Kings Cross

Kings Cross has had many lives; it’s been home to gangsters, poets, musicians, bohemians and artists alike. These days, the Cross sees small bars and diners springing up alongside acclaimed restaurants and pubs.

Next to the iconic Coca-Cola sign on Bayswater Road, you’ll find a slick strip of fast food stores, cafés and bars. Chula and Sonora are recommended for Mexican feasts and bottomless brunch dates. The Farmhouse serves up modern Australian, while across the road, Bones Ramen has a dedicated following – for good reason.

Venture further around the corner to Kellett Street to find a clutch of unique restaurant destinations: try Italian organic fare at Bloom, perfect pizzas at Caffé Roma, Middle Eastern at Ezra, and pre- or post-dinner drinks at Dean’s Lounge, a cosy cocktail lounge with old-school vibes.

In Roslyn Street, a clutch of cafés and bars with al fresco dining options beckon. Take in aperitivo bar Piccolo, Asian-fusion at Honkas Bar + Eats and Vietnamese casual dining at Lady Chu.

Savour a cocktail at lush subterranean bar Dulcie’s or within the splendid Art Deco confines of The Roosevelt. These venues will take you back to the old Kings Cross speakeasies you never visited but wish you had.

For more casual nights, both the Kings Cross Hotel and Potts Point Hotel, which bookend Darlinghurst Road, offer pub meals, happy hours and variety shows. Mini golf at Holey Moley or darts at La Di Darts are ideal for groups or date-night fun.

Late nights in Kings Cross mean the good times roll on, with clubs including Sussudio, Flamingo Lounge and CULT. In the Cross, it’s very easy to keep the party going all night long.


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