In recent years Potts Point has developed a reputation for being one of Sydney’s premier dining destinations. It might be a relatively small suburb in terms of size, but it manages to pack in a fantastic number of top quality upscale venues. From French and German, to Chinese and Mexican, the best restaurants in Potts Point offer a wide range of gastronomic choices. Next time its date night, or if you want to celebrate a special occasion, here is a selection of some of the best ones to visit.
Sonora is a mexican themed restaurant located in Potts Point, with the menu being spired by the cuisine of Sonora, which is a coastal state in Mexico’s north-west that shares a border with the US. In this region the flour tortillas are preferred over corn tortillas.
A contemporary brasserie that serves exquisite French and European influenced cuisine, Franca Brasserie is one of Potts Point’s more upscale dining experiences. They present a menu that highlights bold, Mediterranean flavours and exceptional locally sourced produce.
Shop 2/81 Macleay St, Potts Point
Located on Challis Avenue, Bistrot 916 is a delightful neo-French bistro that showcases a delicious menu dominated by classic seafood dishes. Renowned for innovation and creativity, the venue successfully fuses the charm of a Parisian bistro with the vibrance of a Tokyo Record bar.
22 Challis Ave, Potts Point
Bringing the unique ambience of Tel Aviv to Potts Point, Ezra is a fantastic Isreali restaurant that offers a delicious menu of Mediterranean, Ashkenazi, and Middle Eastern flavours. Curated by Head Chef Ben Sears dishes are served in a chic, yet relaxed setting that boasts a terrace.
3 Kellett St, Potts Point
Offering the ultimate French Bistro Experience in Potts Point, Rustic French is a charming eatery that excels in providing top quality food and outstanding service. Cooked daily by owner and cordon bleu chef Cyril Seguin, the delicious menu features a number of classic dishes.
Shop 1/87-95 Victoria St, Potts Point
Serving up a range of classic German dishes like schnitzels, goulash and bratwurst, Maggie’s is a firm local favourite. Taking the form of a small pub setting with exposed bricks and kitsch décor. As well as quality food they also offer a good number of German beers on tap.
7/50 Macleay St, Potts Point
A delightful vegetarian bistro, Yellow is run by the award-winning team behind Cirrus, Monopole and Bentley Restaurant + Bar. Housed within a converted 1950s art gallery the bistro has an edgy, rustic-chic setting that has been inspired by Europe’s trendsetting dining scene.
57 Macleay St, Potts Point
At Mr G’s they don’t like the word fusion. This is a shame because that is arguably the best way to explain their innovative Asian food. Located in a vibrant four-level venue their menu is curated by executive chef Dan Hong and boasts inventive dishes like cheeseburger spring rolls!
155 Victoria St, Potts Point
Opened in 2019 by married couple Opel, who is the head chef, and Julie Khan, as well as their daughter Lucinda, Metisse offers an upscale French fine dining experience. Nestled in Roslyn Street, the venue is a refined setting to enjoy their delicious meals and an extensive wine list.
5-9 Roslyn St, Potts Point
Priding themselves on offering great quality food and excellent value, Melo’s Italian is a popular restaurant on Rockwall Cresent. Known for its buzzing vibe, the trendy restaurant presents a setting of exposed bricks and intimate lighting and serves a menu of classic dishes.
22 Rockwall Cres, Potts Point
A real fixture in Potts Point, the Macleay Street Bistro has been delighting customers for over 30 years with their delicious French inspired cuisine. Situated in the ‘Paris’ end of Potts Point, this stylish and comfortable BYOB bistro presents a chic setting with black and white accents.
73A Macleay St, Potts Point
If you love cheese then Le Petit Louvre should be your idea of Heaven. Located on Springfield Avenue this fromagerie and restaurant specializes in some of the finest and rarest French cheeses you can buy in Sydney. The relaxed and venue also offers a great range of wines.
2 Springfield Ave, Potts Point
A delightful Pan Asian restaurant, Honkas Bar + Eats embraces the delicious street food flavours of South-East Asian countries like Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam. Notable in that they only serve brown rice, their menu features a selection of irresistible and very tasty dishes.
11 Roslyn St, Potts Point
Offering kitchen service from breakfast all the way through to dinner, Fratelli Paradiso is a stalwart of Pott’s Points impressive Paris Quarter. Located within a vibrant setting with exposed brick walls and a rustic blackboard menu, they offer an authentic range of Italian dishes.
12-16 Challis Ave, Potts Point
They might not have the most charming of names – Fei Jai means ‘fatboy’ in Cantonese. But as this fabulous Challis Avenue restaurant serves the kind of fresh and delicious Asian cuisine you just want to keep on eating, they can surely be forgiven for adopting such a cheeky moniker.
31 Challis Ave, Potts Point
Tucked away just off the main road that connects Kings Cross and Potts Point on a quiet laneway, et al is a small, intimate restaurant. It prides itself on offering the highest standard of classic nostalgic dishes from around the world, and exceptional service in a very relaxed setting.
Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
Widely recognised as being one of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney, Enya is known for its great servings, decent prices and authentic cuisine. Occupying a relaxed yet intimate setting with wooden tables and bench seating, this friendly restaurant serves awesome Bento.
58a Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay
There is no need to guess what they offer at Dumplings and Beer! Situated on Ward Avenue, this is a charming eatery where the best of the east spectacularly fuses with the best of the west. This manifests itself in an a la carte menu that also boasts great wines, spirits and beers.
9 Ward Ave, Potts Point
Adjacent to the popular Flamingo Lounge, Chula is an authentic and affordable Mexican restaurant that is well known for its terrific vibe and outstanding service. It specialises in Mexican share plates and delicious cocktails which are served in a setting that boasts trendy decor.
33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
Bringing an evocative touch of Tokyo to Potts Point, Cho Cho San was inspired by the iconic Izakayas of Japan. Boasting a critically acclaimed menu that includes everything from sashimi to delicious curries, the restaurant is also known for its innovative cocktails.
73 Macleay St, Potts Point
Offering delicious contemporary American cuisine with a healthy slice of country and blues music, the Chester White Cured Diner is a good time waiting to happen. Focusing on quality produce and great vino they offer a great range of organic charcuterie and house-made pasta.
3 Orwell St, Potts Point
For many Sydneysiders, the Chaco Bar is the only place to go for Yakitori. Located on Victoria Street, within a stylish industrial-chic venue, the restaurant presents upscale Japanese bar snacks & infused sake offerings that will elevate your taste buds up another couple of levels.
186-188 Victoria St, Potts Point
Another exceptional Japanese restaurant in Potts Point, Busshari strives to represent the very essence of Japanese gastronomy. Presented within a venue that features warm, mood lighting, they offer a menu of sashimi and sushi dishes that are epitomised by simple, fresh flavours.
119 Macleay St, Potts Point
An all-day Parisian-inspired bistro located in the heart of Potts Point; Bistro Rex is a delightful eatery. Set within an impressive venue that boasts a stunning zinc-topped bar and stylish European design touches, this sophisticated establishment offers classic French meals and 300+ wines.
50 Macleay St, Potts Point
One of the most popular restaurants on Darlinghurst Rd, 3 Seasons Thai Fusion Cuisine has one simple philosophy. To serve consistently top-notch Asian food that tastes great every single time. Something they achieve with ease, the venue is noted for its big portions and excellent vibe.
64A Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point