Gourmet dining in Sydney

Highlights

Reserve a table at one of Sydney’s top-rated restaurants and taste the mouth-watering creations of renowned chefs. You can savour exquisite food and wine while enjoying spectacular views of iconic Sydney attractions, from the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to beautiful beaches.

  • Momofuku, Sydney
  • LuMi, Sydney

Acclaimed Sydney restaurants

Savour the exquisite creations of Sydney’s talented chefs at award-winning restaurants. Some of the restaurants are judged as among the best in the world. Exemplary service and excellent wine lists complement the fine dining and enjoy splendid views of iconic Sydney attractions at some locations.

Each year The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide reviews restaurants in Sydney and Regional NSW and awards one, two or three chef’s hats to the best, similar to Michelin stars. Three hats is the top award. There are hatted restaurants dotted across this vibrant harbour city.

In 2017, restaurants awarded three hats include the Bridge Room and Sepia in the city centre and Quay in The Rocks, on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Nearby in Circular Quay are two-hatted Aria and Bennelong, which is inside a majestic white sail of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House.

Bennelong Restaurant - Sydney

Two hatted restaurants in the city centre are Bentley, Est., Mr Wong, Restaurant Hubert, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Spice Temple and Tetsuya’s. Other two-hatted restaurants include Monopole in art deco Potts Point, near the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, one of the longest timber wharves in the world and home to acclaimed restaurants such as Aki’s Indian and China Doll. Among the Victorian terraces in Paddington is Lucio’s Italian.

Looking over the white sands of world-famous Bondi Beach is Icebergs Bar and Dining. Across the sparkling blue harbour is Pilu at Freshwater, just north of popular Manly Beach. Ormeggio at The Spit is near a wonderful harbour foreshore walking trail, the 10km Manly to Spit Bridge Walk.

Back near the city centre and across from Darling Harbour is Pyrmont, where you can dine at Momofuku Seiobo and see a blockbuster show at Sydney Lyric. On a wharf in Pyrmont is LuMi Bar and Dining. In Chippendale is Automata and Ester. In Newtown is Oscillate Wildly and Sixpenny.

  1. Aria Sydney

    Every artist wants to leave their mark; to create a legacy that is not only remembered, but quintessentially theirs. Just as owners chef Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon have done at Aria. Their award winning, two hatted...

  2. Automata

    Automata is Head Chef Clayton Wells' first solo restaurant, bringing a movable approach to a frequently changing five-course menu. Components stem from Clayton’s varied background at some of Australia and Europe’s...

  3. Cirrus

    Fresh, sustainably-caught seafood in Sydney’s newest dining precinct, Barangaroo.From the multi award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole and Yellow, Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick...

  4. Momofuku Seiobo

    Momofuku Seiobo is Momofuku’s first restaurant outside of New York City. In the main dining area, enjoy a tasting menu that changes frequently. Executive Chef Paul Carmichael draws inspiration from the bounty of...

  5. Monopole

    Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt of the multi award-winning Bentley Restaurant + Bar launched their second eatery MONOPOLE in the heart of Sydney’s Potts Point in December 2012.Come in to experience Brent’s...

  6. Mr Wong

    Layered with timeless colonial furnishings including timber floors with tiled inlay, bamboo framed French woven chairs and slow turning ceiling fans, Mr. Wong pays homage to classic Chinese influences in a...

  7. Tetsuya's

    Over the course of his career Tetsuya has won acclaim, in Australia and internationally, as one of the world’s great chefs. Tetsuya’s serves a degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese...

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Experience Sydney harbourside dining

Enjoy fine dining and spectacular waterfront views overlooking the Sydney Opera House in Sydney's harbourside restaurants.