Broadsheet Tables Sydney

Updated April 17th, 2023


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  • This is the show-stopping star of Matt Moran’s culinary empire. The artfully-plated dishes warrant the lofty price-tags, but those generous harbour views do a lot to offset the sting. This is one of Sydney’s great try-before-you-die restaurants – a pillar of modern Australian dining.

  • Matt Moran’s Chiswick feels like a country home smack bang in the middle of the city. A place of long lunches and convivial dinners, its impressive kitchen garden powers the modern Australian menu and provides an attractive backdrop to your dining experience. It’s the heart and soul of the restaurant.

  • Matt Moran’s Japanese-inspired listening bar has a high-quality sound system pumping out tracks curated by top Sydney artists. It’s also serving up playful Japanese-inspired dishes, two omakase experiences and a huge selection of sake.

  • An all-day bistro, bakery and French deli serving a slice of Parisian life north of the bridge. Pick up a coffee and kouign-amann in the morning, pop in for salade niçoise and chardonnay at lunch, and get a fresh baguette at any time of day.

  • Under soaring ceilings in an art deco building, The Charles evokes Europe’s grand brasseries with plenty of thoughtful touches – including a roaming dessert trolley, and tableside saucing and carving. Order the whole dry-aged duck for a show-stopping signature.

  • The sister venue to Charles Brasserie and luxe basement bar Tiva evokes old-world European drinking and dining dens. Visit for bar snacks like kingfish crudo, and full-blown bistro meals such as flat-iron steak. A Martini here is a great idea, too.

  • Few restaurants have maintained their excellence and hunger for invention like Bentley. From this striking space beneath the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt continue to serve some of Sydney’s most varied and progressive wine lists and degustations.

  • It’s named for the cloud-like apartment building it resides beneath, but this fine diner by chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt is concerned with all things below sea level. Come for elegant seafood dishes matched with a white-heavy wine list in a handsome harbour-side setting.

  • From its opulent, art deco interior to the theatrical service from floor staff, Rockpool remains one of Sydney’s premiere special occasion restaurants. It champions sustainable, grass-fed beef from Blackmore Wagyu and Cape Grim, on a menu abound with raw seafood, pasta and uncomplicated sides. The experience is enhanced by a wine list to rival any in the country.

  • More than 15 years on, this moody underground restaurant remains one of the best places in town to try the cuisines of China's Yunnan, Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. While Sichuan food is king here, the entire menu is stylish, vibrant and goes well with cocktails inspired by the Chinese zodiac.

  • Descend the staircase and part the velvet curtains to find this plush cocktail bar by the group behind Rockpool Bar & Grill. It’s also serving considered snacks inspired by its sister restaurants Rockpool and Spice Temple.

  • For elegant modern takes on traditional Japanese cuisine, look no further than this handsome bar and restaurant in the heart of The Rocks. It’s the flagship for the Saké brand, and also one of the best places in town to drink the spirit of the same name. There are more than 40 varieties to choose from.

  • Saké's northern beaches outpost takes advantage of its waterfront position with a huge terrace upon which to eat sushi, nigiri and robata-grilled meats while looking out onto the bay. As ever, there's a huge selection of Japanese spirits available by the glass, carafe or tasting flight.

  • Beneath the InterContinental Hotel, Saké Double Bay builds on the legacy established by its fellow locations – but the bar seating, communal table and a covered outdoor terrace make it feel like an edgier proposition. Come for all the signatures, from sushi to saké and beyond.

  • Enter this iconic Sydney restaurant for Med-inspired dishes spanning inventive charcuterie and charcoal-fired plates. Plus, a wine list highlighting Australian producers great and small.

  • A sexy wine bar and restaurant from the team behind Nomad. Enter via the back lane, take a seat on a caramel leather banquette, and order some of the best gamay Beaujolais has to offer, with lobster thermidor on baked tomato-saffron rice to match.

  • The spiritual successor to its former tenant, Limoncello. The southern Italian vibe here has been nailed, which is no surprise given the hospitality guns running the show. But it’s all about the pizza – perfectly light, elastic dough that won’t leave you bloated and lethargic.

  • A cosmopolitan Italian diner with enough marble to sink a ship. It’s a spin-off of Matteo’s in Double Bay, and the pizza is just as good. This place has a few of its own moves though – notably, an executive chef who was trained by the inventor of Roman-style pizza.

  • Cho Cho San is all about modern Japanese cuisine, unrestricted by tradition and more influenced by what goes well with sake or a Japanese-style highball. Maybe that’s a plate of wasabi-dressed oysters or grilled, kombu-buttered prawns.

  • A celebration of Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Potts Point. Expect breads, dips and traditional Greek mains cooked over woodfire. The set menus are always a hit here; choose from The Full Greek for all the classics, Apollo’s Feast, or The Vegan Greek.