Restaurants in Outside Sydney
Housed in a heritage building near Freshwater Beach, Pilu serves Italian cuisine and fantastic water views. The chef is originally from Sardinia, and the menu marries this Italian influence to local ingredients; consider such dishes as battered zucchini flower and Claire de Lune oysters.
This tiny establishment of a few metal tables serves up squid salad with dried cherries, followed by pan-fried John Dory and vanilla-bean panna cotta with poached fruit.
The Tilbury Hotel, located amids the restaurants along the wharf, is quite possibly one of the most popular pubs in Sydney.
A Sydney mainstay for more than 30 years, Claude’s has flourished under the influence of chef Chui Lee Luk, who has worked at the restaurant since 2004.
Located along Cowper Wharf in Woolloomooloo, Otto is among the top restaurants in Sydney. Head chef Richard Ptacnik has created a menu of modern interpretations of classic Italian fare. Dishes are decadently rich and utilize meats and produce from local sources.
Every year, the Clyde River estuary supplies nearly 12 million Sydney Rock and Native Flat oysters to restaurants across Australia. Here, the farm that harvests the oysters also serves them.
Once known for its hearty “country” food, this Newtown restaurant is now dedicated to organic fare; Dr. Robert Warlow brought about the changes when he became owner.
Not to be confused with the local vegetarian restaurant of the same name, this Chinatown restaurant serves traditional Taiwanese fare in a small, often crowded space at the end of the Dixon Street pedestrian mall.
If this Bondi Beach restaurant had a motto, it might be “by the sea and of the sea.” Opened in 2002, it's located by the sea, specifically atop the South Bondi cliffs in what used to be a swimming club.
Seaplanes make dramatic landings right in front of this restaurant, a modern glass-and-steel space on the eastern harbor foreshore in Rose Bay.
Frequented by tourists and local chefs (after their workday ends), this Chinatown institution serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a no-frills dining room. The two-story interior is furnished with worn wooden tables, surrounded by a handful of traditional Asian paintings.
A Sydney institution, this small bakery across the street from the Powerhouse Museum is the supplier of the famous Harry’s Café de Wheels pie cart.
A fixture in Sydney since 1938, this small pie cart along the wharf in Woolloomooloo has been, and continues to be, a gathering spot for a cross-section of Sydney society. Both the working class and the wealthy visit Harry’s to sample its famous meat pies.
This super-popular French café gets as packed as a Kings Cross brothel when the ships are in (as the old Sydney saying goes), especially during the breakfast rush.
Just steps from Coogee Beach, this restaurant serves modern Australian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The interior is simply designed with dark wood accents and floor-to-ceiling windows that are left open to the ocean breezes during warmer months.