Awake in your spacious Kent Street suite for a day of discovery. In one direction you have Hyde Park and the Australian Museum, while in the other you have Darling Harbour and lush Tumbalong Park with its Darling HarbourChildren’s Playground. You’re also minutes away from the Powerhouse Museum and International Exhibition Centre, plus historic Capitol Theatre if you plan on catching a show while in town. Oh, and did we mention you’re a quick journey away from the CBD, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House? Calendar highlights in Sydney
Sydney Writers’ Festival in May
Vivid Sydney in May and June
Sydney Film Festival in June
City2Surf in August
Night Noodle Markets in October
Sydney New Year’s Eve in December
Restaurants near Meriton Suites Kent Street
Grab breakfast at Incanto Coffee near our lobby, or make the most of nearby Asian and Spanish hotspots:
China Town Noodle King, 1/357 Sussex St (2-minute walk) You’re in the perfect location for delicious Chinese fare around Kent Street. This unassuming restaurant is a popular place to fill up on delicious handmade noodles and dumplings.
Stacks Taverna, 1-25 Harbour St (4-minute walk) Stacks Taverna is a popular choice for families and groups for lunch or dinner. Enjoy ice-cold jugs of cocktails, delectable share plates and generous steaks in a pleasant outdoor setting.
Grandma’s Bar, 275 Clarence St (6-minute walk) Sydney loves its basement bars, and if you’re after a night of retro delights see if you can find your way down to Grandma’s for cool cocktails served up in highly kitsch surroundings.
Encasa Restaurant, 423 Pitt St (5-minute walk) Real Spanish food, like you would find in the cafes and bars throughout Spain. Encasa means “at home” in Spanish, which encapsulates their vision: to provide Sydney with real Spanish food.
Be sure to check out the new Darling Square precinct, offering up various mouth-watering restaurants including:
Bau Truong, 1 Little Pier Street (8-minute walk) Bau Truong serves up modern fusion Vietnamese for lunch and dinner. Think Vietnamese taco with slow-cooked meat, fresh herbs and chilli and deep-fried Banh Mi with vegemite.
Fishbowl, 1 Little Pier Street (8-minute walk) With its cult-like following and now famous Japanese inspired bowls, Sydney’s much-loved FISHBOWL launches a new concept for Maker’s Dozen. Expect the usual sashimi and protein offerings, plus a slew of new options including a sashimi bar with Japanese inspired cocktails.
Rey’s Place, 1 Little Pier Street (8-minute walk) Rey’s Place offers a rare taste of Filipino food in Sydney, boasting a mouthwatering share menu with a twist alongside the sweet and boozy cocktail and dessert combos.
Shopping close to Meriton Suites Kent Street
Wander through hip Paddington and Surry Hills, or find these choice shopping destinations close by:
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt St (11 minute walk) A renowned pedestrian walkway featuring food, architecture, buskers and leading brands including Sephora, Veronika Maine and Metalicus.
Sydney’s Paddy Markets, Hay St & Thomas St (7 minute walk) The Paddy markets have been around for over 150 years, offering arts, crafts, fresh food and trinkets for all your Sydney souvenirs.
Harbourside Shopping Centre, 231/2-10 Darling Dr (11 minute walk) There really is something for everyone at Harbourside, from gifts and fashion to travel and tech services.
For the essentials:
City Convenience, Liverpool St (1 minute walk)
Chemist Warehouse Sydney Central, George St (2 minute walk)
Australia Post World Square, George St (4 minute walk)
Transport to and from your Kent Street accommodation
Kent Street is at the heart of the city, close to all easy options for travel: Airport Shuttle
Journey: A 30-40 minute trip from Sydney Airport (Domestic) to Meriton Suites Kent Street.
Cost: $22 one way, $11 for children 13 years or under