Restaurants

Bar Vincent

Restaurant

The menu is ever-changing, but you can always expect to find fresh oysters and pasta at this European eatery. Plus there’s complimentary house-made bread.

Zushi Surry Hills

Restaurant

Sushi that won't break the bank.

Fishbowl Sashimi Bar Darlinghurst

Restaurant

Not to be confused with poke bowls.

Dimitri's Pizzeria

Restaurant

The Crown Street classic has moved to Oxford – and the pizza is better than ever.

Beppi's

Restaurant

The godfather of Italian dining in Sydney.

Lankan Filling Station

Restaurant

Hoppers, curry, sambol, wine and a slick design.

Cafes

Son of Frank

Cafe

Italian that starts with a boozy breakfast.

Sandoitchi

Cafe

Cheap pork-katsu sangas, “sort-of-poke bowls” and Single-O brews.

Bills Darlinghurst

Cafe

Where Bill Granger first made a name for himself.

The Bunker

Cafe

A carefully considered hole-in-the-wall cafe.

Latteria

Cafe

A busy hole-in-the-wall cafe.

Pablo’s Vice

Cafe

A bona fide favourite with a takeaway window.

Bars

Big Poppa’s

Bar

Italian food, drinks and hip-hop served until 3am. Yes.

Love, Tilly Devine

Bar

An intimate vibe and 300-strong wine list make this one a date-night home run.

Stanley's

Bar

A Miami Vice themed bar with an appropriately tropical cocktail menu to match.

The Taphouse

Bar

A charming exposed-brick boozer complete with rooftop garden.

Ching-a-lings

Bar

No sign, no fancy cocktails, but lots of locals at this Oxford Street hideaway.

Darlo Bar

Bar

A terrific corner pub.

Shops

Rivareno Gelato

Shop

The first non-European outposts of the renowned Italian gelati chain.

Gelato Messina

Shop

Sydney’s most popular gelato.

Beautiful Pages

Shop

The house of paper and printed words on Oxford Street.

Desordre

Shop

A petite, eclectic boutique curated with a sense of fun.

Film Club

Shop

A lovingly curated DVD rental store in Darlinghurst.

Rouse Phillips

Shop

Textile guru Rouse Phillips has a showroom, complete with carpets, homewares and rolls of its signature fabrics.