room Ten wins the brunch game with chilli scrambled eggs and sourdough pancakes

Yellow

Yellow

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

No animals were harmed in the making of this incredible tasting menu

The best bars in Potts Point

The Hook

The Hook

An old-school oyster bar inspired by the ones found in San Francisco and New Orleans is set to capture Sydneysiders hook, line and sinker when it opens this May

Dear Sainte Éloise

Dear Sainte Éloise

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Ask and ye shall receive a laneway wine bar packed full of delicious drops at prices that won’t make you wince

The Butler

The Butler

Sip on a floral cocktail and assemble 12-hour braised lamb shoulder tacos at this pretty Potts Point restaurant while you look out over Sydney’s skyline

Caravin

Caravin

Potts Point has welcomed a cool new French(ish) wine bar and restaurant from the crew who brought us Bar Suze

The best shopping in Potts Point