Food and Wine

Highlights

Dining in comfort

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.

  • Flying Fish, Sydney
  • Darlo Country Club, Darlinghurst

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.

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.

Palmer & Co, Darlinghurst

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.

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.

Lobo Plantation, Sydney

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.

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.

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.

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