The venues shaping this city’s culinary scene.
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Come here for a playful, subtly Australian-inflected take on Italian cuisine.
There’s 250 bottles of mainly low-intervention wine from Italy and Australia, and a rotating menu of pasta that changes daily.
Reviving French splendour in an old-fashioned setting.
Artful, surprising degustations by the water.
Luxurious dining with prime views.
A solid lunchtime dining option in the CBD, with an alfresco plant-filled terrace and a whopping 900-kilogram wood grill.
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.
Let star chef Tetsuya Wakuda guide you through eight stunning courses, while you gaze onto a peaceful Japanese-style garden.
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.
A Shanghai-style dumpling den from Dan Hong.
Chef Orazio D’Elia’s cosmopolitan diner, off Australia Square, has two pizza ovens, a dedicated mozzarella bar and alfresco dining.
The restaurant in Angel Place has whole rotisserie beasts, homemade cheeses, an enviable wine list and charcuterie.
A degustation only Japanese restaurant that doubles as a casual eatery and bar that begins the day with coffees and sees out the night with cocktails, draft beers and snacks.
This restaurant surrounded by lush gardens is serving a modern-Asian menu inspired by Luke Nguyen’s heritage.
The sophisticated restaurant serves barrel-aged Negronis and “not so traditional” bolognaise to the power set.
Apart from sides, there's only one thing on this menu: T-bone steaks, sold by weight.
Thai cuisine by David Thompson, the world’s most lauded Thai chef.
Have dinner and wine upstairs, then head downstairs to party.
Fresh seafood since 1989.
A classic French brasserie experience from Merivale.
Tasty tapas-style Japanese.
An ex-Gumshara chef and a ramen addict are behind this playful spot.
A taste of Modern Vietnamese serving boozy coffee, crisp pancakes and rotisserie chicken.
Have you ever eaten a poutine burger?
Jamón, morcilla schnitzel, brunch omelettes and Spanish wine by Tapavino.
A Parisian-style bistro in the heart of the city.
A crisp share menu and hundreds of tequila options.
Mike McEnearney trades out No.1 Bent Street with his all-day canteen where you’re encouraged to bring in your own Tupperware.
A deluxe ramen joint from a chef with a cult following.
A surprisingly relaxed spot for a sophisticated vino.
Sydney’s first pakora and chai bar only sells four things.
A Sydney Taoist vegan institution serving yum cha and a big menu of dishes to share.
Barbeque the Japanese way – tripe, highballs, rib eyes and Red Eyes.
Home-style Japanese in a space that’ll transport you straight there.
Late-night Mexican and beats from Barrio Chino.
Nasi Goreng, bakmi and flat whites.
House cured pastrami, Reubens done by the book and an Oreo with every coffee.
It’s mostly about the ramen at this Japanese noodle house.
Roman style pasta and grilled meats.
This short-order menu focuses on American-style burgers.
This Sydney institution is serving Thai family recipes made with produce from the owners’ own farm.
Its star dish is a roast duck that takes four days to prepare.
A CBD institution, loved by bureaucrats and business people.
Prosciutto for breakfast, pork belly panino and the most beautiful salmon crudo in town.
Exquisite sushi and sashimi since 1996.
This Fratelli Fresh in the city is a little bit glamorous.
Take a crew and get the pig, with its head on.
Handmade Greek delicacies in the CBD.
A modern Japanese restaurant where ’90s grunge and rock rules.