We have asked some of our Sydney property owners for their opinions on Sydney’s Best Restaurants. Here is a list of the best as chosen by those in the know, ranging from fine dining to casual eateries. Bon Appetit!
1 Macquarie st Sydney
Since opening in 1999 Aria has been awarded a total of 35 Good Food Guide Chef hats. Owner Matt Moran believes everyone should be included in the fine dining experience which is why Aria offers extensive vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus. There is a spectacular party taking place new years eve with a 5 course tasting menu. Tickets on sale now.
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Sydney
An iconic restaurant for the past 25 years Catalina is a fine-dining and yet family friendly venue in Sydney. The waterfront restaurant is hosting a Christmas Day Lunch, New Year’s Eve Dinner party and New Year’s Day Party. You can walk to Catalina from the Rose Bay wharf which gives you the option to arrive via Ferry, water taxi or better yet, Classic Italian Speedboat.
“Catalina again presents a compelling reason to take the sea plane to Rose Bay, go mano a mano with a worthy wine list, and luxuriate in smart cooking and switched-on service and a classic Sydney scene.”-Australian Gourmet Traveller
6/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo
Manta is situated on Sydney Harbour’s spectacular Woolloomooloo Wharf and boasts some of the best views the city has to offer. Considered to be Sydney’s finest waterfront restaurant with a focus on the finest local produce and Seafood from Australia.
5 Sydney Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
The best location for admiring the beauty of the city and the Sydney Harbour, Cafe Sydney is situated atop Customs House at Circular Quay. Café Sydney have been delivering excellent food and wine paired with impeccable service for the past 19 years.
4/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo
This Award Winning restaurant resides on the historic Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. The menu showcases a modern take on the traditional cuisine of Hong Kong, China, Japan and South East Asia. The family friendly eatery is perfect for a light lunch or casual dinner and to take in the spectacular city skyline.
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10 Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay
Housed in a former tyre factory warehouse, Bar M is a feast for the senses. The high brick walls feature projected cinematic images. The restaurant has dark timber tables and softly lit lamps that create a surprisingly warm ambience. Chef and owner Paola Toppi sources the best local and imported produce offering a rotating selection of antipasti and house-made pasta.
594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay
A great location for brunch, this charming sailing club is situated on the magnificent Rose Bay Waterfront. Surrounded by water, Regatta serves modern Australian favourites in a family friendly environment.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
Arguably the most famous restaurant in Sydney for its unbeatable location. Icebergs has sweeping ocean views and is situated on the Bondi Beach foreshore. The menu is ever evolving and focused on modern Italian cuisine. Icebergs host Sunday Sessions from 3pm with drinks, great food and music.
Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House
The most iconic address, Bennelong is located within the Sydney Opera House and offers a culturally significant menu developed by chef Peter Gilmore. The multi-level layout offers different dining options including The Restaurant, Cured & Cultured and The Bar. The perfect pairing with a night at the theatre. Often considered one of Sydney’s best restaurants.
57 MacLeay st, Potts Point
The third restaurant opening for Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt who developed Yellow out of growing demand for plant based eating. The Potts Point venue is casual and yet the food is both affordable and exceptional.
“We expect vegetables to be part of a great tasting menu in Sydney, but it’s rare to see them demand the spotlight .. This is what makes Yellow such an extraordinary restaurant. They’ve seismically shifted how we frame fine dining in Sydney, and we love them for it “Time Out Sydney
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