Rockpool Bar & Grill is a steakhouse like no other in Sydney. The soaring art deco interior of the City Mutual Building, coupled with the old-worldly attentiveness of the wait staff and the bar st...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/rockpool-bar-and-grill
Sydney city food and wine
Eating and drinking in Sydney's CBD
You'll find amazing wine and dine options wherever you look in Sydney's city centre. Discover rooftop restaurants, uber-cool hotel bars and a range of alfresco dining options, whether you're seeking casual fare or fine dining with a view.
Food and wine in the city centre
George Street is home to some of the city's best food and wine experiences. Be sure to have a drink at Glass Brasserie, the beautiful wine bar and restaurant in the Hilton Sydney overlooking the domes of the Queen Victoria Building. With a wine cellar reaching the ceiling, it's deliciously decadent. Zeta Bar, a lively club on weekends, is one level up. Also on George Street is the glamorous Ivy Pool Club, a rooftop bar where you can lounge in a cabana and enjoy a cocktail by the pool.
Close by, The Rook is a late-night rooftop eatery on York Street that features lobster and burgers. Explore Spanish tapas bars on Liverpool Street to unassuming Regent Place just next door, where you'll find terrific dumplings at Chef's Gallery, noodles and sushi at TonTon plus up-market Japanese at Azuma. Tucked away below this eating mezzanine is one of the city's newest small bars, Assembly Bar, which boasts a top wine list and innovative bar snacks – try the gourmet hot dogs.
Walk down to Clarence Street and stop by two of the city's secret little bars. The Baxter Inn is styled like an American saloon and serves classic cocktails, while Grandma's is kitsch but cool. There aren't many bars in the city where you can sip a Papa Doble daiquiri and nibble on a cheese jaffle!
Prefer a more casual vibe? Down a tiny side street off George Street, you'll find Grasshopper, a clubhouse-style basement bar where the no-frills cocktails are served in jam jars and punters perch on mismatched retro lounges. Further down George Street is the well known Establishment Bar and the colonial-themed Gin Garden.
At The Rocks, enjoy a cocktail at Saké in the Argyle Centre heritage building, or try a local beer at the Hero of Waterloo, one of Sydney's oldest pubs. On Fridays, you'll want to bring a healthy appetite to The Rocks Foodies Market and its mouth-watering stalls! The fun (and the exquisite food) continues on Saturdays and Sundays at The Rocks' Weekend Markets.
Craft beer is a growing trend all across Australia, and Sydney is no different. Two of the most popular small breweries are the Lord Nelson in the Rocks and 4 Pines in Manly. Harts Pub in the city centre is a great place to try different craft brews from across the country.
For the best views in the city, nothing beats having a drink or a bite to eat at Circular Quay. Opera Bar is a thriving place on weeknights, with live music and unrivalled views of the Sydney Opera House. If you prefer something a little quieter, try Guylian for a Belgian hot chocolate.
Just a short stroll from the city, Steersons Steakhouse on Lime Street offers beautiful waterfront views in an elegant, stylish setting. As supporters of the Australian beef industry, the menu at Stee...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/steersons-steakhouse
Call into waterside Italian restaurant, Baia THE ITALIAN at any time of day for great value modern Italian fare, best enjoyed on the deck overlooking glittering Darling Harbour. Pop in for a leisurely...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/baia-the-italian
Sydneysiders young and old go nuts for the tasty meals dished up without fuss as Chat Thai. Everything here is fast, fresh and easy on the wallet. The chain now has a location on Level 6 of the Westfi...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/chat-thai-westfield-sydney
Located in the prestigious Darling Park precinct, just a bridge walk away from Darling Harbour, Sepia's corporate-luxe dining room is the ultimate in contemporary cuisine with a Japanese twist. Tetsuy...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/sepia
Miso Japanese Restaurant is tucked away in Sydney's World Square complex, offering a scrumptious menu of bento boxes and set meals in a contemporary interior. Based on the Japanese concept of teishoku...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/miso-japanese-restaurant
Who would have thought vintage Singer sewing machines and balls of yarn could draw a crowd? Turns out that Stitch Bar in Sydney's CBD has tapped into a winning combination with grandma's castoffs. Des...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/stitch-bar
With the irresistible aroma of freshly cooked banana bread wafting through Palings Lane and Ash Street, let your nose guide you to Lorraine’s Patisserie. Baking delicious tarts, cakes and pastri...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/lorraines-patisserie
The owners claim this to be the first small wine bar in Sydney which, to be honest, we're not 100% sure about but, one thing we do know: Small Bar is definitely one of Sydney's best small bars. With t...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney-cbd/restaurant/small-bar