Sydney is one of my favourite places to visit in Australia. As summer is on it’s way for that side of the world very soon (lucky ducks), many people will be planning to flock to Sydney for a holiday or weekend away.
When I’m in Sydney, I love to go out for pretty much every meal. There are so many top eating places around, and many are in prime positions to see the incredible sights of this city. To help you with your Sydney travel/eating planning, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite Sydney restaurants, which you may like to try.
Keep scrolling and you’ll also see some images of gorgeous Sydney, so we can all dream of food, sun and cocktails, no matter where in the world we are.
This is where that token Bondi shot is taken. With the Icebergs pool located below the restaurant, the view is sea-licious and very Instagram-worthy. Try the restaurant if you want something a little fancy. If you’re up for something chilled the bistro will be perfect for you.
Go for: Best views of Bondi beach; great place for a drink; fab seafood – the mussels with tomatoes are a must try!
North Bondi Fish
A perfect place to meet up with friends for either lunch or dinner. The restaurant is owned by chef Matt Moran, so expect some great cooking.
Go for: Bondi beach views; a yummy selection of seafood; delicious cocktails.
Again owned by Matt Moran, this place has some seriously yummy dishes. Chiswick has a bit more of a higher price tag, but it’s certainly worth it if you’re looking to go for a special lunch or dinner. It is also one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants I’ve been to.
Go for: Garden oasis-like interiors; romantic dinner for two or an intimate dinner with family or friends; like North Bondi Fish, Chiswick also has to-die-for cocktails.
An award-winning restaurant, and when you go, you can definitely tell why. Would have to have one of the best views in Sydney. It’s not cheap but if you’re looking to pick one pricey restaurant while you visit Sydney, Catalina should be one to consider.
Go for: Seriously stunning views of Rose Bay, especially at sunset; first-class meals and mouthwatering desserts; perfect for a romantic or special dinner; great spot to perve on super yachts.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
It seems most of my restaurant picks so far surround great seafood, and at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel the good fish dish trend certainly continues! This place is so good for a day out, especially when it’s sunny so you can soak up the rays under the stripy umbrellas in the courtyard or balcony, and look out onto the beach.
Go for: Gorgeous views of Watsons Bay with a chilled and relaxed environment; perfect place for fish & chips, calamari, and ultimate summer drinks like rosé, cider or a Carona; stunning hidden beaches and good walks around the area.
The Bucket List
Yes, more great seafood. The Bucket List is pretty much right on Bondi Beach, so it’s a perfect place to hang out for drinks or bite to eat on your beach day. As it is in prime position, make sure you book otherwise you could be waiting a while for a table, definitely worth it though.
Go for: Cocktails, a huge king prawn bucket and cheap oysters deals; cool vibe and really nice seating area inside and out; awesome location.
The Grounds of Alexandria
This would have to be one of my all time favourite places to eat and visit in Sydney. The Grounds have a seating area inside, but if it’s too busy in there, there’s a gorgeous garden that you can walk around to sit and eat your mouthwatering breakfast or drink your impeccably made coffee, or homemade lemonade, or indulgent cake/s, or jumbo burger. Ahh I honestly dream about this place, it’s just so good. Did I mention there’s also a petting zoo, and the most beautiful florist. Around the corner you’ll find The Potting Shed, A.K.A the Local Watering Hole. This is a perfect place for share plates and homemade sodas, and of course cocktails and boutique beers. Oh, also if you keep hunting you’ll find a great providore called Salt Meats Cheese – if you love everything to do with Italian food, this will be your heaven.
Go for: I think I ticked most things off above. Only other thing I will say is that it can get really, really busy, so try to visit during the week if possible.
With a super yummy menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Opera Kitchen is the place to go to take in the picturesque views of Sydney Harbour while you eat or drink away.
Go for: A great pit stop for a drink or bite to eat to take in the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or after visiting the Opera House; good place to meet friends; perfect for both day or night; fun and relaxed atmosphere; try one of the cheese platters, they’re so good!
What are your favourite cafes/restaurants in Sydney? Let me know in the comment section below!
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay
Catalina, Rose Bay
The Bucket List, Bondi
Bondi to Bronte Walk
Bondi Icebergs, Bondi
Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria
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