Food and Wine in The Rocks
From waterside dining with splendid views of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House to Australia’s oldest pubs, The Rocks is a delectable destination. Discover a tempting range of restaurants, cafes and bars in this historic precinct on the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Walk along harbour foreshore to Campbell Cove, where dining precinct Campbell’s Stores has had a multi-million dollar revamp and restaurants such as 6 Head have uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Reserve your table at nearby Quay, one of the best restaurants in the world.
Taste authentic flavours and cuisines in the sandstone-quarried heart of The Rocks, from Japanese at Sake Restaurant and Bar to German at Munich Brauhaus Sydney and Italian at Caminetto. For fine cuts of prime Australian beef, dine at the Cut Bar and Grill or Pony Lounge and Dining. Search out a former underground opium den that’s now stylish whisky bar The Doss House.
International hotels in The Rocks offer quality dining and cool bars, too. Enjoy cocktails and stunning harbour views at Blu Bar on 36, perched on the Shangri-La Hotel’s 36th floor. The Gantry at Sebel Pier One Sydney Harbour and The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Hotel are both set right on the water with idyllic views.
Visit the pubs where Sydney’s original settlers used to drink, like the Fortune of War, The Hero of Waterloo, the Lord Nelson Brewery and Hotel Palisade. New ales are now being brewed at Endeavour Tap Rooms, inside the building that housed Sydney’s longest running colonial hotel in the 1800s. Not sure where to start? Take a tour with Dave’s Pub Walks.
Sweets and snacks
The Rocks Markets take over the cobblestone streets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with food stalls offering everything from Turkish gozleme to Chinese dumplings and smoky South American barbecue. Grab a coffee and a pastry at La Renaissance, a stylish French patisserie that’s been turning out the flakiest croissants from a heritage storefront for more than 25 years.