Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

1 Kensington St, Chippendale

by James Wilkinson

The food at the Old Clare Hotel is led by Clayton Wells, formerly of Momofuku Seiobo, who offers a seasonally-changing five course menu at Automata, and star Brit chef Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social where it’s about shared plates and degustations loaded up with Aussie seafood and meats.

In the designer boutique hotel, the bar, which serves up local craft beer, cocktails and New South Wales wines was formerly the old pub, while upstairs find lofts, showroom suites and our pick the Abercrombie Room, which comes complete with an oversized bath tub next to the bed.

1 Kensington St, Chippendale, NSW, 2008. +61 (0)2 8277 8277.