Focus on Sydney Neighbourhoods – Paddington

Sydney is a thriving city, alive from dusk till dawn with a plethora of activities and things to do for everybody. Young or old, a native or a tourist, an arts critic or a sporting enthusiast, Sydney has it all.

In this buzzing metropolis can be found iconic architecture, chic shopping, plenty of open spaces and people who love to live life to the full.

Sydney is made up of different neighbourhoods each with their own identity that help to create a melting pot of humanity, expectant and waiting to surprise the visitor.

In this blog our focus is on the neighbourhood of Paddington.

About Paddington

Paddington now is widely regarded as a stylish and eclectic mix of grand Victorian era terraces, modernised cottages, bustling pubs and avant-garde shopping experiences.

Paddington is a rich testament to Sydney’s past and present. Today it is famous for it’s fashionable shopping, the homely restaurants that adorn Oxford Street as well as some very interesting and busy backstreet pubs.

Paddington has a wide selection of designer boutiques retailing the best fashion, jewellry and home goods. Take a meander through the lanes and streets of Paddington and you will be surprised at the high level of cutting edge designs.

Local Australian garments and goods such as Dinosaur Designs and Zimmerman sit alongside international brands. Also Paddington Market is well worth a visit to discover unusual pieces by up and coming designers.

Eating and drinking in Paddington is varied and adventurous from popular takeaway spots to upmarket restaurants. There is something to offer most pockets and tastes.

If you enjoy French cuisine then try an upmarket meal at Guillaume, or if your preference is for something a little more exotic, perhaps southeast asia, then Five Ways restaurant serves some superb and authentic Thai food. But if you are a pasta fan then try a night at 10 William Street for delicious Italian fare. Four In Hand Dining Rooms offer hearty bistro type food.

A local institution since the 1970’s is Arthur’s Pizza has been serving up traditional and gourmet pizzas for the last forty five years. In the Five Ways district of Paddington which is situated in the very heart of Paddington there are many cafe’s and bars operating in Victorian style terraces and heritage buildings. You can select from many historic pubs and laid back bars scattered all over the area classic cocktails, fine wines and local craft beers.

Only 10 minutes drive from Paddington, Moore Park houses great entertainment options and plenty of restaurants and cafes, including Bavarian Bier Cafe’s smorgasboard of German dishes, PJ Gallagher’s Pub and Kenzi Sake Bar’s unique Japanese fusion food.

An ideal way of exploring Paddington and Moore Park is by charter minibus hire from Sydney Executive Coach Charter.