The lock-out laws may have decimated bars, pubs and clubs in and around the Cross, but they certainly haven't dented the dining scene. Potts Point's restaurants are flourishing, from BYO dumpling houses all the way up to vegetarian fine-diner Yellow and its sister restaurant Monopole. Likewise, whether you're feeling Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Indian, there's a place to find it.

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Bistrot 916


Chef Dan Pepperell and his dream have brought a new wave of French dining to Potts Point. On the menu, it's saucisson, escargot pasta and steak frites. Plus, there's a drinks list by the Swillhouse Group's former sommelier.

22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

The Apollo


Tasty Greek share plates.

44 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Chaco Bar


Adventurous yakitori, inspired by the laneway restauraunts of Fukuoka. You can even order chicken hearts, if you love a challenge.

186-188 Victoria Street, Potts Point



Sydney’s first fine-dining restaurant devoted to plants.

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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The CBD has some of the best cocktail bars in the world, but there’s a surprising lack of venues with a focus on vino. Since moving from its original Potts Point location, Monopole, with its clever mix of snacking and thoughtful drinks list, has changed that.

16-20 Curtin Place, Sydney
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Cho Cho San


A fresh take on Japanese izakaya dining.

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Fratelli Paradiso


Definitive modern-Italian in Potts Point. Visit for ground-breaking wines, a Sydney-famous lasagnetta Bolognese and impeccable service. Frat Paz nails it every time.

Restaurant 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point



The best elements of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and American cuisine combined.

155 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Bistro Rex


Colonial French food, without all the butter.

50-58 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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Fei Jai


Cantonese with a modern twist.

31 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

Macleay St Bistro


You'll find this Potts Point fixture at the Paris end of Macleay Street. That location, combined with a stately exterior and a menu boasting French bistro classics, makes for truly transportive dining. Expect steak frites, salmon tartare, oysters and a tight list of French and Aussie wines.

A 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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Dear Sainte Eloise


The sister venue of Love, Tilly Devine is perfect for a date night of snacks and wine.

Shop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point


A casual alleyway eatery, where Impromptu Dining used to be.

Shop 7 24-30 Springfield Avenue (enter via Llankelly Place), Potts Point

Chester White


Cured meats are the star at this tiny Italian diner.

3 Orwell Street, Potts Point

Lot. One Potts Point


A contemporary Australian restaurant with hints of an Italian focus.

22 Rockwell Crescent, Potts Point

Dumplings & Beer


Traditional Chinese tearoom meets local watering hole in a Potts Point dumpling restaurant.

Shop 2 9 Ward Avenue, Potts Point

Dumpling and Noodle House


Although it’s only about as big as a takeaway container, the aptly-named Dumpling & Noodle House in Potts Point is bursting with delights - and people enjoying them.

Shop 1 165 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Thirsty Bird


Takeaway fried chicken by the chef from Mr Crackles.

Shop 3 2-14 Bayswater Road, Potts Point



A restaurant and bar inspired by the cosmopolitan dining scene of Tel Aviv. Here you'll find next-level hummus, whole flatheads marinated in chickpea miso and baklava ice-cream sandwiches.

3 Kellett Street, Potts Point



This diner by Belles Hot Chicken's Morgan McClone swaps the deep fryer for the rotisserie. Come for chook-heavy family dinners stacked with sides. There's also a fantastic Argentinian-style chorizo sandwich and cocktails by an ex-Baxter Inn bartender.

95 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Acqua e Farina


A 15-seater in Potts Point serving just five styles of pasta, by a former Metisse head chef.

117b Macleay Street, Potts Point



A meal at this six-seater omakase restaurant is like a culinary mystery tour, where what you eat is left completely to the chef.

50 Llankelly Place, Potts Point

Bones Ramen


A small, rustic space focusing on just four types of ramen and a tight list of snacks. Go for the classic Tokyo-style shoyu ramen, made with 18-hour broth and topped with a gooey soy egg.

51 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay