Sydney is a city that loves to eat. From waterfront fine dining to cosy local restaurants and bustling foodie precincts, there’s something here for every taste and budget. Exceptional fresh produce, a rich multicultural heritage and passionate chefs all come together to create one delicious destination.
What's new this month
- Chica Bonita – a spin-off of the popular Manly restaurant serving refined Mexican in a sleek space on Clarence Street.
- Canton! Canton! – traditional Cantonese cooking focusing on yum cha and dumplings in the CBD.
- Eliza Food and Wine – a smart yet relaxed Modern Australian eatery in Darlinghurst from a hatted chef.
- Kitchen by Mike – new city-based incarnation of chef Mike McEnearney’s popular canteen-style diner.
- Archie Bear – all-day restaurant on the ground floor of the newly refurbished historic Mosman Rowers.
You never have to go hungry in the Harbour City, where you can always grab an Instagram-worthy breakfast, long lunch, degustation dinner or midnight feast. With the world’s largest natural harbour and more than 100 beaches, Sydney is the perfect place for a meal by the water.
Dine in pubs built by convicts, standing-room only bars or sleek modern restaurants in the city’s newest skyscrapers. Go with the classics or hunt down the latest opening. And if you’re hungry after hours, there are late night hip hop bars serving authentic pasta and fine dining French until 1am.
If you’ve got a taste for gourmet dining, some of the country’s best restaurants can be found in Sydney. Look out for the three chef’s hats awarded by the Good Food Guide to restaurants like Sixpenny and Quay. But even if you’re on a budget you can still eat out in style and sample the world-class cuisine the city is known for.
Can’t decide what you feel like? Head to one of the city’s dedicated ‘eat streets’ where you’ll have your pick of restaurants. Try Spice Alley in Chippendale, Steam Mill Lane in Darling Harbour, The Streets of Barangaroo, Macleay Street in Potts Point, King Street in Newtown or Church Street in Parramatta.
For authentic flavours from a huge range of cultures, head to Western Sydney. Try goat masala and syrupy sweets in Harris Park (known as the city’s ‘Little India’), sit down to tasty Vietnamese in Cabramatta, order Shanghainese dumplings in Burwood and take your own Middle Eastern food tour through Auburn.