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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Sydney has some of the best 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 venues in Sydney via location, cuisine or features.
Bluefish Seafood Restaurant
Dine inside our modern restaurant or outdoors alfresco-style. Choose from a selection of delicious, modern Australian dishes, among them our famous seafood platter (for two), barbecued barramundi, fillet of kangaroo and fresh oysters. The Blue Fish atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff provide you with 5 star service. Blue Fish receive two daily supplies of fresh seafood direct from the fish market.
Welcome to Tetsuya's Tetsuya’s Restaurant is located at 529 Kent Street, Sydney. Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished an heritage-listed site, with influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city. The restaurant offers three main dining areas overlooking an exquisite Japanese garden, private yet atmospheric rooms for larger groups, and a bar at which guests may enjoy a pre-dinner drink before commencing their meal. Every room also features pieces from Tetsuya's eclectic art and ceramic collection, from delicate Japanese porcelain to bold Australian sculptures. The cuisine is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, and enhanced by classic French technique.
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.
With its spectacular harbour backdrop taking in the life and majesty of Circular Quay to its wonderful ambience, quality of service and consistent standard of cuisine, Cafe Sydney is acknowledged as one of the centrepieces of Sydney dining. One of the secrets of Cafe Sydney’s success has been the nurturing of strong working relationships with suppliers. With their help, the kitchen team serves up the flavours most associated with the harbour city: chilled crustaceans, oysters freshly shucked to order, grilled ocean fish and quality cuts of meat. Now celebrating its 13th year, the restaurant has become a hub for corporate clientele during the week or international visitors and celebrities wanting top notch Australian cuisine in glorious surroundings for lunch or dinner. At weekends, the atmosphere changes with Sundays a cause of celebrations as musicians play laid back music from jazz to classical conducive to sun-drenched dining.
Hughenden Boutique Hotel
The Hughenden (circa 1870s) is a gracious Victorian residence and associated with Australia’s first philosopher, Barzillai Quaife. The Hughenden was built by his son, Dr Frederick Harrison Quaife, who brought the first x-ray to the colony. Located on Queen Street, The Hughenden sits at the crossroads of Paddington and Woollahra, a conservation area that is the largest expanse of Victorian architecture in Australia.Queen Street began its life in the 1820s as Piper Street, named after Captain John Piper who owned huge tracts of land covering most of what is now known as the Municipality of Woollahra. The Hughenden has a large function room that can cater for up to approximately 100 guests, depending on configuration.
Ribs and Rumps Restaurant
Welcome to Ribs and Rumps, Australia’s iconic steakhouse. At Ribs and Rumps we are famous for our legendary ribs, aged-to-perfection steaks and mammoth-size portions. Our extensive menu also features delicious chicken and seafood options, incredible burgers and devilish desserts. Our restaurants are funky, vibey and welcoming and our service is slick and friendly. Our friendly team are on stand-by to make your next Ribs and Rumps experience truly special. It’s a celebration of life!
Chat Thai Restaurant
chat thai was created almost 25 years ago to serve as a meeting place for diners to socialise and chat about thai food, and food in general. thus, chat thai. we have continuously strived to be the benchmark for everyday, authentic thai cuisine and our inspiration originates from the streets and markets of thailand, always cooking with premium quality ingredients sourced locally. chat thai was established in 1989 and since then our aim has not changed; to bring honest and authentic thai fare to discerning and loyal sydney diners. our menu is versatile and constantly evolving, embracing the best of regional and rural cuisines to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. our long-standing motivation is very simple; to cook food that we ourselves crave! served in an environment that is pleasurable and welcoming, we are family-owned & operated, so please feast at our table and join the conversation at chat thai!
Verandah Restaurant & Wine Bar
Verandah is a busy bar & restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, located near Martin Place. Verandah has several different offerings – the Main Bar & BBQ, Restaurant & Wine Bar and Front Bar & TAB. Verandah boasts an open-air terrace which stretches the length of the venue and overlooks the city. Verandah has become a favourite with CBD workers wanting a great atmosphere, great food and great value. Verandah has a range of function spaces available for corporate or personal events – small and large.
Sepia Restaurant opened in May 2009 and is located at the prestigious Darling Park precinct at 201 Sussex Street, Sydney. Sepia is the creative collaboration between two of Sydney's highly regarded food identities - the renowned seafood wholesaler George Costi of De Costi Seafoods and award winning Sydney Chef Martin Benn. The contemporary menu at Sepia is unique utilising the best of seasonal produce and drawing inspiration from Japan. We offer a la carte and degustation menus Tuesday to Thursday dinner and Friday lunch. On Friday evenings, Saturday lunch and Saturday evenings we offer a completely different degustation menu that evolves each week. Sydney Morning Herald restaurant critic Terry Durack describes the cuisine as: "smoky, sweet, crunchy, creamy, soft, gentle, toasty, scented, clear, brothy, earthy, floral. The focus is on texture and contrast even more than taste - there's always a crunch, always a cream. It's like the love-child of Tetsuya Wakuda and Rene Redzepi of Noma; a Nordic kaiseki. Sepia's extensive wine list compiled by award winning Sommelier Rodney Setter offers more than twenty four wines by the glass and an eclectic selection of wines from around the globe.
Sydney waterfront dining at its best. Seafood & Beef Restaurant & bar with views from the Woolloomooloo Wharf of stunning Sydney Harbour & city. Down on Woolloomooloo wharf you would be excused for thinking you're somewhere on the Mediterranean. Manta's head chef Daniel Hughes talks about his Italian heritage and how it influences the seafood on the menu.
The Riverview Hotel
Established in 1880, The Riverview Hotel is truly one of Sydney’s classic pubs. Tucked in the tree-lined back streets of Balmain, this local watering hole has become an institution for locals of the inner west and visitors alike. The Riverview is consistently rated as one of the best pub dining rooms in Sydney.
Bistro Fax Restaurant & Bar is situated on the bustling corner of Hunter, O’Connell & Pitt streets in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Housed within a heritage-listed building dating back to the 1800’s, the site is steeped in history and was once home to the esteemed Fairfax newspaper empire. Set within the intimate, boutique style, five-star Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, Bistro Fax Restaurant & Bar is a stylish, contemporary and upmarket modern Australian restaurant. The chic bar has a warm and inviting atmosphere, elegant woodland coloured furnishings, comfortable lounge chairs, window seats and generously spaced tables. The fine cuisine is designed by Executive Chef Oswin Ribeiro, offering an extensive wine list along with a byo option in the restaurant, sumptuous cocktails and friendly attentive service. Visit us for your; breakfast meeting, lunch rendezvous, business deal, romantic meal, socialising with friends and colleagues, private celebration or relaxed drinks in the bar.
The Tilbury Hotel is situated in the heart of Woolloomooloo. The interior boasts a warm and comfortable environment with varnished wood, long leather banquettes and fireplaces, along with a generous sized deck and tranquil courtyard. The dining room is situated downstairs with a view out to the courtyard. Chef Elton Inglis has created a contemporary new menu with a fresh approach on modern classics driven largely by the extensive fresh premium produce available seasonally. The upstairs level holds a lounge bar resembling the 1960′s, decked out with dark leather furniture, wooden floors and soft lighting. The attaching deck provides guests with a choice of areas to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
The toast café food concept is this: fresh quality produce used creatively and simply. This dedication to quality and organic ingredients includes use of: organic free-range eggs; organic bread, pulses & mueslis; murray river sea salt; toby's estate coffee; quality extra virgin olive oils. Toast café creates many of its condiments and accompaniments including freshly made chilli jam, hommus, macadamia nut pesto & baked goods - as well as sourcing other organic and local ingredients. When food is your passion, it's easy to get excited about it every day. Come and visit us to see why: we're open 7 days for breakfast and lunch, Private dinners are by appointment only. Toast café is BYO. Orders must be placed by 2pm for next day delivery.
Ash St Cellar
A modern European-style bistro, Ash St. Cellar and wine bar is intimately tucked away behind ivy. Classic café chairs, warm wooden décor and Parisian ‘plein aire’ seating creates an ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Head chef Alfie Spina creates stylish European tapas with French, Italian and Spanish influences to compliment the fabulous array of wines. The charcuterie starters are a favourite, but leave room for Alfie’s tart of the day. Franck Moreau, Merivale’s award-winning Master Sommelier, presides over a world-class wine list that doesn’t disappoint. Now also open for breakfast daily from 8am weekdays.