If you’re heading out to dine, you’re in luck. Our hotel is right on the doorstep of a vast array of options. From a pre or post-Capitol Theatre counter meal at the Palace Hotel, to Korean BBQ, authentic Chinese dumplings, Spanish small goods at the nearby deli, or Japanese right across the road. Ask our friendly staff for directions or more information.
If you’re heading out to dine, you’re in luck. Our hotel is right on the doorstep of a vast array of culinary options.
For traditional Aussie pub food, The Palace Hotel is right around the corner for a pre or post-Capitol Theatre meal or drink.
Thai Town, Koreatown and Chinatown are all within short walking distance.
If you want to feel as though you have just landed in Bangkok, take a short stroll up to Pitt St to Thanon Khaosan. With a tuk-tuk out the front, a dessert bar selling everything from mango sticky rice to layered pandan and rice flour sweets, this is one of the best places in Sydney to enjoy ultra-authentic Thai food (with standard Thai levels of chilli heat so order ‘mai pet’ [not hot] if you’re sensitive. If you would prefer to stay in your pyjamas, Thanon Khaosan provides room service to our guests for a spicy and delicious night in.
Koreatown is particularly fun if you feel like adding a hit karaoke song into your Korean BBQ experience.
Chinatown is bustling with yum cha diners, BBQ restaurants and seafood specialists. If you would like a guided behind-the-scenes experience, Taste Tours run Chinatown food tours four days a week.
The best thing about the local Asian cuisines is that they all do ‘one bowl wonders’; from piping hot noodle soups, to Bibimbap rice bowls that you can dial up the chilli on, these dishes make excellent lunches, quick bites or satisfying late night suppers.
There is also a Japanese restaurant, Masuya Suisan, directly opposite the hotel that has an extensive menu featuring delicate sashimi, slippery udon noodles, hearty teriyaki dishes and bento boxes for the chronically indecisive (or very hungry!).
If you love Shanghai-style dumplings, you will be in heaven as the hotel is very close to the legendary Sydney establishment, Ho’s Dim Sim Kitchen (great for vegans and vegetarians). A little further up Pitt Street, you will come across Sea Bay, a fluoro-lit Szechuan restaurant that usually has lines out the door. Why? Because they do fried or steamed pumpkin, pork and chive, and vegetable dumplings that are definitely worth queuing for.
If your tastes are more European, check out Encasa Spanish deli. With a deli counter and a sit-down tapas menu, you will feel like you have landed in Barcelona. Grab take away and head to the nearby Hyde Park for an impromptu picnic.
The hotel is also a short stroll from the bars and restaurants of Surry Hills. If you’re willing to brave the steep incline of Foveaux Street, you will be rewarded with a Gelato Messina store, Nour, a Middle-Eastern fine dining restaurant, and a plethora of other enticing options, including upmarket grocers, a Nepalese curry house and cosy wine bars that you can pop into and order interesting wines by the glass.
If you’re in town for a special occasion – and you want a dining experience to match – you can walk to nel restaurant that is about two blocks away on Wentworth Avenue. Hidden down below street level, nel is the handiwork of a delightful British Chef named Nelly Robinson. He does a degustation menu with matched wines that is a playful take on British classics like Potted Salmon and Steak and Chips.
If all you really want is a juicy burger and chips, look no further than Chur Burger on Albion Street. Formerly five star Chef Warren Turnbull turned his exceptional skills to creating the best burgers ever (we think he’s succeeded). The classic milkshake selection can be made more adult with the addition of a shot of booze, and gluten-free diners and vegetarians are catered for with ease.
Need more information or directions? Simply ask our friendly staff.
431-439 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000