Best Pubs

Best Pub with a View: The Watershed Hotel *Editorial Pick* As you drink on the glittering edge of Darling Harbour at The Watershed Hotel, you'd be forgiven for wondering what the poor folk are doing. This is another well-run watering hole, managed by the J & J O'Brien group who bring you quality venues like […]

Best Restaurants

Best Breakfast: Fratelli Paradiso *READER PICK* Excellent coffee and great baked goods are two of the drawcards at this Best Breakfast winner. Your choices are loosely modern Italian, and the fashionable, funky crowd is often a part of the drawcard. However this was by no means a one-horse race. According to our readers, other top […]

Best Things To See While Visiting Sydney

Best Tourist Attraction: James Craig *READER PICK* It's hard to surpass Sydney Harbour as one of the best tourist attractions this city has to offer, so it's not surprising that many voters opted for activities on, or around it, as our best tourist attraction. The Sydney Opera House, BridgeClimb, Taronga Zoo and a variety of […]

Best Services

Best Doctor: Dr Raymond Seidler *EDITORIAL PICK* On the 11th August, 2008 Dr Raymond Seidler declared in the Sydney Morning Herald letters section that 'Australia has always been at the forefront of illicit drug use worldwide.' Hallelujah - finally a voice of rationality in the crazy wilderness of current drug policies. Can we just declare […]

Best Arts and Entertainment

Best Fringe Theatre: Darlinghurst Theatre Company *READER PICK* Darlinghurst Theatre Company is one of the country's leading producers of independent theatre, presenting a diverse program of new, innovative Australian and international plays to Sydney audiences. Offering one of the most relaxed and enjoyable Sydney theatre experiences, the large foyer has a licensed bar, plush seats […]

Best Shops

Best Locally Crafted Furniture Shop: Wildwood Designs Stanmore *READER PICK* Locally crafted handmade furniture is a real treasure and can become a family heirloom you'll want to pass on to kin in future. Peter Crutchfield and Juliet Barr at Wildwood allow you to express your personality through wood in consultation with their expert crafts-folk, on […]

CELEBRITY BEST: Suzie Q, Miss Nude Australia 2008

Suzie Q is the current Miss Nude Australia, the Penthouse Pet for June 2008 and the recent winner of Miss Pole NSW 2008. She is the owner of Suzie Q Pole Studio in Sydney and travels, both nationally and internationally, teaching and performing the art of pole dancing. Best Gym: Suzie Q Pole Studio Well […]

CELEBRITY BEST: Joel Tarling, Cartoonist Artist

Joel loves sketching Sydney's streets and harbour and has lived here most of his life. He can be found sketching just about anywhere ' Bec Plumbe captured him on film in the Old Fish Shop Café in Newtown. He contributes cartoons and illustrations monthly to the Sydney City Hub. To see more of Joel's work […]

CELEBRITY BEST: Emma Tom, Writer/Journalist

Emma Tom is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Her column appears in The Australian each Thursday. Her sixth book, Attack of the 50-Foot Hormones, is a survival guide to staying sane during pregnancy, and will be published by HarperCollins in 2009. In her spare time, Emma studies at the University of New South Wales (she's […]