Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Berta
You'll need Google Maps to find this little gem but it's worth the hunt, with inspiring Italian fare and intimate interiors.
Tim O’Connor
Sexy, streamlined fashions for sexy, streamlined ladies.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
Ripples
Weekend breakfasts are Ripples signature, with views out over the harbour, but the lunches and dinners are pretty damn good, too.
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
Mille Vini
This oh-so hip Surry Hills wine joint is usually always abuzz - a good choice if you've been wandering the length of the hipster-happy Crown Street searching fo
Cerrone
Nothing says bling like a diamond-encrusted ring.
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
Four Ate Five
Quirky and casual, this is a great little café fronting the hubbub of hip Crown Street, attracting a steady stream of fashionable young locals with their signature Macbook or skateboard tucked under their arms.
Miss Chu
Part-canteen, part-hawker stall-meets-tuck shop, Miss Chu claims to make the best Vietnamese rice paper rolls in town and she's not wrong.
Federation Cliff Walk
Views of the wild Tasman Sea make this a must-do - just watch your step, or risk taking an unexpected dip.
China Lane
Star City
An easy stroll from central Sydney, there's really only one place to go if you want to burn some cash on roulette, baccarat or blackjack, and that's Star City -
Blu Bar
A Lost in Translation-style hotel bar, Blu Bar sits on its lofty 36th floor throne with a seriously impressive view over Sydney Harbour.
Jackies
Don your finest threads and your darkest Prada sunglasses because this is where the fashion set do lunch.
Scanlan & Theodore
Simple, stylish womenswear is stocked on the shelves at Scanlan & Theodore, attracting Sydney's most discerning shoppers.
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.
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.
Firstdraft
This non-profit, artist-run studio is managed entirely by volunteers and practising artists.
Tap Gallery
A self-described 'open-policy, artist-run collective', Tap has numerous exhibition spaces spread across 900-square-metres of space for emerging artists to exhibit and promote their work.
Flinders Hotel
A dive bar with plenty of character (and characters, especially during the weekends), Flinders is the perfect place to fall rather spectacularly off the wagon.
At Perry Lane
For an art fix washed down with a coffee and a sandwich, wander down to At Perry Lane.
Sebel Pier One
With its waterfront location and uninterrupted harbour views, scarcely a weekend goes by when the Sebel isn't hosting a wedding.
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.
Alannah Hill
Her distinctive designs have made Alannah Hill an icon in the fashion world, and this Sydney store is a temple to her talents.
Australian Museum
Calling all culture vultures; the Australian Museum may just be the ticket for you.
Observatory
Resplendent with its brocade, gold gilt and 19th-century pomp, the Observatory has a luxuriously old-world style that will send minimalists running for the door.
Tetsuya’s
The affable, world-class chef Tetsuya Wakuda (known affectionately as 'Tets' to most Aussies) is lauded by foodies around the globe, and his Sydney restaurant is where the magic happens.
Jac + Jack
Neutral-toned rags for stylish, streamlined shoppers.
Chargrill Charlie’s
Don't be fooled into thinking this is some ordinary John Doe chicken shop. Chargrill Charlies is an institution.
Potts Point View
The ultimate urban pad, Potts Point View smacks of masculine sophistication.
Rosso Pomodoro
Perfect pizzas abound at Rosso Pomodore, but you'll have to hop a cab to enjoy them.
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.
Pro Dive
Check out the deep, dark depths of Manly with a dive through this trusted company.
Shag
Old is the new new at Shag, where retro fashions and vintage style is still very much in vogue.
Eathouse Diner
The Eathouse is a casual diner that attracts a regular roster of cool kids through its doors come feeding-time.
Rushcutters Bay Park
Whether you're a jogger or a pram-pusher, Rushcutters Bay Park offers plenty of space in which to relax beneath the glorious Australian sun.
General Pants
Hippy chic has a home at General Pants, where fabulous festival-friendly fashions abound.
Centennial Park Cycles
Put your foot to the pedal and push yourself around the parklands astride a two-wheeler.
Magistic Cruises
Lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises. All aboard!

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