Best of Sydney 2017

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 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 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 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 […]

BEST JAPANESE – MISO

Situated in an unassuming alley of World Square, at first glance, Miso is a no-nonsense Japanese restaurant that specialises in teishoku (set meal) dining. But when their tonkatsu hits the table, one understands why there is always a small crowd milling around outside – breaded, crumbed and deep fried, the tenderness of the pork fillet […]

BEST STANDUP – CAFE LOUNGE

Monday sees one of the best stand up rooms in Sydney pack itself out for a night of non stop laughs. Tucked away at the intersection of Sydney’s frenetic Crown and Oxford streets, Cafe Lounge is a bohemian jewel with $10 entry and $12 pizzas with names like Nut King Cole and Mozzarella Fitzgerald. Order […]

BEST PICNIC SPOT – BARANGAROO RESERVE

Unveiled to much fanfare in 2015, Barangaroo Reserve nails practicality and scenery – there’s parking, disabled access, toilets and flat ground for that picnic blanket. Choose from uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour or the Harbour Bridge, or make a quick indoor detour to check out the latest exhibition at The Cutaway. If you weren’t organised […]