AREA PROFILE - Darlinghurst

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Bustling with restaurants, cafes, bars, theatres and galleries, Darlinghurst is one of Sydney’s most historically rich locations.

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Darlinghurst is loved for some of Sydney’s most well known venues. It is a trendy, high-energy area with cafes, sleek multicultural restaurants mixed with intimate cocktail bars. 

The well-known Oxford Street is located in the heart of the Darlinghurst precinct and is center of the city’s LGBT scene. Oxford Street has nightclubs with live music, plus tasteful and refurbished pubs. 

As well as some serious nightlife, Darlinghurst is home to many edgy, vintage boutiques along Crown Street from classic apparel, record shops and recycled luxury fashion. 

Darlinghurst has turned many basement spaces, heritage yards and old butcher shops into a range of hidden speakeasies. They may be hard to find, however, once you discover these mysterious Darlinghurst gems you’ll be very glad you made the effort. 

Our picks are A Tavola for homemade pasta, Bill & Toni’s for a traditional chicken schnitzel the size of your plate or the recently refurbished East Village Hotel – check out their new rooftop space for a tasty beverage and watch the sun go down.