Coronavirus restrictions are gradually easing across the state. This live list will guide you through the places that are reopening around Sydney at each stage of the wind-back.

New South Wales is in the first stage of its restrictions repeal. At the moment, up to 10 people are allowed to dine in at a cafe or restaurant at time (given they’re provided with four square metres of space). From June 1, we'll be entering stage two. That means that up to 50 people will be allowed in restaurants, bars and cafes (with a few caveats).

We’re updating this list as new information becomes available. Get in touch at if you have relevant news.

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10 William St

Ten is the magic number at this Italian wine bar. It's now open Friday to Sunday for dine-in guests. There's a $95 set menu for diner and a small a la carte lunch menu. Reservations are encouraged.

10 William Street, Paddington

Restaurant Hubert

Dine in the underground eatery's Theatre Royale space with nine friends. Menu is $200 per person but we reckon it'll be memorable. More details here.

15 Bligh Street, Sydney

Malay Chinese Takeaway

The laksa powerhouse is back. Dine in at both its Hunter and Lime street outlet. More info here.

Shop 1 50-58 Hunter Street , Sydney

Mr Wong

The CBD eatery is now taking bookings. Like everywhere there's only room for 10 people, but it's got a minimum spend of $150 per person.

3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

Lankan Filling Station

Beloved Sri Lankan eatery is back from May 21. It's still doing takeaway but also hosting 10 people for dinner Thursday to Saturday and lunch on the weekends. Find more details here.

Ground Floor 58 Riley Street, Darlinghurst


Open from May 20. More info here.

Shop 3 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

RaRa Ramen

Both the Redfern and its Randwick outlets are open. More info here.

60B Regent Street, Redfern

Love, Tilly Devine

One of Darlo’s most vital bars is back in the mix now. It’s a set menu only ($50 per person) and bookings are essential. To nab a spot, email or call (02) 9326 9297.

91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst


Owner Maurice Terzini announced the return of this fun Italian eatery with an Instagram post that said "Take Away Sucks.

75-79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

The Dolphin Hotel Dining Room and Wine Room

It's turned its former wine room into a general store selling everything from baked goods to interesting vino (see here). You can dine in at the burger bar on weekdays or get dishes such as pasta on weekends. Plus it's doing its pizzas to takeaway.

412 Crown Street, Surry Hills


This much-loved wine bar is now “Petite Poly” – a compressed (but socially distanced) reimagining of the Poly experience. Book here. (Walk-ins are allowed, but let’s face it – the chances of a free seat are slim. Best be on the safe side.)

74-76 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Bar Totti's

The fast-and-delicious CBD Italian eatery is now taking walk-ins.

4/330 George Street, Sydney

Mary's Newtown

The burger joint that started it all is now open to sit-in customers. The Mary’s crew drops most of its info on Instagram, so this is the best place to check for updates.

6 Mary Street, Newtown

Dear Sainte Eloise

Opening from Thursday May 21. Walk-ins only from Monday to Wednesday, bookings essential for the rest of the week. Get in touch at or call (02) 9326 9745.

Shop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point

Lotus 2.0

There's no bookings at this Potts Point eatery – just walks ins.

22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

The Apollo

Open again. To book, email or call (02) 8354 0888.

44 Macleay Street, Potts Point


One of the best pasta spots is doing dine-in again. To book, visit the website or email

50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Chaco Ramen

Get your fix of exemplary ramen from 11.30am–2.30pm and 5.30pm–8.30pm. You can still buy it's takeaway DIY ramen kits.

238 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

A1 Canteen

Clayton Wells’ dynamic cafe-restaurant has been doing a cracking takeaway trade for the last few weeks. Now they're back open for dining in, too. Get in touch at (02) 9280 3285 for more info.

The Old Rum Store 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Sean’s Panaroma

This long-standing Sydney diner returns with a three-course set menu for $100 per person. You can also pickup, or email for Sean's famous roast chicken. Make a booking here.

270 Campbell Parade, Bondi


Surry Hills’ Korean fine diner is back. To make a booking, email ​

98 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

Bibo Wine Bar

Back open from Friday May 15. For more information and to book, visit the website.

7 Bay Street, Double Bay


Bondi’s favourite vegan pasta palace is open again. It’s a set-menu-only affair: $65 gets you a couple of courses, plus sides and a glass of wine. Get in quick and nab your seat here.

261 Bondi Road, Bondi

DOC Pizza

This pizza spot will be back from Friday May 15.

78 Campbell Street, Surry Hills

Don't Tell Aunty

Jessi Singh’s “inauthentic” Indian cuisine can finally be enjoyed in a restaurant once again. Lunch seatings will be spread throughout the day, and dinner service will start at 4.30pm. Make a booking here.

414 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Joe's Table

This underrated Thai restaurant is run by one person, Joe Kitsana, and it's now back.

1 28 Kings Lane, Darlinghurst


This small Australian eatery in Redfern has reopened. Call 0477 226 511 to book your seat.

55 George Street, Redfern


Lunches at Matteo’s are back. Make a booking here.

29 Bay Street, Double Bay

Buffalo Dining Club

If having a big bowl of cheese-wheel pasta at home isn’t doing it for you, the good news is that Buffalo Dining is serving dine-in customers once again. It’s only open to groups of 10 though, so rally the troops and email to book.

116 Surrey St, Darlinghurst

Long Chim

Back open from May 15. Keep an eye on Instagram for updates.

Corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place, Sydney

Carbon Mexican Wood Fire

Open from Friday May 15. Email to make sure your nab yourself a seat.

288 Bondi Road, Bondi

Tequila Mockingbird

Visit this Paddo Latin American restaurant for tequila-spiked cocktails and tasty snacks. It's also taking bookings for parties of up to 10 in its private dining rooms. More info here.

6 Heeley Street, Paddington


Open again from Friday May 15. More information here.

79 Elliott Street (corner of Darling Street), Balmain

Fix Wine Bar and Restaurant

Now accepting dine-in guests again. Seating times get snapped up rather quickly, so plan well in advance of your visit. Book a seat here.

111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


Open once again with limited seating. Visit the website for more booking information, plus takeaway and delivery details.

81 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Brick Lane

This Indian diner is back and looking closer to normal than ever (but seating times are now staggered). Plus, the $55 bottomless feasts are back.

75 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Pizza Fritta 180

The deep-fried pizzas are back. Eat-in dining kicks off from 12pm on May 15.

428 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Macleay St Bistro

This enduring Potts Point diner is back. Seats will go (and are already going) quickly, so bookings are essential. Reserve your table here.

A 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Mark + Vinny's

Back open for your spritz and spaghetti needs. For bookings and more information, visit the website.

52 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills

Coogee Wine Room

This beachside wine bar is back from Friday May 15. Seats are hot property, but Coogee Wine Room is opening up early and running more sitting times than ever to manage demand.

222 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee

Ho Jiak

The Haymarket outlet of this Malaysian favourite is back. More info here.

92 Hay Street, Haymarket


Back open and taking bookings. Reserve a table here.

5-9 Roslyn Street, Potts Point

Prince of York

This goodtimes CBD boozer has consistently been one of the most creative and forward-thinking bars during the coronavirus shutdown. For more info see its website.

18 York Street, Sydney

The Corner House

Opening back up from Friday May 15. Email

281 Bondi Road, Bondi

The Taphouse

You can book out this entire Darlo pub for an English pub feed and drinks (or for you and four friends). Find more details here.

122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

The Gantry

This fine diner is back open, and it’s taking hygiene very seriously. Upon entry you’ll be greeted by a “hand sanitiser sommelier”, who’ll guide you through a range of sanitisers of varying scents and provenances. We’re not kidding. Lunch and dinner are both set-menu set-ups. Make your booking and learn more here.

11 Hickson Road, Sydney

The Sausage Factory

Back open from Friday May 15. Check out the Sausage Factory's Instagram for updates.

380 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

Hello Auntie

Open for private dining, book here.

278 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Coogee Pavilion

It's hard to believe only 10 people can currently dine in at this beachside eatery, but it's true. More details here.

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee

No. 92

Dinner and vino is back on the cards at this Glebe wine bar. More info here.

92 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Wings and Tins

Back open again for an unlimited wings special. To book for Darlinghurst, call 0410 481 201. To book for Dee Why, call 0424 248 847.

2 Chapel Street, Darlinghurst

The Oxford Tavern

It's now opened and if you want to book the pub for you and nine friends, you can. Find more details here.

1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, Petersham

Low 302

While this Crown Street bar might not be open for drinks. you can go for dinner (and drinks). Find more info here.

302 Crown Street, Darlinghurst


Back open, book here.

364-372 Kent Street, Sydney

Maybe Frank Surry Hills

Visit this Surry Hills eatery for pizza and cocktails. It's not taking bookings, just turn up and try your luck.

417-421 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

The Paddington

The Merivale-owned eatery is now accepting bookings for two seatings per night. Find more info here.

380 Oxford Street, Paddington


This long-standing Italian restaurant is now open for full-restaurant bookings until August 1. Email for more details.

47 Windsor Street, Paddington


For your Korean barbeque fix, this Haymarket eatery is now opening for bookings. Find more details here.

3 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket

Lonely Mouth by RaRa

Get your vegan ramen fix from this Newtown newbie. More details here.

275 Australia Street, Newtown

Bad Hombres

Dine-in from Tuesday May 19 at this vegan Mexican fave. Bookings are essential.

40 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills


This restaurant from the team behind Yulli's Brews is back open as of Friday May 15. Email to make a booking.

417 Crown Street, Surry Hills


The Surry Hills diner is back open on Fridays and Saturdays and is accepting reservations for May and June. It serves a $90 set menu and there's a minimum spend of $150 per person. More information and bookings here.

544 Bourke Street, Surry Hills


This Argentinian favourite is back open for dine-in from Tuesday to Saturday. Call (02) 8399 1440 or email for reservations.

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills

The Unicorn Hotel

This Paddo pub is back open for private bookings. Email for more information.

106 Oxford Street, Paddington

Bodega x Wyno

Eat South American food and drink good wine in-house again from Friday May 22. Call (02) 9212 7766 for bookings.

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills

China Doll

Back open, call (02) 9380 6744 to book.

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo


Open again, book here.

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Big Poppa’s

Back open for group bookings. Email to reserve a spot.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Back open seven days a week. Visit the website for bookings.

210 Australia Street, Newtown
15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood