267 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010 NSW Australia
Medusa is located on a quiet section of Darlinghurst Road between busy William Street and the even busier Oxford Street. Darlinghurst is an urban village similar to New York's 'Soho', with a unique inner city vibe where the locals are black clad youth leaders, who include artists, independent filmmakers and designers. One hundred years ago it was lined with the mansions of Australia's early gentry. Today it still has a number of mansions, however it is more famous for its cafe society, it's bohemian culture and its eclectic mix of the old and the new.
Grand buildings and modern monoliths blend wonderfully with converted terraces. Prominent business identities share buildings with the creative, the fashionable. The tree-lined terraces and old funky mansionettes are the homes and headquarters for international filmmakers and studios including Bazmark at the Iona who are the makers of the films Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, and Romeo and Juliet. Darlinghurst is renowned for Italian coffee and boasts many famous cafes including Latteria, Bill's, Artisan and Tropicana. The Sydney Good Food Guide has awarded the areas numerous restaurants including Onde, Fishface, Forbes and Burton and O'Callcutter. The local pubs and hip bars have the cool factor and are the places to be when the sun fades. The Green Park, The Victoria Room, The Columbian and Ruby Rabbit are our favorites. Oxford Street is around the corner and where the colourful Mardi Gras parade takes place each year “ there is a bar or pub here for every taste - too many to mention.
Medusa shares this fashionable small strip along Darlinghurst Road with some of Sydney's historical parks, national trust houses and slick urban developments. It is home to one of Sydney's oldest and most beautiful churches - St Johns. Other landmarks include; The Garvan Institute, the space-age medical research centre; The Horizon, an ultra modern monolith designed by architect - Harry Seidler. Darlinghurst has a wonderful mix of fashion boutiques, homeware, gift and design shops, bookshops, galleries, curiosity shops, spas and salons are also notable.
Elevated above the city, Darlinghurst is the centrepiece of the surrounding inner city suburbs, Paddington, Surry Hills, East Sydney, Potts Point, Kings Cross and Elizabeth Bay. It is walking distance to the CBD, the Harbour and Opera House - the perfect location for those who wish to interact with the creative locals and enjoy themselves - totally.
The Medusa is positioned in the middle of the city's most interesting restaurant, cafe and bar quarter, and no more than a five-minute stroll from everything else.