Foodies will be in heaven in Sydney, where creative contemporary Australian cuisine celebrates local produce, European techniques, and Asia-Pacific f... Read More
Foodies will be in heaven in Sydney, where creative contemporary Australian cuisine celebrates local produce, European techniques, and Asia-Pacific flavors. This dominant style uses fresh, local ingredients—often, some type of fish, oysters, or prawns—with bold flavors, all simply presented on the plate. Try it for yourself at Acme, the Bridge Room, or Sepia. For a truly memorable experience, book a table at Sydney Opera House’s flagship restaurant Bennelong, which brings destination dining to a Scandinavian-chic space overlooking Sydney Harbour (be sure to order the Opera House-shaped dessert).
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 several of the best restaurants in Sydney. Those hungry for Chinese (Billy Kwong, Mr. Wong), Japanese (Cho Cho San), Greek (The Apollo), Turkish (Stanbuli), Argentine (Porteño), Middle Eastern (Kepos Street Kitchen), Italian (A Tavola), and French (Guillaume) fare won’t go hungry either. Wash those dishes down with wonderful wines, drawn from the nearby Hunter Valley and niche vineyards across Australia and New Zealand. Surry Hills restaurant Nomad even recreates a winery in the city.
The Old Clare Hotel’s hip restaurants Silvereye, Automata, and Kensington Street Social are creating a new reason for foodies to visit Chippendale. Innovative ingredients at Ester, Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley’s hawker market, and sweet treats at Koi Dessert Bar enhance the area’s appeal. LP’s Quality Meats and Firedoor prove that flame-cooked protein is hot right now. Cool down with oysters and vodka cocktails at Bondi’s Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, which sits atop the South Bondi cliffs.
Sydney’s cafés craft delicious, healthy breakfasts served alongside first-rate coffee and tea; try Bronte’s Three Blue Ducks, Darlinghurst’s Edition Coffee Roasters, or Bills. No matter your taste or budget, you won’t suffer from a lack of options. T+L’s Sydney travel guide will help you navigate the city’s rich dining scene and choose where to eat in this dynamic city.