Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

The London
An institution in Sydney, The London Hotel has been around since 1870 and it's a beloved local pub for Balmain residents.
Bambini Wine Room
As something of a media magnet, Bambini Wine Room is a hip all-day drinking and dining spot for the ultra-trendy.
Riverview Hotel & Dining
A gastropub that champions the best of contemporary British fare in casual, pubby surroundings.
Hemmesphere
Easily one of Sydney's classiest cocktail bars, Hemmesphere is a stalwart in the Sydney scene and one for the discerning cocktail lover.
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
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
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.
Zeta
A slinky seductress, Zeta is set inside the Hilton hotel, with a knockout terrace that overlooks George Street and the elaborate Romanesque dome of the Queen Victoria Building.
Lo-Fi
Shabby-chic interiors, well-made cocktails and a cooler-than-schol crowd makes Lo-Fi a safe bet for Sydney's most stylish.
Fico
The discreet entrance, sexy jazz tunes and flickering red candles should give you an idea that Fico isn't a rowdy drinking den.
Rockpool
The original trailblazer in chef Neil Perry's slew of Australian restaurants, Rockpool is a classy restaurant that has been delivering a solid, superior culinary experience for more than 21 years.
Piano Room
Basked in the red neon glow of the iconic Coca-Cola sign, the Piano Room is in the heart of Sydney's red light district with a lofty vista over William Street.
Wine Library
Got a hankering for fantastic wine and Italian snacks? This slick hole-in-the-wall wine bar is a winner for casual drinks 'n' eats.
The Lord Dudley
Brits missing their traditional London pubs will feel right at home at the Lord Dudley, a well-loved corner drinkery in the leafy, well-to-do suburb of Woollahra - Sydney's version of Primrose Hill.
Glenmore Rooftop Hotel
If it's a sparkling Sydney day and you want to drink a frosted schooner in the sun on a rooftop, this is the place.
Welcome Hotel
The Welcome Hotel is a casual, no-frills pub with surprisingly high-end food and a cool crowd of fellow drinkers.
Eau de Vie
A potent mixture of Mediterranean views exquisite surroundings and gourmet food.
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. 
Gardel’s Bar
Mid-century Argentina comes to Sydney in this richly styled speakeasy with its own Evita-themed room.

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