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The best barbecue spots in Sydney

Take your 'cue...

Written by
Time Out editors

Sydney has some great public barbies in scenic spots around town, and it's the perfect time of year to get your grill on. Especially during the warmer months, make sure you check for weather conditions and fire bans before you break out the snags. 

Craving those great outdoors? Find lush gardens in the heart of the city at one of Sydney's beautiful parks. Hitting the beach? We've ranked and rated the 50 best beaches in Sydney.

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Sydney's best public barbecues

Blackwattle Bay Park
  • Things to do
  • Glebe

The barbies at Blackwattle Bay are brand spanking new. Enjoy views of the ANZAC Bridge while you sizzle.

Bronte Park
  • Things to do
  • Bronte

Beachside barbecuing followed by a large-scale backyard cricket session is a perfect proposition whatever the season.

Centennial Park
  • Things to do
  • Centennial Park

This is one of the city's most popular barbecue locations, and luckily its 360-hectare expanse means that even the biggest crowd can be accommodated for a relaxing parkland lunch. There are six barbecues dotted throughout the park.

Shelly Beach
  • Attractions
  • Beaches
  • Manly

Just past the Manly Beach crowds is a smaller, more scenic beach with six barbecues and a great north-facing view.

  • Things to do
  • East Ryde

Within this expansive national park you'll find over 25 individual picnic areas, meaning you'll never be short of a new place to sizzle your sausages. The Lane Cove River runs straight through the middle so if eating in a canoe or pedal boat is your thing, you'll think you've found chargrilled heaven on earth. 

The Basin
  • Things to do
  • Sydney

This much-loved camping destination is great for a day trip and offers well-maintained gas, electric and wood-fired barbecues in beautiful national park surrounds.

Make a day of it

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