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The Best Restaurants in Double Bay

Dine in style at one of Double Bay's best restaurants.


In Double Bay, it's not just about the food, it's about the dining experience - a perfect blend of chic and cosmopolitan. Nestled along the glittering waters of Sydney's Eastern suburbs, this upscale neighbourhood has forged a reputation for housing some of the city's finest eateries. Whether you're in the mood for a comforting Italian meal that transports your taste buds to the heart of Rome, or you prefer to embark on an exquisite culinary journey through contemporary Asian flavours, Double Bay caters to all. The variety is as expansive as the sparkling bay it overlooks, and the quality is as high as the standard set by its discerning locals and well-heeled visitors. Here, food isn't just sustenance; it's a feast for the senses that promises an unforgettable dining adventure.

Lotus Double Bay (Image Credit: Alana Dimou)

Lotus Double Bay

Set within the upscale Intercontinental retail enclave, Lotus Double Bay is a culinary gem. Its moody, sophisticated ambience makes it an icon in the local dining scene. The menu showcases premium Chinese dishes, thoughtfully crafted with top-tier ingredients and locally sourced produce—we suggest you eat your way through their traditional and creative dumplings! Beyond their delectable dishes, Lotus boasts a carefully curated wine list, tended to by their in-house sommelier, and a creative cocktail menu stirred up by Sydney's finest mixologists.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, an IHG Hotel, Shop 3/33 Cross Street, Double Bay

Sake Bar & Restaurant Double Bay

Saké Restaurant & Bar

Saké Restaurant & Bar's, exquisite blend of washoku, traditional Japanese cuisine, and an extensive saké selection ensures it's a magnet for food enthusiasts. With a chic, urban vibe, it's the perfect spot for a relaxed dinner or sharing plates with friends, all while soaking in the harbour views. Be sure to sample their super-fresh, sustainable seafood, including Bluefin tuna, Hiramasa kingfish, and Glacier 51 Toothfish, which are expertly transformed by skilled sushi master's into exquisite made-to-order sushi, sashimi, and intricate starters. 

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, an IHG Hotel, 33 Cross Street, Double Bay



Located in the heart of Double Bay, Margaret offers a truly special dining experience. The menu is a celebration of contemporary Australian cuisine, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Chef Neil Perry has crafted a menu that reflects his passion for great food, and every dish is beautifully presented and bursting with flavour.

 The restaurant's elegant decor and attentive service make it the perfect choice for a romantic evening or special occasion. 

Bay Street Corner Guilfoyle Avenue, Double Bay


A very welcome addition from the team behind beloved Sydney institution Matteo, Tanuki is a Japanese Izakaya headed up by Chef Ken Wee Lee (ex-sushi e, Zuma and Toko). Seafood aficionados will be thrilled with the offering that ranges from a raw bar to fresh seafood display. 

Whilst the Japanese menu is as elevated as they come, don't expect any stuffy or fussy vibes. Tanuki offers the kind of carefree, late-night dining scene Sydney is earning a reputation for, as evidenced by the playful drink's menu. 

37 Bay Street, Double Bay 

Matteo Double Bay


With an alfresco deck and classic Spritz-ridden cocktail list, this 150-seat chic Italian eatery was made for long, leisurely lunches. Matteo's simple, yet authentic plates also channel the Amalfi Coast – with crispy woodfired pizzas as the stars of the show. Don’t be surprised if you take a look at the menu and find yourself ordering everything from antipasti, pizza, secondi and contorni. We won’t blame you if you’re still there for aperitivo hour! 

29 Bay Street, Double Bay



Head Chef Noor (ex-Gordon Ramsay's Maze, Testuya's) has brought his Malaysian legacy to Bartiga's kitchen as well as a love for seasonal and Australian suppliers. You can expect a twist on Southeast Asian cuisine with the likes of poached bug roll with red curry pesto, BBQ prawn tom yum spaghettini and scotch MB4 with Asian herb chimichurri. 

As for drinks, consider the offering equally exciting. Mixologist Vincent Valliere has curated a cocktail list with the same Southeast Asian flair as the menu, whilst the wine list will thrill with 80 options up for grabs. 

Corner of Short Street and Bay Street, Double Bay 

China Diner

China Diner

China Diner offers a fresh, contemporary take on Asian dining, inviting you to experience a culinary journey inspired by the glamour of 1930s Shanghai. Aromatic, vibrant ingredients take centre stage in a diverse menu that celebrates its Asian roots while seamlessly blending with the modern Australian food scene. Renowned for their dumplings, China Diner doesn't stop there; their menu boasts an array of Cantonese-inspired dishes catering to various tastes, including vegans, seafood lovers, and meat enthusiasts. Pair your feast with an extensive selection of wines, sake, and cocktails. 

16 Kiaora Lane, Double Bay

Little Jean

Little Jean

Little Jean is a standout in the neighbourhood's vibrant dining precinct, Kiaora Lane.  Interior designer Cameron Krone has transformed the small space into a bright, airy, yet intimate dining spot. Whether you're seated by the window on a warm day or inside, you'll find a menu that emphasises fresh, modern, and seasonal cuisine. Little Jean sources ingredients from local markets, focusing on sustainability and offers flexibility with a variety of sides and dishes. We suggest ordering up their wild trout tartare, ricotta gnocchi and succulent eight-hour-roasted spring lamb.

1/1 Kiaora Road, Double Bay 

Bibo Wine Bar

Bibo Wine Bar

Very chic, very Double Bay; Bibo Wine Bar is so worth a look. It's more than just its impressive wine list, boasting over 150 bottles. This stylish establishment is the brainchild of two seasoned professionals, chef Jose Silva (formerly of Guillaume) and sommelier Louella Mathews (formerly of Rockpool Bar & Grill). Their years of expertise in fine dining shine through in Bibo's high-quality Mediterranean cuisine. With a particular focus on the Portuguese flavours of Silva's upbringing and the finesse of French techniques, Bibo Wine Bar crafts an unforgettable dining experience that is both sophisticated and inviting. Can't make up your mind on what to savour? Opt for their Chef’s Menu and relish an array of their signature dishes or go for shared plates, from delightful beetroot with smoked labneh to exquisite suckling pig with cumquat. 

7 Bay Street, Double Bay 

Loved our hitlist of the best restaurants in Double Bay and looking for more fun things to do in Sydney? Be sure to check out our monthly event guide and our round-up of the best things to do each weekend.

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