Walsh Bay Food and wine

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Picturesque views of Sydney Harbour

Walsh Bay is a splendid location to enjoy a signature Sydney attraction - waterside dining. Stylish bars and quality restaurants are on heritage wharves that extend into Sydney Harbour, offering you picturesque views of one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.

  • The Wharf Restaurant, Walsh Bay
  • Walsh Bay

Harbourside dining in Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay is a popular for waterside dining and great theatre and dance. Savour delicious food on heritage-listed finger wharves on Sydney Harbour before seeing world-class performances. And you'll be delighted with the gorgeous views from several bars on the beautifully restored wharves.  

Near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and Barangaroo Reserve, Walsh Bay is home to theatres and performance spaces, restaurants and bars as well as apartments, a marina and a hotel. The Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre are in Walsh Bay.  

The Gantry on Pier One creates delectable Modern Australian cuisine using fresh seasonal produce. Sip cocktails at The Gantry's bar, which has marvellous harbour views. The Sydney Dance Lounge on Pier 4/5 is perfect for a pre-show dinner on the waterfront. Also on Pier 4/5 is the Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, another great spot for drinks and views.  

For fine Italian cuisine, try Fratelli Fresh's Cafe Sopra on Hickson Road. An expansive blackboard menu of mouth-watering pastas and mains, an Italian wine list and fabulous desserts like the signature banoffee pie, make this casual restaurant a popular destination before a show.

Hickson’s Food and Wine is another inviting option if you're looking for a relaxed ambience, with quality tapas, cocktails and a French-focused wine list. A neighbourhood institution is El-Phoenician, serving classic Lebanese dishes and grilled meats using the finest local produce.

Nearby at The Rocks, the historic Lord Nelson Brewery and Hero of Waterloo are also great spots to wander afterwards for a pint. Try the Lord Nelson’s Quayle Ale, an easy drinking summer ale. The charming Hotel Palisade has also recently been restored to its former glory and is a thriving place to sample locally brewed and popular beers. 

  1. Seawall Restaurant & Bar

    Seawall Restaurant & Bar

    Smack bang on the waterfront with direct views of the Walsh Bay pier, the owners of Seawall have pulled on some of Sydney's finest food talents to help bring to life the idea of paired back, rustic, harbourside luxury...

  2. Simmer Cafe

    Simmer Cafe

    Sydneysiders love nothing more than to sit back in the summer sun with the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the background sipping on an ice cold drink or freshly ground coffee. Tempting right? This picture...

  3. Sydney Dance Lounge

    Sydney Dance Lounge

    As dancers hurry in and out from the spacious studios down the corridor, the atmosphere at the Sydney Dance Lounge remains cool and collected. Set on the historical Walsh Bay precinct, the contemporary dining space...

  4. Teras Bali Restaurant

    Teras Bali Restaurant

    Don't let the soft candlelight and inviting ambience fool you – Teras Bali Restaurant is a Walsh Bay restaurant close to the Sydney Theatre, that knows how to baffle indecisive souls, with a seemingly endless menu of...

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