Love Sydney winners
Earlier this year, thousands of Sydneysiders voted for their favourite cafés, pubs, shops parks and other local spots that make us love our city. Now, we can finally reveal the results...
Café Winner! The Lion and Buffalo
This South Coogee spot brings local love to the table with fresh produce (the bread is Iggy’s) and warm service. 203 Malabar Rd, South Coogee 2034. 0447 685 466. thelionandbuffalo.com.au. Daily 7am-3pm.
Pub Winner! The Hotel Steyne
The recently restored Hotel Steyne is a hot rod among Manly pubs, with spectacular
ocean views. 75 The Corso, Manly 2095. 02 9977 4977. www.hotelsteyne.com.au. Mon-Wed & Fri, Sat 9am-2am; Thu 9am-3am; Sun 9am-midnight.
Late-night spot Winner! Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice
The rock’n’roll gods are hiding out and eating pizza in this underground bar. 50 Hunter St, Sydney 2000. frankiespizzabytheslice.com. Daily 4pm-3am; Fri noon-3am.
Place to drink in the sun Winner! Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Is there a better way to relax than by sitting on the terrace of this waterfront pub with glass of dry rosé? 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay 2030. 02 9337 5444. watsonsbayhotel.com.au. Mon-Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm.
Music venue Winner! The Enmore Theatre
This 1,600-seat Art Deco landmark plays host to everything from gigs to dance parties and stand-up comedy. 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown 2042. 02 9550 3666. www.enmoretheatre.com.au.
Park Winner! Centennial Park
A weekend trip to Centennial Park, especially in summer, reveals Sydneysiders at their leisurely best. Between Oxford St, York, Darley, Alison & Lang Rds, Centennial Park 2021.
Club Winner! The Imperial Hotel
The Inner West’s famous queer pub is Sydney’s new home of fun nights out.
35 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville 2043. 02 9516 1766. imperialerskineville.com.au. Mon- Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri, Sat 11.30am-3am; Sun 11.30am-midnight.
LGBTQ hangout Winner! Stonewall Hotel
Live shows every night of the week make this an absolute corker for gay men and their friends. à175 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010. 02 9360 1963. www.stonewallhotel.com. Mon-Fri noon-6am; Sat, Sun 9am-6am.
Cultural institution Winner! Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Sydney’s home of contemporary art has an impressive permanent collection and hosts temporary exhibitions including last summer’s record-smashing Pipilotti Rist show. 140 George St, The Rocks 2000. 02 9245 2400. mca.com.au. Thu-Tue 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-9pm.
Landmark Winner! Sydney Opera House
It’s no surprise this Australian icon is Sydney’s favourite landmark. The House is the city’s premiere venue for music, opera, theatre and dance. Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000. 02 9250 7111. www.sydneyoperahouse.com.
Shop Winner! Fancy That Costumes
This much-loved costume shop has a huge collection, which you can browse through on in-store iPads, then try on in one of the mintgreen velvet-curtained change rooms. 388 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest 2065. www.fancythatcostumes. com.au. Mon-Wed 11am-7pm; Thu 11am-8pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Cinema Winner! Ritz Cinema Randwick
With a distinctive Art Deco design restored to its former 1930s glory and an impressive sound system, the six-screen Ritz is an excellent venue for catching the latest mainstream releases. 43-47 St Pauls St, at Avoca St, Randwick 2031. 02 8324 2500. www.ritzcinema.com.au.
Place to swim Winner! Andrew Boy Charlton Pool
Perfectly perched right in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens, this fabulous outdoor swimming pool is named after the swimmer who set a world record here at just 16 years of age. 1C Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney 2000. 02 9358 6686. www.abcpool.org. Daily 6am-7pm.
Island Winner! Shark Island
With large grassed areas, a wading beach, gazebo, tables and great views of the harbour, this shark-shaped island is the perfect spot for a family picnic. àSydney Harbour 2000.
Walking track Winner! Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
When Time Out has visitors in town, this is hands-down the first thing that we recommend they do. And during the annual Sculpture by the
Sea exhibition, when artworks stand sentinel along the route, it’s utterly unmissable. Start at Bondi Icebergs or Coogee Beach.
Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The Enmore Theatre