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.
Assiette, the French term for "plate," serves French-inspired cuisine. The menu is arranged in groups of five entrées, five mains, and five desserts, with offerings changing quarterly.
Located inside the Galeries Victoria shopping center, this cash-only Japanese restaurant attracts large crowds throughout the day with its menu of traditional, straightforward dishes.
Grab a cocktail at the Opera House's restaurant, where the bar is surprisingly little-known and the harbor views are knockout.
Celebrity chef Neil Perry opened this restaurant in a grand Art Deco building. The kitchen specializes in wood-fired grills and house-aged beef.
Enjoy some of the finest water views in town at this polished dining room overlooking Rose Bay, a 20-minute drive from Sydney's Central Business District.
The chalkboard menu at this Italian restaurant and wine bar changes daily, depending on the freshest produce available at the local market.
A mainstay on the local dining scene, this Southeast Asian restaurant was first established in the 1960’s by Hong Kong immigrant Wong Tai See.
A longtime Chinatown institution, Golden Century is renowned for its authentic Cantonese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
The young and well-heeled flock for superior sushi, sashimi, and bite-size shrimp tempura with a spicy cream sauce.
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 sandwich—go for chicken and avocado on a potato-and-rosemary roll.
This authentic Cantonese restaurant is best known for its yum cha, a traditional midday meal of hot tea and dim sum dishes.
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 ethical principles and sources from small-scale, artisan producers.