Whether it's a courtyard, a terrace or behind huge windows, going out for some good food or drinks on a sunny day is always a good idea. Here are our picks of the best places to try when the weather's fine. Which, let's face it, is very often in Sydney.

The Island

Once a harbour barge now a tropical floating bar.

Water taxis depart from Double Bay Wharf Bay Street
Double Bay NSW 2028

Harpoon Harry

An inner-city pub with a Latino flare.

Ground floor, Hotel Harry 40-44 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Opera Bar

Fresh seafood and modern cocktails with a postcard view of Sydney Harbour.

Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW