Woolloomooloo Restaurants

Woolloomooloo is known throughout Sydney as being a foodies Heaven. Featuring some of the most famous eateries in Australia, the area in and near the wharf is where most of the best restaurants in Woolloomooloo can be found. Boasting celebrity head chefs and Michelin stars, they are the perfect places to visit for a celebration, upscale date night, or simply whenever you want to treat yourself. Outlined below are some of our favourites. Which ones of these have you been to?

Vizio Caffé e Cucina

A charming and old world Italian restaurant and café in Woolloomooloo with a confident, subtle and very impressive Italian menu. Local advice is serious: for breakfast come regularly, for lunch come hungry, for dinner come ready because you won’t be disappointed. Your experience includes a formidable wine list which features cocktails, mocktails, and wines.

1/52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo

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Molo Bar

The Molo is an aperitivo wine bar, a jewel in a seductive wharf setting in Woolloomooloo. It’s a small and delicious place which prides itself on seasonal Italian dishes inspired from home and but created harbourside. The menu, built on simplicity, clarity and authenticity, offers culinary experiences such as house-made Schiacciata and Swedish caviar with Sicilian olive oil and crostini.

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

Sienna Marina

A cosy and welcoming family restaurant and bar in Woolloomooloo with a high standard Italian menu available in-house or as takeaway. The Sienna offers a range of pizzas, pastas, salads, fillet steaks, barramundi, and Tasmanian salmon, an astonishing list which ends with a final and possibly fatal lava chocolate volcano from the dessert collection.

6/7-41 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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Alibi

A high profile vegan restaurant and designer cocktail bar who describe themselves as a hideaway with a dining and drinks plan. Alibi use local produce to make humble dishes, but don’t be fooled. Renowned international vegan chef Matthew Kenney has created a dynamic and innovative menu range, which includes high tea, a la carte, and a bar menu.

Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

Il Pontile

The newest specialty wonder on the finger wharf, Il Pontile has shouldered gently into the local food scene, where chef, Mario Percuoco, has produced a distinguished menu. Percuoco doesn’t reinvent, yet remains unconventional, and proves it with Pepata di Cozze Forte Steamed Mussels with lemon & signature black pepper oil.

2/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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China Doll

A modern Asian restaurant on the finger wharf and a generous celebration of Eastern cuisine. China Doll is helmed by Cantonese chef, Frank Shek, who offers banquets as stories, beginning with New Zealand NZ King Salmon Sashimi w Blackened Chilli Dressing and ending at Pandan Crème Brulee w Coconut & Lime.

4/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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Manta

The Mantra is a waterside seafood restaurant in Woolloomooloo, noted for its outstanding handling of large celebrations and long complex dining events. Proud of their business relationship with farmers and fishermen, Manta source only the best local produce, showcased on sing song menus that melt your tongue before you’ve begun.

6/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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OTTO Ristorante

Located on the finger wharf, Woolloomooloo, the modern Italian OTTO Ristorante sits proudly amongst a bustling and loyal following. With signature dishes such as the “Grainge Angus beef carpaccio, truffle dressing, aioli, capers, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and rocket”, the OTTO Ristorante believes in letting ingredients speak for themselves, a powerful and successful approach.

Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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Kingsleys

Kingsleys, on the Woolloomooloo Bay wharf, is a timeless Australian “feel wonderful” restaurant with a popular, witty menu. The Roast Humpty Doo Barramundi (with tomato, capers and black olive) is an appreciated favourite. Kingsleys pair drinks with food skilfully, catering thoughtfully for all with a range of stylish drinks menus.

10/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

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Riley St Garage

A funkily named Japanese restaurant in Woolloomooloo, Riley St Garage brings the 1930’s back with dim lights and angular jazz beats set around a glittering brass island bar. The menu is an astounding experience of sticky, fresh, aromatic, raw, and fragrant: one long satisfying mouthfeel, followed by excellent desserts.

55 Riley St, Woolloomooloo

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