Sydney CBD Restaurants

As the population of Sydney CBD continues to grow, more and more restaurants are popping up in the city center. This can make it difficult for visitors and office workers to decide where to eat. To help make this decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best and most popular restaurants in Sydney CBD. From Australian-style pubs to upscale French dining, there is something for everyone on this list. So whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an evening out, read on for some great suggestions!

Little Felix

You might be on Ash Street in Wynyard, just a few streets from the Opera House – but Little Felix transports you to twentieth-century Paris. Champagne from a magnum, a daily selection of French cheese and vintage wines enrich an already suave affair. Oh and if that isn’t enough, the sommeliers are all dressed to the nines as well.

2a Ash St, Sydney

Malay Chinese

Renowned Malaysian laksas, plus fried noodles and Malay curries, to eat in or take away in an informal joint.

1/50-58 Hunter St, Sydney


Ipoh Town – Barangaroo

Step into one of our top rated Malaysian restaurants and treat your eyes to the irresistible items on the menu. Glance around at the brisk crowds, eager to be served and seated. Meanwhile, our waitresses are skilfully weaving through the organised chaos; they’re quick to clear empty plates and set up tables. As you go to order, peak past the front counters to steal a show of our chefs tossing their woks as colourful ingredients fly through the air.

200 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo



Mamak is an award winning Malaysian restaurant, with branches in Sydney and Melbourne. Named after the roadside stalls of Kuala Lumpur that peddle Indian Malay street food, Mamak is a renowned Malaysian restaurant for authentic, bold and traditional flavours, with smart and friendly service.

15 Goulburn St, Sydney


Home Thai – Sussex St

Traditional Thai food in a bustling, industrial-style restaurant with loft seating, plus takeway.


Boon Cafe

Bright cafe with exposed-brick walls & a grocery offering Thai specialties with a modern twist – some of the best Thai to be had in Sydney.

Chat Thai – Haymarket

Casual eatery with a buzzy vibe, exposed brick walls & an open kitchen preparing some of the best Thai street food in Sydney.


Long Chim

Long Chim is a hip eatery in an industrial space serving Thai classics including curries, stir fries & meat dishes.

Colonial Mutual Life Building, Angel Pl, Sydney



Guacamole smashed tableside and Australia’s finest and largest selection of tequila and mezcal, Mejico has been supplying Sydney with tacos and tequila since 2013. Our market fresh ethos sets us apart from the rest and with a location in the heart of the CBD, we are the perfect spot for a weekday lunch or weekend dinners. Mejico is the place for every celebration. From Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula, regional flavours and techniques are united in the dishes at Méjico, creating some of the finest modern, market-to-table Mexican cuisine […]


Rockpool Bar & Grill – Sydney

For an over the top meal that you won’t forget, there is Rockpool Bar and Grill. Tucked in Sydney’s decadent Mutual Building, the space is as grand as the meals. Art deco in it’s design, you will be dwarfed by loft ceilings and towering pillars of marble, and there so many wine glasses at the ready that they are practically an art installation. This place is unashamedly fancy. But don’t let that be a reason not to come, this is precisely why you should visit. Neil Perry is no stranger […]


Tucked beneath the sails of Sydney’s iconic Opera House is Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant. With perhaps the most spectacular view of any restaurant in Sydney, you will be dining with a view across the sparkling harbour and of course the famous Harbour Bridge. Once a stiff and formal affair, the newly refurbished Bennelong is chic and elegant. And with some less formal menus now on offer, this little gem is most definitely worth a second look. As in all of Gilmore’s endeavours, quality produce is the number one focus. With […]


In the heart of Sydney’s circular quay, and with a view of the iconic Opera House and across the sparkling harbour to the famous harbour bridge, Aria delivers the absolute best in Australian fine dining. Recently refurbished, Matt Moran has really upped the ante and ensured that Aria remains amongst Australia’s best fine dining destinations for years to come. Utilising the freshest seasonal produce and some of Australia’s unique ingredients along with an impeccable wine list, Aria delivers a truly unique experience. And with floor to ceiling glass, you can […]