Kings Cross is at the heart of a precinct with some of Sydney's best dining: by day or night.
OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS POTTS POINT: Check out Macleay Street, Bayswater Road, Challis Ave, Llankelly Place and Victoria Street.
Or explore further down into Woolloomooloo, where you'll find the famous Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf.
MACLEAY STREET, POTTS POINT
The main street of Potts Point, which has an amazing array of highly rated restaurants, as well as great cafes.
CHO CHO SAN, modern Japanese cuisine and inventive cocktails in a bright room with a long central table.
MONOPOLE, modern European food, cheese platters and a 500 strong boutique wine list in an elegant atmosphere.
YELLOW, one of Sydney's few fine dining vegetarian restaurants (for dinner) and with a kick-arse weekend brunch.
MARCELLE ON MACLEAY, for coffee, breakfast and lunch, right opposite the iconic Fountain.
FARM WHOLEFOODS, Bulk Food Pantry and Wholefoods Cafe, where you can pick up a nourishing breakfast, lunch or snack.
CHALLIS AVE, POTTS POINT
Challis Ave is just off the main street of Potts Point, with a great vibe both day and night. Easily accessible on foot from Woolloomooloo up the McElhone stairs - walk past some of the amazing Victorian terraces.
FEI JAI & FEI JAI NEXT DOOR, cocktails, yum cha and Cantonese dishes served in a sleek space with chic lighting and booth seats.
FRATELLI PARADISO, a modern Italian restaurant that is a Potts Point institution: open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
THE FISH SHOP, Hamptons-style beach-shack eatery serving fancy fish 'n' chips, oysters, seafood dishes and burgers.
LLANKELLY PLACE, POTTS POINT
A dining pedestrian laneway lit up at night with colourful neon lighting: enter from Darlinghurst Road or Orwell Street.
WATERMAN'S LOBSTER CO., Maine-style lobster roll bar serving beer, wine and cocktails, in a casually sophisticated setting.
KL KITCHEN, a casual Malaysian Chinese eatery, open for lunch and dinner.
PIZZA BOCCONE, Wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta served in a warm, contemporary trattoria with outdoor seating.
ROOM 10 ESPRESSO, great coffee and food in this hole in the wall spot, daily til 3pm.
PANHANDLE CAFE AND BAR, cafe by day and wine bar by night, often with live music.
VIC'S PIZZERIA, a casual pizzeria for takeaway and home delivery.
LLANKELLY ESPRESSO, visit Annette for strong coffee and toasted sandwiches and some old school cakes, as well as a gossip.
BANG TANG, for healthy salads with an Asian bent.
WILLIAM STREET & VICTORIA STREET, POTTS POINT
Ms. G's, Asian fusion restaurant spread over 4 floors with an inventive menu and relaxed vibe.
DOVE KITCHEN, honest simple food from the best local ingredients. Open daily for breakfast and lunch with a great outdoor garden as well as a cosy indoor atmosphere.
THE BUTLER, classic French-Caribbean food and cocktails in a stylish, plant-filled room with an open patio bar, and a great view over the city skyline.
BAYSWATER ROAD AND KELLETT STREET, POTTS POINT
FARMHOUSE KINGS CROSS, modern Australian set menu served at a communal wooden table in in a petite, rustic-chic space. Enjoy the experience of meeting the chefs or chatting to your neighbouring diners if the mood fits.
BARRIO BURGERS, daytime and early evening burger restaurant.
HARAJUKU GYOZA, hip and welcoming izakaya venue serving steamed dumplings, sake and sides amid Japanese art-filled walls.
THE POWDER KEG, find one of the largest gin collections in Sydney, as well as diverse upscale dishes in this classy, late-night bar with vintage booths.
DEHLI BY THE WAY, serves Northern Indian cuisine inspired by the city of Dehli, in a space which merges authenticity and modernism.