Sydney’s relationship with Caribbean food is in its infancy, mostly because we don’t get many migrants from that part of the world.

That doesn’t mean we’re not interested though – just in the past few years we’ve had chefs plating up jerk chicken, experimenting with barbeque and importing obscure rums. Most venues are still a way off replicating the depth and variety of the Caribbean, but these are the ones getting closest to the real deal.

Rosie Campbell's

Modern Jamaican food and more rums than you could feasibly try in a week.

320 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Nola Smokehouse and Bar

More New Orleans-inspired than strictly Caribbean, but there's a lot of crossover.

Level 1 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo South