Sydney serves up some of Australia’s best food and wine at restaurants, bars and cafes across the city. For a quintessential Sydney start to your day, breakfast in The Rocks or at an outdoor cafe at Bondi Beach. Enjoy lunch by the harbour at Woolloomooloo Wharf or Balmoral Beach. For something a little more indulgent, catch a seaplane to a waterside restaurant at Palm Beach or by the Hawkesbury River. Drinks before a show or dinner? Head to Opera Bar in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House for delicious cocktails and fabulous harbour views or check out cool bars in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills.
Sydney’s gourmet dining scene has an exciting, fresh style that’s characterised by its global outlook. Three Sydney restaurants are on the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list - Tetsuya’s, Quay and Marque. If you love great food and wine, plus that special combination of excellent service and beautiful atmosphere, then Sydney offers many such award-winning dining experiences.
Wine bars, cocktail bars and small inner-city bars have become increasingly popular in Sydney. Cosmopolitan, stylish and low-key, Sydney bars are the perfect spot to meet friends, enjoy delicious and great food.
If pubs are more your style, Sydney’s thriving pub scene includes many beautifully restored heritage pubs and boutique venues buzzing with live music. The city's mild climate is just right for making the most of balconies, roof terraces and courtyards at any time of the year where you’ll enjoy locally-brewed beer, fine wine and a delicious meal.
Sydneysiders love a good café; they also expect to have a great coffee that’s likely to be freshly-roasted from organic beans. You’ll find great cafes in some great spots in Sydney. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Fort Denison Cafe, located on a small island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. This historic site has panoramic views and the café has a contemporary menu that’s just right for sharing over a long, leisurely lunch. Sydney beaches also have great cafes as well as great waves. You’ll find some popular ones at Balmoral Beach, Bondi Beach, Cronulla Beach, Dee Why, Harbord and Manly Beach.