Restaurants in Outside Sydney
This sandstone and glass banquet hall in Pokolbin specializes in Euro-influenced, Australian dishes by chef Andy Wright like braised baby octopus, seared scallops with smoked ham, and roast Berkshire pork chop with pommes parisienne.
Darlinghurst visitors may drop by this small café for a cup of coffee or a snack, and end up staying for an Italian entrée.
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.
“To the table” is the meaning of this Darlinghurst restaurant’s moniker as well as the motto: a long, communal table of Indian marble invites diners to talk and eat.
Serving some of the spiciest cuisine in Chinatown, this traditional Sichuan restaurant is the flagship of what is now a six-branch chain.
An institution in Paddington, the bar and grill at the Royal Hotel has been serving locals for over 30 years.
Come for the bacon served with a harbor view.
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.
Perched on Watego Beach in Cape Byron State Conservation Park, this alfresco seafood café with prime ocean views is the flagship restaurant for Rae’s on Watego's Hotel. The terrace has the best seating, with rows of white linen-tables overlooking the tree-lined beach.
Owned by Bosko Vujovic, the man behind the former iconic Sydney restaurant Arthur’s Pizza, Love Supreme continues to capitalize on the popularity of pizza in the Paddington area.
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.
Chef Bill Granger’s second breakfast joint—named, with typical Aussie matter-of-factness, Bills—is a morning pit stop for hungry locals, who come for the hearty portions and low-key vibe: the chalkboard menu changes daily and you’ll find piles of well-thumbed newspapers scattered around.