Sydney offers a plethora of service options ranging from the good, to the bad and the ugly. Below is a list of core services that I have personally tried and tested on at least ten occasions.
Dry cleaner: No D-Lay, 714 Darling Street Rozelle | good results at a reasonable price.
Shoe repairs: Coombs shoe services, Ground floor, Strand Arcade, Sydney | consistently delivers high-quality workmanship and service.
Professional Dyeing: Cullachange, 216 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Hair cut: Sloanes Studio, 29 Ocean Street, Woollahra, 9362 3956 | Barbara and Graham downsized from 25 staff ten years ago to run this boutique operation.
Dentist: Marcus Venclovas @ 5 Ways Dental, 228a Glenmore Road, Paddington | high tech and relatively pain free.
Massage therapist: Steve, 0402 172 101 | highly effective
Below is a list of less frequently used services that have also impressed.
Picture Framing: Acme Framing, 244 Devonshire Street Surry Hills
Picture hanging service: Greg 0418 416 444
Max Schweizer Swiss Watch Service: 375 George Street, Suite 313, Sydney NSW
Jacket re-waterproofing: Leather and Suede Clean, 10a Aylesbury Street Botany, 02 9666 6083
Colour specialist: Porter’s Paints | used once and what a result. Their on-site colour consultancy will help you sort out the various paint shades to find the right one for your space.
Leather repair: Wayne Pettett, 0414 546 303 | used to repair a Le Corbusier chaise lounge. The repaired tear is impressively hard to find.
Electrician: David Jones Electricians, 1300 353 532 | Prompt, on-time service, no mess and good advice.
Carpet cleaning: Liam O’Byrne, 0414 791 635 | friendly, focused and importantly, he gets results.
Motorcycle building and repairs: Deus ex Machina, 98-104 Parramatta Road Camperdown