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BEST LOCAL PUB – THE LORD ROBERTS HOTEL

The Lord Roberts Hotel is an allrounder. You will find your classic schnitties, parmas, fish & chips and burgers alongside cheese platters and delicious chef specials. With the grill flared up, snacks to nibble on and a pint in hand, this Darlinghurst hangout is excellent if you’re looking for a laid back night. Weekly Trivia […]

BEST CHOCOLATE – KAKAWA

Kakawa is a chocolate shop that sells a no frills approach to indulgence. With nowhere to sit in front of the display of luxury chocolates, it is a shop for those cynical of places trying to recreate the Willy Wonka experience (we’re looking at you, large mixing chocolate vats at Max Brenner). What is distinctly […]

BEST PUB FOOD – THE PALACE HOTEL

The Palace Hotel on George Street was first established in 1877, so these guys know a thing or two about tasty food. It’s no surprise to find then, that their menu is top-notch. Pub food is often hearty, but it’s not always first-class degustation. The Palace Hotel has gone that extra mile, though. With an […]

BEST ROOFTOP BAR – HENRY DEANE

Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade, located in Millers Point, is the perfect venue for Friday night drinks, birthdays with a view or simply a cocktail at sunset. The cocktail lounge of the venue takes up levels four and five – experience crisp views stretching from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay. On a perfect summer’s day […]

BEST BARBER – THE HAPPY SAILORS BARBERSHOP

The Happy Sailors Barbershop brings whimsy and style to a clean cut. Old timey saloon songs and traditional barber poles signal a time gone by rooted fiercely in chic modern design. The Happy Sailors offers two cuts: a haircut or a buzzcut. Decked out with those iconic vinyl barber chairs and with an interior peppered […]

BEST BUTTONS – ALL BUTTONS GREAT & SMALL

This specialty store pushes all the right buttons. Since 1989, All Buttons has been supplying buttons for every sort of need. You’ll find buttons made out of glass, bamboo, coconut, bone and metal among the collection of over 13,000 buttons in all different shapes and sizes. These guys have had some serious celebrity clients including […]

BEST WINE RETAILER – THE WINE SQUARE

The Wine Square is the largest independent wine retailer and event centre in Sydney. Only 10 minutes from the CBD, the showroom and outlet in Camperdown houses a vast collection of domestic and international wines; from Germany, to Spain to Argentina. Taking up an entire block – thus the name The Wine Square – this versatile space runs […]

BEST FINANCIAL SERVICE – TaxAssist Accountants Ultimo

TaxAssist Accountants Ultimo is very well located in Sydney’s CBD. It is close to public transport and has loads of surrounding parking, so it’s easy to swing by to arrange a free initial consultation. As a service that offers flexible and no fuss all year round tax and accounting packages for small businesses, TaxAssist Accountants […]

BEST FARMERS MARKETS – MARRICKVILLE ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS

Championing the paddock to plate mantra, the weekly farmers market at Marrickville have been operating for more than 15 years. Spend a lazy morning in the sun and graze on food, pastries and fresh fruit. There is really nothing better than fresh produce locally sourced and bursting with colour. If you’re feeling fancy, you might […]

BEST HONG KONG STYLE DINER – KAFE X HONG KONG KITCHEN

One of the best things about living in Sydney is the overflowing supply of good, cheap Chinese eats. Kafe X Hong Kong Kitchen, a cha chang teng (a Hong Kong Style diner), is serving up delicious dishes in the heart of King's Cross, right opposite the station. With items such as Beef Brisket Nissin Noodle […]