SYDNEY City Guide


Making a day of the sale? We've compiled a curation of our favourite places to play, gaze and dine in Sydney that will delight any fashion palate.



From their delicate sfogliatelle to the poached eggs dripping in golden hollandaise, Barbetta radiates true Calabrian warmth and authenticity.

An all-Italian cafe and pantry by Cipri brothers Anthony, Joe and Carmelo, it’s the perfect place to pop in for a pastry or settle into the buzz of the terrazzo-floored dining space for the eggs, bacon, pecorino and pepper that is the Breakfast Carbonara.

2-8 Elizabeth Street Paddington 2021

The Paddington

White tiles, paint-stripped walls and and a sun-lit room with a splash of rural France, the fare on offer at The Paddington revolves around traditional French rotisserie.

The perfect place to lay down heavy shopping bags, it has a share-plate focused menu that lends itself readily to long lunches with friends. Try a little of this, a little of that, et voilà – you have yourself a party.

384 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Allie Webb: A Midsummer’s Night

See Sydney linocut print artist Allie Webb (and Swillhouse Group art director) embrace foodie culture from a different angle, with her solo exhibition A Midsummer's Night.

Webb’s showcase of bold, black linocuts pull inspiration from a recent jaunt to Italy, an exploration of modern daily life, with shared experiences around the dining table at its core.

China Heights Gallery
16/28 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

10 William St

A raucous vibe in a tight, cosy space, 10 William St rolls out an ever-evolving list of small batch and natural wines complemented by an experimental Italian menu.

Chef Trisha Greentree brings her love of great produce, respect for ingredients and recipes discovered on her travels to the intimate house party feel. Sidle up solo for a perfect plate of pasta and be ready to join the fun.

10 William St, Paddington NSW 2021


Part cocktail bar, part live music venue, part art haunt, Freda’s provides a space in which Sydney’s creative community can play and thrive.

Wth a commitment to showcasing emerging artists, its weekly cultural and music nights set it apart. Behind the bar you’ll find an array of musicians and photographers pouring drinks to a soundtrack of live blues, funk, or electronica.

107-109 Regent St, Chippendale NSW 2008