Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in City Centre & Haymarket

Sepia

A Japanese sensibility permeates the boundary-pushing menu at what is sometimes said to be Australia's best restaurant, while molecular cuisine and the forage ethos play their part in the creation and presentation o…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Quay

Quay is shamelessly guilty of breaking the rule that good views make for bad food. Chef Peter Gilmore never rests on his laurels, consistently delivering the exquisitely crafted, adventurous cuisine that has landed …
Top Choice 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…
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 Cafe in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Gratia & Folonomo

Not-for-profit eateries often score higher on good intentions than cooking, but this is the real deal. A great cafe, Gratia, with genuinely friendly staff and a pleasant, light feel, does juices and eclectic brunchy…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Northern Beaches

Jonah's

On the hill above Whale Beach, luxurious Jonah's has fabulous perspectives over the ocean. The food is easy on the eye too, with immaculate presentation and excellent fish dishes. For the ultimate Sydney indulgence,…
Top Choice Chinese in City Centre & Haymarket

Mr Wong

Classy but comfortable in an attractive low-lit space on a CBD laneway, this has exposed-brick colonial warehouse chic and a huge team of staff and hanging ducks in the open kitchen. Lunchtime dim sum offerings bris…
Top Choice Italian in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

LuMi

This wharf spot sits right alongside the bobbing boats, though views aren't quite knock-me-down. Hidden but just steps from Darling Harbour and the Star, it offers casual competence and strikingly innovative Italian…
Top Choice Japanese in City Centre & Haymarket

Azuma

Tucked away upstairs in Chifley Plaza, this is one of Sydney's finest Japanese restaurants. Sushi and sashimi are of stellar quality and too pretty to eat – almost. Other options include sukiyaki and hot-pot DIY dis…
Top Choice Argentine in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Porteño

In a new location, this upbeat and deservedly acclaimed Argentine restaurant is a great place to eat. The 'animal of the day' is slow-roasted for eight hours before the doors even open and is always delicious. Other…