Restaurants in Sydney

Housed within a sprawling converted warehouse that is more than a century old, this Surry Hills restaurant specializes in contemporary Asian cuisine. The space consists of two main dining areas: one with large, wooden communal tables and another with booths and round tables.

The traditional Italian fare (ravioli with spinach and mushrooms; risotto with chicken, bacon, green beans, and arugula) at this casual restaurant is decent, but the real reason to come here is the large beer garden/sundeck set outside beside the runways.

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.

The Cantonese-inspired Billy Kwong, located on the hip Crown Street, showcases the culinary skill of Australian-born chef Kylie Kwong, who draws on her mother’s cooking to create inventive takes on classic Chinese cuisine.

Join the queue of ravenous regulars at this Malaysian food mecca, home of intricate curries, fierce sambals, and an epically flavorful roti canai, a crisp-edged, flaky flatbread that transports you straight to Kuala Lumpur.

Large windows frame uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour and Opera House at this modern Japanese restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

This authentic Cantonese restaurant is best known for its yum cha, a traditional midday meal of hot tea and dim sum dishes.

While this small, unassuming eatery on Darlinghurst Road has the appearance of a run-of-the-mill takeout joint, the cuisine proves otherwise.

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 vetted. Viaggio makes a great cup (with Vittoria, naturally) and sells muffins, pastries, and croissants to go.

Housed inside the InterContinental Hotel, this modern European restaurant is owned by Justin and Georgia North (also of Bécasse).

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.

An outpost of the popular Waterloo restaurant, the Danks Street Depot at Sydney Airport is located in Terminal T1 International, across from check-in counter H.

Located inside the Hilton Sydney hotel, Glass Brasserie is owned by celebrated chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, previously of Michelin three-starred Waterside Inn in Berkshire, England.

Locals book weeks ahead for chef Zahi Azzi’s eye-opening breakfast tagines and sweet couscous with rhubarb and cardamom milk.