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 to some 1930s cocktail movie. Delicious French fare comes in old-fashioned portions – think terrine, black pudding or duck…
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 now sports futuristic coffee technology, tip-top baking and delicious food, but it's the enormou…
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 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 eating experience is a buzzy place designed for sociable dining on delicious meze morsels, charcoal-grilled meats and other de…
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 just steps from the Star, it offers casual competence and strikingly innovative Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine…
Top Choice Cafe in City Centre & Haymarket

Pablo & Rusty's

Busy and loud, with close-packed tables, this excellent cafe is high-energy. The inviting wood-and-brick decor and seriously good coffee (several single-origins available daily) is complemented by a range of appeali…
Top Choice Sardinian in Northern Beaches

Pilu at Freshwater

Housed within a heritage-listed beach house overlooking the ocean, this multi-award-winning Sardinian restaurant serves specialities such as oven-roasted suckling pig and traditional flatbread. Your best bet, howeve…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Folonomo

Not-for-profit eateries often score higher on good intentions than cooking, but this is the real deal. Folonomo (from 'for love not money') serves brilliant modern Australian fare, with seasonally changing menus, in…