Nestled within the vibrant hub of Darling Street, inside one of Balmain’s oldest hotels, The Unity Hall Hotel is an iconic Balmain figure. With recent renovations, Unity Hall Hotel has re-establ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-unityhallhotel.aspx
Gourmet dining Sydney
Where to eat in Sydney
Almost anywhere is the answer. Acclaimed chefs, access to fresh, local produce and fine restaurants in beautiful locations combined with a laid-back lifestyle to give Sydney's food and wine culture a flavour all its own.
Sydney's gourmet dining scene has an exciting, fresh style that's characterised by the global outlook of its chefs, food producers and local diners. A few select Sydney restaurants have starred on the S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants list including Tetsuya's, Quay, Marque and Momofuku Seiobo while Sydney chefs making their mark around the world include David Thompson at Nahm in Bangkok and Tetsuya's Waku Ghin in Singapore.
If you love great food and wine, plus that special combination of excellent service and beautiful atmosphere, then Sydney offers many award-winning dining experiences. There are at least six restaurants in the don't-miss category: est., Marque, Momofuku Seiobo, Rockpool, Quay and Sepia have all won three chefs hats in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide. Two-hatted restaurants include Aria, Gastro Park, Nomad, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Longrain, Ormeggio at The Spit, Pilu on Pittwater, Porteno, Spice Temple and Tetsuya's.
There are now more than 40 Sydney restaurants that have earned one hat, and they're sprinkled all over Sydney. A tavola, Billy Kwong, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Cafe Sopra, China Doll, Flying Fish, glass brasserie, Sean's Panaroma, Ume and Xanthi are just a few.
Stefano Manfredi's Balla at The Star
Stefano Manfredi pays homage to his Milanese roots at his restaurant Balla, located in The Star (formerly Star City Casino) overlooking Sydney Harbour. His authentic Italian cuisine joins a hub of great restaurants, hotels and bars that are just a short walk from the city centre.
Listed as one of the S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants, Tetsuya's continues to attract food lovers seeking a dining experience like no other. An eleven-course degustation menu fuses the Japanese philosophy of using natural, seasonal flavours with classic French technique.
Quay has Peter Gilmore at the helm, a chef who delights in sourcing rare ingredients and uses produce grown on his organic farm in the Blue Mountains. According to the S.Pellegrino World's Best 50 Restaurants, Quay's style of food is nature-based with fragrant poached chicken top of the menu.
Marque, in Surry Hills, combines classical French cuisine with the best of Australian produce. Head chef Mark Best pushes conventional food boundaries in unexpected ways with innovative techniques from dehydration to jelly or flash-frozen. The result is robust flavour combinations and carefully composed presentations.
Italian food is best enjoyed with chatter and lots of hand waving. Haberfield restaurant Dolcissimo offers guests a buzzing ambience as well as authentic cuisine (and house-made gelato) courtesy of ch...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-dolcissimo.aspx
At Vessel Italian & Bar, Head Chef James Westbrook has created a rustic style Italian menu focused on antipasti, pizza, home-made pasta, and carne using fresh local produce. Situated on King Stree...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-vessel.aspx
Located inside a transformed art deco bank building on bustling Oxford Street is the glamorous, sophisticated Slide. The fit-out exudes theatrical flair with its New York style lounge bar and Parisian...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-slide.aspx
With its bohemian reputation, it seems only fitting that Newtown should be home to The Vanguard, a New Orleans inspired jazz, blues and roots restaurant. Think ruby red walls glowing under ornate chan...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thevanguard.aspx
360 Ristorante Italiano in Sans Souci embraces you with Southern Italian warmth and hospitality from the moment you arrive. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a fabulous feast for your special occasio...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-360ristoranteitaliano.aspx
If you really wanted to follow love.fish’s sustainable efforts, then maybe you could walk home from the Rozelle seafood restaurant. The giant blackboard of the fish diner lists ‘Fish We Lo...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-lovefish.aspx
Townhouse Bar & Restaurant boasts a chic and funky atmosphere with a sleek and modern feel. Located on the ground floor of The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney, Townhouse Bar & Restaurant offers 12 be...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-townhousebarrestaurant(thesebel).aspx
Restaurant 317 offer patrons a relaxed and casual fee during the day, and a warm ambience in the evening with an open plan atmosphere, modern décor, ambient lighting and an alfresco courtyard. He...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-restaurant317.aspx
Internationally acclaimed as one of the world's best hotels, InterContinental Sydney is a true expression in luxury. Combining timeless elegance with a spectacular location and outstanding facilities,...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-intercontinentalsydneyhotel.aspx