Top Choice French in City Centre & Haymarket


Down a clandestine security driveway, this extraordinary restaurant is for those seeking a culinary journey rather than a simple stuffed belly. Settle in for 10-plus courses of French- and Japanese-inflected food fr…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks


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 which has landed…
Top Choice Bakery in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Bourke Street Bakery

Queuing outside this teensy bakery is an essential Surry Hills experience. It sells a tempting selection of pastries, cakes, bread and sandwiches, along with sausage rolls which are near legendary in these parts. Th…
Steak in City Centre & Haymarket

Rockpool Bar & Grill

You'll feel like a 1930s Manhattan stockbroker when you dine at this sleek operation in the art deco City Mutual Building. The bar is famous for its dry-aged, full-blood Wagyu burger (make sure you order a side of t…
Modern Australian in Kings Cross & Potts Point


Once a sunflower-yellow symbol of all things Bohemian, this former artists’ residence is now a top-notch contemporary restaurant serving sophisticated bistro dishes and, on the weekend, a mean brunch.
Cafe in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Le Monde

Some of Sydney's best breakfasts are served between the demure dark wooden walls of this small streetside cafe. Top-notch coffee and a terrific selection of tea will gear you up to face the world.
Japanese in City Centre & Haymarket


There's nothing washed out or brown-tinged about Sepia's food: Martin Benn's picture-perfect creations are presented in glorious technicolour, with each taste worth a thousand words. A Japanese sensibility permeates…
Vietnamese in Newtown & the Inner West

Thanh Binh

If you're used to Vietnamese restaurants where everything is prerolled and ready to be shovelled straight into your mouth, you haven't really had Vietnamese food. At Thanh Binh playing with your food is part of the …
Top Choice Asian in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Ms G's

Offering a cheeky, irreverent take on Asian cooking (hence the name – geddit?), Ms G's is nothing if not an experience. It can be loud, frantic and painfully hip, but the adventurous combinations of pan-Asian and Eu…
Top Choice Chinese in City Centre & Haymarket

Mr Wong

Dumpling junkies shuffle down a dirty lane and into the bowels of an old warehouse for a taste of Mr Wong's deliciously addictive Cantonese fare. There's a dark-edged glamour to the cavernous basement dining room. D…