Want some rotisserie chicken? Well C.C. Babcoq serves up poultry seven days a week until late. Or if you need something to impress, try the acclaimed banquet menu! While you’re by the beach in Cronulla it’d be rude not to have a cocktail or cold beer, again in luck there’s an extensive drink menu for any tipple.
Modern Australian cuisine re-evaluates itself every day under executive chef James Metcalf, who has experience working in multiple Michelin-starred venues. Global flavours are promoted with local ingredients, championing Australia’s produce. What better to go with fine dining, a fine sea view of course – as the elevated floor overlooks the North and South beaches.
If you’re after filling pub grub, you cannot go wrong at The Stoned Crow. This vibrant restaurant bar in Crows Nest has fantastic offers most days of the week, along with happy hours Monday to Sunday. So whether you’re feeling a Sunday parma or drinks after work, the vibe at the Stones Crow is always on point.
This stylish yet relaxed Ruse Bar and Brasserie draws in locals with its enticing semi-outdoor dining and open fire grills. The all-day restaurant is the ideal spot for lunch with mates or a romantic dinner with your other half. Whether you come for tender steaks, fresh fish, or fine wines, you’ll love the creative blend of Australian with European tastes.
Located on the corner of Argyle Street and historical Kendall Lane, Pony Dining offer a breathtaking meat and seafood menu and sharing platters cooked over an open Argentinian wood fire. Pony Dining are the wood fire grill specialists who chase seasonal freshness, local produce, and the best cocktail creations.
Located in the Crown Hotel in Sydney, the TWR is an exceptional hotel bar that serves up a delicious range of classic dishes, as well as a wonderfully curated menu of time-honoured cocktails, in a stylish, relaxed and very sophisticated setting.
One of the hottest cafes in Barangaroo, Wild Sage offers up an excellent menu of contemporary Australian dishes. Based within a congenial and relaxed setting, it hosts all day dining, as well as share plates and drinks you can have until late.
Located on level one of Barangaroo House, Bea Restaurant prides itself on being the perfect place to catch up with family and friends. Dishing up fabulous share plates and exceptional wines and cocktails, they also have a spacious outdoor deck.
Another venue in the International Towers building, The Shirt Bar presents an excellent range of whisky, cocktails and wines. Situated within a chic and stylish setting it also offers an outstanding all-day food menu, along with exceptional coffee.
Regarded by many as one of Sydney’s best waterfront restaurants, Cirrus Dining is a plush venue that presents fantastic seafood specialities and an exquisite wine list on a beautiful terrace that looks out to the north end of Darling Harbour.
A fabulous open kitchen restaurant, Woodcut provides the good people of Sydney with a fantastic dining experience that champions cooking the best of Australian produce through methods that involve wood, charcoal and steam.
Showcasing a menu that presents a range of international cuisines, Epicurean is one of Sydney’s most chic and sophisticated, open-kitchen, gastronomic experiences. It champions the city’s freshest produce and has a fabulous wine list.
This stylish beach restaurant sits on the coastline and has been owned by the same family for generations. Seared salmon, confit duck and pork cutlets all perfectly complement the moving ocean waves. In addition to the food, the restaurant often curates events for special dates including Australia Day.
This trendy beachside bar and restaurant is the place to be seen in Bondi. The all-day beach club oozes style and quality, rumoured to have cost $2 million to build! The restaurant’s warm wooden textures and polished marble counters create a comfortable setting, and their renowned bottomless brunch will make you never want to leave. Here tuck into wood-fired king prawns and Vanella burrata cheese along with as much prosecco as you can handle.
Modern Australian fare with Asian influences, on Cronulla beach, has earned Summer Salt a reputation among Sydney’s best restaurants. The menu changes every quarter to ensure only the freshest produce is used. The hours of operation however are very selective, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Sean’s has been a favourite among locals since 1993, adored for their comforting home-style Australian cuisine and welcoming ambience. The restaurant is headed by award-winning chef Sean Moran who focuses on using the freshest produce, resulting in an ever-changing menu. Most of the ingredients come from Sean’s Blue Mountains farm, of which you’ll taste the quality from the first bite.
Sealevel by name and sea level by nature, this restaurant offers beautiful ocean panoramas. French and Italian inspirations are apparent as squid, garlic lobster and barbecued prawns are the only way to watch the waves go by. After which, wash it down with one of the many Australian craft beers available on tap.
This north Bondi restaurant and bar boasts a light and airy ambience and ocean-inspired decor serving everything from oysters to pasta to burgers. The lively joint has regular events such as Taco Tuesdays, all you can eat mussels and a Saturday bottomless brunch. However, the British roots of Rocker’s chefs make their all-year-round Sunday Roast the real highlight.
There might be no restaurant closer to Bate Bay than Next Door. Stunning views of the beach can only be enjoyed more with liquor right? This relaxed space notes friendship as its mission with a menu stating: ‘we only serve food we’d give to our friends, facilitating a great community feeling.
A real fixture in Potts Point, the Macleay Street Bistro has been delighting customers for over 30 years with their delicious French inspired cuisine. Situated in the ‘Paris’ end of Potts Point, this stylish and comfortable BYOB bistro presents a chic setting with black and white accents.
Perhaps the most iconic beach club in Sydney, Bondi Icebergs has attracted tourists and served its local members since 1929. The lounge boasts panoramic views of the ocean and pool and has the best seafood platter in town! However, it’s not all about seafood, as their vast menu appeals to everyone with plenty of veggie and gluten-free options.
Deep in the middle of Cronulla, Henrys offers the best of inside and outside with luscious outdoor space. This is a place for lovers and friends as all dishes are intended to be shared. Unlike other places in the area specializing in seafood, Henrys is very keen on meat with several lamb and wagyu dishes.
Either Or is a place that prefers to let its food and drink to the talking. You won’t find flashy decor here, or outrageous over-the-top staff, instead what they offer is a terrific food and coffee menu that is skillfully made and beautifully presented.
Marrying the best in Australian produce, with unique Asian ingredients and cooking techniques, Hartsyard is a stylish restaurant on Enmore Road. A friendly, vibrant eatery, its menu focuses on seafood, vegetables and seasonal local produce.