Old-school Parisian glamour has arrived on the corner of Danks Street, Waterloo, with The French House. The dining room is a jewel box of French-inspired treasures, from the crystal chandeliers to the...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thefrenchhouse.aspx
Travellers' Choice favourite restaurants
Thousands of restaurants, hundreds of reviews...find out which Sydney restaurants everyone's talking about on TripAdvisor. "Yum" is one comment that sums up the view of dining out in Sydney for many food fans.
Sydney Restaurants Travellers choice
Acclaimed chefs, great local produce, smart service and stunning designs are the key features of many Sydney restaurants in 2012. Sydney has established its credentials as one of the hottest dining destinations on the planet – now it's time to see what the diners think.
TripAdvisor has just released its annual Travellers' Choice Awards for 2012. Generally, the award-winners are the same as the winners of chefs' hats in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide for 2012.
If you're visiting Sydney and looking for insider tips on where to eat, check out the following list of winners - Tetsuya's, Sake Restaurant, Longrain, China Doll, Quay, Pendolino, Marque, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Jonah's Whale Beach, Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Spice I Am, Nomads, Fratelli Fresh, Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar, Spice Temple, Sepia, The Malaya, Glass Brasserie, Aria Restaurant, Billy Kwong, Cafe Sydney, Otto Ristorante.
Diners' comments range from "Great food in a great atmosphere" to "Deserves its best restaurant in Sydney title" to "innovative food -- faultless service".
Some restaurants can be defined by a dish, a location or a unique style. For example, "best snapper pie" is The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, "best seat in town" is Café Sydney, and "this place is hot" is Neil Perry's Spice Temple.
Couple enjoy dinner at Sydney Cafe, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Image James Horan
The Bathers Pavilion restaurant, Balmoral
The Bathers Pavilion restaurant, Balmoral, Sydney (north). Image The Bathers Pavilion
Waterfront dining, Darling harbour
Waterfront dining, Darling harbour. Image Tony Yeates
'Oxley's Boathouse', Hawkesbury River
'Oxley's Boathouse', Hawkesbury River. Image John Hawkes
Cocktails, Darling harbour
Cocktails and dinner, Darling harbour. Image Tony Yeates
beachside dining at Bondi Beach
beachside dining at Bondi Beach. Image Hamilton Lund
The Wharf Restaurant, Sydney
The Wharf Restaurant, Sydney. Image Stephen Ward
Aqua Dining restaurant, Milsons Point
Harbourside dining at Aqua Dining restaurant, Milsons Point - North Sydney. Image Tony Yeates
Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf
Lunch at Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, Sydney inner east.
Spooning Goats is demonstrative of the newfound creative freedom that accompanies the makings of any small bar – the owner is the creative visionary, and he/she can run the place in whatever fas...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-the_sg.aspx
Chef Justin North is set to take charge at Oxford Street favourite, Hotel Centennial. The Hotel contains two bars and a restaurant; the latter offers casual, brasserie-style dining mostly for adults d...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-centennialhotel.aspx
Thai Pothong is one of Newtown’s most popular Thai restaurants, boasting a colossal 300-seat dining room and a mammoth menu. Its extensive offering encourages the sharing of meals and navigates ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thaipothong.aspx
The third instalment of Sydney’s famous Sonoma bakery cafés has set up shop on the lively Danks Street in Waterloo. Signature sourdough loaves are always on hand, or guests can pull up a ba...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-sonomabakerycafewaterloo.aspx
Those who berate Sydney’s laneway bar scene have clearly never experienced the wonders of this drinking haven. Hidden in a side alleyway in the heart of the city, all its seemingly imperfect asp...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-grasshopper.aspx
Bistro Papillon is an intimate French restaurant on Clarence Street in the CBD. The menu spans all your Gallic favourites, from cassoulet to lamb shanks and coq au vin and all are well-executed and sm...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-bistropapillion.aspx
Osteria di Russo and Russo is run by father and son team Pino and Marc Russo, formerly of Bridge Room in Sydney’s CBD. The restaurant is a pointed mix of traditional and modern - with decor simi...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-osteriadirussoandrusso.aspx
Opened by three close friends in 2010, The Eathouse Diner has played a crucial role in transforming Redfern into the trendy suburb it is today. An American style diner that has perfected the art of no...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-eathouse_diner.aspx
Ahead of the next dining trend in Sydney, the diners of Spicy Sichuan sit around large tables of the restaurant’s bottom level with a bubbling pot the centre piece of every table. Throwing in ra...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-spicysichuan.aspx