Food and Wine


Sydney is one of the world's great dining destinations. You can dine by Sydney Harbour in award-winning restaurants, enjoy a traditional pub nestled in history or simply take in the views at a cool rooftop bar.

  • Opera Bay, Sydney
  • Lobo Plantation, Sydney

About Food and Wine in Sydney

Treat yourself to a mouth-watering taste of Sydney's best food and wine, served in stunning locations around the city. An ever-growing list of gourmet restaurants, boutique cafes and bars means you'll never be short of inspiration on where to eat and drink in Sydney. If you enjoy stylish venues with excellent food, wine and service, make sure you visit some of Sydney's hatted restaurants including Quay, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Sepia.

Star chef Matt Moran’s Chiswick in Woollahra inhabits a picturesque green space including a 150-square-metre vegetable garden. The menu embraces a simple approach with a range of dishes, from seafood to Matt Moran's famous lamb.

Chiswick, Sydney

The city centre is another magnet for eclectic new tastes. Restaurant Hubert inhabits a jazz-infused basement space with intriguing features including a wine balcony and a small theatre. Nomad’s Nathan Sasi brings Spanish and Moorish influences to his Mercado, in the same building as Indu’s village-style southern Indian fare.

Also in the city you can enjoy some superb cocktail bars. Sample delicious cocktail and food at the award-winning prohibition-themed Palmer & Co. The Darlo Country Club gives nearby Darlinghurst an inner city cocktail oasis inspired by grand old Californian country clubs, and opulent cocktail bar Della Hyde adds more glamour to Oxford Street’s mix.

Palmer & Co, Darlinghurst

The Wilmot showcases modern, Asian-themed expressions of European and Australian classics from exec chef Ryan Hong. At Barangaroo, recent openings include Gin&It, a bar from The Barber Shop’s team boasting Australia’s largest gin collection, nestled beside cult food outlet Belle’s Chicken.

Chatswood is Sydney’s north-side Asian eating hub with temptations to rival Chinatown. The District dining precinct boasts 13 international outlets, including Australia’s first Tim Ho Wan dim sum house as well as the first north-of-the harbour outpost for dessert king Adriano Zumbo.

Spice Alley, Chippendale

Hawker Lane, a bustling bazaar of Asian flavours, has transformed the lower level of Westfield Chatswood into a major foodie destination. In Chippendale, Spice Alley’s Kopi-Tiam delivers another aromatic powerhouse of hawker-style diners.

On the beautiful Northern Beaches, The Newport is a wonderful venue overlooking Pittwater and set in idyllic gardens, outdoor dining spaces and bars. Enjoy incredible views and food experiences as well as extensive wine, beer and cocktail lists.

Set the scene for a big night out

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney

A delicious meal is the perfect prelude to a night of entertainment in one of Sydney’s world-class theatres. If you’re catching a show at Sydney Opera House, set off early to enjoy a meal at two-hatted ARIA, just across the forecourt. Matt Moran’s elegant eatery has stunning harbour views and a pre-theatre menu showcasing the celebrity chef’s fine-dining delicacies.

Equally as enticing are the special pre- and post-theatre menus served in the shadow of the iconic sails at Peter Gilmore’s award-winning Bennelong. More casual options and pre-show drinks are available at the buzzing Opera Bar right by the harbour.

Within the same grand heritage building as The State Theatre, Gowings Bar and Grill features a dazzling cast of local produce. And a performance by Darlinghurst Theatre Company at the Eternity Playhouse and a meal beforehand at nearby The Commons Local Eating House is a double bill of Sydney’s heritage architecture.

The Star’s Lyric Theatre in Pyrmont shares a precinct with several acclaimed restaurants; chef Chase Kojima’s Sokyo restaurant is always a winner. Tell the kitchen you’re seeing a show or ask to go ‘omakase’ and let them create your overture of sashimi, tempura and other Japanese treats.

  • 4 Pines Brewing Company, Manly

    Breweries and specialist bars

    Check out the ever-increasing number of new bars in Sydney, especially in the city centre and surrounds. Many of these buzzing venues are run with a personal touch and a bit of local flavour by enthusiastic young owner-operators.

  • Archie Rose Distillery, Rosebery

    Hot new dining precincts

    Sydney has a way of putting you in the mood to try something new, especially when it comes to eating out. Chippendale and Rosebery have undergone an exciting urban renaissance as fabulous food hotspots.

  • Al Aseel, Lakemba.

    Multicultural flavours

    The diversity of Sydney's population is reflected in its extensive range of multicultural cuisine available across the city and its suburbs. Explore Sydney's oldest Chinatown and discover its newest Thai Town.

  • Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

    Outdoor dining

    Beachside hangouts, rooftop bars and glamourous wharf restaurants make Sydney's alfresco dining options enticing year-round, while lush outdoor gardens offer inner city havens.

  • Bills, Bondi.

    Best for brunch

    Brunch is possibly Sydneysiders' favourite meal of the day, with stellar coffee joints, freshly baked bread and original creations that have developed cult followings.

  • Champions Mountain Organics at the Eveleigh Farmers Markets, Eveleigh

    Sydney growers markets

    Sydney's growers' markets take produce straight from the earth and deliver it direct to shoppers. Enjoy the freshest local produce while supporting local growers.

  1. Romolo

    The CBD's The Strand Arcade may be historic, but the restaurants trading there are thoroughly modern. Romolo is a trattoria with a new way of looking at dining - breakfast brings a menu of the usual goodies, plus a...

  2. Ryan's Bar

    Tucked on level four of Australia Square, Ryan's Bar is a chilled spot to kick back for a few post work drinks. With sleek indoor stool tables and an adjoining beer garden, the bar features 25 beers on tap, and an...

  3. Sanctuary Hotel Bistro

    Standing smartly on the corner of Liverpool and Kent Streets, the Sanctuary Hotel Bistro tips its hat to those Sydney city dwellers who seek delicious bistro meals within designer restaurant surrounds. It's an order...

  4. Sassy's Red at Westfield Sydney

    There are food courts and then there is the Level 5 Westfield Sydney food court. It's like comparing apples and oranges. You can't. And Sassy's Red – a Malaysian coffee shop obsessed with jazz – may seem like an odd...

  5. Schnitz World Square

    Nothing compares to a freshly fried, golden schnitzel and you can have it your way at Schnitz World Square. Select your protein (chicken, veal or a veggie pattie) and have it made to order. Choose to whack your...

  6. Sea Bay Restaurant

    In the inner-city kitchen of Sea Bay Chinese restaurant, the star of the show is the chef's handmade noodles. They come stir fried with generous portions of meat or veggies, or served in huge bowls of soup. Diners can...

  7. Sepia Wine Bar

    A spinoff from the original Sepia, this smart wine bar serves up chef Martin Benn's yakitori skewers, which pairs perfectly with its internationally-sourced wine list. Beyond those delicate skewers, there's also a...

  8. Settlement on Quay

    Just opposite the Ferry Terminal at the base of the historical AMP building in Darling Harbour, Settlement on Quay provides visitors and corporates with a great view and a lively atmosphere. The menu is a modern take...

  9. Shalom Indonesian Restaurant

    Get hot and spicy at Shalom Restaurant with an extensive menu of traditional and Westernised Indonesian dishes of spicy curries, soups and noodles suitable for the entire family. All dishes are served using the...

  10. Shipley's at Holiday Inn

    Marvel at the massive ironbark beams and cast iron pillars retained from the days of a bustling wool trading floor at Shipleys Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, Darling Harbour. Dinner served Tuesday to Saturday.

  11. Shirt Bar

    ‘Not another small bar' you kick your legs and scream – and we say: yes, ‘tis another one, but a good one at that. Combine your annual (and may we add, much avoided) ‘stock up on shirts' shopping trip with a few...

  12. Silverspoon

    Silverspoon Restaurant is a contemporary eatery just around the corner from Hyde Park, in the city centre. The dining room has large windows, perfect for people watching. The menu here has European roots but its...

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