Contemporary Restaurants Sydney
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Sydney has some of the best Contemporary dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best Contemporary Restaurants in Sydney.
Jimmy Liks Restaurant & Bar
Nestled in the leafy streets of Sydney’s Potts Point, jimmy liks is a seductively lit, contemporary restaurant & bar. With a focus on quality & lifestyle both the space & the staff are warm & welcoming. Opened in September 2002, jimmy liks was the combined creation of owner Joe Elcham, architect Matthew Darwon & concept guru Rob Sample. On the fringes of Sydney’s nightlife mecca, Kings Cross, this chic, intimate space provides a place for Sydney’s urbanites & visitors alike to dine, mingle & relax to the sophisticated sounds of chilled house & deep, warm electro. The long, slender cocktail lounge serves up an original array of Asian inspired cocktails. From a delicate "lemongrass martini" to a fiery "mekong mary" the flavours are clean, fresh & sophisticated. On the long communal dining tables delicious banquets of Thai & South East Asian dishes are served; it’s peasant style fare at its best. The team, headed up by General Manager Justin Maloney, is young, energetic & friendly, all dedicated to providing the casual yet sophisticated & affordable experience that is jimmy liks.
Situated above North Sydney Olympic Pool, Aqua Dining is a refined award-winning restaurant, both modern and minimalistic in design that boasts one of the most exciting international cityscapes. Aqua Dining offers a quintessential Sydney dining experience with unrivalled harbour views that sweep from Luna Park to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House
Lucio’s Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art. “Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe,” says Lucio Galletto OAM. “The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine.” Lucio’s is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and modern touches to classic dishes.
“….a Best menu is almost inevitably new territory. You will not eat food like this, encounter such ideas on the plate, elsewhere. Originality abounds alongside a healthy interest in – and yet at the same time healthy disdain for – the tricks of the new wave. Give it Frenchish wings and watch it fly. A restaurant all about food” “Few Chefs approach flavour with such passion and dedication. It’s impossible not to be impressed when food is this well crafted, possibly the best food in Australia!” RW Apple, New York Times
Sails on Lavender Bay Restaurant
Sails on Lavender Bay is perched on the shore of Sydney’s magnificent harbour with post card views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is the perfect venue for those wanting to experience the quintessential beauty of the city. Sails on Lavender Bay is accessible by either ferry, private boat or car. The menu is original and extensive - reflecting the seasons and freshness of the local produce. The new menu offers what owner Greg Anderson describes as “refined modern Australian”, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The award winning wine list comprises of over 130 Australian and International wine varietals that have been sourced and compiled by our sommelier.
Longrain is a contemporary restaurant, bar, Asian produce store and canteen. It is uniquely located within an expansive, 110 year-old converted warehouse. A hip, yet welcoming atmosphere is combined with warm service, original cocktails, an inspired wine list and award-winning, modern Thai/Asian food, created by executive chef, Martin Boetz. Positioned within the heart of the artistic design quarter of inner-city Surry Hills, Longrain is only minutes from Sydney’s CBD and eastern suburbs - making it both a popular lunch and dinner destination for locals and visitors alike. Industrial features of the original warehouse co-exist with modern design additions, such as a signature wall of woven-wood panelling and a contemporary selection of Australian art and photography by celebrated artists such as Christopher Hodges.
Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Having opened in 2006 the restaurant is known for the contemporary food, award winning wine list and relaxed atmosphere. Drawing influence from Modern European cuisine, the menu offers patrons many drinking and dining options whether it be our signature and eight course tasting menu in the dining room or a casual glass of wine and some snacks in the bar. The Bentley is open from Tuesday to Saturday Lunch and Dinner with bookings recommended.
ARIA Restaurant is situated on the very edge of Sydney Harbour. It is co-owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. ARIA provides a dining experience that encapsulates Sydney lifestyle, offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the freshest Australian produce in an innovative and contemporary menu, an extensive award-winning wine list with seamless, friendly and highly efficient service. ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and has continued to build upon its highly regarded reputation both locally and internationally. ARIA offers diners an exclusive and intimate environment that is complemented by ARIA's sweeping views of Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the bustle of busy Circular Quay.
This exceptional contemporary Australian restaurant has been awarded three hats every year since 2004. est. not only maintained its status in 2011, Head chef Peter Doyle was also recognized with the exclusive SMH Good Food Guide Award for Professional Excellence. Add award winning service by hospitality legend Sam Di Stefano and a wine list personally selected by Paul Beaton, and you just know est. is going to be a dining experience not to be missed and long remembered.
The Terrace On Pittwater Restaurant
The 'Terrace on Pittwater' modern Australian dining restaurant is ideally located on the shores of picturesque Pittwater, Sydney with breathtaking water views to Bayview & Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, and is the ideal spot for eating out. It is conveniently located just 45mins from CBD in the heart of the Northern Beaches in Sydney. The restaurants location has operated for over 70 years on the upper level of Sydney's famous Newport Arms Hotel, home to Australia's largest waterfront beergarden, which itself has been a restaurants, dining & hotel landmark for locals and travelers since 1880. The waterfront restaurant itself offers diners exquisite contemporary and modern Australian cuisine served by a dedicated kitchen and floor team that pride themselves on delivering modern food, great service, great wines from Northern Beaches largest wine selection (+200) and an overall thoroughly enjoyable restaurant dining experience. The restaurant was awarded winner of 2 awards for "Restaurant of the Year - Best Pub, Tavern, Club" at the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Awards in NSW and in Australia.
Here at a’Mews we offer a unique blend of modern French and British cuisine; employing classical French techniques and outstanding Australian produce to create innovative and original dishes to delight both the palate and the eye. Chef Richard Moyser’s approach to cooking is both traditional and irreverent, robust and refined - a talent honed over 20 years as head chef in establishments such as Trezzini's in Mosman, Riverview Hotel Dining Room and Le Kiosk in Manly. Our diverse selection of international wines is tailored to complement the menu and suit any budget. We also offer an extensive range of fortified wines, liqueurs and spirits.
The ultimate Sydney function venue, Dockside is ideally positioned within Cockle Bay Wharf, just a moment’s walk to the Sydney CBD. With sparkling water views stretching over Darling Harbour, Dockside blends function and space with a reputation for culinary excellence and exceptional service.Renowned for holding successful events for more than a decade, Dockside is an outstanding space for weddings, business events, conventions, gala dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, formals and special occasions. Diversity is Dockside’s strength catering for groups of 10 to 1200 people.
The Tea Room (QVB)
Offers the following facilities including Restaurant, Function and Wedding located in Sydney Cbd, New South Wales. Serving stunning Contemporary and Modern Australian cuisine.
The Tea Room (QVB) has the following features: Function Venue, Romantic.
With awe-inspiring Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views from every room, Italian Village serves freshly plated contemporary Italian cuisine; deliciously crafted pastas, rustic gourmet pizzas and modern Australian options made from seasonal produce. Adorned with exposed terracotta and sandstone walls, timber detailing and atmospheric lighting; Italian Village combines rustic charm with warm service, delivering guests an appealing space for any occasion.Perfectly positioned within a three-level 18th century sandstone building in the heart of The Rocks precinct, Italian Village brings the tradition and simplicity of Italy to the shores of Sydney Harbour.