Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Quay

What many consider to be Sydney's best restaurant matches a peerless bridge view with brilliant food. Chef Peter Gilmore never rests on his laurels, consistently delivering exquisitely crafted, adventurous cuisine. …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Aria

Aria is a star in Sydney’s fine-dining firmament, an award-winning combination of chef Matt Moran’s stellar dishes, floor-to-ceiling windows staring straight at the Opera House, a stylishly renovated interior and fa…
Top Choice Cafe in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Fine Food Store

The Rocks sometimes seems all pubs, so it's a delight to find this contemporary cafe that works for a sightseeing stopover or a better, cheaper breakfast than your hotel. Staff are genuinely welcoming, make very res…
Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Gantry

Despite all that water, there aren't too many harbourside restaurants in this area. Fortunately, Gantry is excellent. Try a wharfside table and enjoy views of Walsh Bay with a screen to protect you from sun and stic…
Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Cafe Sydney

This breezy, spacious restaurant on the Customs House roof has marvellous harbour and bridge views, an outdoor terrace, a glass ceiling, a cocktail bar and friendly staff who greet you straight out of the lift. Qual…
Cafe in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Barcycle

One of several inviting spots for a light meal on the handsome wharves of Walsh Bay, this hole-in-the-wall is run by a friendly Italian family who offer a range of breakfast and lunch options including 'green eggs' …
Japanese in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Saké

Colourful sake barrels and lots of dark wood contribute to the louche glamour of this large, buzzy restaurant. Prop yourself around the open kitchen and snack on delectable popcorn shrimp and maki rolls, or grab a t…
Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Altitude

The top-notch cuisine at Altitude, on the 36th floor of Shangri-La hotel, is liable to send your taste buds soaring as high as the fabulous views over the Opera House and down the bridge. On Friday and Saturday, a f…
Cafe in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Tramezzini Espresso

There aren’t a lot of decent downtown places for a reasonably priced, healthy bite, so this Italian cafe in the foyer of the AMP building is worth remembering. Unsurprisingly, the clientele is extremely suity, but d…
Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Upstairs at the centre of the Royal Botanic Gardens, this offers very appealing balcony tables among the fronds. The food is competent Modern Australian fare and the ambience very soothing. The downstairs cafe is a …