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Restaurants in Sydney

Nearly every type of cuisine is served at restaurants in Sydney, from Tibetan and Russian to African and Italian. Asian and Californian cooking have been hugely influential and you'll find excellent Thai and Vietnamese at many Sydney restaurants. But the dominant style is “Mod Oz,” which uses fresh, local ingredients—often, some type of fish, oysters, or prawns—with bold flavors, all simply presented on the plate.

One of the best restaurants in Sydney for seafood is Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, which sits atop of the South Bondi cliffs. Another option: Head to the Flinders to check the hotel's upstairs restaurant known as Duke's Bistro. This Sydney restaurant is open late into the night and features authentic Australian seasonal menus. Although Australian wines are outstanding, many wine lists aren't limited to the southern hemisphere. Vamps Bistro on Glenmore Road offers a great wine menu and a mix of French and Australian cuisine.

For those who can't begin the morning without a caffeine fix, Barefoot Coffee Traders is the spot to hit. This tiny shop in Manly, not too far from the beach, brews incredibly delicious and affordable coffee.

  • Adriano Zumbo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Snack on the deliciously outré confections (rice pudding éclairs; Negroni macaroons) from Sydney’s flamboyant young pastry provocateur Adriano Zumb... More
  • Assiette

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Assiette, the French term for "plate," serves French-inspired cuisine. The menu is arranged in groups of five entrées, five mains, and five dessert... More
  • Bar Coluzzi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An outpost of Darlinghurst’s iconic 50-year-old Italian café, this full-service restaurant is the perfect spot for a “flat white” (latte) and sandw... More
  • Bentley Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The home base of Brent Savage, one of the few Sydney chefs to embrace molecular gastronomy, Bentley offers up innovative takes on mostly European f... More
  • Billy Kwong

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Cantonese-inspired Billy Kwong, located on the hip Crown Street, showcases the culinary skill of Australian-born chef Kylie Kwong, who draws on... More
  • Blu Bar on 36

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on level 36 of the Shangri-la Hotel, the Blu Bar on 36 is popular with both travelers and Sydney locals. With floor-to-ceiling windows, it ... More
  • Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Australia's Sydney Rock is a small oyster with a big, sweet-salty taste. There's no better place to sample it than at the ever-popular Boathouse, s... More
  • Bodega

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This Spanish-inspired restaurant is what you might consider the antipodean version of New York’s Momofuku: it’s got rock-starrish, bad-boy chefs—Au... More
  • Café Sopra

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located next to the Danks Street Fratelli Fresh store, Café Sopra serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine crafted by chef Andy Bunn. Bunn sources ... More
  • Cafe Viaggio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Sydneysiders are fanatical when it comes to coffee, so when they endorse a brand, like the 51-year-old Sydney-based Vittoria, it’s been carefully v... More
  • Chinese Noodle Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in Chinatown’s Prince Centre, this no-frills restaurant is known throughout Sydney for its flavorful, homemade noodles and affordable price... More
  • Cruise Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in the Overseas Passenger Terminal overlooking Sydney Cove, Cruise is divided into a first-floor bar and second-floor restaurant, both of w... More
  • Danks Street Depot

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Using the Slow Food movement principles as a basis, this café, located a few blocks west of Moore Park, prepares food according to sustainable and ... More
  • Danks Street Depot, SYD

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    An outpost of the popular Waterloo restaurant, the Danks Street Depot at Sydney Airport is located in Terminal T1 International, across from check-... More
  • Est.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Part of the Establishment Hotel, this gourmet restaurant is helmed by local chef Peter Doyle, often regarded as a trailblazer in modern Australian ... More

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