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Sydney Restaurants


Sydney, one of the world’s culinary capitals, is home to chefs who have made a worldwide reputation. Modern Australian cuisine, which fuses European and Asian food styles with local ingredients, has arrived as a distinct cutting-edge cuisine. In recent years, dishes incorporating Aboriginal foods containing bush tucker ingredients, such as kangaroo, emu, crocodile, and native fruits and nuts, have been added to the menu, and these further define and differentiate local cuisine. Asian restaurants are everywhere, including world-class Chinese, along with refined cuisine from Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam. The fruits of the sea play a large role in Sydney menus and local specialties include Sydney rock oysters, kingfish, enormous prawns, scallops, and squid. Appropriately, many seafood restaurants have waterfront locations, where you can buy excellent fish and chips to take away – Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, and Manly are particularly good spots for alfresco dining.

Sydney’s budget restaurants

Many restaurants are reasonably priced and are BYO (bring your own alcoholic beverages). Apart from the many food courts, good areas offering budget meals include Oxford Street, Paddington, King Street, Newtown, Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Chinatown at Haymarket, Darling Harbour, and Circular Quay.

New South Wales’ wines

Hunter Valley wines, exported to Europe, the US, and Asia, are worth seeking out. There are many varieties to go with your food, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Semillon. Good winemakers to look for include McWilliam’s, Rosemont, Rothbury Estate, and Tyrell’s.

Selected Restaurants


Fresh, tasty Modern Australian options include pizzas, fish & chips, risotto, souvlaki, and salads. Perfect for a quick lunch or leisurely meal.
Level 1, Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay
9251 1188
Daily 11am–late
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay


This comfortable and sophisticated restaurant overlooks Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and the city skyline. Modern International cuisine is on offer, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.

Level 2, Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay
9251 1188
Wed–Fri lunch 12 noon. Tues–Sat dinner 6pm.
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay


The grand dining room, immaculate service and innovative Modern Australian cuisine highlighting Asian flavours make this the perfect place to celebrate that special occasion.
Level 1, 252 George Street, The Rocks
9240 3010
Mon–Fri noon–2.30, Sat 6–10
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay


Modern Australian menu with delicious seafood dishes, a comprehensive wine list, and great views of the harbour. Book ahead for a seat on the terrace.
140 George Street, The Rocks
9241 4253
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay


Excellent food, boutique tap beers, imaginative cocktails and an international range of wines. French cuisine is featured – try the popular and delicious confit of duck.
Ground floor, Customs House, Alfred Street, Circular Quay
9247 4898
Mon–Thurs 11.30am–midnight, Fri 11.30–2am, Sat 11.30am–midnight
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay


Part of the Sydney Theatre Company complex, this waterfront restaurant is known for its Modern Australian cuisine, which includes imaginative duck, seafood and meat dishes. Be sure to book ahead, especially for dinner.
Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
9250 1761
Mon–Sat 12–3, 6–late
Train, boat, bus: Circular Quay

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