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Right now, this is Sydney's most exciting dining precinct.
A suburb with the best Thai restaurant strip in Australia, regional Chinese dining and the best picks from the ambitious Darling Square p...
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A moody Mexican laneway diner in an old CBD printing shop. The upstairs restaurant serves tacos al pastor, a one-kilogram Wagyu rib eye and a sweet potato dessert. Downstairs there's a bar with more than 200 mezcals and tequilas.
There’s 250 bottles of mainly low-intervention wine from Italy and Australia, and a rotating menu of pasta that changes daily.
Come here for a playful, subtly Australian-inflected take on Italian cuisine.
Artful, surprising degustations by the water.
High-quality produce cooked over a naked flame, with no sauces to hide behind.
Luxurious dining with prime views.
Charcoal-roasted meats and sides, paired with a choice of 300 wines.
Drinks and snacks reach new heights at this not-restaurant from the team at Ester.
Reviving French splendour in an old-fashioned setting.
Caviar bumps, vintage booze, barbequed abalone – Mimi’s might just be Merivale’s magnum opus.
Descend the stairs into a labyrinthine den of lush velvet booths, flowing booze and a menu that champions Black Angus rib eye.
In the heart of the CBD, Bentley offers dishes that reflect a reputation for innovation.
A fun, energetic take on fine dining headed by ex-Momofuku Seiōbo chef Clayton Wells.
The menu is ever-changing, but you can always expect to find fresh oysters and pasta at this European eatery. Plus there’s complimentary house-made bread.
Where a wood-fired oven is fed with produce sourced from Sydney and surrounds.
A wood-fired oven, an open-flame hearth and some of the country’s best produce and cocktail bar underneath.
A Shanghai-style dumpling den from Dan Hong.
The CBD has some of the best cocktail bars in the world, but there’s a surprising lack of venues with a focus on vino. Monopole, with its clever mix of snacking and thoughtful drinks list, changes that.
A solid lunchtime dining option in the CBD, with an alfresco plant-filled terrace and a whopping 900-kilogram wood grill.
Forget everything you know about Lebanese food.
A plant-based Mexican diner with creativity at its core.
This Surry Hills pub got a shake-up in 2020 – but it’s still one of Sydney’s best all-in-one wine bars, restaurants and boozers.
Tasty, unctuous ramens and izakaya-style snacks.
A sharp restaurant and bar from the team at Bulletin Place. Naturally, it serves great cocktails.
The menu is à la carte, the wines are by Giorgio De Maria, and – as at the original – the food is still groundbreaking.
Thai cuisine by David Thompson, the world’s most lauded Thai chef.
Serving a pizza style all its own. Plus natural Italian wines, cannoli and tiramisu.
Stand-up paddleboarding, jugs of cocktails, rosé on tap and views for days.
All-day Italian dining from Jared Merlino, the man behind some of Sydney's best bars.
This restaurant surrounded by lush gardens is serving a modern-Asian menu inspired by Luke Nguyen’s heritage.
Apart from sides, there's only one thing on this menu: T-bone steaks, sold by weight.
Dan Hong is back in the kitchen of the influential diner, serving dishes old and new (including that famous Lotus cheeseburger) at the original site.
An oversized bento box-like Japanese eatery and sake bar.
Hoppers, curry, sambol, wine and a slick design.
A plant-based Italian eatery in the inner-city. Get handmade gnocchi done three ways, creamy lasagne plus more.
Burgers, craft beer, minimal intervention wine, thumping rock music and a fern-filled outdoor dining space with 30 seats. And the whole menu can be ordered vegan.
The cuisines of the East Mediterranean from a former Quay chef.
A place where seasonal, healthy food is the focus, southern Italy is the inspiration and diners are encouraged to stick around for a couple of drinks after their meal.
A bowl of cacio e pepe, a glass of Roman wine and a seat outside in Rushcutter’s Bay.
Mike McEnearney trades out No.1 Bent Street with his all-day canteen where you’re encouraged to bring in your own Tupperware.
Authentic Neapolitan street food in a bright, modern setting.
A restaurant and bar focusing on the melding of Japanese techniques and flavours with Peruvian produce.
Hokkien-style Penang home cooking.
The team behind Bopp & Tone, The Butler and The Botanist have given this institution a $1.5-million makeover that pays tribute to its past.
A kitsch Australian-inspired eatery in Redfern serving fairy-bread pud and roo pie
Vietnamese bento boxes. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?
A tribute to American barbeque, with an unconventional twist.
Try its take on tonkotsu.
The Newtown takeaway-focused outpost of Western Sydney’s favourite chicken shop offers all of the favourites, plus Southern-style fried chicken
Where Sydney’s taxi drivers go for late-night Pakistani.