Top Restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants Sydney – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Sydney. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Sydney, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Sydney are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Sydney where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Sydney with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Sydney with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Sydney where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Sydney you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Italian Family Style Dinner
The restaurant is simple but great: One long, marble table and exquisite food; perfect for a dinner in a group of friends; chef and owner Eugenio Maiales menu is written on the blackboard; changing specials as well as handmade pasta; “tender mozzarella di buffalo”, “hand-picked crab”, “ragu made of finely chopped veal” and a yummy tiramisu; in the back an outdoor courtyard – wonderful on a warm summer evening; only on Friday open for lunch; alternative for a Sunday breakfast is the young and unpretentious weekend cafe At Perry Lane just behind Oxford street in Paddington; great for a Sunday breakfast with friends and a good coffee; everybody is heading to Bill’s – Sydney’s most famous cafes (for branches).
Address: 348 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9331 7871
Price: Mains AU$25.- to AU$34.-
Style: Bustling Chinese With Friends in Surry Hills
Billy Kwong’s popularity coupled with its “no bookings” policy means you will probably show up to be greeted with the sight of a full house, but if you patiently wait (perhaps popping into one of the many drinking establishments along Crown Street) you won’t be disappointed when you finally do reach your table; owner and executive chef Kylie Kwong’s distinct signature is splashed all over this restaurant, where traditional Asian cuisine gracefully meets Sydney chic; any of the specials are worth trying, but if you’re the indecisive type just order Kylie’s banquet and be treated to a stunning selection of seasonal specials.
Kylie Kwong’s renowned Chinese eatery feels very much like a Shanghai teahouse; under her direction a delicious array of Oriental-inspired delicacies from strictly organic produce are bound to please the palate and the eye.; BYO (wine only) AU$9 corkage per bottle; open only for dinner!
Address: 355 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
Area: Surry Hills
Phone: +61 2 9332 3300
Price: Mains AU$18.- to AU$42.-
Style: International Restaurant With Harbor View
A must in Sydney! Amazing food with stunning views at the harbour bridge from the fifth floor of Sydney’s customs house; Sunday only for lunch.
Neil Perry’s restaurant which sophisticated and impressive located in a former insurance building in CBD Rockpool Bar & Grill at 66 Hunter St (+61 02 8078 1900, http://www.rockpool.com/rockpoolsydney/) is a great option for an upscale steak dinner with business partners or a special occasion to impress: great also for a wagyu burger in the bar!
Address: 31 Alfred St, Sydney,, Australia
Area: CBD Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9251 8683
Price: Mains starting at AU$25.-
Style: Mediterranean & Modern Australian
Catalina is one of Australia’s great destination restaurants situated on a landmark Rose Bay site on Sydney Harbor’s eastern foreshore (next to Rose Bay Ferry Wharf; Michael and Judy McMahon opened Catalina in 1994 with a simple goal: to be Sydney’s favorite place to eat the best by the water; while it is not strictly a seafood menu, there is a strong aquatic representation, including decadent Sydney rock oysters, shucked on the premises; signature dish: “Roasted snapper fillet with potato & garlic purée”; open for lunch & dinner
Address: Lyne Pk, Rose Bay, Australia
Area: Rose Bay
Phone: +61 2 9371 0555
Price: Mains AU$39.- to AU$45.-
Doyles on the Beach
The Doyle family opened their first restaurant 1885! Now in it’s fifth generation the Doyle’s are still offering great Australian seafood; a favourite with celebrities; fish and chips is a must; take the ferry from Circular Quay.
Address: 11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia
Area: Watsons Bay
Phone: +61 2 9337 2007
Price: Mains AU$32.- to AU$41.-
Style: Spectacular Food & Harbour Bridge View
With Harbour Bridge views, Flying Fish was always destined to be a big production; the stocky timber building has been transformed into something magical with the myriad lights echoing the sparkles on the water; the food is amazing: Mod-Oz seafood and ranges from the raw tapas plate to tasty snapper curry; Chef Peter Kuruvita mixed Sri Lankan spices, Austrian recipes with modern Australian cuisine; lunch and dinner except Monday & Saturday dinner only.
Address: Jones Bay, Wharf 19-21, Pirrama Rd, Sydney, Australia
Area: Darling Harbour
Phone: +61 2 9518 6677
Price: Mains AU$42.- to AU$44.-
Style: Modern Australian With Great View
Traditionally built as a road-house in 1929, Jonah’s salubrious guest list has included Laurence Olivier, Vivian Leigh, John Cleese, Ken Rosewall, Peter Allen, Viv Richards, Tom Keneally, Spike Milligan, Colleen McCulloch, Mel Blanc, Billy Connolly, Pamela Stephenson, David Bowie, The Duke of Edinburgh , The Duke and Duchess of York, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall; luxurious and discreet, Jonah’s prides itself on its friendly and casual atmosphere and outstanding first class service; what a view! Fantastic across the bay; food is superb and beautifully presented; okay it’s pricey but you won’t be disappointed.
Address: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, Australia
Area: Whale Beach
Phone: +61 2 9974 5599
Price: Mains AU$36.- to AU$48.-
Style: Modern & Casual Thai Restaurant in Sydney
Martin Boetz serves gorgeous modern Thai food, which is among Australia’s best, but the sleekly designed, converted warehouse ups the ante even further; “Longrain” continues to remain popular with inner-city hipsters, who return for dishes like the divinely “crisp caramelized pork hock with chili vinegar”, or “betel leaves lovingly topped with smoked trout, chili, galangal and trout roe”; have a pre-dinner drink at the elegant lounge bar while waiting for a spot at the communal dining tables.
Monday – Friday open for lunch and dinner, Saturday & Sunday dinner only!
Address: 85 Commonwealth St , Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
Area: Surry Hills
Phone: +61 2 9280 2888
Price: Mains starting at AU$16.-
Style: Cantonese Hotspot in Sydney
Mr Wong at the Merivale complex in downtown Sydney’s Business District is a trendy Chinese restaurant that offers a feast for the senses. The bi-level restaurant can accommodate up to 240 people having private dining rooms, a hip and stylishly decorated ground floor dining room and an open kitchen on the 2nd floor. Apothecary jars, beautiful vases, ceramics and other Chinese items are on display making diners feel like they are dining at a historic village back in China. The dumplings, roasted Peking duck, shark fin soup, pepper crab, and braised pork belly are just some of the specialties from the 60 item menu. Set meals for big groups are also available. Leave space for some dessert; opt for the deep fried ice cream or any of the refreshing sorbets. The wine cellar that is visible from the stair case offers many vintages and a good selection of fine wines.
Mr Wong is open daily from noon until 3pm for lunch and from 5:30pm – 11pm (until midnight on weekends).
Address: 3 Bridge Lane, Sydney, Australia
Area: CBD Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9240 3000
Price: AU$9 – AU$19 dimsum & starters; AU$25 – AU$60 main course
Public Dining Room
Style: Sunday Brunch With The Water Taxi
Beach side restaurant at Balmoral beach; great degustation menu; save room for dessert; tip: for an unforgettable experience take a water taxi from CBD; Saturday & Sunday also open for breakfast.
Address: 2a The Esplanade, Balmoral,, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9968 4880
Price: Mains AU$30.- to AU$60.-
Style: Japanese By Tetsuya Wakuda
Tetsuya Wakuda has refurbished himself a dream restaurant and his guests call it simple the most unique dining experience in Sydney; his cuisine is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of natural flavours, enhanced by classic french technique and the freshest possible ingredients.
Open: Dinner Tuesday – Saturday; Lunch on Saturday only (noon – 3pm); closed Sunday & Monday.
Address: 529 Kent street, Sydney, Australia
Area: CBD Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9267 2900
Price: Mains starting at AU$18.-
The Boathouse Palm Beach
Style: Modern Australian Breakfast & Lunch café
“The Boathouse Palm Beach” is romantically located in the serene Governor Phillip Park and perfect for a Sunday breakfast or lunch with the whole family.
Palm beach is Sydney’s most northerly beach and famous as the location of the popular TV-series “Home and away”; many well-known movie stars do have their houses here; only open for breakfast & lunch.
Address: Governor Phillip Park, Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Australia
Area: Palm Beach
Phone: +61 2 9974 3868
Price: Breakfast AU$7.50 to AU$19.50; Lunch AU$13.50 to AU$34.-
Toko Restaurant & Bar
Style: Japanese Restaurant in Sydney
Sydney loves a hybrid bar-restaurant, and with the latest Toko, brothers Al, Daniel and Matthew Yazbek seem to have got the mix just right; chic and informal, wood-paneled warehouse with open kitchen; family-style modern Japanese dishes with a focus on local seafood; and great sushi; fanatics can choose from 19 varieties of fresh seafood, and eclectic hand-rolled offerings such as soft shell crab, eel and cucumber.
Carnivores are catered for with signature dishes such as miso-marinated baby chicken; and braised wagyu beef with ginger sauce; by the way, in Japanese “Toko” means “room within a house to relax”; only open for dinner.
Address: 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
Area: Surry Hills
Phone: +61 2 9357 6100
Price: Mains AU$22.- to AU$29.50
Uccello @ IVY Complex
Style: Party Dinner With Friends
The “Ivy complex” is home to a hotel, a bar, a club and many restaurants: sandwich at Palings or Italian at Uccello on the 4 level overlooking the 25 meter pool which lead directly to the famous Pool Club; the dining room is modern, bright yellow and white furnished and has a cow paddock as floor.
For a late night bite head to the uber-famous Sydney institution for pies and Hot Dog’s “Harry’s Cafe de Wheels” (+61 2 9211 2506, www.harryscafedewheels.com.au) at the Wooloomooloo Bay next to the stunning “Blue Hotel” where everybody went from Russell Crow, Elton John to all the tourists; a must go!