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Tucked away in the labyrinth of Potts Point is Ll Wine and Dine, a quirky restaurant that celebrates new Sydney food diversity and old Sydney history. In 2010, inspired by the Hong Kong bar scene, brothers Matt, Tim and Chris Barge reinvented what was a seedy adult bookshop into a trendy locale, keeping the space’s historical eccentricities. The remnants of old Kings Cross can be seen in the ‘60s-era porn wallpaper and the split level back dining room, once a den for illegal gambling. Amidst this rich history you can expect the best of contemporary Asian cuisine and funky cocktails, like the ‘Botanical Fling’ made with Hendricks gin, elderflower and kaffir lime. Top picks on the menu include the deconstructed pork buns (a far cry from the stodgy Yum Cha favourite), the zesty san choy bow and the crispy pork belly. Despite the risk of stomach explosion, the ginger sugar-coated doughnut balls filled with coconut cream were well worth it! (Kristie Beattie) 42 Llankelly Place Potts Point 9356 8393