Eat and Drink

Sydney’s bar and dining scene is forever evolving and always delivering great variety, from cheap eats to fine dining. Whether you’re keen for a cocktail or looking for an expertly-made latte from one of the country’s best cafes, you’ve come to the right place.

Head to Inner City's Surry Hills for great coffee and cake; check out Devon Cafe for experimental cafe fare, Reuben Hills for awesome breakfasts and people watching, or Single Origin Roasters for award-winning coffee. The area is also bustling with nightlife and lots of cool, small bars.

Check out Button Bar for cocktails, or Vasco for a night of rock and roll. The neighbouring suburb of Darlinghurst also has a lively bar scene, with everything from ‘secret’ laneway bars like Shady Pines to local favourite, Darlo Bar. If you like craft beer, check out Bitter Phew on Oxford Street for a wide range of international brews on rotating taps.

The Cottage Bar

If you’re in the CBD, head to York, Clarence or Kent Street and discover the quirky late-night watering holes in the area. Standouts include the speakeasy-style Baxter Inn and the secret basement rum haven, Grandma’s Bar.

Visit three of The Rocks’ iconic colonial pubs: The Lord Nelson, The Hero of Waterloo and the Orient Hotel. Nearby Harts Pub offers traditional English pub fare, while The Glenmore has an amazing rooftop with views over Sydney Harbour. Check out the nearby Rocks Market on weekends to browse a selection of handmade goods and artisan food stalls.

Sydney’s restaurants, bars and cafes reflect a world of experiences. You can feast all day and all night in Chinatown, from the classic Chinese dishes of Golden Century to yum cha at the Marigold. Cabramatta is famed for its authentic Vietnamese eateries, while Newtown is known for having great Thai food on the northern end of King Street.

  • Food and Wine Trails

    Food and Wine Trails

    While away the hours on one of the many exciting food and wine trails in NSW, from cellar door experiences to fresh, farmers markets. Enjoy an afternoon sampling local, seasonal produce at Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate. Alternatively, head to Orange to experience local wineries and quaint dining venues.

  • Pubs, Sydney

    Pubs in NSW

    Pub culture has been at the heart of New South Wales (NSW) life since colonial times, so it's no surprise that NSW boasts some great Aussie pubs. From charming country hotels with historic architecture, to modern, up-market bars with sunny beer gardens and quality pub grub, you’ll find a pub in virtually every town in the state.

  • Hunter Valley

    Hunter Valley

    The Hunter Valley region attracts more visitors than any other wine region in Australia. Pop in to one of the many cellar doors (there are more than 100) and do a wine tasting, or go for lunch at one of the region’s many wineries. Many wine tours depart from Sydney, and most hotels and hostels can arrange this for you.