Sydney is great city for eating out with the whole family, with fresh food at affordable prices and spectacular locations to eat. You'll find many cafes, pubs and restaurants in Sydney have children's menus that offer great value or earlybird deals in the evenings for families.
Picnics are popular in the many tranquil parks around Sydney Harbour, one of the world's great natural harbours. Take a ferry to Shark Island for a picnic lunch with marvellous views of the harbour, or head for world-famous beaches at Bondi or Manly for fish and chips by the ocean.
Take the light rail to the Sydney Fish Market, one of the world's biggest fish markets, for fresh seafood including cooked prawns. Picnic tables are available overlooking Blackwattle Bay. Hop on a ferry to Watsons Bay for fresh seafood at Doyles on the Wharf. Kids can play in the nearby park or on the beach in front of Doyles.
After exploring the Art Gallery of NSW and the dinosaurs at the Australian Museum, stop for a bite at one of the excellent museum and gallery cafes. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has a rooftop cafe with superb views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Savour flavours from around the world in food courts in Pitt Street Mall and Chinatown. Build up an appetite on a tour in The Rocks before a meal in one of the pubs or restaurants in this historic area. The Newport, a pub on the Northern Beaches, has splendid water views and a games area for kids.
Keeping it casual, weekend markets serve great value brunch at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Paddington, Potts Point, Balmain and Leichardt's Orange Grove. Join the locals for fresh juices and hearty breakfasts at beachside cafes in Bronte and Coogee.