Discover Double Bay
Welcome to Double Bay, a stylish bayside village tucked away in Sydney's exclusive Eastern Suburbs. Gazing down from The Rooftop at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, it's immediately obvious why Double Bay is one of the city's most desirable addresses. Beautiful beaches and lush parks surround the yacht-dotted bay and tree-lined village laneways and streets, while Sydney's major attractions are just a 12-minute ferry ride away. Whether you're searching for a private art gallery viewing or recommendations for Double Bay's best brunch spot, our concierge team is dedicated to making your stay truly memorable.
Known as one of the original cafe culture destinations in Australia, Double Bay's leafy boulevards and laneways are home to a string of cafes, many with alfresco seating, serving top-notch coffee and fabulous food. Nestled among these is a handful of interesting art galleries, including Frances Keevil Gallery and Art2Muse. Enjoy an alfresco brunch at Bar Indigo, run by friendly locals Anthony and Christian; sip aromatic Salvador Coffee and cold-pressed juices at Filosofy; or savour a flat white at family-run Elbon, which has been supplying freshly-roasted coffee for more than 50 years.
Sydney’s celebrated harbour is the star attraction in Double Bay. Double Bay Marina is home to super yachts and smaller craft, while harbour ferries depart regularly from the public wharf. Fancy a dip? Seven Shillings Beach is a safe harbour swimming spot with picturesque views, while the 100-metre-long Murray Rose Pool is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets. Stretch your legs or enjoy a waterside picnic at Steyne Park or Blackburn Gardens – our concierge team can arrange a gourmet picnic basket, filled with delicious local produce. Or take a water taxi to Clark Island, an uninhabited island just off Double Bay with glorious views of Sydney’s icons.
food and wine
With stellar restaurants, casual eateries and buzzing bars, Double Bay will delight gourmands. Dine on Sydney Rock Oysters at Pelicano; contemporary Japanese at Sake Restaurant & Bar; and mouthwatering char-grilled meats at Mr G's. Stop by Mrs Sippy for gourmet burgers and craft beers, Char & Co for Brazilian-style churrasco, and Matteo for homemade pasta dishes and Italian wines. Cocktail connoisseurs, meanwhile, will love Stillery at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay. The glamorous bar boasts creative concoctions and more than 130 different varieties of gin, among other spirits and beverages.
Double Bay is a haven for high-end boutiques stocking luxury labels, handcrafted jewellery and unique homewards and gifts. Stroll along Bay, Knox and Cross Streets, and the laneways in between, to discover designer pieces from the likes of Carla Zampatti, Scanlan Theodore and Cosmopolitan Shoes, and exquisite fine jewellery from Jan Logan. Tree-lined Transvaal Avenue, meanwhile, is home to fantastic homewares stores and the iconic Belinda boutique, which features up-and-coming designers and international labels. Foodies can shop for gourmet goodies at Scrumptious Chocolates and Cakes and at the Organic Food Market held every Thursday in Guilfoyle Park.