Sydney has plenty of restaurants in the city and also in the "burbs".  Those mentioned below have good ratings and are the top picks. This list attempts to include a variety from Contemporary, Italian, Asian, Indian etc. Look for the star * representing the best, the best also represents expensive.

www.bestrestaurants.com.au  - gives excellent information about each restaurant listed below.

www.eatability.com.au - gives excellent up to date reviews from locals.

www.menulog.com.au - lists over 20,000 restaurants with complete details, menus, reviews and even a wide range of specials.

TA Forum Duscussion - http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTop...

The above discussion thanks to spencerbenjamin providesdeatils of loads of new cheap dining venues in and around the city.


 THE ROCKS

Altitude – Shangri- La Hotel – Contemporary - 92506123

Harbourkitchen - 7 Hickson Road - contemporary - 92561661

Sailors Thai Canteen and Restaurant –Lower Level 106 George St - Thai

Ocean Room – Ground Level Overseas Passenger Terminal –Modern/Asian

*Quay – Upper Level Overseas Terminal – Contemporary - 92515600* for views

Wildfire – Ground Level Passenger Terminal – Mediterranean - 82731222

Rockpool – 107 George St –Contemporary – 9252 1888 * For food

Bel Mondo – Gloucester walk – Contemporary – 9241 3700

MCA Cafe - 140 George Street - Contemporary - 9241 4253

 

CIRCULAR QUAY

Guillaume at Bennelong - French/contemporary - 9241 1990 (the best)*** For views

Opera Oyster Bar - Opera House

Bridge Bar

Quadrant – Level 2 Macquarie Street – Contemporary -9256 4044

Aria – 1 Macquarie Street – Contemporary - 93613930* For food and views from most tables.

East Chinese – Shop 8 1 Macquarie Street – Chinese – 92526888


DARLING HARBOUR

Coast – Cockle Bay Wharf- Contemporary – 9267 6700* Great Views

Chinta Ria – Cockle Bay Wharf – Malaysian - 92643211

The Loft - King Street Wharf - Cocktail bar and High Teas Saturday or Sunday - 9299 4770

Red Jujube – 41 Shelley Street – Chinese - 92790338

The Malaya- King Street Wharf- Malaysian – 9279 1170

Essence – King Street Wharf – Contemporary – 9290 3500

Jordon’s – Darling Harbour – Sea food * seafood platter.

Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill - Waterfront dining, Greek style mezedes or a la carte, cocktail bar  - King Street Wharf Georges website

 


CITY

The Ivy - George Street - Contemporary - new kid in town.(owned by Est).

Est. – 252 George Street – Contemporary – 92403010 (restaurant of the year)* For Atmosphere

Tetsuyas - Kent Street - Japanese/French - 9267 2900 ** For food

Sushi – Establishment Hotel – Japanese - 92403041

Summit – Australian Square – Contemporary - 92479777

Bilsons- Radisson Hotel – French/Contemporary - 82140496* For atmosphere

Industrie -107 Pitt Street – French- 92218001

Infusion- 333 George Street – Asian - 92903333

Machiavelli- 123 Clarence Street – Italian - 92993748

Miltons - 25 Bligh Street - Mediterranean 

Eat City- 349 Kent Street – Contemporary - 92625900

Certo Ristorante- 340 Kent Street – Italian - 92901145

Sky Phoenix - 77 Castlereagh Street – Chinese - 92238822

Aqua Dining - Northcliff Street  Milsons Point - Contemporary - 9964 9998* For views

Omega – 161 King Street – Greek - 92230242

King 143- 143 King Street – Chinese - 93137100

 


Woolloomooloo

Otto -Cowper Wharf - Italian - 93687488

Mantra - Cowper Wharf - Seafood/Italian - 93323822 *Food and atmosphere

China Doll - Cowper Wharf - Asian - 93806744

Akis - Cowper Wharf - Indian - 933324600

The Tilbury Hotel - 12 Nicholson Street - Italian - 93681041

 


KINGS CROSS 

Baywater Brasserie - 32 Bayswater Road - Mediterranean - 93572177

Mere Catherine - 166 Victoria Street - French - 9358 2000

Jimmy Links - 188 Victoria Street - Asian - 83541400

Mezzaluna - 123 Victoria Street - Italian - 9357 1988

 


Millers Point

Galileo - Observatory Hotel - French/Japanese - 92562215 *For Atmosphere and food

Nelsons Hotel Brasserie - Lord Nelson Hotel - Contemporary - 92514044

 


Haymarket - Chinatown

Emperors Garden Seafood - 213 Thomas Street - Chinese - 92819899

Golden Century - 393 Sussex Street - Chinese - 92123901*For Food

Red Chilli - 51 Dixon Street - Chinese - 92118122

Marigold - Level 4 683 George Street - Chinese - 92813388 - Great Yum Cha **For Food

Dragon Star Seafood - Level 3 Market City - Chinese - 92118988

Silver Spring - 477 Pitt Street - Chinese - 92112232


Darlinghurst

Fish Face - 132 Darlinghurst Rd - Seafood - 9332 4803

Ristorante Riva -379 Liverpool Street - Italian - 9380 5318

Oh Calcutta - 251 Victoria Street - Indian - 9360 3650

Beppis - Stanley Street - Italian - 9360 4558

Two Chefs on Stanley - 117 Riley Street - Mediterranean - 9331 1559

Pink Peppercorn - 122 Oxford Street - Laotian - 9360 9922

Pello - 73 Stanley Street - European - 9360 4640

Divino - 70 Stanley Street - Italian - 9360 9911

Fu Manchu - 249 Victoria Street - Asian - 9360 9420


Surry Hills

The Clock Hotel - 470 Crown Street - Mediterranean - 9331 5333

Mohr & Mohr - 204 Devonshire Street - European - 8399 0887

Red Lantern - 545 Crown Street - Vietnamese - 9698 4355

Marque - 5/355 Crown Street - French - 9332 2225 (The Best) **For food

Bills - 3/355 Crown Street - Chinese - 9332 3300

Pazzo - 583 Crown Street - Italian - 9319 4387

Longrain - 21 Elizabeth Street - Thai - 9280 2888


Woollahra/Paddington

Bistro Moncur - The Woolahra Hotel - French - 9363 6888*** For food

Claudes - 10 Oxford Street - 9331 2325 - French - 9331 2325 ** For food

Grand National Hotel - 161 Underwood Street - Contemporary - 9363 4557

Bellevue Hotel - 159 Hargrave Street - Contemporary - 9363 2293

Lucios - 47 Windsor Street - Italian - 9380 5996 *

Paddington Inn - 338 Oxford Street - Contemporary - 9380 5913


North Side of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bathers Pavilion - 4 Esplanade Balmoral - Mediterranean - 9969 5050 *For atmosphere and views

Watermark - 2A Esplanade Balmoral - Contemporary - 9968 3433 * For views

La Grillade - Alexander Street Crows Nest - French - 9439 3707

La Goulue - Alexander Street Crows Nest - French - 9439 1640

Manly Wharf Hotel - Manly - Contemporary - 9977 1266

Milsons- 17 Willoughby Street Kirribilli - Contemporary - 9955 7075 *For food

Pilu at Freshwater - Harbord Beach - Italian - 9938 3331*** For food, views and atmosphere

Sakana-Ya - 336 Pacific Hwy Crows Nest - Japanese seafood - 9438 1468 * For food

Sea Treasure - 46 Willoughby Rd Crows Nest - Chinese - 9906 6388 * For Food

Whitewater - 35 South Steyne Manly - Contemporary - 9977 0322

Le Kiosk - Shelley Beach Manly - Contemporary *** for atmosphere, stunning views

Neutral Bay Bar & Dining, 132 Military Rd, Neutral Bay - Contemporary Australian- Ph 9953 5853

Nu's Restaurant - 178 Blues Point Road McMahon's Point - Thai - 9954 1780 *** for food.

Japaz - 165 Wycombe Rd, Neutral Bay - The Chef has worked with Tetsuya (among others) Japaz website

Mamak (Chatswood Branch) - Shop P9, 1-5 Railway Street Chatswood - Malaysian roti, cheap eats - Ph 9411 4411


Bondi

Icebergers - Bondi Beach - Mediterranean - 9365 9000 * for views

SOBO- 70 Campbell Parade  Bondi - Seafood - 9300 8898* for atmosphere, great views - Mod oz - breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner. www.sobo.com.au

Seans Panaroma - Campbell Parade Bondi - Modern - 9365 4924

Blue Orange - Hall Street Bondi - 9300 9885

Ravesis - Campbell Parade Bondi - 9365 4422


Rose Bay

Catalina Restaurant - Lyne Park, Rose Bay - 9371 0555    www.catalinarosebay.com.au for great views and seafood

 


Bronte Beach - just south from Bondi

Swell Restaurant - 465 Bronte Road, Bronte Beach - Mod Oz for breakfast, lunch and dinner - 9386 5001

BONSAI Japanese Restaurant - 467 Bronte Road, Bronte Beach - Modern Japanese, newest on the strip - 9386 5666

Cafe Favolosa - Sicilian inspired cafe - 43-45 Belgrave Street, Bronte - Ph: 93898002