14 Potts Point Restaurants that are Perfect for Your Next Night Out
From experimental vegetarian restaurants to inventive French-style brasseries these are the best Potts Point restaurants for your next night out on the town.
The flourishing dining scene of Potts Point is one that can't be matched. With some of the best restaurants in Sydney found in this buzzing neighbourhood. These top notch eateries are dotted throughout this high-end yet edgy suburb, with Macleay Street, having made a name for itself as a veritable foodie Mecca. You can expect everything from fine dining, French fare and Asian fusion. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re guaranteed to find something that hits the spot.
Here's our pick of the best restaurants in Potts Point to book for your next dinner out!
We hope everyone’s ready for what might be one of the biggest claims we’ve ever made but Métisse is our favourite fine dining restaurant in all of Sydney. As you arrive on Roslyn Street, you’re instantly captivated by the Gaudi-esque curved building that houses one of Sydney’s most exciting restaurants, step inside and continue to be mesmerised by gauzy floor to ceiling curtains and an attention grabbing ‘cloud’ fixture.
Every element of Métisse has been perfectly considered by Chef Opel Khan and his daughter Chef Lucinda, who together conjure up delicious degustations that are other-worldly.
Starting with one of their signature cocktails the inventiveness Métisse is clear. From the tarte tatin cocktail with cavaldos apple brandy, caramel, cinnamon and cider warming you up from the inside out and the ferociously fresh tarte au citron cocktail. Also on the drink front is a delicious range of French wines – we highly recommend the wine pairing for the ultimate treat-yourself meal.
Now sit back and relax as seemingly endless streams of delicious dishes spring forth from the kitchen. Whet your appetite with delicately plated oysters served in ceramic shells to a mind boggling amuse bouche that plays with flavour and textures of tomato. Enjoy a rich dish celebrating creamy avocado and white asparagus before you move onto the show-stopping mosaïque dish with thinly cut Yellowfin tuna, kingfish and trout arranged like a Mondrian masterpiece, topped with fresh fingerlime and a rich butter sauce. This really is a once in a lifetime dining experience – we promise you – you will be absolutely mind-blown!
5-9 Roslyn Street, Potts Point
Co-owners Nick and Kirk Mathews Bowden (formerly co-owners of Bistro Rex) have put their heart and soul into Ezra their 90-seat restaurant which is an homage to Tel Aviv’s cosmopolitan dining scene. Their menu reflects the rich Jewish dining scene with pickles, meze and flavourful vegetarian dishes. Deviating from their Jewish roots they serve delicious oysters and their wine list runs the gamut from a natural Aussie wine to a rich French red. The perfect place for your next meal out in Potts Point.
3 Kellett Street, Potts Point
Open in Potts Point for over 30 years, Macleay Street Bistro is, in many ways, the heart and soul of the Potts Point dining scene. They’re known for their focus on French dining that uses only the freshest local ingredients. Even though they have one of the best wine lists in Sydney, the Potts Point restaurant is BYO – so break out that fancy bottle of wine you’ve been saving! Head Chef Tom Williams was previously behind the stove at Bambini Trust and Tetsuya’s and – with a resume like that – there’s no wonder that the food at this Potts Point institution lives up to the hype. Steak frites, duck breast and crème brûlée, oh my!
73 Macleay Street, Potts Point
An eatery with a 100% vegetarian focus. Yellow's dishes are centred around contemporary vegetarian meals with every plate features produce grown by local suppliers. The restaurant offers five and seven-course totally vegan tasting menus featuring dishes with delightful native twists like daikon, eucalypt and wild fennel as well as shio roasted carrot with macadamia and crisp oats. Set inside a converted 1950s art gallery, Yellow is as achingly hip as it is healthy. It’s one of our favourite spots for a degustation menu in Sydney, so make sure you check it out!
57 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
A neo-French bistro from three of the most talked about young names in the Sydney food scene, Bistro 916, promises big things – goes above and beyond to deliver. Who are this exciting young trio? There’s Dan Pepperell (Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge and 10 William Street), Michael Clift who spent years working in the development kitchen of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck before spending eight years at Rockpool Dining Group and Andy Tyson guarantees delicious drops as the restaurant’s sommelier.The concise menu riffs off French-bistro classics but with an undeniable modern Australian twist. For Paris by way of Potts Point, Bistro 916 should be your go-to destination.
22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
Welcome to Sonora, with the cool coastal vibes of a Mexican restaurant within the heart of the inner city, this is the go-to place for tacos chingones – aka. bad-arse tacos. Think baked Oaxaca cheese, ceviche with Queensland yellowfin tuna, BBQ eggplant, carne asada tacos and as many margs as you could possibly want! Plus they’ve got a bottomless option with unlimited tacos and all you can drink margs, Tecate beers and rosé. Yes please!
38 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
The brainchild of Chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, Ria Pizza + Wine is the perfect stepped up pizza place. With sourdough bases, snacks and small plates as well as a considered wine list, Ria serves pimped out pizzas with crust dips and delicious desserts. Add them to your foodie hit list now!
71A Macleay Street, Potts Point
From the team behind Belles Hot Chicken, Sunday is a French rotisserie chicken restaurant and takeaway joint (their takeaway menu is seriously top-notch and perfect for picnics! Named for the Sunday family feasts that hero roast chickens, you can expect a whole lot of deliciousness. The finest quality Bannockburn chickens are cooked until juicy and tender and seasoned with a secret spice mix. If you’re more of a sweet tooth, check out this delicious crumble recipe from the team at Sunday.
95 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Having been listed in Monocle’s top 10 restaurants in the world, The Apollo is an absolute must for Greek loving Sydneysiders. Drawing on the joint heritage of Jonathan Barthelmess and Longrain’s Sam Christie – their take on the flavours of the Mediterranean (with a strong focus on Greek food) has garnered a lot of attention and for all the right reasons!
44 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
Equal parts playful and chic, Cho Cho San is where the cool kids go for Japanese – and it’s worth every Instagram. With a menu designed for sharing, it’s a great place to go with a group, so you can order a bit of everything. If you can't decide what to order, we recommend the Cho Cho San Feast which includes the best this Potts Point restaurant has to offer. Just be sure to save room for dessert. The Cho Cho San soft serve is a must try. And, just so you know how much we love it, check out Cho Cho San on our best Japanese restaurants list.
73 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
For a refined yet authentic Mexican experience in Potts Point, head straight to Chula. Residing in the old Hugo’s Pizza site, this upscale restaurant delivers Oaxacan street-food dishes in an elegant way. Once seated start your night right and pick from the ‘Botavas’ section. Choose between dishes like tuna sashimi tostadas, charcoal corn and vegan ceviche. From there the baja tacos, braised chicken enchiladas and six-hour braised beef are the natural next step. Save room for dessert and plenty of cocktails.
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
With high ceilings, botanical wallpaper and wicker furniture, this restaurant has a chic French colonial vibe written all over it. But, its piece de resistance is the lush terrace, which has panoramic views of the Sydney skyline. The menu is made up of small and large share plates, and the cocktail list is impressive, to say the least.
123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Contemporary French and European cuisine has arrived in Potts Point, courtesy of Franca Brasserie. This Potts Point restaurant sits pretty on Macleay Street, the bright, ornate interiors of this fine diner, along with the bold flavours from the menu, transport diners to the heart of Paris. If you have the time, the signature set menu is worth a look. From pan-fried gnocchi and beef tartare, to saffron risotto and white chocolate crème brûlée, you will be hard-pressed to select just one dish for each course. Ideally, we would take one of everything with a side of Dom Perignon.
Shop 2/81 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
With a neon-pink entrance and a creative menu courtesy of Dan Hong, Ms G’s is the place for Asian fusion. Part of Potts Points foodie scene, this restaurant is Merivale owned so expect things, from the food to the décor, to have some wow factor. We recommend trying the mushroom XO egg noodles along with the BBQ pork belly ssam style with kimchi.
155 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Chester White caught the attention of Sydneysiders with a diner that has a thing for cured meats, pickles and pasta – all to the tune of country and blues music. Its retro vibe and white picket fence sets the scene what is always a guaranteed good feed.
3 Orwell Street, Potts Point
For modern French fare head straight to Bistro Rex. Located in the heart of Potts Point, this chic venue has put a Sydney spin on classic Parisian bistros. Dishes include classics such as french onion soup, steak frites and cheese souffle along with Australian style dishes like Morton Bay Bug omelette and Cloudy Bay Vongole.
Shop 1, 50-58 Macleay St, Potts Point
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