25 April 2013
A delicious hot meal is a great way to take the chill off a winter night – and whether you are looking for pub grub or a romantic candle-lit dining experience, Sydney has something to offer diners on every budget.
To help you navigate your way through Sydney’s restaurant scene, we’ve put together a handy guide of the best eateries the harbour city has to offer.
Potts Point: Great restaurants for every taste
Enjoying a meal amid the backdrop of Sydney’s stunning harbour is always a pleasure, and fortunately, Potts Point has no shortage of great restaurants to choose from.
We particularly love Ms G’s – a funky noodle bar spread out over five floors in the heart of Potts Point. From its quirky decor – check out the neon pink signage and graffiti wall – to its delicious menu, there’s plenty to like about the supercharged Asian fare here.
Elsewhere in Potts Point, you won’t want to miss a visit to Monopole, which boasts an impressive bar and a fabulous menu. Head chef Brent Savage keeps the great food coming all night long – we recommend visiting with a few friends and ordering share plates so you can sample a bit of everything.
Monopole also stocks an extensive collection of wines, including rare, biodynamic and organic offerings.
An unforgettable dining experience in Newtown
As one of Sydney’s most vibrant suburbs, Newtown has an infections bohemian atmosphere you can’t help but fall in love with.
Here, we recommend the degustation-only restaurant Sixpenny, where Dan Puskas and James Parry have been named as two of the city’s Young Chefs of the Year by the Sydney Morning Herald. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes here come fresh from the restaurant’s very own farm in Bowral.
After you’ve had your fill of the small and tasty dishes served up here, you’ll want to save a little room for the famed cookie jar dessert, which includes miniature monte carlos and kingstons.
Elsewhere in Newtown, you won’t want to miss Hartsyard on Enmore Road, where husband and wife team Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart have cooked up a menu of modern comfort food inspired by the best fresh produce in Australia. This intimate eat-in bar has a restaurant with a seating capacity of 36, so you may wish to make a reservation before you head over!
Great food and more in Surry Hills
If you are looking for a restaurant experience that sets the stage for a great night on the town, Surry Hills is an inner city suburb to watch.
Here, you’ll find something for everyone. Reuben Hills, for example is a brilliant coffee roastery and cafe – the perfect meeting point for friends at the weekend or to have a break from shopping.
Elsewhere, MEXICO Food and Liquoroffers up some of the city’s best Mexican dining options, including fresh tacos and quesadillas – all of which can be washed down with a splash of tequila or a refreshing margarita. This is a great option if you are travelling by public transport, as the restaurant is located just steps away from Sydney’s Central Station.Alternatively, the Spanish-inspired MoVida is another brilliant place to enjoy a great meal out on the town. Here, diners can experience the trademark tapas-style dishes that have won the restaurant scores of awards for its innovative cuisine. Best of all, MoVida is located just around the corner from the trendy bar 121BC, which could be a great next stop on your Surry Hills night out!