Restaurants in Australia

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Just down the street from Coogee Beach, this cash-only seafood joint serves an unusually varied menu compared to the average fish-and-chips restaurant.... Read More

First launched in Darlinghurst in 2007, A Tavola has become one of Sydney's most respected Italian restaurants, with a sociable communal table out front... Read More

Fresh pasta stars (try the linguine with garlic and burnt chili) at this rustic-chic space. Raw concrete walls contain a mix of counter seats, sleek... Read More

Hearty northern Italian food including house-made spaghetti with fresh clams, mussels, and bottarga (tuna roe). Read More

Snack on the deliciously outré confections (rice pudding éclairs; Negroni macaroons) from Sydney’s flamboyant young pastry... Read More

This delightful restaurant in Newtown boasts an extensive menu of salads, dips, mix plates, meats, and wraps. Don’t worry about dietary requirements,... Read More

A swanky gathering spot for corner-office types and tourists who want a view to a thrill, Altitude stands 36 stories above Sydney atop the celebrity... Read More

Head chef Mohamad Zouhour has been cooking up authentic Lebanese cuisine for more than a decade at Arabella, an Inner West eatery that offers a mix of... Read More

Arthur’s simply loves pizza. Case in point: the battle for the rights to Arthur’s Pizza went all the way to the highest court in New South... Read More

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 bit like... Read More

Assiette, the French term for "plate," serves French-inspired cuisine. The menu is arranged in groups of five entrées, five mains, and five... Read More

Chef Ben Shewry and his team at Attica have become part of restaurant royalty since appearing on the San Pellegrino World's Best list. The restaurant's... Read More

Industrial-chic, moody modern interiors include a chandelier made from an old airplane engine and download lights recycled from Ducati motorcycle barrels. Read More

Take a ferry to reach Axil Coffee Co. from Circular Quay, then sip a latte in this laid-back, skinny wooden space with views of turquoise water lapping... Read More

Opt for the 'Bang for your Buck' set menu or share à la carte dishes 'Like a Bengali:' curry mussels and turmeric-grilled calamari, reflect Bangadesh's... Read More

An outpost of Darlinghurst’s iconic 50-year-old Italian café, this full-service restaurant is the perfect spot for a “flat white... Read More

This modest shopfront near the Manly Beach Wharf is an efficient choice for pavement pounders scurrying off to the area’s golden sands. Head here for a... Read More

Just steps from Coogee Beach, this restaurant serves modern Australian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The interior is simply designed with dark... Read More

A 10-year-old Sorrento staple with informal wooden tables and chairs, serves up piping hot fish-and-chips and chopped salads topped with calamari. Read More

Frequented by tourists and local chefs (after their workday ends), this Chinatown institution serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a no-frills dining... Read More

A ground-floor, modern Aussie restaurant serves a three-course prix-fixe dinner, with faster options for lunch and pre-theatre meals. Desserts here are... Read More

The home base of Brent Savage, one of the few Sydney chefs to embrace molecular gastronomy, Bentley offers up innovative takes on mostly European... Read More

The menu is small but ambitious—saltimbocca, duck rillettes, complicated pizzas. Order the bouillabaisse, Marseilles-style, with mussels, scallops... Read More

Chef Bill Granger’s second breakfast joint—named, with typical Aussie matter-of-factness, Bills—is a morning pit stop for hungry... Read More

Sydney’s breakfast culture starts and ends at bills, which pioneered a whole-scale revival of the morning ritual in the early 2000s by offering... Read More

The original Bills corner café—communal tables in a white-walled terrace house—is a brunch time legend. The sweetcorn fritters and ricotta hot cakes... Read More

Relocated to Potts Point in 2014, longtime Surry Hills favorite Billy Kwong now enjoys a more formal, stylish space, but the contemporary Cantonese... Read More

Housed inside the Woollahra Hotel, Bistro Moncur is a favorite gathering spot among locals in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra. The restaurant serves... Read More

On weekends the lines outside the sleepy, small Newtown branch of Black Star Pastry can get kind of crazy (news about their mind-blowing cakes must have... Read More

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 has... Read More

The restaurant serves straightforward local food that's as popular with natives as it is with those who've traveled thousands of miles for the island's... Read More

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, set on... Read More

This Spanish-inspired restaurant is what you might consider the antipodean version of New York’s Momofuku: it’s got rock-starrish, bad-boy... Read More

People flock to this popular neighborhood grill in Leichhardt, where the extensive menu features creative options like the Fancy Pants Porterhouse ... Read More

The original Bourke Street Bakery, on the corner of Bourke Street and Devonshire in Surry Hills, may be dime-size, but it always attracts a devoted... Read More

Tucked on a side street off main restaurant strip King, this place mastered industrial chic. There's a mix of wood, white hexagon-tiled tables,... Read More

This self-proclaimed dive bar is actually a pretty nice place to grab a cold beer. A new addition to Sydney’s ever-changing food and drinks scene, it’s... Read More

Located next to the Danks Street Fratelli Fresh store, Café Sopra serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine crafted by chef Andy Bunn. Bunn... Read More

A beloved local joint frequented by locals and visitors in equal measure, Café Sydney sits on the rooftop of Customs House facing the whole of Circular... Read More

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... Read More

This teeny-tiny flagship in Newtown is ground zero for some of the city’s most celebrated beans. It’s always crowded and you’ll have to fight for a seat... Read More

Chorizo, beef cheeks, and other wine-friendly bites served by cheery surfers. Read More

Seaplanes make dramatic landings right in front of this restaurant, a modern glass-and-steel space on the eastern harbor foreshore in Rose Bay. (Rose... Read More

The Catmosphere Cat Café in Surry Hills is the first global space cat café franchise. Opened in July 2015, it lets fans settle in for a coffee and a cat... Read More

This sandstone and glass banquet hall in Pokolbin specializes in Euro-influenced, Australian dishes by chef Andy Wright like braised baby octopus,... Read More

There's a very strict no-reservations policy at this ever-popular Thai diner, which means there's been a line out the door every day since it opened in... Read More

This newish eatery in the recently renovated Bondi Pavilion keeps popping up in the weekend gossip pages, mainly because a good number of Australian... Read More

Located in Chinatown’s Prince Centre, this no-frills restaurant is known throughout Sydney for its flavorful, homemade noodles and affordable... Read More

It’s a little touch of the country here at Chiswick, which draws in crowds that enjoy the bucolic setting in leafy Woollahra. The seasonal dishes are... Read More

Owned by the dynamic duo behind the Apollo (Jonathan Barthelmess and Sam Christie), this is your go-to spot for scallops, sashimi, and sensational green... Read More

This place has been buzzing since it opened on a street corner not far from Central Station. You’ve got six options for your patty: beef, fish, chicken,... Read More

If you somehow feel lighter after a three-hour meal at Circa, it's because everything here seems to glide. The service is effortless and efficient, the... Read More

A Sydney mainstay for more than 30 years, Claude’s has flourished under the influence of chef Chui Lee Luk, who has worked at the restaurant since... Read More

On the first floor of the vertical village known as Curtin House, Cookie is a cross between a beer hall and mod Thai eatery. The all-day restaurant's... Read More

I love this little café on leafy Bourke Street in Surry Hills. They do great breakfasts but their 808 Burger is what entices me every time. It’s a... Read More

Located in the Overseas Passenger Terminal overlooking Sydney Cove, Cruise is divided into a first-floor bar and second-floor restaurant, both of which... Read More

One of the stalwarts of Fitzroy's ever-evolving food scene, Andrew McConnell's Cutler & Co continues to lead the way for modern Australian cuisine.... Read More

These guys have a massive wood-fired brick oven, and they're not afraid to use it, serving house-made, naturally risen pizzas along with antipasti,... Read More

Fresh regional dishes such as Spring Bay scallops in a leek-and-thyme butter sauce. Read More

Using the Slow Food movement principles as a basis, this café, located a few blocks west of Moore Park, prepares food according to sustainable... Read More

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

Alongside dumplings, you can also fill up on buns, soups, noodles, and Taiwanese rice dishes. Wash your meal down with a Japanese beer or signature... Read More

Dine on braised duck with kimchi and pickled cherries. Read More

This converted butcher shop is meant to pay homage to the raucous watering holes that dot the alleys of New Orleans, but really, it’s just a great place... Read More

The waitresses here wear hot pants and zoom around on roller skates, and the whole place looks like a basement rec room that hasn’t been touched since... Read More

Midcentury Scandinavian furniture (think grey upholstery and sleek wood) set the tone at Edition Coffee Roasters, which has an open kitchen, ceramic... Read More

The 106-room desing hotel features quirky touches like lipstick-red wingback chairs and padded walls. Read More

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

Scott Pickett is a bit of a local hero in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs. He's a no-nonsense kind of a guy, an ambitious chef who's not afraid to... Read More

The long-overlooked suburb of Chippendale, which lies just to the south of Sydney’s central business district, is now a hot spot thanks to a huge new... Read More

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

A tiny fruit and berry farm a half-mile or so from the Tasmanian coast, the sign promises an array of bests—the best ice cream, the best fresh... Read More

A once-neglected stretch of Cleveland Street in Surry Hills houses a clutch of well-regarded Lebanese restaurants that make up for in flavor what they... Read More

Australia's first 'fire-powered menu' showcases the beauty of wood-fired cooking with different timbers—from cherry to chestnut; even wine barrels—to... Read More

For years, Darlinghurst’s Fish Face was perhaps Sydney’s best-known seafood eatery—a quality spot where crowds gathered on the sidewalk, waiting for... Read More

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

Gilbert Lau opened this restaurant in 1975 (moving it to its current location 10 years later) and it has continued to win awards and accolades in the... Read More

This winner of Sydney’s Best Seafood Restaurant on Pier 21 of Jones Bay Wharf serves innovative dishes like tea-smoked salmon, white soy torched... Read More

This elegant eatery at the end of pier 21 on Jones Bay Wharf has been dishing up lovely, thoughtful seafood for a decade, and the quality has never... Read More

Housed inside a former Schweppes factory, Foveaux showcases the progressive European cuisine of chef Darrell Felstead. The British-born Felstead, who... Read More

Frankie’s brings an appealingly scuzzy vibe to downtown Sydney, where corporate types roam by day and (until recently) not a whole lot seemed to be... Read More

Come for the bacon served with a harbor view. Read More

Get a taste of Greece at this huge, vibrant, taverna-style eatery. Part of Masterchef judge and celebrity chef George Calombaris's empire, the eatery... Read More

It’s hard to argue with Gilt’s assertion that it is the “new pleasure centre of Sydney”. Occupying the mezzanine space that overlooks the stylish QT... Read More

Located inside the Hilton Sydney hotel, Glass Brasserie is owned by celebrated chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, previously of Michelin three-starred... Read More

A longtime Chinatown institution, Golden Century is renowned for its authentic Cantonese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Frequented by off... Read More

Even if you’re not staying at the Four Seasons, a visit to its gorgeous lobby bar—think wood panelling, potted plants, and a chill vibe—is a must,... Read More

Set in a historic two-story townhouse in upscale Paddington, this fancy Gallic affair serves classic-meets-modern French dishes drawing on seasonal... Read More

Grab a cocktail at the Opera House's restaurant, where the bar is surprisingly little-known and the harbor views are knockout. Read More

A Sydney institution, this small bakery across the street from the Powerhouse Museum is the supplier of the famous Harry’s Café de Wheels... Read More

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... Read More

Hutong Dumpling Bar is modeled on a traditional Chinese courtyard house, serving delicious dumplings, with tables spaced out over three levels. On the... Read More

It ain’t cheap, but when the food’s this succulent and the view’s this good, who’s to carp with a slightly higher credit card balance? For years,... Read More

If this Bondi Beach restaurant had a motto, it might be “by the sea and of the sea.” Opened in 2002, it's located by the sea, specifically... Read More

Located inside the Galeries Victoria shopping center, this cash-only Japanese restaurant attracts large crowds throughout the day with its menu of... Read More

A large paper menu on the wall details the night's specials at this casual Italian restaurant in Surry Hills. The space is small, with several... Read More

One of the latest additions to the airport’s revamped food court is this excellent Nepalese restaurant, which serves the country’s... Read More

In this minimalist, contemporary dining room, Japanese chefs prepare flavor-packed morsels in an omakase menu and an Italian sommelier matches each... Read More

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

A relaxed all-day diner, Kensington Street Social is open from breakfast to lunch and dinner, with lofty ceilings and an inviting industrial-sleek... Read More

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it's the kind of food Yotam Ottolenghi would love; think greens, grains, and fish kefta with smoky eggplant salad... Read More

Glassy and glam, it serves delicious cakes, tarts, desserts, and coffee from the counter downstairs, including a gorgeous green mango and yuzu mousse... Read More

A cobbled strip of four restaurant stalls and one pop-up serves a mix of Thai (Bang Luck), Malaysian noodles (Old Jim Kee), prawn dumplings (Hong Kong... Read More

This welcoming eatery is led by chef Michael Box (of Nomad and Momofuku), and serves simple dishes that change daily depending on what's fresh from the... Read More

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... Read More

Lebrina sits in an 1840's cottage that has never been gutted to create an open space. Instead, guests dine in homey, intimate, old-world rooms,... Read More

Owner Denis Horgan arrived from Perth in the mid 1950’s to surf. He invested in land, and set down roots with Robert Mondavi as his mentor. Horgan... Read More

De Bortolii Vineyards' Italian restaurant looks big-city formal but is a casual venue for wines and roast skate. Read More

Housed within a sprawling converted warehouse that is more than a century old, this Surry Hills restaurant specializes in contemporary Asian cuisine.... Read More

Book a romantic garden table and feast on sophisticated Mediterranean plates like a crisp-skinned duck breast and duck-leg confit—try it paired... Read More

Owned by Bosko Vujovic, the man behind the former iconic Sydney restaurant Arthur’s Pizza, Love Supreme continues to capitalize on the popularity... Read More

Discover serious protein treats down this Chippendale back street at LP's Quality Meats. LP stands for chef/owner Luke Powell, whose specialty is cured... Read More

At this innovative eatery run by chefs Shaun Quade and John-Paul Fiechtner and sommelier Sally Humble, guests dine through 18 to 20 courses featuring... Read More

Chef Shane Delia brings Middle Eastern flavors to the Australian table at his sharp laneway restaurant, which features blond-wood tables, sculptural... Read More

Join the queue of ravenous regulars at this Malaysian food mecca, home of intricate curries, fierce sambals, and an epically flavorful roti canai, a... Read More

Yhe fresh Italian dishes (pan-fried whiting wrapped in lardo; pappardelle with wild-boar ragù) are as stunning as the Pacific vistas. Read More

Located downstairs at the CBD Hilton, Marble Bar is outfitted in dark woods, impressive arches, and stained glass. This vision of Victorian opulence has... Read More

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

The fresh-squeezed passion-fruit juice is a perfect palate cleanser. Read More

Chef Mark Best has been winning raves for creative concoctions like yellowfin tuna on French toast with foie gras butter. Read More

Sydney didn’t quite know what had hit it when Mary’s opened its doors in Newtown last year. They serve just three different types of burgers here—the... Read More

Try the bratwurst sandwich (spicy or mild) offered with five kinds of mustard. Read More

Don't miss the flaky multilayered börek filled with everything from spiced lamb to leeks. Read More

The whole city has gone mad for sushi chef Koichi Minimishima's omakase menu, created from the finest ingredients Australia has to offer as well as... Read More

Set in a converted Potts Point terrace building, Missy French is decorated in sophisticated monochromes, with raw grey walls, silky curtains, and mosaic... Read More

This tiny, white-tiled corner shop has been a favorite of Surry Hills locals for just over two decades. There aren’t many tables, so you’ll want to... Read More

The surroundings are spare, perhaps to keep your focus on the food—wildly inventive take on Korean dishes. Its bimbimbap, fried chicken, and bulgogi... Read More

Not to be confused with the local vegetarian restaurant of the same name, this Chinatown restaurant serves traditional Taiwanese fare in a small, often... Read More

Nada’s is another fine choice on Cleveland Street. What it lacks in atmosphere or a modern interior is more than made up for by the scrumptious dishes:... Read More

We detect a slight British-Indian influence in combinations such as kingfish tandoori, smoked cucumber raita, and a dessert of Eccles cakes and lemon... Read More

The fading ‘tuck shop’ holds a special place in the hearts of Australians who lived through its heyday. Historically, they’re retail shops that sell... Read More

Why travel to Hunter Valley when the country wineries can come to you? Here, local produce is paired with Australian wines and Mediterranean flavors—a... Read More

This tiny establishment of a few metal tables serves up squid salad with dried cherries, followed by pan-fried John Dory and vanilla-bean panna cotta... Read More

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

The vibe is always festive at Opera Bar, located along the concourse just below the Opera House. It has indoor tables if it’s raining, but you’re going... Read More

Hands down, the best fast food in the Sydney Airport is Oporto’s Portuguese chicken Bondi burger in a chile piri-piri sauce with ginger, lemon,... Read More

Located along Cowper Wharf in Woolloomooloo, Otto is among the top restaurants in Sydney. Head chef Richard Ptacnik has created a menu of modern... Read More

The sister café to nearby Reuben Hills, espresso-focused Paramount serves coffee sourced from Guatemala, Brazil, and Ethiopia. The menu is just as... Read More

The ceviche at this modern Peruvian restaurant is sensational; the menu offers several eclectic, Australia-inflected iterations of the dish. From... Read More

Every year, the Clyde River estuary supplies nearly 12 million Sydney Rock and Native Flat oysters to restaurants across Australia. Here, the farm that... Read More

Once known for its hearty “country” food, this Newtown restaurant is now dedicated to organic fare; Dr. Robert Warlow brought about the... Read More

To get to this vineyard-framed estate, board a deluxe catamaran in Hobart harbor, cruise up the Derwent River, between sedimentary mudstone cliffs... Read More

Munch on wood-fired pizza here. Read More

Chef Greg Doyle is single-minded when it comes to cooking top-notch Australian seafood (carnivores should consider themselves warned). The minimalist... Read More

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... Read More

Housed in a heritage building near Freshwater Beach, Pilu serves Italian cuisine and fantastic water views. The chef is originally from Sardinia, and... Read More

This Woollahra newcomer has a playful side, and it starts at the wine list, where bottles are categorized as “pouring wines,” “fizzy shit,” and “big... Read More

Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, Porch and Parlour was renovated in 2015 and the food's looking up-to-the-minute... Read More

There's a dash of the Zorro courtyard about the atmospheric, high-ceilinged venue and its old-school Hispanic decor. Upstairs, elegant Gardel's Bar... Read More

The opening of this Argentinian steakhouse helped bring an otherwise unimpressive stretch of Cleveland Street to life a few years back; it’s still... Read More

Perched high above Circular Quay, this elegant fine-dining restaurant has some of the best mealtime views in the city: to one side is the Opera House;... Read More

A frequent visitor to those Best Restaurants in the World lists, Australia’s most decorated dining experience puts you center stage on Circular Quay,... Read More

Perched on Watego Beach in Cape Byron State Conservation Park, this alfresco seafood café with prime ocean views is the flagship restaurant for... Read More

Serving some of the spiciest cuisine in Chinatown, this traditional Sichuan restaurant is the flagship of what is now a six-branch chain. Inside, a... Read More

This Vietnamese kitchen in Surry Hills places an emphasis on environmental sustainability, from its menu of organic ingredients to its use of eco... Read More

It doesn’t get much better than a morning stroll down the grand boulevards of Annandale, a beautiful suburb in Sydney’s inner west. And Revolver is a... Read More

Set in an ivy-covered, slab cottage that dates back to 1876 and is situated among the vineyards of Hunter Valley, this eclectic restaurant by renowned... Read More

The enduring standard bearer of fine dining in Sydney relaunched in 2014 to huge praise. The term “Modern Australian” can seem elusive to outsiders, but... Read More

This up-market, sophisticated venue is chef Neil Perry's Melbourne calling card. Part of the Crown Complex, it's been pulling in diners for a decade and... Read More

Celebrity chef Neil Perry opened this restaurant in a grand Art Deco building. The kitchen specializes in wood-fired grills and house-aged beef. Read More

The restaurant is run out of what looks like an abandoned trailer. The local whiting is a knockout success, seasoned and grilled with a deft minimalism. Read More

Craving something sweet? Don’t miss the super-fresh gelatos at this small café; try one of its down under flavors—Queensland mango... Read More

An institution in Paddington, the bar and grill at the Royal Hotel has been serving locals for over 30 years. The restaurant, under the supervision of... Read More

This laid-back joint is located in Darlinghurst on Stanley Street, long the city’s epicentre of Italian eating. The menu at this impressive seasonal... Read More

Book a table for one of the best value meals in Melbourne. At Saint Crispin, Joe Grbac's ingredient-forward food elegantly highlights the chef's... Read More

Hang with Saké sushi masters at the counter or take a table and order from the custom-built robata charcoal grill. They're seafood stars here, but you... Read More

The young and well-heeled flock for superior sushi, sashimi, and bite-size shrimp tempura with a spicy cream sauce. Read More

Part casual beachside diner, part locavore’s mecca, this intimate, retro-chic eatery has a deserved cult following among Sydneysiders. Chef Sean... Read More

The baristas take their coffee very, very seriously at this Bondi outpost, where the beans are prepared on a state-of-the-art Probat Coffee Roaster. The... Read More

Set in the city's Darling Park precinct in an Art Deco-inspired monochrome space, Sepia is all about Japanese-influenced, modern Australian dishes and... Read More

Tuck in for an epic 17-course tasting, or opt for an abridged 11-courses. Both can be paired with sustainable (of course) wines. We love the hand... Read More

The Star casino in Pyrmont gets a bad rap, which is too bad because it’s a glistening complex worth a visit, especially if you want a choice Japanese... Read More

Not far from the central business district, this tiny Surry Hills restaurant is renowned for its authentic Thai cuisine. The brainchild of a former... Read More

Sydney's fooderati favor the basement space that houses Neil Perry’s attention-worthy cuisine. Happiness here means crunchy salt–flecked,... Read More

This cozy corner café on a pretty corner in Redfern serves awesome breakfasts and soul-reviving coffee. Grab a newspaper and order a hearty meal. I’m a... Read More

Stanbuli offers a contemporary take on Turkish food—think a mezze speakeasy—in a retro former hairdresser's salon on hip Enmore Road. Chef Ibrahim Kasif... Read More

Dine on a discreet smorgasbord of "Freestyle Australian" with dashes of Asian fusion: scallop sashimi with mushroom essence and truffle oil, sea-urchin... Read More

For the ultimate seaside picnic, head to the one-stop deli to pick up delicious ready-made meals (moussaka; pâtés; chicken-and-leek pies),... Read More

The Sugaroom Restaurant & Wine Bar, located on the site of a former sugar refinery, is surrounded by parklands with views of Johnston's Bay. Floor... Read More

Fans of chef Andrew McConnell were thrilled when his famous lobster rolls turned up on the menu at this fun, city-center eatery. They're an unusual... Read More

Inside a landmark building, two twentysomething friends (Jade's a barista, Kate's a graphic designer) have transformed a once dingy DVD-rental kiosk... Read More

It isn’t much to look at—and there are plans to overhaul the whole shebang—but that shouldn’t keep you from dropping by this Sydney institution on the... Read More

A few blocks west of Moore Park in Sydney’s Surry Hills neighborhood, chef Yoni Kalfus serves modern takes on traditional Middle Eastern and North... Read More

Owned by husband-and-wife team Ken and Amy Tai, this small restaurant specializes in traditional Chinese barbecued duck, as well as char siu (barbecued... Read More

Australia’s most famous chef for close to a decade, Tetsuya Wakuda continues to wow foodies with his deft, eclectic Japanese-by-way-of-French... Read More

Situated in the western suburb of Cabramatta, Thanh Binh is locally renowned for its fresh, authentic Vietnamese fare. Large front windows admit plenty... Read More

Occupying a 1930’s beach-club changing area on breathtaking Balmoral Beach (about a half-hour ferry ride north from Sydney Harbour), Bather&rsquo... Read More

This charming café is sister to the Boathouses at Mosman's Balmoral Beach and Palm Beach in Sydney. It brings the same winning formula of coastal-cool... Read More

Influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian techniques, many of the dishes here are prepared over binchotan charcoal and slow-smoked Japanese robata-style. Read More

An old reliable in the heart of Darlinghurst, The Burger Joint is a thumbnail-sized operation that caters to every taste. You can snag one of the tiny... Read More

Nestled inside a sunlit courtyard at the InterContinental Hotel (itself the painstakingly restored former Treasury Building, which dates back to 1851),... Read More

This alfresco café, perched above Icebergs pool at Bondi Beach, is a bit of an insider secret. Follow the steps below the Icebergs bar and bistro, and... Read More

This buzzing joint located in a heritage-listed warehouse on Sydney’s south side draws in customers on any day of the week thanks to a laidback... Read More

Still never been to Cuba? No matter: this well-hidden basement bar does a fine job of recreating life in the Pearl of the Antilles. Rum is the specialty... Read More

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.... Read More

This restaurant is located on the ground floor of the 3 Weeds Hotel in Rozelle, a building that also houses a multi-room entertainment center with a... Read More

This quaint little bistro in Potts Point offers up lovely dishes that marry great ingredients with quality cooking—stuff like smoked eel and cheddar... Read More

Take some excellent European influences, pristine produce, a wine list that delves into some lesser-known territory, and an ambitious and creative team,... Read More

Now operating out of its new location, the former home of Ottoman Cuisine, the Wharf Restaurant at Pier 2 serves Australian cuisine created by chef... Read More

It’s always a scene at this jam-packed, two-level spot in the heart of trendy Surry Hills, where fashionable young ladies, groups of guys, and couples... Read More

With street art indoors and alfresco alley seats, this popular spot serves coffees, smoothies, and juices from 6:30 a.m. (ideal for morning runs),... Read More

The Tilbury Hotel, located amids the restaurants along the wharf, is quite possibly one of the most popular pubs in Sydney. The bar features an indoor... Read More

At this smart, casual bar, meals start with a plate of burrata and heirloom tomatoes or braised artichokes before moving on to the main event: a... Read More

This pretty little gathering spot in Redfern is part of a complex that houses the well-heeled Garden Life plant proprietor and an upstairs yoga studio,... Read More

Chef-author Christine Manfield is no newbie to the Sydney food scene; she once owned former Sydney restaurant Paramount and returned to Oz after a stint... Read More

This glorified Australian roadside pub has everyone from winemakers to rugby revelers spilling onto the lawn holding a drink. The food—schnitzels... Read More

The chalkboard menu at this Italian restaurant and wine bar changes daily, depending on the freshest produce available at the local market.... Read More

The views from the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower are stunning, as is Shannon Bennett's French-inspired cuisine. This is the location for celebrating,... Read More

The airy and wide-open atrium of the BLUE Sydney hotel at Woolloomooloo’s legendary wharf provides a picturesque home for Waterbar, which slices down... Read More

Cubicle dwellers line up at all hours of the workday at this shoebox-sized shopfront at the foot of the gorgeous Galeries Victoria shopping center in... Read More

This local marigold-hued landmark in Potts Point serves lovely, creative dishes. The weekend breakfast and brunch menu has all the Australian classics... Read More

Owned by famed sushi chef Yoshii Ryuichi, this upscale restaurant serves Japanese cuisine in the traditional kaiseki style. Named after a heated... Read More

This sparkling new eatery in Surry Hills—formerly a branch of the popular Al Aseel restaurant—boasts that it serves “modern Middle Eastern,” but truth... Read More

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