Best restaurants in town

CBD area

O Bar & Dining
Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney
+61 2 9247 9777
www.obardining.com.au

A long-standing, modern Australian dining destination with panoramic views of the city. Welcome to O Bar and Dining, where eating, drinking and beautiful views combine for the ultimate sensory high. A place far above the ordinary, with food at its heart and Sydney at its feet.

Chef and owner Michael Moore’s menu is an unexpected journey of contemporary dining inspired by a healthy eating philosophy; as unique as it is delicious. The circular space on the 47th floor turns constantly to reveal an ever-unfolding, 360-degree panorama. It’s this city’s most stunning place to enjoy fine food, exquisite cocktails and elevated good times. Best recommendation is going just before sunset and getting a seat that rotates into view of the harbour as the sun goes down.

Lunch: Friday from noon
Dinner: Seven days from 5pm
Bar: Seven days from 5pm until late

 

The Bridge Room
Ground Level, 44 Bridge Street, Sydney
+61 2 9247 7000
www.thebridgeroom.com.au

Acclaimed modern Australian cuisine in a renovated 1930s building with an open kitchen and ceramics. The Bridge Room has been awarded multiple awards: three Chefs Hats by Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, three stars and #8 on the “Top 100 Restaurants in Australia” by Australian Gourmet Traveller, and “Hottest Restaurant in Australia 2016” by
The Australian.

Lunch: Tuesday to Friday from noon-3pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday from 6-10pm

 

Bentley
Corner Pitt + Hunter Streets, Sydney
+61 2 8214 0505
https://www.thebentley.com.au

The Bentley offers a very special dining experience in an industrial-chic space in Sydney’s CBD. Chef Brent Savage’s innovative and inventive food is expertly paired with boutique wines from Nick Hildebrandt’s eclectic international list. The Bentley and its founders have a deserved reputation for excellence in food, wine-matching and service, which has earned them a swag of industry awards. It offers à la carte menus, tasting menus (including a vegetarian) and a great bar menu.

Lunch: Monday to Friday from noon
Dinner: Monday to Saturday from 6pm

 

Chinatown

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant
393-399 Sussex St, Sydney
+61 2 9212 3901
http://www.goldencentury.com.au/

Golden Century located in Sydney’s Chinatown, first started in 1989. Widely recognised as a Sydney institution and recently awarded the 2017 Time Out Legend Award, this mainstay restaurant has hosted many celebrities, dignitaries and is famous as a late-night go-to place for world class chefs.
Golden Century is a traditional Hong Kong style seafood restaurant, serving authentic Cantonese cuisine accommodating 600 guests with VIP rooms, 24 live seafood tanks and offers the finest live Australian seafood and local produce. Signature dishes XO pippies and the salt and pepper squid are must-try Sydney dishes!

Lunch: Seven days a week from noon
Dinner: Seven days a week from 6pm until late

 

Barangaroo

Cirrus
23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
+61 2 9220 0111
www.cirrusdining.com.au

From the multi award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Monopole, and Yellow, Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt bring you Cirrus, a seafood restaurant located on the water’s edge at Sydney’s newest precinct, Barangaroo. Brent’s menu at Cirrus reflects the location, and is created from the fi nest seasonal produce from local growers and sustainably caught seafood. Non-seafood eaters are catered for also, as well as vegetarians.

Lunch: Seven days a week from noon
Dinner: Seven days a week from 6pm

 

12 Micron
Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
+61 2 8322 2075
https://12micron.com.au/

Located on the waterfront in Barangaroo (Sydney’s newest dining & entertainment precinct) 12-Micron offers the very best in modern Australian cuisine.

From the finishes and ambience, to the carefully sourced local ingredients; 12-Micron is a contemporary restaurant, bar and late-night dessert kitchen that salutes Australia’s surrounds and produce. Not only is the food and drink offering world-class, yet still accessible, this beautiful restaurant also boasts truly breathtaking 270 degree views of Sydney’s iconic harbour.

12–Micron is a warm, welcoming space that accommodates patrons looking for a pre-dinner drink, snack, long or quick lunch, dinner or late night dessert.  Bringing a laid back elegance to Sydney’s bar and dining scene.

Monday to Sunday, noon to 1am

 

Circular Quay and Opera House

Bennelong
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney
+ 61 2 9240 8000
www.bennelong.com.au

Located in the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is truly a unique dining location. Fittingly, Australian produce and wines take center stage with one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore, at the helm. Bennelong offers a range of different dining experiences including the main dining room on the lower floor featuring the à la carte menu, The Table, a semi-private dining table ideal for intimate dinners, and, Cured & Cultured, a shared menu to be enjoyed around the open-air kitchen counter or in The Circle, an open dining room perched on the top tier of the restaurant looking out to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Lunch: Friday-Sunday from noon to 2pm
Dinner: Seven days a week from 5.30pm

 

Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Potts Point

Yellow (vegetarian)
57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
+61 2 9332 2344
www.yellowsydney.com.au

Yellow is a vegetarian bistro from the award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar. Chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt have been inspired by the European dining scene where contemporary food and wine are served in an informal setting at affordable prices. Recognising a demand for vegetarian dining in Sydney, Brent and his team have created menus with a focus on interesting and heirloom vegetables grown by local suppliers. By treating vegetables with the same consideration as protein they are demonstrating that vegetarian dishes are just as delicious as any other menu item. Nick’s eclectic wine list, featuring natural and organic vintages from passionate producers, is perfectly suited to the vegetarian menu.

Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-noon
Lunch: Noon-3pm
Dinner: Seven nights a week from 6pm

 

Pyrmont, The Rocks, The Star

Quay
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Hickson Road,
The Rocks
+61 2 9251 5600
www.quay.com.au

Quay is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated restaurants. Set in the heart of Sydney Harbour, Quay has arguably the best views of any restaurant in Australia, with spectacular panoramic views taking in Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Captivating the imagination of critics and the dining public alike is Quay’s nature-based menu created by executive chef Peter Gilmore.

Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-1.30pm
Dinner: Seven days from 6-9.30pm

 

Woolloomooloo

OTTO Sydney
Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo Wharf
+61 2 9368 7488
http://www.ottoristorante.com.au

Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, OTTO Sydney is a restaurant with a fiercely loyal clientele and a seemingly unassailable reputation as a power dining institution. For many, it has come to signify the quintessential Sydney restaurant experience; impeccable service, quality food and stunning, waterside views. The contemporary Italian fare at OTTO has remained a Sydney favourite for over 15 years.

Lunch: Seven days a week from noon
Dinner: Seven days a week from 6pm

 

Surrounding food precincts worth a visit:
  • Thainatown
  • Darling quarter
  • Surry hills
  • Rosebery
  • Tramsheds Harold Park
  • Bondi
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