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Macleay Street Bistro

#224 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
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73A Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9358 4891
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When the unbookable place you're keen to try has a queue half way down the street there's no point in hanging about at 8pm on a Friday night in Potts Point. So where to next? "Macleay Street Bistro" we cried in unison and where we should have booked and gone directly to in the first place - it's more our... More 

Thank Cheryl S
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us arrived at the restaurant more interested in talking and catching up than ordering so the waiter had to return several times just to take our order. The restaurant was very quiet which suited us and I can't say enough about our waiter. Unfortunately I did not get his name but the service was excellent considering my husbands... More 

Thank missiquincy
Sydney, Australia
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222 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating here for more years than I am able to remember and when my now partner first came out from the UK some 15 or more years ago we went there for dinner - Traditionally it is our Christmas Eve dinner venue and also for birthdays and just when we feel like a good night out. We... More 

Thank Trevor H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Macleay Street Bistro - we love to have a meal here when we are in Sydney. We like the menu, its always reliable & tasty fresh food. Also great there is a bottle store near by for BYO option. We will return ...

Thank KiwiTravellers
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small space, but it works well. The service is good and friendly...there to please. We had two entrees each and all started with a yummy corn soup.I ordered a special of garlic prawns...nothing of what I expected and very disappointing. Basically a tasteless shrimp salad. We will go back there, but perhaps find out more of what I... More 

Thank hungry c
North Beach, Australia
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

MSB is a lovely French restaurant located in Potts Point. The menu has something for everyone, wine list good and you can also byo. We tried the twice baked French onion souffle, followed by a Barramundi dish and a risotto. All cooked to perfection. The service is always superb at MSB - attentive but unobtrusive. We have dined here many... More 

Thank foodfan2020
Los Angeles, CA
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457 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious dishes! Generous serving of crab with tiny bits of cucumber and red pepper and a rich corn chowder poured around the crab "salad" when served, 4 fried shrimp tails with green salad, risotto with finely sliced leeks in a rich sauce, and grilled Tasmanian salmon. Good service!

Thank DeborahandAndy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It was my first time trying this place with my dear friend. Service was outstanding so as the food. Friendly environment. Being food fanatic I do recommend this place everyone.

Thank nabz2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We found this cute restaurant when staying at Potts Point and loved it so much we went back again the next night! The meal was amazing and the staff just gorgeous!

Thank pbtravel2014
Sydney, Australia
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222 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Yet another visit to one of our favourite spots to eat - we have been eating there every Christmas Eve now for some ten years and for other special occasions and for a night out - Sunday was my birthday so why not go to our Bistro - we booked an outside table so we could take our pup and... More 

Thank Trevor H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 29
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73A Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9358 4891
This is bistro cuisine at its finest, influenced by France with the best of modern Australia completing the mix. The menu is complemented by our weekly blackboard specials, showcasing the best in market freshness, alongside our benchmark bistro dishes. Local and international diners value the intimate privacy and discretion of the modern dining experience on offer. The Bistro has a great wine list showcasing a range of French and Australian wines. As well you can BYO wine with a corkage charge. The Bistro nestled in the 'Paris end' of Potts Point. Join us, to enjoy quality and consistency in all aspects of modern food and wine service. Macleay Street Bistro is open 7 nights from 5.30-11Pm and all day dining on Saturday and Sunday. We only close on Christmas Day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?