Waterside dining in Sydney
Best of Sydney dining by the water
With so many beautiful waterside locations to choose from, you could spend every day of your Sydney holiday enjoying different sparkling water views at the many unique restaurants.
For an iconic Sydney moment, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in South Bondi is the place to celebrate Sydney in all its splendour, with uninterrupted views over the beach. Sean's Panaroma at the northern end of Bondi Beach also has postcard views and a great contemporary menu. Include The Bucket List on your own bucket list for its beachfront location and casual beach vibe.
For more casual Sydney dining options head to Le Kiosk on Shelly Beach near Manly, the perfect spot for fish and chips while you take in the north-facing beach views. Hugos Manly occupies a prime spot on Manly Wharf - the ferry takes you almost to the door. Further north, Pilu at Freshwater, chef Giovanni Pilu delivers fabulous Sardinian-inspired cuisine along with ocean views.
You'll find great beachside cafes at most of Sydney's beaches. Standouts include Blue Water Cafe at Manly Beach, Swell at Bronte Beach, The Bathers' Pavilion at Balmoral Beach and the Crabbe Hole at Bondi Beach.
Fly and dine in Sydney
You'll really know you're in Sydney when you head off for lunch in a seaplane over Sydney Harbour. Visit Cottage Point Inn on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, drop in to Catalina at Rose Bay, or fly to Jonah's Whale Beach for stunning ocean views and picture-perfect dining at its best.
Woolloomooloo Wharf dining
This heritage-listed wharf, located on Sydney Harbour, is home to many stylish bars and restaurants. Sink into comfortable lounges at Water Bar as you sip on cocktails, or dine outdoors at Manta, Otto Ristorante and China Doll where spectacular views of the city accompany your meal.
Restaurants at The Star
For a taste of Monte Carlo in Sydney, head to The Star in Pyrmont, near Darling Harbour. Celebrate your lucky roll of the dice with a meal at one of the fabulous restaurants located right by the harbour. Don't miss Stefano Manfredi's Balla and fine Asian cuisine at Sokyo, The Century and Black by ezard.
Balmoral Beach is home to delightful waterside restaurants, such as Public Dining Room and The Bathers' Pavilion. Just up the hill, Mosman's Military Road has a string of stylish cafes and restaurants. Don't miss Ripples at Chowder Bay for its tasty menu and terrace views that impress day or night.