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.
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.
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.
Federation Cliff Walk
Views of the wild Tasman Sea make this a must-do - just watch your step, or risk taking an unexpected dip.
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.
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 -
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.
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.
Eathouse Diner
The Eathouse is a casual diner that attracts a regular roster of cool kids through its doors come feeding-time.
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!
Spice Temple
Owned by Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry, this slinky, Asian restaurant is a glamorous hotspot and its dimly-lit, scarlet-coloured dining room is the high
Theatre Royal
A mecca for mega-musicals and big-name productions, the Theatre Royal really raises the roof.
Burnt Orange
Few Sydneysiders know about this little oasis, because it's tucked away in a secluded, harbourfront headland reserve.
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.
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.
Chargrill Charlie’s
Don't be fooled into thinking this is some ordinary John Doe chicken shop. Chargrill Charlies is an institution.
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.
Bar Me
It's Australia's oldest jazz club and its hallowed ground, according to Australian musicians.
QT Hotel
Feeding off the cosmopolitan buzz of the city's central business district, the colourfully edgy and brand-spankingly new QT is by far of one of the quirkiest, coolest hotels in Sydney.
Pendolino
It might seem an unlikely locale, perched atop an upper level of Sydney's high-brow, historic shopping arcade The Strand, but Pendolino is one of Sydney's favourite Italian restaurants.
Somedays
A decidedly cool store-cum-gallery tucked away from the craziness of Sydney's retail strip.
Manta
Manta is one of the swankier spots in Sydney to sit on the waterfront, slurping down freshly-shucked oysters and looking suitably smug.
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.
Public Dining Room
With breezy, blond hardwood floors, white marble bar and floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking Balmoral beach, Public Dining Room is hard to beat for a long, leisurely lunch in summer.
Eastern Suburbs
As Sydney's most famous beach, it is Bondi that thousands of tourists flock to Sydney for each and every year. And they're not disappointed.
The Boathouse
A casual breakfast, lunch and drop-in café and provedore, The Boathouse is one of the northern beaches' most idyllic spots.
Belinda
International fashions are mixed in with Aussie designers here at Belinda, where beautiful people come to spend, spend, spend.
Wheels & Dollbaby
Rock chicks rejoice; Wheels & Dollbaby will give you the edge you so desperately crave.
Darling Point Pad
Want to be the envy of all Sydneysiders? Then stay here. This glamorous, privately-rented penthouse apartment is the one we all dream of owning.
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.
Bikini Island
Strut your stuff like a Bond girl in barely-there swimwear from Bikini Island.

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