Lush leafy streets and palatial penthouses, pavement cafes and exclusive boutiques - there’s endless sophistication in darling Double Bay. Boasting a VIP position right on Sydney’s harbour foreshore, and some of the best water views in the East, this boutique address is blue ribbon through and through.
Double Bay is a destination with a lot to offer - especially if you have a healthy wallet. It’s lovely European-styled boulevards are lined with high-end boutiques and fancy restaurants, and it’s enviable location, smack bang on Sydney’s harbour, means a trip to the city, is only a cruisey 12 minute ferry ride.
But whilst Double Bay is big on glamour, it’s not loud or flashy. The welcoming winding streets connecting New South Head Road to the harbour foreshore, are dotted with gorgeous character terraces, Victorian homes and stylish town houses, beautifully accentuating the suburb’s understated elegance.
Wander along the main promenade Knox Street, and you’ll be greeted by an entourage of designer fashion, handcrafted jewellery, exclusive gift stores and bijou brasseries. Escape to the exclusive InterContinental Sydney hotel, for a dainty high tea, or head to the superb rooftop lounge, and marvel in panoramic harbour views with martini in hand.
At the end of a busy day, what could be more indulgent than relaxing on your private beach? Redleaf Beach provides locals with a pretty and safe spot for cooling down in a flash, plus the pontoon makes for a lovely walk with breathtaking views to Darling Point, Harbour Bridge and beyond.
Double Bay has always been well regarded with genteel families and mature empty nesters who love the elegant exclusivity this postcode provides.
Young professionals, also love Double Bay - and not just for the class and convenience. The gorgeous Art Deco apartments on offer, are always a big hit with couples and singles, who snap them up in a heartbeat.
Double Bay’s amazing location on Sydney’s foreshore, gives it exclusive access to harbourside parks and beaches with spectacular water views.
Spend a Saturday sunbaking on the sands at Redleaf Beach, strolling along the wrap-around pontoon, or sipping on a latte at the Redlead Pool Cafe. Murray Rose Pool at the western end of the beach, is also a great spot for families, with a safe tidal enclosure and no shortage of swimming space.
Steyne Park, lies right on the Bay’s foreshore next to the Double Bay Ferry Wharf, is an ideal retreat with playground, picnic areas, and off leash dog walking, whilst Blackburn Gardens provides the perfect place to escape the grind and unwind.
Just next door in the pretty suburb of Rose Bay, you have a whole range of parks and recreation centres to also explore. Visit Lyne Park, where you’ll find basketball and tennis courts for hire, a boat ramp, shaded playground, and casual cafe, plus for golf enthusiasts, there’s the 18-hole Championship Course at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Cafes & Restaurants
In recent years, Double Bay has re-emerged as one of Sydney’s leading foodie destinations thanks to the influx of top chefs and gastronomic patrons.
Enjoy a casual coffee at one of the region’s cafes such as Bar Indigo, Cosmopolitan or Little Jean. Stop by the Pelicano’s for a fine wine or the Royal Oak Hotel for a icy cold beer. The nearby alfresco terraces and beer gardens of the historic Golden Sheaf, are also a welcoming retreat on a Saturday afternoon.
If you love to rub shoulders with Sydney socialites, then Mrs Sippy is a must. This hip graffiti-clad venue, serves up glasses of Dom Perignon and delicious charcuterie plates in a vibrant courtyard and garden bar, that does a roaring trade 7 days of the week.
Inside the swanky InterContinental, you’ll find several establishments to perfectly satisfy a gourmet’s palate. The Stillery, the hotel’s resident gin bar, is a must for pre-dinner drinks stocking over 60 varieties of gin, sourced both locally and internationally. Whereas, their signature restaurant, Stockroom, offers a relaxed yet refined dining space to linger, with a modern menu.
High end asian eateries are all the rage too. The Sake restaurant delivers some of the most accomplished Japanese cuisine and sushi in Sydney, whilst Chinta Kechil is the go-to place for marvellous Malaysian spice.
If you’re in a New York state of mind, then Pink Salt with it’s loft style aesthetic and fabulous sharing plates, is the perfect space to indulge your fantasy.
Not to far away in Rose Bay, lies Catalina. Perched over Rose Bay Marina, it’s one of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants and serves up top-shelf seafood and famous cocktails, in elegant, relaxed surrounds.
Our Favourite Spots
- Bar Indigo
- Mrs Sippy
- Intercontinental Hotel Rooftop Bar