In Paddington and Woollahra, a gastronomic renaissance is underway with new five-star restaurants and celebrity chefs moving in and millions being spent on hotel refurbishments.

This is creating improved lifestyle and ‘walkability’ for residents and attracting new buyers to the area.

Exciting new formal and casual dining options are popping up in suburban streets and also along Oxford Street, breathing new life into the famous retail strip which experienced a mass exodus of shops and cafes to Westfield Bondi Junction after it opened in 2003.

Paddington and Woollahra residents are loving the opportunity to walk around the corner from home to a five-star meal.

Justin Hemmes opened The Paddington in November 2015 following a major renovation of the old Paddington Arms. He has plans for two more restaurants on Oxford Street.

“I have very fond memories of what Oxford Street used to be and we are looking forward to bringing some of that magic back,” Mr Hemmes said.

East London, Paddington’s first higher-end Asian restaurant has been newly installed on the top floor of The London Hotel.

Local celebrity chefs include Matt Moran at Chiswick at 65 Ocean Street, Woollahra and Guillaume Brahimi at Guillaume at 92 Hargrave Street, Paddington.

New in the east

 The Paddington

384 Oxford Street, Paddington

East London

85 Underwood Street, Paddington


227 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Morris Cafe

33 Albion Avenue, Paddington

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