Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Beach Burrito
Casual, brightly-coloured and ultra laid-back, sandy feet are almost expected at this cheap and cheerful Mexican snack house.
Blue
Formerly the W Hotel, the 100-room Blue Hotel is set on the Finger Wharf marina, home to a clutch of the city's most prestigious waterfront restaurants and within an extraordinary wharf building that once functioned as a wool- and cargo-handling faci
The Candy Store
Designer label-loving ladies are lured to The Candy Store like moths to a fashionable flame.
Northern Beaches
There's plenty to see and do on Sydney's Northern Beaches, whether it's engaging in a strenuous activity or simply spraling on the sun before a searing Australian sun.
Porky’s Nite Spot
A no-frills strip joint, famed for seed and sleaze but still very much a must-see place.
Neutral Bay Bar & Dining
Perched on busy Military Road with its high ceilings, long benches and tawny-coloured high-backed booths, the NBBD is a classy diner.
Street Art on Cockatoo Island
Urban street art project among the docks of Cockatoo Island...
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.
Establishment
Easily one of Sydney's hippest addresses, every visiting celebrity, fashionista and designer worth their salt has shacked up in one of Establishment's minimalistic-cool suites,
Milk Bar
Get the edge at Milk Bar, where offbeat labels will add a hint of rebellion to your wardrobe.
Tuchuzy
Catering to men and women, Tuchuzy is a treasure trove of material delights.
Alice McCall
If anyone knows fashion, it's Australian designer Alice McCall; her flagship boutique is positively bursting at the seams with her stylish wares.
Welcome Hotel
The Welcome Hotel is a casual, no-frills pub with surprisingly high-end food and a cool crowd of fellow drinkers.
Hugos Manly
Hugo's Bar Pizza in King's Cross is a firm favourite for Sydney's glitterati, but Manly got a mozzarella-coated slice of the action when celebrity chef Pete Eva
Hilton
Eau de Vie
A potent mixture of Mediterranean views exquisite surroundings and gourmet food.
Wylie’s Baths
One of Sydney's best saltwater pools, completely free of messy sand.
Woollahra Golf Club
Swing when you're winning; a brilliant golf course that has proved tricky even for intermediate players.
White Rabbit
Part-gallery, part-teahouse, the White Rabbit houses an astonishing amount of contemporary Chinese art - thought to be the world's largest and most significant collection.
Kiehl’s
With more than 159 years of experience behind them, Kiehl's is the place to go for skincare.
Flight 001
Travel is more than a two-week break at Flight 001 - it's a way of life, with products to suit every jet-setting need.
Porteño
One of the most exciting spots to open in Sydney of late, Porteño is an Argentinean grillhouse in an incredible Spanish-style villa, complete with white-washed walls, a courtyard and wrought iron railings.
Firefly
A busy little wine bar with a fantastic vibe and smiley staff, Firefly's tables are usually abuzz with Sydney theatregoers engrossed in pre- or post-show conversation.
Din Tai Fung
This is the only Din Tai Fung operating in Australia, and there's a massive banner reminding you of this auspicious fact hung proudly outside the door.
China Doll
Power lunch at China Doll, where you'll rub sharp-suited shoulders with fellow hedge-funders and corporate types; as you'd expect, the Asian menu is to-dine-for.
Poolside Café
Overlooking the eight-lane, 50-metre Andrew Boy Charlton swimming pool and Woolloomooloo Bay, the ABC café has floor-to-ceiling views from the sparkling harbour to the Domain gardens.
Harry’s Café de Wheels
If eating a pie is a religious experience, then Harry's is the Vatican; it's no wonder a slew of celebrities have chowed down here.
Café Sopra
Always abuzz, Café Sopra is the third Sydney café opened by the famous Italian greengrocer and provedore Fratelli Fresh, and it's the best.
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.
Café 1812
In 1812, Solomon Berkelouw opened his first family bookshop in Rotterdam, Holland, and now, six generations later, 1812 is back – in the form of Café 1812. 
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.
Allpress Roastery Café
Coffee is more than a drink here, it's a way of life; expect the best roasts supported by a small menu of Italian sandwiches.
Assin
Those with a passion for high-end fashion flock to Assin, where luxe labels fill super-stylish shelves.
Hartsyard
Kitchen By Mike
Harlequin Market
From the old to the new, edgy to refined, Harlequin Market is a treasure chest of covetable trinkets.
Division2
Division2 is all about denim, with luxe labels stitched into the waistline of every pair.
Diederic the Cat
Amongst the dozens of stylish boutiques that decorate Sydney’s fashionable downtown, Diederic the Cat stands out for more than just it’s peculiar na
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.

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