Potts Point Restaurants
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Potts Point has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in Potts Point via location, cuisine or features.
Opened in 1947 by Abe Saffron, the Roosevelt in Potts Point was the most successful and infamous club in Australia. It brought a touch of Hollywood to town, with wonderfully produced shows, the likes of which had not been seen in Sydney; Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra were flown in to perform. The club became the most important stop for Sydney’s elite, including politicians, high-ranking police and judges. Early photos show Australia’s high society in attendance; the men dressed in double-breasted suits and hats and the ladies in evening gowns and furs. It was all glitz and glamour. The Roosevelt employed many interesting characters, including doormen and bouncers who became underworld figures. Abe Saffron had an ingenious solution to the problem of the prohibition of the sale of alcohol after 6pm; have the Roosevelt patrons place an order before the deadline and serve them their drinks later. In addition to the booze available many a guest, male & female, came to the Roosevelt to quench their thirst for sex and gambling. In 1954, the royal commission into liquor trading conducted by the NSW Police Commisioner, declared the Roosevelt a ‘disorderly house’, guilty of various breaches in alcohol law. Saffron was forced to give up his licence and sell the Roosevelt (the venue was allowed to reopen once the new owners took over). Over the past six decades the Roosevelt has undergone multiple reincarnations & name changes, including a radio station and has been the home to various international restaurants.
The Sardine Room
Nestled in Potts Point, amongst the busiest eating strip in the area, the sardine room offers it’s patrons seafood options at affordable prices in a casual, yet professional environment.The Sardine Room and its experienced team is able to cater for any occasion, from casual parties, intimate dinners for two, formal or cocktail functions – both within and outside the premises. The sardine room offers bistro styled dining, takeaway and catering options.
Jimmy Liks Restaurant & Bar
Nestled in the leafy streets of Sydney’s Potts Point, jimmy liks is a seductively lit, contemporary restaurant & bar. With a focus on quality & lifestyle both the space & the staff are warm & welcoming. Opened in September 2002, jimmy liks was the combined creation of owner Joe Elcham, architect Matthew Darwon & concept guru Rob Sample. On the fringes of Sydney’s nightlife mecca, Kings Cross, this chic, intimate space provides a place for Sydney’s urbanites & visitors alike to dine, mingle & relax to the sophisticated sounds of chilled house & deep, warm electro. The long, slender cocktail lounge serves up an original array of Asian inspired cocktails. From a delicate "lemongrass martini" to a fiery "mekong mary" the flavours are clean, fresh & sophisticated. On the long communal dining tables delicious banquets of Thai & South East Asian dishes are served; it’s peasant style fare at its best. The team, headed up by General Manager Justin Maloney, is young, energetic & friendly, all dedicated to providing the casual yet sophisticated & affordable experience that is jimmy liks.