- Destination NSW
Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sydney Restaurants

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s leading restaurants, bars and cafes as well as premium food and wine experiences. For a quintessential Sydney start to your day, go for breakfast in Surry Hills or at an outdoor café at Bondi Beach. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Fort Denison Cafe, located on a small island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. This historic site has panoramic views and the café has a contemporary menu that’s ideal for sharing over a long, leisurely lunch. Sydney beaches also have great cafes as well as great waves. You’ll find some popular ones at Balmoral Beach, Bondi Beach, Cronulla Beach, Dee Why, Harbord and Manly Beach.

If you love great food and wine, plus that special combination of excellent service and beautiful atmosphere, then Sydney offers many such award-winning dining experiences. Three Sydney restaurants are on the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list - Tetsuya’s, Quay and Marque. You’ll find an exciting, fresh dining scene in Sydney, characterised by its diverse and multicultural population.

Wine bars, cocktail bars and small inner-city bars have become increasingly popular in Sydney. Cosmopolitan, stylish and low-key, Sydney bars are the perfect spot to meet friends, enjoy delicious and great food. If pubs are more your style, Sydney’s thriving pub scene includes many beautifully restored heritage pubs and boutique venues buzzing with live music.

The city's mild climate is just right for making the most of balconies, roof terraces and courtyards at any time of the year where you’ll enjoy locally-brewed craft beer, fine wine and a delicious meal. For drinks before a show or dinner, head to Opera Bar in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House for delicious cocktails and fabulous harbour views or check out cool bars in Darlinghurst and historic pubs in The Rocks.

For something even more indulgent, catch a seaplane to a waterside restaurant at Palm Beach or by the Hawkesbury River. Sydney boasts some of Australia’s best high teas, from the iconic QVB tearooms in the heart of the city, to the lush surrounds of the Victoria Room in the inner city. Book in for a relaxing morning or afternoon filled with freshly brewed tea, delectable cakes, scones fresh from the oven and ever-present temptation of sparkling wine.

Sydney Restaurant

  • L'Otel, DarlinghurstView more


    This inner-city neighbourhood is packed with restaurants, bars, cafes and food shops. Some of Sydney’s coolest eateries are spread along Darlinghurst Road, Oxford Street and Victoria Street.

  • Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills, SydneyView more

    Surry Hills

    Along Crown Street you’ll find every type of dining style from eco-friendly Asian to five-star contemporary Australian to pubs with great food and noodle bars with great wine.

  • Interior of Din Tai Fung restaurant, ChinatownView more


    Haymarket and Chinatown have a great selection of restaurants, food courts and noodle bars specialising in genuine Asian cuisine. Don’t miss yum cha on the weekend.

  • Bar, Newtown, SydneyView more

    Inner Sydney

    Leichhardt is packed with authentic Italian restaurants, delis and gelato bars while Newtown celebrates the flavours of cuisines from around the globe.

  • Phu Quoc restaurant, CabramattaView more


    Multicultural Sydney dining is at its best in this western Sydney neighbourhood that’s packed with mouth-watering pho noodle joints and Vietnamese produce shops.

  • Dining, Cockle BayView more

    Darling Harbour

    This huge waterfront precinct has great restaurants, bars, nightclubs and regular free open-air concerts and events. Eat at Cockle Bay Wharf or relax by the harbour at Harbourside.