Darling Harbour, once the epicentre of Sydney’s grand-scale attempts to lure in tourists (remember Sega World and IMAX?), is now a genuine dining destination. You just need to know where to go. There are still numerous view-flaunting restaurants serving overpriced fish and chips, but behind the waterside strip is a burgeoning food precinct with chefs dishing up both ambitious high-end dining and go-to lunchtime noodles.
This is your guide for sorting through the tourist traps to find the best value-for-money options, regardless of whether you’re looking for a water view, a mid-work pit stop or an innovative multi-course meal.