Suburb Guide

East Sydney

This Darlinghurst precinct centres on a vibrant urban enclave known as 'Little Italy', named for the prevalent array of authentic Italian eateries lining the main drag, Stanley Street.

Stanley Street is most famously home to the iconic cheap 'n' cheerful Bill & Tony's restaurant, a Sydney institution where locals can be found drinking coffee in old-school surrounds late into the night.

Accommodation around East Sydney continues to improve and develop, with prestigious designer buildings such as Lumiere and The Residences appealing to the hip inner city crowd and executives. East Sydney's streets are lined with quaint terraces and apartments of all eras, with many of the former light industrial buildings and warehouses having been converted.

A renowned creative hub, you'll find many artists and photographers housed in studios in secluded laneways. Many of the buildings provide office space for designers, advertising agencies and the like, who gravitate to the area for its relative affordability (compared to the CBD or Paddington) and its pulse.

It enjoys close proximity to Sydney's most lively entertainment areas – Oxford Street, Kings Cross, Surry Hills and the CBD are all within a short walk, making it wonderfully accessible. Down in Crown Street you'll find the famous City Gym, open 24 hours a day.

The Australian Museum, Sydney Grammar School and the Cook & Phillip Park and Pool complex dominate the western boundary, while Hyde Park to the north provides a tranquil respite from urban adventures.

Suburb Features

Education

  • Crown Street Public School
  • National Art School
  • SCEGGS Darlinghurst
  • Sydney Grammar School

Recreation

  • Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
  • Green Park
  • Harmony Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Little Italy - Stanley Street restaurant area
  • Oxford Street shops, bars and nightclubs
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain

Restaurants

  • Bar Reggio
  • Beppi's Restaurant
  • Bill & Toni Italian Restaurant
  • Brick Lane
  • Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room

Properties in the area

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1/24-32 Flood Street, Bondi For Sale by Bradfield Badgerfox
1/24-32 Flood Street, Bondi
For Sale
296 Doncaster Avenue, Kingsford Auction by Bradfield Badgerfox
296 Doncaster Avenue, Kingsford
Auction
405sqm
29 Byron Street, Coogee Auction by Bradfield Badgerfox
29 Byron Street, Coogee
Auction
577sqm
3a Gilliver Avenue, Vaucluse For Sale by Bradfield Badgerfox
3a Gilliver Avenue, Vaucluse
For Sale
13/539 New South Head Road, Double Bay For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
13/539 New South Head Road, Double Bay
For Lease $3,500 pw
4/6 Billong Avenue, Vaucluse For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
4/6 Billong Avenue, Vaucluse
For Lease $600 pw
5/414 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
5/414 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
For Lease $1,450 pw
8/296 Birrell Street, Bondi For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
8/296 Birrell Street, Bondi
For Lease $800 pw
5/36 Moore Street, Bondi For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
5/36 Moore Street, Bondi
For Lease $795 pw
5/54 Wrights Road, Drummoyne For Lease by Bradfield Badgerfox
5/54 Wrights Road, Drummoyne
For Lease $875 pw
1D/21 Thornton Street, Darling Point Leased by Bradfield Badgerfox
Leased
2/67 Wentworth Street, Randwick Leased by Bradfield Badgerfox
Leased
27/822 Pacific Highway, Chatswood Leased by Bradfield Badgerfox
Leased
705/93 Brompton Road, Kensington Leased by Bradfield Badgerfox
Leased
32/197 Birrell Street, Bronte Leased by Bradfield Badgerfox
Leased