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Food and wine in Sydney

  • Uccello Italian Restaurant, Sydney
  • Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, Coogee



Sydney is one of the world's great dining destinations. You can dine by the harbour in award-winning restaurants, enjoy a traditional pub bursting with history or find sublime Sydney views at a cool rooftop bar.

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Dan Hong's Favourite Sydney Restaurants

Some of Sydney's best chefs and food personalities share their hot tips on the city's dining scene, from favourite coffee spots to the most scenic picnic locations, great food bargains and much more.

The best of eating and drinking in Sydney

Dining at Cafe Sydney

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 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.

  • Kitchen by Mike, Rosebery. Image credit: Alana Dimou

    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 from industrial landscape to fabulous food hotspot.
  • 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.
  • Food and cocktails at the Opera Kitchen, Sydney Opera House

    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.
  • 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 a haven at inner-city urban eateries.

  • 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.

Vivid Sydney 2015

Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the country’s best festival delivers its biggest program yet.

For 18 nights, from 22 May – 8 June, Vivid Sydney will once again transform the city and harbour.

Be dazzled by bright shimmering lights, be amazed by spectacular music performances , and be inspired by new leading ideas.

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