Restaurants

Top Choice French in City Centre & Haymarket

Restaurant Hubert

The memorable descent into the sexy old-time ambience plunges you straight from suity Sydney to some 1930s cocktail movie. Delicious French fare comes in old-fashioned portions – think terrine, black pudding or duck…
Top Choice Spanish in Byron Bay

St Elmo

Perch on a stool at this moody modern tapas restaurant, where rock-star bar staff create wicked cocktails or can pour you one of the better wines by the glass found in this part of the world (including natural and m…
Top Choice Turkish in Sydney Harbourside

Efendy

Occupying the house and courtyard of a venerable Balmain mansion, this immersive Turkish eating experience is a buzzy place designed for sociable dining on delicious meze morsels, charcoal-grilled meats and other de…
Top Choice Turkish in Yamba & Angourie

Beachwood Cafe

Cookbook author Sevtap Yüce steps out of the pages to deliver her bold Turkish Flavours to the plate at this wonderful little licensed cafe. Most of the tables are outside, where the grass verge has been commandeere…
Top Choice European in Hunter Valley

Muse Kitchen

For a fabulous lunch, head to this relaxed incarnation of the Hunter's top restaurant, Muse. Dine outside on a seasonal menu of European bistro food inspired by the vegetables, fruit and herbs grown up the road. Sav…
Top Choice Tapas in Port Macquarie

Latin Loafer

Specialising in Spanish and South American wines, this fabulously atmospheric place has a spot overlooking the river. Salted-cod croquettes and beef empanadas make for good aperitivo snacks or combine with Peruvian …
Top Choice European in Uki

Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

The setting is sublime: a two-storey wooden Queenslander house surrounded by gorgeous gardens and gazing at Wollumbin (Mt Warning). The country-style menu offers slow-cooked European fare from the impressive, organi…
Tapas in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Dead Ringer

This charcoal-fronted terrace is a haven of quality eating and drinking in a laid-back format. Barstool it or grab an outdoor table and graze on the short menu that changes slightly daily and runs from bar snacks th…
Turkish in Newtown & the Inner West

Stanbuli

Hidden by the vintage pink-and-purple facade of a '60s hair salon, this sophisticated exploration of traditional Istanbul dishes is excellent. The handsomely tiled downstairs bar area is a sociable spot for a shot o…
Tapas in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Bodega

The coolest progeny of Sydney’s tapas explosion, Bodega has a casual vibe, good-lookin’ staff and a funky matador mural. Dishes vary widely in size and price and are very loosely rooted in Central American and Spani…