44 MacLeay St., Potts Point
The Apollo is a Greek taverna unlike any Greek taverna we know. There’s not a wooden beam, an open grill, or blue anything in sight. Instead, the interior is smooth, grey stone, marble, and moody lighting. It resembles an elegant showroom with the warmth of a local, convivial crowd filling the space. While there is fish in abundance on the menu, the oven-baked lamb shoulder is also fantastic. Throw in a side of garlicky roast potatoes and a Greek salad and you’ve got the perfect meal for a cool Sydney night.
1/28 MacLeay St., Potts Point
Chef Kylie Kwong is a practically a household name in Sydney. In culinary circles, Kwong is revered for her take on Cantonese food incorporating the best of traditional Australian produce. On her plates, you’ll find unusual indigenous shrubs, fruits, and herbs, like pickled quandongs and wild rosella, alongside spicy pork belly. The dining experience is an adventure as much through the Australian garden as through the rigors of Cantonese-style dumplings and crispy duck. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing at some point this year to make way for a new, as yet unannounced, Kylie Kwong venture. Go for those signature yabbies with XO sauce before it’s too late.