Pressed against the Hilton Hotel on George Street, The Galeries spans four floors dedicated to fashion, art and music. Among boutiques like Incu, Gorman and Alphaville, you’ll find coffee shops and eateries (including popular favourites such as The Grounds of the City, Ichban Boshi and Chat Thai, renowned bookstore Kinokuniya and an outpost of Japanese brand Muji. The Galeries’ cutting-edge laneway art project, Lane Four, showcases the works of both prominent and emerging artists, such as Anthony Lister and Jeremyville.
Sydney’s CBD is rich with historic landmarks and places to take in panoramic views but traverse its low-key lanes and you’ll find some of the city’s best small bars, cafés and restaurants. Vinyl-lovers can try Mojo Record Bar, whisky drinkers should head to Baxter Inn and Stitch is great for diner-style snacks. If fine dining is more your style, institutions such as Tetsuya’s, The Bridge Room and est. attract the culinary elite.
500 George Street, Sydney; (02) 9265 6800