Sydney 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 French in City Centre & Haymarket

Restaurant Hubert

The memorable descent into the sexy old-time ambience plunges you straight from suity Sydney into a 1930s movie. Delicious French fare comes in old-fashioned portions – think terrine, black pudding or duck, plus a f…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Dead Ringer

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

Grounds of Alexandria

A quite extraordinary Alexandria spot, the Grounds goes well beyond converted industrial chic. This former pie factory sports futuristic coffee technology, tip-top baking and delicious food, but it's the enormous ga…
Top Choice Italian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Marta

Set back from a showroom on its own sunny square – or should that be piazza? – this seductive spot focuses on traditional recipes from Rome and its region. Fairly priced and richly flavoured plates blend vernacular …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Northern Beaches

Jonah's

Perched 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, tak…
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 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 bri…
Top Choice Turkish in Sydney Harbourside

Efendy

Occupying the house and courtyard of a venerable Balmain mansion, this immersive Turkish restaurant is a buzzy place designed for sociable dining on delicious meze morsels, charcoal-grilled meats and other delights.…
Top Choice Fusion in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Blanca

The crisp white minimalism of the décor here belies the food, where there's plenty going on. Marrying Japanese and European ideas along with quality Australian produce, there are some truly delicious morsels created…