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The best of Sydney restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs, whether dining in or takeaway

The 50 best restaurants in Sydney right now
Restaurants

The 50 best restaurants in Sydney right now

From fine dining to the best of cheap eats, these are the restaurants you need to visit in Sydney.

The best cheap eats in Sydney
Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Sydney

Dining out does not need to cost an arm and a leg; here are the best for less.

Sydney's best bars offering takeaway and home delivery
Bars

Sydney's best bars offering takeaway and home delivery

Get the best of Sydney delivered to your loungeroom. 

The best Sydney bottle shops offering home delivery
Shopping

The best Sydney bottle shops offering home delivery

Yes, you can get booze. No, you don't have to put on pants.

The best picnic spots in Sydney
Things to do

The best picnic spots in Sydney

Yes, it's winter, but rug up and take your meals alfresco. 

Where to eat in Sydney

Sydney restaurant and café reviews
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Sydney restaurant and café reviews

The latest reviews from our team of experts across the city.

The best cheap eats in Sydney
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The best cheap eats in Sydney

Maximise the bang for your buck.

The 21 best places in Sydney for a business lunch
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The 21 best places in Sydney for a business lunch

For when you need to impress.

The 19 best places for pasta in Sydney
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The 19 best places for pasta in Sydney

When the hour calls for carbs, these are the spots that turn flour, eggs and water into small miracles.

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Where to drink in Sydney

The 50 best bars in Sydney right now
Bars

The 50 best bars in Sydney right now

Bars are back. Now all you have to do is figure out whose shout it is first.

The Four Pillars Gin Lab is now open in Surry Hills
News

The Four Pillars Gin Lab is now open in Surry Hills

We caught up with the Melbourne distillery's creative director, James Irvine.

This bar is renting out private igloos
News

This bar is renting out private igloos

One harbourside party bar has taken a creative approach to social distancing.

Get rare whiskies delivered to your home
News

Get rare whiskies delivered to your home

These bottles are only available at three bars in NSW, and one of them is doing home delivery.

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Sydney restaurants by area

The best restaurants in Surry Hills
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Surry Hills

From the city fringes to deep Crown Street, Surry Hills really is a bit of a hub for dining in Sydney.

The best restaurants in Enmore
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Enmore

While neighbouring Newtown has long gotten the props as a Sydney dining destination, little Enmore has slowly and surely been building its own reputation for deliciousness. 

The best restaurants in Newtown
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Newtown

Newtown has been bringing its A-game on the restaurant front for as long as we can remember.

The best restaurants in Bondi
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The best restaurants in Bondi

You'll find somewhere great to eat in North and South Bondi and beyond. 

The best restaurants in Parramatta
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The best restaurants in Parramatta

Inner city slickers like Gelato Messina and Chefs Gallery have Parra outposts, and longstanding local favourites like Temasek and Nonna Maria's still pull the crowds. 

The best restaurants in Darling Harbour
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The best restaurants in Darling Harbour

These are the restaurants Darling Harbour is known for.

Sydney restaurants by cuisine

The Best French restaurants in Sydney
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The Best French restaurants in Sydney

Ooh la la.

The best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney
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The best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney

Promise you'll try the char kway teow.

The best Indian restaurants in Sydney
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The best Indian restaurants in Sydney

Think beyond butter chicken.

The best Thai restaurants in Sydney
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The best Thai restaurants in Sydney

Choose your own spice level.

The best Japanese restaurants in Sydney
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The best Japanese restaurants in Sydney

Need sushi, ramen, don or tempura? We got 'em.

The best Chinese dumpling restaurants
Restaurants

The best Chinese dumpling restaurants

After you've tried them all you can fight about who has the best xiao long bao.

Sydney bars by type

The best whisky bars in Sydney
Bars

The best whisky bars in Sydney

Whether you like it floral, fruity or peated to an inch of its life, you'll find exactly what you're looking for here.

The best pubs in Sydney
Bars

The best pubs in Sydney

Getting the basics of a good pub down pat is a fine art – and these are the places that do exactly that.

The best beer gardens in Sydney
Bars

The best beer gardens in Sydney

Beer garden sessions are basically our national pastime, and here are the best places to participate.

The best first date bars in Sydney
Bars

The best first date bars in Sydney

Think good lighting, quality booze, chilled-out bar staff, comfy seats and an easygoing vibe.

The best pick-up bars in Sydney
Bars

The best pick-up bars in Sydney

We asked every single person we knew, and a few we didn't, for their favourite fishing spots in Sydney.

The best late-night venues
Bars

The best late-night venues

There are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along. Here are our picks.

Sydney bars by area

The best bars in Newtown
Bars

The best bars in Newtown

A bar crawl in Newtown is the ultimate pick'n'mix for a parched Sydneysider. It's also great for anyone who would like the minimum travel time necessary between venues. Newtown's bars are all conveniently spaced along King Street and Enmore Road like some sort of boozy daisy chain, which means you can go from dog-friendly brewery bars to moody cocktail dens, neighbourhood wine bars, indie boltholes and rock-n-roll burger bars in no time at all. To make it even easier we've mapped out the best way to cram in all of Newtown's best bars in one hit.

Surry Hills
Bars

Surry Hills

Some of the best drinking dens in the city are clustered inside the 2010 postcode, which means a sip trip around Surry Hills involves a whole lot more excellent cocktails, biodynamic wines and craft brews with a whole lot less trekking between venues.

Bondi
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Bondi

Based on Instagram posts alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking Bondi was only about sunrise yoga, surfing and high intensity cardio session. But this beachfront 'burb also possesses an ace collection of bars for when the old exercise you want to be doing is bending the elbow.

Darlinghurst
Bars

Darlinghurst

In Darlinghurst you're spoiled for choice when it comes to excellent boozing options. Maybe you feel like nautical cocktails and a lobster burger? Or would a Boilermaker and a bowl of monkey nuts suit you better? The one thing we can all agree on, surely, is that when top notch cocktails are the order of the day, you want a five star bar with the best in the business mixing your drinks. You can find in all in this boozy pocket of the East.

The CBD
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The CBD

There was a dark time, not so many years ago, when after work drinks were limited to huge booze barns with no soul and pubs. Those were your options. Fast forward less than a decade and the CBD now possesses an exceptional collection of bars, from underground tropical hideaways to booze attics with cocktail maestros at the helm. You can drink life-changing wines, the freshest ales and fruity elixirs made from seasonal harvests, and sometimes you can do it all in the same place. It's a big part of what makes Sydney awesome.

Inner West
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Inner West

Not only is the Inner West home to many of the eccentric, creative and proudly rainbow tribes of Sydney, it's also where you'll find some of the best small bar action. Tiny little haunts slinging great drinks and keeping the vibes lively and local. If you don't have one already, your home-away-from-home is probably on this list.