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
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.
Vivaz Restaurant and Nightclub, right in the centre of the Rocks is one of the very few places where you can dine, dance and be entertained by a swinging South American band. Great for large groups....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-vivazrestaurantnightclub.aspx
Sick of being kicked out of the bar at the stroke of midnight, just when the party should be getting started? Well, expect to party on at Low 302. This swanky Crown Street locale continues to rock til...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-low302.aspx
Inner west Marrickville is home to the cool kids, cafes, and good doses of caffeine and the arts. West Juliett fits right in with her energy, and thoughtful dishes using fresh ideas. Order a White Hor...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-westjuliett.aspx
Located in the heart of Surry Hills, new Italian eatery Franco Franco offers diners a simple yet sophisticated dining experience, with an emphasise on the use of the best quality produce and home-made...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-francofranco.aspx
Crane is a sophisticated Bayswater Road restaurant, bar and VIP hangout. The decor is as swish as the well-dressed clientele, with sleek wooden finishes, exposed brick walls and a large outdoor terrac...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-crane.aspx
Kazbah 'Darling Harbour' is the newest member to the Kazbah Group, and perhaps the most luxurious of the trio. Authentic Moroccan metalwork, glassware and ceramics create the beautiful space where you...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-kazbahdarlingharbour.aspx
This late-night Pitt Street dive gets its name from Korean cult gangster movie “Chingoo,” or “friend” and it’s the perfect place to drop in with your mates for good value...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-bestfriendkoreanrestaurant.aspx
Tucked away amongst the terrace houses of Bourke Street, Fico, which is Italian for ‘cool’, is just that. From the team behind Il Baretto, this neighborhood wine bar is lilliputian in size...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-ficovinoecucina.aspx
Thainatown, a low-key, constantly buzzing Thai joint in Chinatown, serves foodies, students and Thai expats alike. The restaurant offers the usual menu of green curry and crying tiger, but it also ser...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-thainatown.aspx