Paddington Restaurants

The suburb of 'Paddo' is widely recognised for being home to some of the best restaurants in Sydney. Traditionally influenced by the cuisine of Europe, it now hosts a fantastic range of eateries that will take you on a gastronomic tour of the world. Many of the best Paddington Restaurants are located on Oxford Street and around Five Ways, including a number of fine dining and Michelin star-rated venues. Perfect for when you want to treat yourself, here are some of our favourite places.

10 William St

William Street is a glowing little Italian bistro which houses a beautiful wine bar. The menu changes with the seasons, so you'll be surprised every time you come back, or as the locals say, come home. It's lively and busy with constant bar and table activity. Italian cuisine at it's finest.

10 William St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian


Barbetta is a fresh, cheerful and handmade drop in sort of place whether for breakfast lunch or dinner and offers a whole different approach to its owners other establishment, the Cipri Italian. The interior is colourful and light, spacious and accommodating for groups. They also offer workshops and classes - for children and adults.

2 Elizabeth St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Buon Ricordo

Buon Ricordo, meaning "good memory" in Italian, is an Italian restaurant which opened in 1987 and which, by "paying homage to good memories", has delighted local and national and international foodies ever since. They serve traditional Neapolitan food, including such peace offerings such as the thinly sliced Hiramasa kingfish, marinated in gin, vermouth, candied orange and campari crystals. Enough said.

108 Boundary St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Chubby Cheeks

A modern Thai restaurant named lovingly after its owner's daughter, Chubby Cheeks offers Thai and East Asian influenced dishes (think Tinder Creek Roast Duck) and is open for lunch or dinner (with BYO wine available). The selection is generally not too expensive and offers vegan and vegetarian choices along with fun modern cocktails.

437 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Thai

Cipri Italian

The Cipri Italian is a restaurant on Elizabeth Street known for its delightful, gourmet cuisine, and its Italian hospitality. This restaurant is the pride of an entire family. The menu includes a fresh fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes such as the iconic Thyme pappardelle, slow braised duck & mushroom ragu.

10 Elizabeth St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

El Primo Sanchez

El Primo Sanchez has been a stalwart on the Paddo dining scene for several years. Known for its bright, colourful and vibrant space, this fabulous Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar dishes up a tasty range of street food favourites that elevate your taste buds to new levels. The venue also has DJs and a dance floor to dance the night away after you eat.

27-33 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Mexican

Four In Hand

A pub with history, the Four In Hand was saved by locals some years ago after it was earmarked to be demolished for apartments, and which changed hands again in 2020. The place is known for steady inexpensive Australian pub fare, and for working hard on a good wine list.

105 Sutherland St Paddington 2021


Fred's in Paddington is a dine in only rustic establishment which delivers farm cuisine with impeccable style and attention to detail. There's nothing over complicated here, rather you'll find each dish to be satisfying, generous, and earthy. The establishment is cosy and home like; even the tables are nostalgic. You'll need to make a reservation. You'll feel at home.

380 Oxford St Paddington 2021


A lovely dine in restaurant in Paddington (entry on William Street) with an impeccable Italian menu (antipasti, pasta, ragu, meat and fish dishes, salads, and delectable desserts) and a lovingly prepared "bambini menu". IL BARETTO has been on Oxford Street since 1999. There's no takeaway available but they do offer gift vouchers, which you can order online.

338 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Italian Bar

An authentic Italian pizzeria on Oxford Street, Italian Bar brothers, Filippo and Simone, have created a small piece of Italy where the pizzas are to die for and the drinks are to live for. Begin with a drink and a simple FOCACCIA CON AGLIO and from there just don't stop. Takeaway and delivery available.

438 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Love Supreme

A busy and very popular pizza establishment at 180 Oxford Street, Love Supreme is renounced for organic pizzas made with simple, clean ingredients and which achieve the perfect balance of taste and aroma. Their menu has a wild side to it - imagine a Mt Zero farm chickpeas, kale, chilli, and goat curd pizza.

180 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Mr T Paddington

Mr T is a Vietnamese restaurant on Glenmore Road, with a fresh and fragrant delivery of premium Vietnamese dishes along with a full wine and cocktail menu. Mr T Paddington is a soft and lit up golden little place, available for lunch, takeaway and functions. Do not miss the clay pot cooked yellow curry duck!

239 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Paddo Inn

The Paddo Inn, Oxford St, dates all the way back to 1814. Celebrations, live music and a divine Italian bar menu make it a popular visit. The menus are delivered by IL BARETTO, so just follow the music: Housemade Veal Meatballs w San Marzano Tomato, Parmigiano Reggiano & Toasted Sourdough…

338 Oxford St Paddington 2021


Porcine on Oxford street is a serious French bistro which sources, invents, and serves up all things pig! Porcine has created an exotic and impressive menu which offers a combination of French classics and reassuring pub choices. There is no part of the pig they don't use. An utterly startling but good food experience.

268 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: French

Saint Peter

The outrageous Saint Peter offers a menu "full of questions" because every choice will be a puzzle and an exciting one. Eat in or takeaway. A changing set menu showcases exciting sustainable sourced dishes. Imagine: "Charcoal Flounder Chop Pine Mushrooms & Sauce of Its Bones". The chef loves a conversation, so ask away.

362 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Seafood

Sea Cow

The Sea Cow is a bustling airy corner gourmet fish and chips place on Boundary Street. Go there if you want something fresh and quick because it caters well for people on the go. The menu includes all the favourites (battered or grilled), and fish soup, fish curry, salads and a nice selection of wines and beers.

110D Boundary St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Seafood

Tequila Mockingbird

Set within a classy 19th-century terrace building in the Five Ways area, the wonderfully named Tequila Mockingbird is the perfect place for your next date night. Through their cocktails and share plates, this buzzy restaurant takes you on a journey from Mexico to Argentina, with dishes that focus on fresh and vivid flavours defined by quality produce.

6 Heeley St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Latin American

The London Hotel

A light and vibrant drop-in sort of place with a regular fast burger and pizza menu each day, the London is known for really impressive daily specials, but also for solid regular and steak night menus. The London Hotel won a nice "neighbourhood gem" tag because it caters so warmly for groups.

85 Underwood St Paddington 2021

The Paddington

A pub on Oxford St with a warm textured interior sectioned into contrasting spaces. They showcase hearty fare along with lighter meals, which they present proudly and with creativity and flair. They also boast an inspiring late night menu for the night owls; you'll never feel unwelcome at The Paddington.

384 Oxford St Paddington 2021


A recently established elegant corner restaurant under new chef Phil Wood, Ursula's provides a colourful and warm retreat for diners who love quality dining and an experienced wine list. Ursula's demonstrates its love affair with Australian bush food and offers culinary legends such as the Peach Melba.

92 Hargrave St Paddington 2021

Vino e Cucina

Rustic Italian meals and pizza in charming surroundings on Glenmore road. Vino E Cucina somehow use a few unpretentious ingredients to provoke fresh and singing flavours. Take for example, the Caprese, a refreshing salad with soft and creamy mozzarella, with every simple ingredient present and doing its job. A tender and authentic menu and attentive service.

211 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian

Zafferano Trattoria Mediterranea

Zafferano is an authentic Sicilian trattoria run by two of the warmest, friendliest and kindest people you could ever hope to meet. The great thing about them is that it doesn't matter if you come for a full-blown meal or just a coffee and pastry. You will be equally welcome. The venue has a marble and forest green theme that creates a cool vibe.

354 S Dowling St Paddington 2021

Cuisine: Italian