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Best Potts Point Restaurants

16 Best Potts Point Restaurants You Need to Try

If we had to define Potts Point’s restaurants in two words, we’d simply say “next level”. This petite inner-city Sydney suburb is home to a plethora of Italian, Greek, French, Japanese, Mediterranean and South American eateries – so whatever you’re craving, there’s something to tickle ya fancy.

Not to mention the views you get to enjoy while dining – panoramic harbourside views anyone? Whether you’re a vegan, pescetarian, or meat-loving person, we have no doubt you’ll find a meal on this list that’ll hit the spot. So without further ado, here is our comprehensive list of the best restaurants in Potts Point.

Best Restaurants in Potts Point at a Glance:

Looking for a TLDR version? Here’s an overview of the best restaurants in Potts Point:

  • Best overall: The Apollo
  • Best vegan in Potts Point: Yellow
  • Best Potts Point restaurant for a date: Ezra
  • Best Potts Point restaurant BYO: Macleay St Bistro
  • Best for gluten-free options: Chula

Now that we’ve looked at our favourites, let’s check out the complete list of Potts Point’s best restaurants below.

People Dining at The Apollo in Potts Point

1. The Apollo

  • Known for: One of the best dining spots in Potts Point
  • Address: 44 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • Phone: (02) 8354 0888
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sun 12-10 pm

The Apollo has claimed its place as the number-one go-to restaurant in Potts Point. Inspired by the design of the Parthenon, the eatery has become a Sydney dining hotspot, dishing up the likes of succulent lamb shoulders, little glass jars of creamy taramasalata, calamari and zucchini tossed in chickpea flour as well octopus with a hit of charcoal, chilli, oregano and pickled cucumber served with a savvy drink of your choice. The Apollo embodies the flavours of Greece, a lively ambience and matchless hospitality.

The Apollo

Best Potts Point Restaurants Ezra

2. Ezra

  • Known for: Down to Earth vibes
  • Address: 3 Kellett St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 8322 0929
  • Hours: Tue-Thu 5-10:30 pm, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 12-3:30 pm, 5-11 pm, Sun 12-3:30 pm, 5-9 pm

Put simply, Ezra brings the zest of Tel Aviv to Potts Point. Head chef Ben Sears has toyed with Mediterranean and Ashkenazi flavours to offer customers a unique taste of the Orient. The menu favourites include falafel and tahini snacks. But be sure to try the crowning glories of the menu: chicken baked in a vine leaf, lamb shoulder and prune tagine and roast cauliflower with halloumi, almond milk panna cotta and an ice cream baklava sandwich dessert.


Best Potts Point Restaurants Monopole

3. Monopole

  • Known for: A 500-strong boutique wine list
  • Address: 71a Macleay Street Potts Point
  • Phone: (02) 9360 4410
  • Hours: Tue 5-11 pm, Wed-Fri 12-11 pm, Sun 6-11 pm

Monopole is an interestingly eclectic European-style bar and restaurant that’s meant for the bold and hungry. The eatery is operated by chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, the owners of another Potts Point gem Yellow. This eatery’s mainstay is the Kangaroo loin with toasted hazelnuts in a  riff on carpaccio that goes well with their well-dressed salads. At Monopole, you’ll expect splendid service and an element of savour in every meal.


Best Potts Point Restaurants Chest White Cured Diner

4. Chest White Cured Diner

  • Known for: Incredible duck pate and handmade empanadas
  • Address: 3 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9332 3692
  • Hours: Tue-Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 12-11 pm

Ever feel like dining eloquently but can’t be bothered leaving the comfort of your home? Then look no further. Because Chester White Cured Diner is all about great food and comfort. This tiny spot began as a wine bar and is currently one of the best restaurants in Potts Points. Expect an impressive selection of succulent salami, buttery pork salumi, spicy nduja and smoky, lean speck with cheese, green olives, bread and some huge house-pickled veggies.

Chester White Cured Diner

Best Potts Point Restaurants Franca Brasserie

5. Franca Brasserie

  • Known for: Impeccable spanner crab tagliatelle
  • Address: 81 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9167 2921
  • Hours: Tue-Wed 5:30 pm-12 pm, Thu-Sun 12-12

Franca Brasserie is simply splendid. The brasserie dishes up a classic French menu with an undercurrent of Mediterranean zests. Head chef Alexis Besseau presents the likes of spanner crab tagliatelle, duck breast with eggplant and freekeh, and smoked swordfish with brandade and endive. But the true champion on the menu is the spanner crab tagliatelle, wagyu bavette and shared plates stacked with a rack of lamb or a bouillabaisse pasta.

Franca Brasserie

Best Potts Point Restaurants Ms.G's

6. Ms.G’s

  • Known for: The best Asian fusion in Potts Point with a killer vibe
  • Address: 155 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9114 7342
  • Hours: Tue-Wed 6-10 pm, Thu-Sat 12-3 pm, 6-11 pm, Sun 12-4 pm, 5-9 pm

Ms. G’s prides itself in having no culinary borders and being flamboyantly adorned. Expect Maggi sauce mixed with butter in wok-fried mushrooms; variegated drinks and a breakfast menu that can be ordered for dessert. And regulars can’t pass on the cheeseburger spring rolls; and boneless fried chicken with spicy sauce. The sweet and sour ribs are mouthwatering and come with a hint of black vinegar. This ethos is what gives the restaurant its dynamic vibe and flavoursome foods.


Best Potts Point Restaurants Yellow

7. Yellow

  • Known for: Incredible vegan food that you’ll forget is vegan
  • Address: 57 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9332 2344
  • Hours: Tue-Fri 6-11 pm, Sat-Sun 12-2:30 pm, 6-11 pm

If you’re favouring a vegetarian or vegan meal, then Yellow is the restaurant for you. Chef Brent Savage and his talented team have created menus with a myriad of vegetables sourced from local suppliers. Expect pristine plates with simple combinations. The mini tortillas are the speciality of the restaurant: crisp sweet potato, blackberry and lime yoghurt are a lesson in balancing seemingly disparate elements. Yellow also offers a five and seven tasting menu for any of you gluttons.


Best Potts Point Restaurants Fratelli Paradiso

8. Fratelli Paradiso

  • Known for: Prime spot for al fresco dining
  • Address: 12-16 Challis Ave, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9063 8180
  • Hours: Tue-Thu 5-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30-11 pm

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or a late-night meal, Fratelli Paradiso is the Italian restaurant in Potts Point that’s got you covered. This gem opened its doors in 2001 in Potts Point’s prestigious Paris quarter and has since become a destination for fine dining. If you’re up early at the restaurant, try the classic Italian breakfast of juice, coffee and cherry-and-ricotta Danish. Be sure to request one of the coveted street-facing seats and treat yourself to an alfresco feast on the lasagna Bolognese.

Fratelli Paradiso

Best Potts Point Restaurants Bistro Rex

9. Bistro Rex

  • Known for: Live jazz music on Wednesday & Sundays
  • Address: 50 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9332 2100
  • Hours: Tue-Wed 5:30-10:30 pm, Thu-Sat 12-3 pm, 5:30-10 pm, Sun 12-3 pm, 5:30-8:15 pm

Situated in the very centre of Potts Point, Bistro Rex offers up a sophisticated Sydney take on a Modern Parisian Bistros style. Their talented head chef Jo Ward and her team create modern dishes and French Bistro favourites: French onion soup, steak, cheese soufflé and chicken liver parfait with specials added daily. Caviar, freshly shucked south coast oysters, cheese soufflé, French onion soup, chicken liver parfait and sirloin steak are some of the favourites to try at the Rex.

Best Potts Point Restaurants Chaco Bar

10. Chaco Bar

  • Known for: The best ramen in Sydney
  • Address: 186-188 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • Phone: (02) 8593 4567
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 5:30-10 pm

Hands down, the best Japanese restaurant in Potts Point is Chaco Bar. This eatery focuses on yakitori (a Japanese type of skewered chicken). The special dish here is Fukuoka-style charcoal-grilled skewers of chicken thigh, hearts, gizzards, liver, pork belly, lamb shoulder, zucchini and hunks of miso eggplant, Numbing Chicken Wing Gyoza that comes with John Dory, Tiger Prawn Stuffing, Karasumi Aioli. Some simple side dishes include “tsukune” (Japanese meatballs served with semi-boiled egg).

Chaco Bar

Best Potts Point Restaurants Dear Sainte Eloise

11. Dear Sainte Eloise

  • Known for: An ever-changing menu
  • Address: 5/29 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9326 9745
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 5-12 pm, Fri-Sat 12-12 pm, Sun 12-10 pm

Dear Sainte Éloise is not your typical go-to restaurant for a proper meal. The menu changes every few days, influenced by seasons and produce availability. Anticipate dishes such as burrata with fresh mint and charred bread; snake beans with pecorino; and sphere-shaped potato rosti with a dollop of peachy mullet roe on top. And for the love of God, try the smoked mussels on toast. The juicy broth, paired with the crunchy carrots, fresh parsley and the mussels make every bite ever so heavenly.

Dear Sainte Eloise

Best Potts Point Restaurants Chula

12. Chula

  • Known for: Dangerously tasty Margaritas
  • Address: 33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9331 0126
  • Hours: Tue 5-10:30 pm, Wed-Thu 5-11 pm, Fri 5-12 am, Sat 12-12 am, Sun 5-11 pm

Without a doubt, Chula is the best Mexican restaurant in Potts Point and one of the best in Sydney, thanks to its head chef, Alvaro Valenzuela. Unlike other Mexican eateries, this gem bears food like snapper, deboned and dressed in a green tomatillo sauce on one side of the spine and smoky red salsa on the other. Expect savoury tacos loaded with juicy meat, medium-rare slices of scotch fillet, adorned in red onions, and coriander, and served in a corn tortilla. Not to mention 95% of the menu is naturally gluten free (but all meals can be made gluten free too – how good?!)


The Butler

13. The Butler

  • Known for: Lamb barbacoa – slow-cooked in banana leaf with olives, salsa verde, chile pasilla
  • Address: 123 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 8354 0742
  • Hours: Mon-Tue 4-11 pm, Thu 12-11 pm, Fri-Sat 12-12 am, Sun 12-10 pm

Why not enjoy a panoramic view of Sydney city skyline from the terrace with exquisite cuisine? The Butler is a sanctum for South American foods made by head chef, Amber Doig. This restaurant brings a wealth of experience to your platter. Try the slow-cooked Wagyu with swede and kohlrabi or octopus with dill and burnt apple. Side dishes include a myriad of cheeses or tuna tartare with edamame and quinoa.

The Butler

Best Potts Point Restaurants Et Al. Restaurant

14. Et Al. Restaurant

  • Known for: A no-fuss, down to earth eatery
  • Address: Llankelly Pl, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 8018 6722
  • Hours: Wed-Fri 5:30-10 pm, Sat 12-2:30 pm, 5:30-10 pm, Sun 12-2:30 pm, 5:30-9 pm

Ironically, a restaurant’s name that’s Latin for “and other,” is like no other. The first thing to do at Et Al. is to sit in the vibrantly decorated courtyard and order from the menu of well-proportioned plates. But if you’re seeking a modest meal, try the smoky ricotta and radish salad coloured with baked beetroot, or a rich blue cheese tart with a zingy side of caramelised onion. Taste the extensive range of entrees and the classic bread and butter pudding for dessert.

Et Al. Restaurant

Best Potts Point Restaurants Room Ten

15. Room Ten

  • Known for: Best coffee in Kings Cross area
  • Address: 10 Llankelly Pl, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: 61 432 445 342
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-4 pm

Not many restaurants can hold a candle to Room Ten. This is the perfect breakfast and lunch spot in Potts Point: a place for coffee, healthy breakfast bowls, delightful brunch dishes or an appetising lunch. Scarf down a menu favourite: a slow-cooked brisket with onion jam, cabbage slaw, pickles, rocket and mustard. And if you’re opting for a salad, try their Ziad; chickpeas, avocado, fattoush, red capsicum, sultanas and pistachio dukkah.

Room Ten

Best Potts Point Restaurants Macleay St Bistro

16. Macleay St Bistro

  • Known for: Saturday and Sunday roast
  • Address: 73A Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Phone: (02) 9358 4891
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30-11 pm, Sat-Sun 11:30-11 pm

Got a hankering for a fine French dinner at Potts Point? Then Macleay St Bistro should be in your cross-hairs. This bistro has been open for over 30 years and is renowned by locals and tourists for turning out dishes that might include free-range Riverina lamb backstrap, the much-loved classic style steak tartare, or pan-fried salmon with courgettes and asparagus, bringing together classic French and Contemporary Australian dining. It’s BYO mind you – $14 a bottle. However, it’s free corkage on Sundays! Talk about a good deal.

Macleay St Bistro

How We Curated This List of Potts Point Restaurants

Using a mix of first-hand experience and online reviews, we’ve rated these restaurants based on food and drink offerings, price, ambience, and value. Our comprehensive list aims to guide you to the best restaurants Potts Point has to offer – you’re welcome!

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Best Restaurants Potts Point FAQs

What is the best Italian restaurant in Potts Point?

Fratelli Paradiso is Potts Point’s number one Italian restaurant. Potts Point also has many European restaurants including favourites Monopole and Chester White Cured Diner.

Where is the best Japanese restaurant in Potts Point?

While there are a few to choose from, Chaco Bar is the best Japanese restaurant that Potts Point has to offer, according to recent Google reviews.

What is the best spot for lunch in Potts Point?

As a waterfront suburb, you will find a host of great lunch spots in Potts Point. However, if you are looking for the experience, you can't go past The Apollo Restaurant. The restaurant serves modern Greek dishes cooked over wood & charcoal in an industrial-chic space.