14 Best Places To Eat In Sydney, Australia

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You have not experienced a place if you have not put your mouth through the spectrum of tastes from the many restaurants in that place. Below are some of the best places to eat in Sydney for any occasion or situation:

Enjoy the new restaurants in Sydney

The following are new restaurants that have had quite the buzz in Sydney, a mix of new tastes and styles to have you wanting more, if not for the ambience and service provided, then for the mouthwatering food on the plates.

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1. The Paddington Inn

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Described as not a pub and not a restaurant but something in-between by guests, The Paddington’s menu will have you licking your lips from the very scrumptious rotisserie whole birds and chocks of lamb that they so tenderly prepare on skewers. Come and peruse the menu for what your heart desires, they will not disappoint.

The Paddington Inn

Address: 338 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021(Cnr of Oxford and William St), NSW

Website: The Paddington

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2. Bennelong Restaurant

Guillaume at Bennelong
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Found in the Sydney Opera House, this restaurant’s menu is prepared with the best of Australian produce. Visit them and savor their menu that will definitely have you coming back for more.

Bennelong Restaurant

Address: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

Website: Bennelong Restaurant

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3. Mercado

Located at a heritage listed site, Mercado’s menu has Spain written all over it, as it has quite the Spanish influence. You will have the aroma of baking bread from the kitchen as you enjoy your food, as they make their own bread. Not only that, they also make their own cheese. The menu will have you going back, to have the opportunity of trying everything on it.


Address: 4 Ash St, Sydney, NSW

Website: Mercado

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<p>Jo Henwood has been a Tour Guide since 1998, working primarily as a site Guide and Education Officer in many heritage sites around Sydney, building a rich understanding of Sydney’s history and culture, particularly around the Harbour. Jo is passionate about sharing stories about Sydney’s history, leading her own walking tours in Windsor and Liverpool, and women’s history tours of Sydney. </p><p>Jo is an Accredited Storyteller with Australian Storytellers, an accredited Professional Guide with the Institute of Australian Tour Guides, and a member of Interpretation Australia and the Australian Folklore Network. She coordinates the Australian Fairy Tale Society. </p><p>Jo’s qualifications include BA (Library Science), Tour Guiding Cert III, Grad Dip Museum Studies, Grad Cert Gifted Ed, and M. Cultural Heritage.</p>

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Trendy restaurants

It is always good to be in the know and trendy, which extends to all aspects of life. Eating at Sydney’s substantial hotspots does not get any better than the following:

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4. Sake Restaurant and Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Talking about trendy restaurants, there are specific qualities you will be looking for. At Sake, you will love the interior, which is trendy and modern. Their menu does not need any explaining, eat there and it will out-rightly have you going back.

Sake Restaurant and Bar

Address: 12 Argyle St, The Rocks, NSW

Website: Sake Restaurant and Bar

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5. Monopole

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If you love wine bars, head off to Monopole, whose interior constitutes a synthesis of metals and woods and a wine list with over 500 wines. The wine list is an amalgamation of boutique and rare wines from around the world. Let the knowledgeable wait staff advise you on how to pair your food and wine from their menu.


Address: 71A MacLeay St, Potts Point, NSW

Website: Monopole

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6. The Butler

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Butler is a trendy mix of both restaurant and a bar that has both indoor and outdoor sitting areas with great ambience and views. Their menu focuses on Iberian flavours, and must-tries on the menu include the lamb barbacoa, which is slow-cooked in banana leaf, and confit pork carnitas. This restaurant is spearheaded by Chef Amber Doig, and it’s a great place to be introduced to Ibero-American cuisine.

The Butler

Address: 123 Victoria St, Potts Point, NSW

Website: The Butler

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Cool restaurants

It can be such a hard task to find cool place to eat, especially if you are new to a place. A cool restaurant is defined by the ambience it has, its uniqueness and the food it serves. Want a cool eating experience? Check out the following:

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7. Frankie's Pizza

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

It does not get any cooler than pizza! Have the best of American Pizza in Sydney, with all the characteristics you would expect – a soft but crunchy crust and a selection of toppings.

Frankie’s Pizza

Address: 50 Hunter St, Sydney, NSW

Website: Frankie’s Pizza

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8. Nomad

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With a menu that comprises of locally sourced ingredients, Nomad gives you an eating experience that has an edge to it. Couple it up with its Australian wine list, you have a cool combination or chic and edgy.


Address: 16 Foster St, Surry Hills, NSW


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9. Icebergs

This restaurant overlooks Bondi Beach and serves truly Australian food, like fusilli with broccoli, anchovy and seaweed and if you are looking to nurse a hangover, go for their Sunday brunch.


Address: 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach, NSW

Website: Icebergs

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Kid friendly

Eating out with kids can turn an exciting dinner into a stressful experience, but check out the following restaurants that have made sure mum and dad can have peace of mind when eating out with kids:

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10. Heritage Court Restaurant

Editor’s note: There’s no photo available at the time of writing

Characteristically suburban, enjoy their family oriented menu serving steak and seafood. The kids can be playing in the kids play area as they wait for their food.

Editor’s note: Heritage Court Restaurant has been reported closed at the time of updating.

Heritage Court Restaurant

Address: 33 Dora St, Hurstville, NSW

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11. La Botte D’Oro

Pork loin with Apple purée and fruit salad.

Posted by La Botte D'oro on Saturday, 30 April 2016

Full of life and boisterously noisy, your children’s loudness will not be a thing to worry about at this restaurant. Enjoy their reasonably priced, high quality dishes and the welcoming ambient hubbub.

La Botte D’Oro

Address: 137 Marion St, Leichhardt, NSW

Website: La Botte D’Oro

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Romantic evening

Ah yes, where to go for an extraordinary romantic evening? Look no further than the following restaurants if you are looking to woo that special someone:

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12. China Doll

China Doll is all about its elegance and its scenic view of Sydney’s skyline, the best setting for an intimate dinner. You will be spoiled for choice as their menu features dishes from China, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Japan. Their drinks list has an extensive collection of wine, Asian inspired cocktails and other drinks.

China Doll

Address: 4/6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo, NSW

Website: China Doll

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13. The Bridge Room

White chocolate, Pepe Saya creme fraiche, burnt apple, grilled cape gooseberries, chesnuts, Olssons's smoked salt cracker at The Bridge Room #regram #olssonssalt

Posted by The Bridge Room on Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Elegantly styled with a retro modern atmosphere, conversations will flow over the modern Australian menu prepared from locally sourced seasonal produce. Their presentation is superb and the food flavors explode in your mouth and will have you going back. Better yet, the staff at The Bridge Room know what they are talking about when they explain the menu and wine list.

The Bridge Room

Address: 44 Bridge St, Sydney, NSW

Website: The Bridge Room

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14. Sepia Restaurant

This award winning restaurant has a jazzy atmosphere and is divided into a dining area and a bar. While you wait for your table, have a drink at the bar. You can also opt to have a drink after dinner, whatever you feel like doing. Enjoy a four course dinner, the presentation of which will have you thinking twice about touching the plate, but when you do, it will be a carnival inside your mouth as the flavors combine and give you a wonderful experience.

Sepia Restaurant

Address: 201 Sussex St, Sydney, NSW

Website: Sepia Restaurant

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For all your tastes

You can eat like a king or you can be in the cool gang and eat at a cool place. If you feel like being “with the times” then opt to eat at a trendy restaurant. Whatever you feel like on a particular day, choose the appropriate restaurant for it, it will be marvelous.

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