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Your guide to breakfast and brunch, fine dining and cheap eats in Sydney

The 50 best restaurants in Sydney
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The 50 best restaurants in Sydney

Let someone else do the dishes. Here are our handpicked choices for the best places to eat out. 

The 50 person limit will be scrapped from July 1
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The 50 person limit will be scrapped from July 1

The number of people permitted in cafés and restaurants is changing next month.

Mary’s has opened a rooftop burger bar
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Mary’s has opened a rooftop burger bar

Head to the top of the Lansdowne Hotel for burgers, fried chook and mash 'n' gravy.

The best cafés in Sydney to work from
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The best cafés in Sydney to work from

Working remotely? Here are the cafés where WiFi and coffee flow freely.

Sydney restaurants offering takeaway and delivery
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Sydney restaurants offering takeaway and delivery

Food, booze, pre-prepared meals, produce boxes – here's what to get and how to get it.

Sydney's top restaurants

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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The best Sydney cafés

The best coffee in the Sydney CBD
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The best coffee in the Sydney CBD

Here's our guide to the best coffee in the Sydney CBD, from Circular Quay up to Wynyard, to Town Hall, Barangaroo and everywhere in between. 

The best bacon and egg rolls in Sydney
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The best bacon and egg rolls in Sydney

Whoever first put cured, fried pork and soft, melty eggs together deserves a seriously prestigious award, in our opinion. 

The best breakfasts in Sydney
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The best breakfasts in Sydney

From the best cheese toastie around to that liquorice bread, here's our list of where to go and what to order at the best cafés in Sydney.

The best cafés in Bondi
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The best cafés in Bondi

In a suburb where morning runs, dawn surfing and AM yoga are part of your daily routine, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

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You can dine in style this winter at the Winery's laneway igloo garden
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You can dine in style this winter at the Winery's laneway igloo garden

Surry Hills' the Winery is a pretty picture-perfect venue as it stands: bedecked in fairy lights, dotted with people sipping champagne in the garden area, with a plant-decked path leading the way in. Now, it's about to get even prettier with igloos to be installed in the garden, where you and your crew can sit, sip and dine on three courses and a cocktail as soon as your arrive. The igloos are set up to fit between four and eight people, and you can book out the whole space for $69 per person. For an additional $39 per person, you can kee the drinks flowing for two hours with a beverage package. Each booking is for two hours – and don't worry, if the igloo itself isn't enough to protect you from the germs of the outside world, you'll also be able to order with no contact. You can book Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm, and Friday, Saturdays and Sunday from 12pm onwards. Boozy weekend lunch anyone? Book in online.  Want more? There's an igloo pop-up by the harbour at Cargo Bar, too.  Time Out’s Love Local campaign is supporting local food, drink and culture businesses in Sydney. Find out how you can help save the places that make our city great.

Sydney’s cat café is open again, and its cats want to hang out with you
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Sydney’s cat café is open again, and its cats want to hang out with you

Sydney’s only cat café is doing a big pussycat stretch after taking a prolonged nap and is ready to welcome back human guests. When the lockdowns closed up much of Sydney in March, as a small family-run business, Catmosphere knew it would be in trouble. And while owners Darren Eldred and Edouard Gestier had many of the same concerns as other café owners who had to abruptly close up shop, they’ve also had the welfare of their resident cats to consider. The felines are another reason they waited it out a little longer than most to reopen. “You can’t really disinfect a cat,” Darren told Time Out.  If snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a brood of fluffy new friends sounds pretty good to you, it’s about time you got down to Catmosphere. The café reopened on Thursday, July 2. We spoke to Darren about the logistics of running a cat café, and how the team managed to keep this haven for rescued cats and the people who love them afloat during lockdowns.  “When we got word that we were going to have to close, we knew the only thing we could do was let people know how they could help,” he says. “We already had a very loyal and compassionate support base, the majority of which were part of our monthly sponsorship program – a recurring payment that grants people two visits a month, weekly email updates on the cats, and lots of other goodies. When we let people know we were in trouble but that we were going to be adding livestreaming as part of our sponsorships, we saw an immediate respo

Sydney restaurants with a view
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Sydney restaurants with a view

Being a harbour and beach loving city, Sydney's got fine pickings when it comes to dining with a view. You can go seriously swanky and take in the multi-million dollar views at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Aria or Bennelong, or keep it more casual by checking out a beachfront RSL, a revamped harbourside pub or a upper-level dwelling CBD eatery. Either way, these are the restaurants that will ensure you've got both sweeping vistas and great plates of food.  Want more? Check out our guide to Sydney's best rooftop bars, waterfront restaurants and beer gardens. RECOMMENDED: The best winter getaways from Sydney. 

The 20 best places for pasta in Sydney
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The 20 best places for pasta in Sydney

Whether it’s a simple spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli, ravioli stuffed to the high heavens, or lovingly layered lasagne, few foods give us the feels quite like pasta. Let’s be real – Sydney’s Italian restaurant game is seriously strong on all fronts, but when the hour calls for carbs, these are the spots that turn flour, eggs and water into small miracles.  Note: we've double-checked that all of our favourite places are open again plating up pasta, but be aware that opening hours may be different at the moment and bookings may be required. Need an aperitivo before you chow down? Knock back a cocktail at one of the 50 best bars in Sydney.

Sydney's foodie hotspots

The best restaurants in Surry Hills
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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
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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
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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

Whether it's a long lunch at Sean's Panorama or Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar or a sandy-footed post-swim snack at Porch and Parlour or Pompei's 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

When you need to refuel for more adventures these are the restaurants Darling Harbour is known for, from the ribs at Hurricane's to fine dining at Sepia and casual waterfront bites at Beer DeLuxe. 

For the sweet tooth

The best chocolate shops in Sydney
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The best chocolate shops in Sydney

Looking for a perfectly delicious gift? Or a night's supply for a serious splurge? These top shops will satisfy the world's most famous craving.

The best high tea in Sydney
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The best high tea in Sydney

Sydney is obsessed with high tea, and with good reason – we do some seriously good baking in this here city.

The best patisseries in Sydney
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The best patisseries in Sydney

We’re pretty lucky that here in Sydney we have some of the best darn pastry chefs in the country. 

The best desserts in Sydney
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The best desserts in Sydney

We don’t know about you, but dinner ain’t dinner for us without dessert. 

The best party cakes in Sydney
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The best party cakes in Sydney

Need a cake for an office party, birthday party, wedding or divorce party? Don’t worry Sydney, we got your back.

Sydney by cuisine

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

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

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

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

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

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