Dining precincts in Sydney

In a city with so many delicious dining options, sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to eat. Head for one of the city’s dedicated dining precincts and you’ll have your pick. There’s international cuisine from around the world, food halls, fine dining restaurants, hawker-style markets and more.

One of the city’s most popular dining precincts is centred around Kensington Street in Chippendale. It’s home to Spice Alley, a lantern-strung laneway lined with Asian street food stalls, as well as restaurants like Automata, Mekong, Olio and Gavroche. Finish the night with a cocktail at Gin Lane or The Clare.

People enjoying Asian hawker-style street food at Spice Alley, Chippendale

Steam Mill Lane and Little Hay Street are vibrant outdoor dining strips in the new Darling Quarter area, just behind Darling Harbour. You can dine on Thai, Japanese, American-style fried chicken, Italian and more. Tramsheds in Glebe has the feel of a European food hall with restaurants, stores and a weekly growers market.

Cabramatta is known for its Vietnamese food. Walk down John Street and choose from the many restaurants, cafes and bakeries serving up local specialties, like the famous banh mi. Wigram Street in Harris Park is the place for Indian food, Dixon Street in Chinatown for Chinese and Norton Street in Leichhardt is great for Italian.

Couple enjoying food and drink at Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro, Barangaroo

In the new waterfront precinct of Barangaroo you can dine at high-end restaurants like Cirrus, love.fish, Anason, Banksii and NOLA Smokehouse. On Macleay Street in Potts Point, wine and dine in style at Monopole, Bistro Rex, Cho Cho San, Macleay St Bistro and Apollo. Woolloomooloo Wharf is lined with restaurants overlooking the harbour.

If you’re planning to dine after the beach, Bondi is home to some of the city’s coolest new restaurants like Bondi Beach Public Bar, Panama House and The Pacific Club. Across the bridge in Manly, you’ll find Garfish , Hugo’s and Queen Chow on the wharf, and many other options on The Corso and opposite the beach.

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