Sydney Casual Dining Guide | American Express x Time Out

Kick back and relax, these local restaurant guides will help you find the meal you're craving

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Whether you're keen to impress a date on a beautiful terrace, or simply want the most from your hard-earned, our guide to casual dining in Sydney has you covered. Experience 20 must-try Sydney dishes for under $20, discover best-in-class meals with Amex Eats or collect instant rewards, thanks to our Side with Amex program. You can visit all of these venues in confidence, knowing they accept American Express® Cards. 

 

 

20 Under $20

20 Under $20

From Bondi to Barangaroo, Sydney is dotted with gems that won't cost you the earth, like these must-try dishes for $20 or less.

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Amex Eats Sydney
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Amex Eats Sydney

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Shenkin – Glebe
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Shenkin – Glebe

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Shenkin – Erskineville
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Shenkin – Erskineville

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Shenkin Espresso Bar Newtown
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Shenkin Espresso Bar Newtown

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Et Al Restaurant
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Et Al Restaurant

Receive a complimentary side of crisp potatoes with smoked golden syrup, roast brussel sprouts with bacon or a petit leaf salad.

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Deep fried squid, calamari, salt and pepper squid – whatever you want to call it and whichever way you want to fry it – it comes up on every other menu in Sydney. From pubs to fine diners, Italian institutions to the local fish and chip shop, we scooted around Sydney to see who's frying up the cephalopods in the most interesting of ways, and letting you pay for your salty fried treat using your American Express.    

Bar snacks to accompany a drink in Sydney
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Bar snacks to accompany a drink in Sydney

You know how it is. You pop in for a quick drink when a glance at the snacks menu reminds you that something to do with your other hand would complete this picture of pre-dinner bliss. Maybe it’s a little cheese and cured meats to whet the appetite; some dips to sate the rumblings of a hungry stomach; or a bridging meal that could be a snack or could be dinner depending on how you’re feeling. And the best part is, whether you go on to make a meal out of it or leave it there, you can pay for all of these bar snacks using your American Express.    

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