Where to Eat in Sydney

Sydney is known as a city that has it all and that certainly applies to the restaurant scene. Whatever type of cuisine you’re looking for you can be sure Sydney does it well, but of course contemporary Australian cuisine and seafood are specialties. Here are some fabulous restaurants for a post proposal dinner.

Tetsuya’s Restaurant in central Sydney is a very popular restaurant, so advance bookings are essential. Serving a unique cuisine that combines Japanese and French techniques and flavors, the restaurant is well known for its ten course degustation menu. The dining rooms overlook a Japanese garden and feature eclectic art and ceramics.

360 Bar and Dining is as popular for its stunning views as for its modern Australian cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant is located at the top of Sydney Tower and revolves while you eat providing an ever changing view of the city and beyond.

Quay, located right on the harbor with breathtaking views, has consistently been named as the best restaurant in Australasia, due to the innovative cuisine of chef Peter Gilmore. The dishes at Quay are characterized by the chef’s use of texture and exploration of nature’s diversity.

Aria is another award winning restaurant located on the edge of the harbor with fantastic views over the Opera House and bridge. Its contemporary menu offers the freshest Australian produce, and the warm and elegant interior makes it ideal for a romantic dinner.

Cafe Sydney has a fabulous location on the rooftop of Customs House on Circular Quay with incredible views of the harbor. The excellent menu includes chilled crustaceans, oysters freshly shucked to order, grilled ocean fish, and quality cuts of meat, and the restaurant has become an integral part of city life.

Guillaume at Benelong is located within the Opera House itself, so you can dine beneath the well known sails. The gorgeous chocolate brown interior makes it a cosy romantic choice and you can reserve an intimate booth for two. The cuisine is contemporary Australian with classic French influences, and the views are wonderful.

The Bather’s Pavillion at Balmoral Beach is a truly Australian experience in a beautiful location overlooking the Heads and Middle Harbor. The restaurant uses small local producers and growers, meaning that the menu changes seasonally. Traditional cooking methods such as wood fired ovens and grilling on vine leaves add to the warm and inviting atmosphere.

Doyles Restaurant at Watson’s Bay is the original Doyles Restaurant, first opened in 1885, and is ideal for a fabulous seafood dinner following a walk around the Bay. Be sure to try some of Doyle’s signature dishes or seafood selections.