Paying homage to Mao Zedong - and his particular penchant for traditional Hunan cuisine - the Chairman Mao Chinese Restaurant in Kensington serves up delicious, fiery cuisine in an audaciously orange ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-chairmanmaochineserestaurant.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.
In keeping with its international presence, The Meat & Wine Co Circular Quay has spared no expense in creating this spectacular steakhouse restaurant. The Meat & Wine Co brings South African f...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-themeatwinecocircularquay.aspx
Located at the northern end of King Street, Asakusa is a gorgeous, traditionally-styled Japanese restaurant. The menu is extensive with everything from DIY shabu-shabu to steamboats of sashimi. Asakus...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-asakusajapaneserestaurant.aspx
Strangers sit shoulder-to-shoulder in this tiny restaurant but nobody cares because the cocktails are strong and the food is spicy. Ko and Co is where Korea and Mexico join forces, delivering short-ri...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-ko_and_co.aspx
With so many options for dining just outside Sydney, it can be difficult to have one that stands out for the patrons. Bastille Dining and Terrace however offers diners a unique atmosphere with differe...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-bastille_dining_terrace.aspx
Centennial Parklands Dining offers a modern and open dining experience set amongst 189 hectares of greenery in the Centennial Parklands, only ten minutes from the CBD. An Eastern suburbs’ favour...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-centennialparkrestaurantcafe.aspx
Renowned across Australia for its authentic pizza, Rosso Pomodoro is a stalwart in the Balmain dining scene. Awarded the best “BYO Restaurant of the Year” in the 2012 Good Food Guide, Ross...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-rossopomodoro.aspx
Sample the delights of the hotel’s renowned High Tea or tantalise your tastebuds with some unique cocktails all in the magnificent surrounds of the Cortile Lounge. The Cortile offers an enchant...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thecortile.aspx
The Civic Hotel stands proud as one of Sydney’s last remaining authentic art deco buildings, on the corner of Pitt and Goulbourn Streets in the CBD. Known as a premier live music venue during th...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-civicdining.aspx
Take a wrong turn off Pitt Street to O Bal Tan restaurant, where Sydney diners grill their own meaty morsels and sip on traditional soju. Choose from the more casual ground floor eatery or make your w...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-obaltan.aspx