Restaurants

Mashi No Mashi

Restaurant

One of Tokyo’s most hottest restaurants is behind this luxe ramen joint devoted to Wagyu reared on a single farm in Japan. Try it in five signature dishes, including tsukemen (dipping noodles) with an umami-heavy beef broth. Plus, Wagyu gyoza and char siu bao.

Ele by Federico and Karl

Restaurant

Go on a multi-sensory journey inspired by the elements at this theatrical fine-diner by top Sydney chefs, Federico Zanellato and Karl Firla. Diners move around the space during an eight-course degustation, incorporating visuals and music alongside ambitious, produce-driven dishes.

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Umami Dojo

Restaurant

Run by a husband-and-wife duo on a leafy harbourside street, this cosy ramen shop does soups in a way Sydney has never seen before. Come for the show, plus handmade Wagyu gyoza and a drinks list that’ll transport you to Japan.

Flying Fish

Restaurant

This Sydney fine dining seafood institution has revitalised the tarnished reputation of the seafood platter and is cooking the best the ocean has to offer over a wood fire.

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Ikhwan Cafe

Restaurant

One of the only Malaysian restaurants in Sydney to specialise in Malaysian food.

Tokyo Bistro

Restaurant

French-Japanese fusion eatery Tokyo Bistro is a little bit bar and a little bit fancy.

Cafes

Quick Brown Fox Eatery

Cafe

Dressed up and unconventional all-day meals in a laid-back and sunny setting.

Pioik Bakery

Cafe

A sweet little bakery on Harris Street.

G & Tea

Cafe

Chinese tea ceremonies by day, gin cocktails by night. And a pot of 24-karat yellow-gold tea for $120 served by a bona fide tea master.

Mug Life

Cafe

Doughnuts and nitrogen coffee until 10pm? Hello.

Calla

Cafe

Serving breakfast crème brûlée, salmon terrine and brown-butter scrambled eggs.

Miam Patisserie

Cafe

Parisian cakes with Asian flavours.

Bars

Bar Clementine

Bar

At this laid-back bar, most wines are Australian, many are French, and several are natural, but there are no rules about provenance or style. The food here also takes a slightly different direction to the well-trodden Euro-leaning path that most other wine bars go down. It’s all in a minimalist art-deco space flush with marble and timber.

Quarrymans Hotel

Bar

A destination for lovers of craft beer.

The Rooftop

Bar

Craft beers downstairs, and DJs, cocktails and views of the CBD upstairs on the sunny verandah.

The Rooftop

Bar

Craft beers downstairs, and DJs, cocktails and views of the CBD upstairs on the sunny verandah.

Mister Percy

Bar

Old meets new in the lobby of Pyrmont’s Ovolo 1888 hotel, where you can snack on pintxos and wine.

Peg Leg

Bar

Cocktails and seafood at night and Sensory Lab coffee and Scotch eggs in the morning.

Shops

Vic’s Meat Market Butcher

Shop

You may double take when you see Wagyu steaks at the fish market, but stop here for a personal and comprehensive meat shopping experience.

Sydney Fish Markets

Crustacean and fish fans will tell you that there’s nothing on God’s Earth quite like a fish market in the morning. If you want to take that to the next level, book a behind-the-scenes tour of Sydney’s Fish Markets, where you’ll get to experience everything the seafood Mecca has to offer, including its infamous auction floor. Make sure to book this one in advance.