Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

A Tavola
This strip of Victoria Street is lined with restaurants and a steady hum of pedestrian traffic but A Tavola is one of the better choices for some of the best homemade pasta in Sydney.
About Life
A healthfood supermarket that's got more than a little green about its scene; the perfect place to grab something to take-away.
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
Saltwater provides a good swim, but sometimes the sand that generally comes with it makes it more of an annoyance than a pleasure; when this is the case, head to the saltwater pool here.
Ariel
Bookworms will find pages to turn at Ariel, which has a huge range of literature on offer - from beach-reads to heftier tomes.
Art Gallery of NSW
With its façade flanked by elegant Greek columns, the Art Gallery of NSW stands at the foot of The Domain - beautiful parklands only a few minutes away from the city-centre.
Ash St. Cellar
Spilling out onto a paved, pedestrian laneway, the tiny Ash St. Cellar is a little slice of Paris in the heart of Sydney's business district, with an equally im
At Perry Lane
For an art fix washed down with a coffee and a sandwich, wander down to At Perry Lane.
Australian Museum
Calling all culture vultures; the Australian Museum may just be the ticket for you.
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Powerful, spellbinding and raw, Australia's first and finest Aboriginal dance company Bangarra has thrived under the artistic direction of Stephen Page, who has led the theatre of 14 dancers since 1991.
Bar H
When it's light bites you're after, look no further than Bar H; the perfect place to fill your boots quickly and effectively.
Bar Me
It's Australia's oldest jazz club and its hallowed ground, according to Australian musicians.
Baroque Pantry
Stylish and with an effervescent chi-chi, Baroque is all about well-priced French bistro fare in the heart of Sydney's historical quarter, The Rocks.
Barrenjoey House
Set on the tranquil Pittwater side of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey House is a coastal boutique beach house across from the Pittwater riverfront with its Norfolk pines
Beach Burrito
Casual, brightly-coloured and ultra laid-back, sandy feet are almost expected at this cheap and cheerful Mexican snack house.
Becker Minty
Marvellous miscellaneous items await at Becker Minty, perfect for the treasure-hunter in you.
Berkelouw
There's nothing like settling down with a good book - particularly if it's from Berkelouw, where second-hand tomes jostle for shelf-space against newbies.
Berta
You'll need Google Maps to find this little gem but it's worth the hunt, with inspiring Italian fare and intimate interiors.
Bertoni Casalinga
Run by brothers Alberto and Antonio (Bert and Tony), Bertoni is a tiny hole-in-the-wall café that sits astride the bustling Darling Street.
Black Star
Whether it's sweet treats or savoury stuff you're after, you're guaranteed that pretty much anything at Black Star comes loaded with calories. So worth it, though.
Bondi FM
Turn down an alley and follow the yellow-and-white thongs stencilled onto the ground to find this ultra laid-back café/bar belonging to Bondi 88.0 FM - the local community radio station.
Bondi Icebergs Baths
One of Australia's most famous ocean pools, serviced by amenities aplenty.
Bondi To Bronte
A gorgeous, awe-inspiring coastal walk that takes in views you'll remember for a lifetime.
Bootleg
Tapas-style sharing plates and a décor styled on New York; what's not to love?
Brasserie Bread Café
It might be in a part of Sydney few would explore, but Brasserie Bread has developed something of a cult following for its carb-tastic bakery goods - particularly the caramelised garlic bread.
Brett Whiteley
Known for his classic Australiana images of the bush and blue waters of Sydney Harbour, Brett Whiteley was one of Australia's most iconic artists.
Café Giulia
With its warehouses, urban gardens and fiercely proud city-dwellers, Chippendale is one of Sydney's coolest burgeoning inner-city suburbs, and Café Giula fits in well.
Café Hernandez
Spanish-born Joaquin Hernandez is an old-timer on Sydney's café scene - he's run this place since the 1970s and roasts his own coffee on-site.
Camilla & Marc
Proving that brothers and sisters can get along - and indeed, create a successful business in the process - Camilla & Marc delight in flogging their fashionable wares.
Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre is a wonderful example of the glamour associated with going to the theatre in the 1930s - a glance around will immediately conjure up theatregoing Sydneysiders trussed up in their feather boa finery.
Captain Cook
Hop-on and hop-off Captain Cook for one of the best (and cheapest) ways to explore the Harbour.
CarriageWorks
Built inside the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, an important piece of Australia's industrial history during the 19th-century, CarriageWorks is an impressive, multi-venue centre focused on contemporary art and culture.
Centennial Park
As oasis of calm amid an urban jungle, Centennial Park is the hub of Sydney's green scene.
Centennial Park Cycles
Put your foot to the pedal and push yourself around the parklands astride a two-wheeler.
Chalk Horse
Blink and you could easily miss Chalk Horse - a hidden contemporary art gallery exhibiting an eclectic array of mostly Australian artists.
Chargrill Charlie’s
Don't be fooled into thinking this is some ordinary John Doe chicken shop. Chargrill Charlies is an institution.
Coast Golf & Recreation Club
It may be a bit further afield than some of Sydney's other courses, but stunning seaside views make this a winner.
David Jones
An upmarket department store where stylish chaps and chicks come to punish the plastic.
Detour Espresso Bar
A hole-in-the-wall kinda' place, where coffee and chat are very much the order of the day.
Deus ex Machina
If you've ever lusted after Harleys and Yamahas, Deus ex Machina (meaning 'god out of the machine' in Latin) is your café.
Diamant
For nocturnal mischief, the 77-room Diamant hotel couldn't be better situated.

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