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Best Date Places in Sydney

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

This elevated vantage of Bondi’s sloshing surf is one of Australia’s great views – one a less conscientious restaurateur might easily lean on. Not Maurice Terzini, who’s been pushing his resplendent Italian diner to greater and greater heights since 2002.

Restaurant 1 Notts Ave, Bondi
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Wyno x Bodega

Bodega has joined up with Wyno, together the venue is now known as Wyno x Bodega. There’s a bigger focus on vino, a smaller menu and fan favourites, the fish fingers and banana spilt, are still available.

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills
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Yellow

Sydney’s first fine-dining restaurant devoted to plants.

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Can Cava Pintxos & Wine

A Spanish-style bar serving “tapas for the individual”.

101 Hall Street, Bondi

Sokyo

Japanese food fit for a high (or first-time) roller.

Level G, The Darling at The Star 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
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Bennelong

Peter Gilmore has made the culinary vision that earned him accolades at Quay more approachable at the Opera House.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
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Bistrot Gavroche

A classic French restaurant on Kensington Street.

2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Golden Century

Fresh seafood since 1989. Famous for its queues, lobster tank and mind-boggling wine list. The XO pippies here are lauded by world-beating chefs such as David Chang. A true CBD stalwart, open until late.

393-399 Sussex Street, Sydney
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Quay

The standard-setter for fine dining in Sydney. Executive chef Peter Gilmore is tireless in his pursuit of what’s interesting, new and Australian. His backyard is peppered with test plantations of rare vegetables, he works with local ceramicists on custom crockery and he’s a leading advocate for native produce. The restaurant’s theatrical tasting menus show off all this and more, bolstered by some of the city’s best harbour views.

Overseas Passenger Terminal The Rocks, Sydney
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Marta

A bowl of cacio e pepe, a glass of Roman wine and a seat outside in Rushcutter’s Bay.

50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Barzaari

The cuisines of the East Mediterranean from a former Quay chef.

65-69 Addison Road, Marrickville

Billu’s

A North Indian-style diner plating up Punjabi specialties. Before Harris Park ever claimed Little India status, Billu’s was the first on the ground with its now-famous tandoori chicken. It’s marinated for 24 hours in yoghurt and spices, then wood-fired in the tandoor. It’s a fine entry-point, but be sure to venture towards the regional dishes you won’t find elsewhere.

62 Wigram, Harris Park
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Porteño

Charcoal-roasted meats and sides, paired with a choice of 300 wines.

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills
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