Restaurants

  • In the hands of Federico Zanellato, the fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisines makes so much sense, it’s a wonder why more people aren’t doing it. Settle in for an ambitious degustation with matched wines, and the serene views of Pyrmont Bay will keep you occupied between courses.

  • An elegant steakhouse with a great view.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • A swish Chinese fine diner from the same family behind Golden Century.

  • Challenging and familiar Japanese dishes, side by side.

Cafes

  • Pioik means “the bread” in ancient Egyptian, a nod to its owner’s heritage. There’s fine-dining flair in every two-kilo Epooro loaf; ditto the croissants and seasonal creations. A heritage terrace in Pyrmont is where it all goes down.

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

  • 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.

  • Doughnuts and nitrogen coffee until 10pm? Hello.

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

  • Parisian cakes with Asian flavours.

  • Shaped like a kebab and stuffed with homemade gelato, dulce de leche and Valrhona chocolate.

Bars

  • A destination for lovers of craft beer.

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

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

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

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

  • Award-winning designers worked with a heritage architect to bring this pub back to life.

  • A wine bar in Pyrmont with a lush courtyard.

Shops

  • 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.

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

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