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Sydney Restaurants

If you think Sydney is defined solely by its iconic harbour views, Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House, think again. Sydney is home to lavish restaurants which will dazzle your senses and leave you wanting more. Sydney offers a diverse selection of dining establishments for those who appreciate the finer things in life, enough to pique the interest of even the most discriminating foodie. Sydney restaurants and cafes range from bustling harbour-side hubs to suburban eateries and there is not a suburb in Sydney that does not radiate its own distinctive character and culinary individuality. Whether you are looking for fine dining by the harbour, or traditional pub grub in Surry Hills, world-class restaurant options abound. 

Those looking for the best vegetarian street food in Sydney make their way along Lexington Drive to find Honest Indian Bella Vista. This vibrant restaurant welcomes guests with colourful red chairs...
Expect a sensory overload delivering an unforgettable dining experience at The Heritage House on Kenthurst Road in Kenthurst. Nestled in an original sandstone cottage, this Sydney culinary destinat...
"Majestic Location Overlooking Balmoral Beach"
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is Chef Hat-awarded Public Dining Room. Architecturally designed by Hecker & Guthrie, t...
"Their Menu is a Gastronomic Journey"
Annata

Annata

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Crows Nest

13 Chef Hat Award
Five Course Degustation Wien Dinner USA vs AustraliaExperience the ultimate taste-off with each course presenting two glasses – one showcasing a premium USA varietal and the other, its equally exceptional Australian counterpart. Indulge in the compl...
Entrata

Entrata

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Glenhaven

12 Chef Hat Award
6 Course Degustation of PugliaItalia A Tavola Join us on the evening of the 20th of March to experience a culinary journey of the region of Puglia. 6 Courses $149pp | 6 Courses + Paired Wines $219pp. Reserve your table online. Reservations clo...
Oncore by Clare Smyth

Oncore by Clare Smyth

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Barangaroo

19 Chef Hat Award
Oncore by Clare Smyth on Barangaroo Avenue in Sydney champions exceptional dining using sustainable ingredients. The first and only British female Chef to hold three Michelin stars in the UK, exper...
Atelier By Sofitel

Atelier By Sofitel

French   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Sydney CBD

15 Chef Hat Award
Discerning Sydney diners find a place where creativity is king, culinary inspiration flows, ideas are born and fresh ingredients are transformed at Atelier by Sofitel on Darling Drive. This elegant...
"A Hidden Gem of the Hills"
Quoi Dining

Quoi Dining

French   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Baulkham Hills

13 Chef Hat Award
Ciel Wine & DinnerOnly $155!Sample some of Chef Joshua Mason’s new vintages wines with a bespoke 6-course deguststion menu. March 11th at 6:45pm. $155 per person. Book now to reserve your table within this amazing experience!
ABODE

ABODE

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Darling Harbour

12 Chef Hat Award
A place to connect, relish and relax, ABODE on Day Street brings innovative dining to Darling Harbour. This stylish venue includes a lounge, alfresco deck and restaurant; alongside a menu revolving...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Indian"
Urban Tadka

Urban Tadka

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Terrey Hills

13 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Plan Your EventEnquire now! Located in the suburb of Terrey Hills, Sydney, our tranquil setting, extensive car park and purpose built function facilities make Urban Tadka the perfect setting for almost any kind of event. Our ...
Haco

Haco

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:45:PM

Sydney CBD

15 Chef Hat Award
Casual Omakase $150PPAn experience you will not forget! Book now!
Sella Vinoteca

Sella Vinoteca

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Randwick

Lunch with Sardinian wine maker Giovanni MontisciBook now!Join Fabio in conversation with fellow Sardinian & winemaker Giovanni Montisci over lunch on Sunday 10 March. Giovanni's winery is located in Mamoiada, in the heart of the Sardinia’s mountainous...
Coya Sydney

Coya Sydney

Middle Eastern   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

St Leonards

14 Chef Hat Award
Mardi Gras Celebration Week 5 Course Rainbow DeguWe are delighted to celebrate Mardi Gras with a 5 course "rainbow" degustation menu: - Grilled eggplant. Rainbow emulsion - Harissa king prawns. Saffron emulsion - Barramundi. Barberry emulsion....
Drawing on Mediterranean flair and inspiration, drop by Willo Parramatta restaurant and bar on Smith Street to experience a fresh, unique and seasonally driven menu using Australian ingredients. Fi...
Cavallino

Cavallino

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Terrey Hills

Chicken Parmigiana TuesdayEvery Tuesday $20Enjoy a mouth watering authentic chicken parmigiana by our Head Chef on Tuesday nights for only $20. Dine in or takeaway
Henrys Neutral Bay

Henrys Neutral Bay

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Neutral Bay

13 Chef Hat Award
Great food should be shared – that's the philosophy at Henrys on Grosvenor Street in Neutral Bay. This stylish restaurant is the North Shore's go-to spot for cool, contemporary dining, set on the l...
Osteria Coogee

Osteria Coogee

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Coogee

12 Chef Hat Award
Bottomless LunchesEvery Weekend 12pm-3pm$60 pp 3 courses, $40 pp 1.5 hour bottomless Peroni, Prosecco, Rose, Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir. Click on more info to book.
Figo Restaurant & Bar

Figo Restaurant & Bar

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Rushcutters Bay

12 Chef Hat Award
PRANZO A FIGOLUNCH PROMO-$65PP Our new lunch special will be the talk of the town! Enjoy a 3 course sharing menu + 20% off all alcoholic beverages! Available lunch time from Thursday-Saturday. Menu changing weekly! Spread...
Burger and Beer FridaysBurger & a drink for $29Elevate your Fridays in Kirribilli with our $29 Pasture Burger special – relish our signature burger paired with your choice of drink (beer, wine, or soft drink) all day long. Unleash a new level o...
Luna Lu

Luna Lu

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

The Rocks

12 Chef Hat Award
Fusing traditional and innovative flavours with modern gastronomy and quality Australian produce, discerning Sydney foodies head to Luna Lu on Circular Quay for a unique and exciting dining experie...