This corner cafe is adored by local Bondi residents, who flock here for the illustrious baguette sandwiches. Served on wooden boards, these voluptuous rolls are packed with colourful vegetables and an...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-suncafe.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.
Lamesa is a family owned restaurant established in 2002 at Dee Why on the Sydney northern beaches. Unlike the other Asian cuisine and tastes, Philippine cuisine has had limited presence in the restaur...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-lamesa.aspx
With indoor and outdoor seating, Goloso Restaurant in Haberfield can create the perfect casual, yet smart venue destination for all occasions. Great for families. Working together with exclusive Itali...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-goloso.aspx
If in search of a terrific pub meal served with a cosy dose of British character, the Lord Dudley restaurant in Paddington has become a much-loved local....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thelorddudleyhotel.aspx
Located at the Cleveland End of Crown Street, Cafe Mint offers Surry Hills hipsters a cool menu bursting with North African and Middle Eastern flavours. Choose a generously proportioned individual mea...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-cafemint.aspx
Like its predecessor (A Fish Called Paddo), The Paddo Grill is not your traditional steak-and-chip grill joint. Located in Paddington’s trendy five ways, this smart casual diner allows guests to...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-afishcalledpaddoseafoodemporium.aspx
Crown Street is swiftly running out of room to house the explosion of quirky eateries popping up. The Original Californian Burrito Company have secured a hole in the wall at number 612. The Mexican ea...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-originalcalifornianburritocompany.aspx
This seafood stunner offers a selection of beautifully presented dishes, and a view of the Parramatta River. Stonebar Seafood Brasserie is sure to please with its fresh flavours. Dishes on offer chang...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-stonebar.aspx
A rare gem on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Mezza Grill Lebanese Cuisine introduces its exotic flavours, authentic-meets-modern decor and super friendly and efficient service to an ever-growing and...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-mezzagrilllebanesecuisine.aspx
The former Buckler’s Canteen has been re-conceptualised, and with its large open spaces, indoor and outdoor seating and party vibe, it’s a must-try destination for summer. The menu is an i...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-canteenbaranddiner.aspx