Food and Wine


Dining in comfort

Sydney is one of the world's great dining destinations. You can dine by Sydney Harbour in award-winning restaurants, enjoy a traditional pub nestled in history or simply take in the views at a cool rooftop bar.

  • Tokyo Bird, Surry Hills.
  • Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, Coogee

The best of eating and drinking in Sydney

Firedoor Restaurant, Surry Hills

Treat yourself to a mouth-watering taste of Sydney's best food and wine, served in stunning locations around the city. An ever-growing list of gourmet restaurants, boutique cafes and bars means you'll never be short of inspiration on where to eat and drink in Sydney. If you enjoy stylish venues with excellent food, wine and service, make sure you visit some of Sydney's hatted restaurants including Momofuku SeioboQuay, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Sepia.

In this diverse city, you'll find an amazing range of multicultural food and wine experiences. Discover the delicious cuisines of Italy, Greece and Turkey on a tour with Gourmet Safaris, or meet local producers from boutique brewers and coffee roasters to spice merchants and smallgoods specialists on an Ultimately Sydney Gourmet Tour. Food events and weekly growers' markets give you the chance to buy local produce, become a master chef at a short cooking class or visit the Sydney Fish Market Seafood School.

Looking for a unique Sydney dining moment? Sydney's brunches will give you a reason to jump out of bed. Explore the city's hottest new dining precincts in Chippendale, Rosebery and Marrickville, and enjoy the best of Sydney's alfresco food scene in a mix of scenic waterside and funky inner-city outdoor dining locations.

Grill seekers

Papi Chulo, Manly

Want to improve your skill in grilling the perfect meat? Pull up a pew at Firedoor in Surry Hills. Chef Lennox Hastie heads a kitchen where every bit of the cooking is done over coals. But if that sounds like caveman stuff, prepare to ditch the Flintstones preconceptions when the food starts to come out. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking salad leaves grilled and served with cured pork and walnuts, superb fillets of Murray cod, dory and gurnard, or serious dry‐aged beef rib, Hastie and his crew demonstrate that cooking with fire can be precise and elegant.

If you want to turn up the smoke‐factor (and the volume) a few notches, follow your nose down a Chippendale side street for LP’s Quality Meats. Here former Tetsuya’s head chef Luke Powell harnesses the power of his turbo‐charged Southern Pride smoker to bring remarkable savoury tang to chicken rubbed with paprika and dill, lamb belly rolled around merguez sausage, beef short‐ribs and much more.

The vibe at Manly’s Papi Chulo is beachier, but the flavours on show are no less emphatic. Step off the ferry and try to resist the scent of the house barbecue platter, the grilled jumbo prawns and lemongrass dressing, or the lamb T‐bones with eggplant and parsley. Our advice? Surrender immediately.

  • 4 Pines Brewing Company, Manly

    Breweries and specialist bars

    Check out the ever-increasing number of new bars in Sydney, especially in the city centre and surrounds. Many of these buzzing venues are run with a personal touch and a bit of local flavour by enthusiastic young owner-operators.

  • Archie Rose Distillery, Rosebery

    Hot new dining precincts

    Sydney has a way of putting you in the mood to try something new, especially when it comes to eating out. Chippendale and Rosebery have undergone an exciting urban renaissance as fabulous food hotspots.

  • Al Aseel, Lakemba.

    Multicultural flavours

    The diversity of Sydney's population is reflected in its extensive range of multicultural cuisine available across the city and its suburbs. Explore Sydney's oldest Chinatown and discover its newest Thai Town.

  • Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

    Outdoor dining

    Beachside hangouts, rooftop bars and glamourous wharf restaurants make Sydney's alfresco dining options enticing year-round, while lush outdoor gardens offer inner city havens.

  • Bills, Bondi.

    Best for brunch

    Brunch is possibly Sydneysiders' favourite meal of the day, with stellar coffee joints, freshly baked bread and original creations that have developed cult followings.

  • Champions Mountain Organics at the Eveleigh Farmers Markets, Eveleigh

    Sydney growers markets

    Sydney's growers' markets take produce straight from the earth and deliver it direct to shoppers. Enjoy the freshest local produce while supporting local growers.