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Food and wine in Sydney


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

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Where to eat in 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 casual pubs means you'll never be short of inspiration on where to eat in Sydney. If you enjoy stylish venues with excellent food, wine and service, make sure you visit some of the restaurants that feature on the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list: Tetsuya's, Quay, Marque and Momofuku Seiobo.

In this diverse, multicultural city, you'll find an amazing range of 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 farmers 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? Visit the funky noodle bar at Ms G's, or try the legendary fish and chips from The Boathouse at Palm Beach, modern Vietnamese at Luke Nguyen's Red Lantern in Surry Hills, and traditional Japanese fare at Toko, also in Surry Hills. Want dessert? Adriano Zumbo's Rozelle Cafe produces a sublime chocolate cocoon, a chocolate forest is on offer at Sepia in the city and Black Star Pastry in Newtown has fabulous chocolate eclairs and cakes.

Cafe Sydney, Image James Horan

Waterside dining

Enjoy spectacular Sydney views at many locations around the city. Dine by the water at Quay on Sydney Harbour, The Bar at the End of the Wharf in Walsh Bay, The Boathouse at Palm Beach, The Bucket List in Bondi, The Sailor's Club at Rose Bay, Hugos Manly and The Bathers' Pavilion at Balmoral Beach. Jonah's at Whale Beach is also well worth the trip to the Northern Beaches.

Beer at the Australian Hotel

Pubs in Sydney

The pub scene in Sydney is buzzing in winter. Visit The Rocks for a heritage feel at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Orient Hotel and The Glenmore. The Tilbury Hotel in Woolloomooloo, The Welcome Hotel in Rozelle and the Marlborough Hotel in Newtown are also all great spots to visit.

Opera Bar, Sydney harbour, Image Mark Pokorny

Bars in Sydney

Whether it's a bar by the beach, on a rooftop in the city centre or overlooking a lush green park, there's a bar to suit your every mood. Check out these hotspots: The Canteen, Bondi Hardware, The Bar at the End of the Wharf and Bulletin Place.

Sydney food and wine

In recent years, Sydney  has become a world-class dining destination. Acclaimed chefs are committed to  producing beautiful food served in the stunning natural locations for which Sydney is famous – by Sydney Harbour,  overlooking a golden beach or idyllic waterway. Three Sydney city restaurants are included in the S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants list –  Tetsuya's, Quay and Marque. Book ahead and you'll enjoy a unique dining experience in Sydney.

In Sydney, you'll find a world of cafes, bars and pubs thriving in a city that has a  temperate climate and casual lifestyle, perfect for rooftop bars and alfresco dining. You can also learn to cook,  join a gourmet safari tour and taste the best of global cuisine from yum cha  and dumplings to fresh pasta and mezze plates to share. There are some exciting  food events in Sydney  throughout the year - but Crave Sydney  International Food Festival in October is the biggest and most  mouth-watering event. Weekly farmers markets supply seasonal produce for keen  chefs and diners while gourmet produce shops, gelato shops and bakeries supply  the best of the basics.