Come for a walk with us down Macleay Street through Potts Point to discover a bustling haven of restaurants, cafes and bars tucked away in Sydney’s Inner East.
Beginning down at the Potts Point end of Macleay Street, our first stop is Yellow, easily identified by the rich 1950’s yellow exterior. This restaurant is 100% vegetarian with some vegan options as well. Carnivores needn’t worry, the menu is packed full of sophisticated flavorsome food with meals like Roasted Parsnip, Cabbage and Buttermilk as well as Baby Carrots, Goats Cheese and Sprouting Cavolo Nero. All beautifully presented, this is a treat for both the eyes and the stomach.
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A few doors up is Cho Cho San, a modern and quirky Japanese restaurant. Here you can find not only sushi and sashimi, but also Asian fusion dishes like charcoal chicken with sesame yoghurt and snow crab omlette with Japanese curry. For dessert, try their popular black sesame ice cream mochi or a Yuzu caramel old fashioned cocktail.
If nutritious whole foods and smoothie bowls are your thing, then you need to check out The Farm – a beautifully designed whole food pantry and café. Their ethos revolves around simple sustainable food from their family to yours and this sings true in every detail of the café. Visit for breakfast and try the Matcha bowl or the smashed avocado toast which will leave you glowing all day long. They also have a range of bulk ingredients including muesli, nuts and sauces available to purchase in store.
For a warm atmosphere and generous meals to be shared with your loved ones, The Apollo is arguably the best Greek restaurant in Sydney. Serving up Greek favourites like saganaki and baked lamb shoulder, this buzzing eatery is worth checking out. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!
Further up Macleay, you will find Busshari, a Japanese restaurant offering fresh and simple sashimi, sushi and sake. With impeccable Japanese hospitality, this dark and ambient space is perfect for a dinner date or intimate lunch.
For a great bold coffee and a weekend brunch, visit Marcelle. This funky café has a great range of sweet treats like brownies and muffins as well as the best coffee on Macleay Street. Our pick is the breakfast bowl with salmon, eggs and avocado. The perfect fueling breakfast for a day full of activities.
For a relaxed New Orleans inspired backdrop for your afternoon drinks, head to The Bourbon. Popular among locals for classic southern meals like Fried Chicken Wings and the Cuban Burger, The Bourbon is a great central location to meet up with friends or begin your night out in Sydney.
Macleay Street is a 10 minute walk from Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay. A peaceful haven which connects with the surrounds of the parklands, overlooking the bay - all on the doorstep of Sydney. The new look Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay is set to launch November 2016.