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Restaurants & Cafés

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

Sydney’s top five spicy dishes for die-hard chilli fans
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Sydney’s top five spicy dishes for die-hard chilli fans

Ever eaten a dish so hot your mouth feels like a lava flow and yet you keep on eating? 

Where to eat raclette in Sydney
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Where to eat raclette in Sydney

This French and Swiss tradition takes 'adding cheese on top' to the next level. 

The best noodle soups in Sydney
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The best noodle soups in Sydney

Slurping season is upon us. 

The best BYO restaurants in Sydney
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The best BYO restaurants in Sydney

Splurge on a bottle of natural wine or dust off something extra special from your cellar. 

Cheap hacks for fancy places
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Cheap hacks for fancy places

Follow these cheap hacks for fine dining on a budget in Sydney.

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.

Time Out Sydney Food Awards: Winners
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Time Out Sydney Food Awards: Winners

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below.

Eight Sydney institutions for your dining bucket list
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Eight Sydney institutions for your dining bucket list

These establishments have stuck to their mission statement, offering great food with polish and personality.

Where to eat seafood in Sydney
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Where to eat seafood in Sydney

We love our fish and chips, we've got one of the biggest seafood markets in the country and everyone is going nuts for poke. 

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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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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

Still hungry? See more of our restaurants by cuisine

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.

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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for
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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for

The rulebook-razing team behind Glebe bar and eatery Thievery have launched a brunch service that will shake you out of your bacon-and-egg rut. Executive chef Julian Cincotta (ex-Nomad and Rockpool) has devised a breakfast menu featuring the same creative, contemporary approach to Middle Eastern cuisine that you know and love from dinner. Arabic ingredients take centre stage in loose interpretations of familiar breakfast dishes, such as a crumpet made of fermented chickpeas, or a halloumi and potato hash. Eggs come with za’atar butter or smoky charred eggplant, or cracked into a chickpea foul (a stew more commonly made with broad beans) in their take on a shakshuka. You didn’t think they’d play a shakshuka straight, did you? Even their popular kebabs have found their way onto the brunch menu, with a fried egg and hash brown as accompaniments. If you’re more of a sweet breakfast type, you can’t go past the tahini “panned cake” with halva, nuts, ginger, burnt honey and sesame ice cream; it gives the desserts a run for their money. When some hair of the dog is called for, the bottomless brunch gets you unlimited cocktails for $32 per person. Brunch is available 9am-4pm on weekends, and bookings are recommended.

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Five fabulous things to do in Liverpool
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Five fabulous things to do in Liverpool

While we love our city, we can often get complacent and forget the incredible adventures that can be had in our own backyard. Outdoorspeople, food-lovers, history buffs and arts aficionados are all sure to be won over by these five great things to do in Liverpool. These activities won’t hit your wallet too hard, but they will pack your day with delicious local food, knowledge and fresh air. If you’re looking for more, find fab places to eat, parklands to explore and events to take part in at the Liverpool City Council site.

Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective
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Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective

If you’ve become addicted to the pressure tests and high energy elimination rounds of MasterChef over the years, you’ll love this pop-up cooking and dining adventure by the harbour. Chefs Daniel Wilson and Stuart Toon will be cooking up a storm on Bennelong Lawn, so you can learn all their kitchen tricks before you don your aprons and take up wooden spoon arms to replicate the dishes they’ve demonstrated. There will be a competitive element – you’re going up against the clock and other teams – but this is an experience for home chefs of all abilities, and it’s really all about the food. Over four hours, you’ll create an entrée and dessert while Wilson and Toon sort out mains, and then your prize is to enjoy every bite at the end. Everybody wins. Wine experts Kristy Farrel and Katherine Candy will be your hosts for the day, and also take you through a range of Jacob’s Creek wine to match your three-course meal. So what’s on the menu? Beetroot tartare and pork croquettes will keep your stomach sated before you make and demolish confit vanilla king salmon, followed by shiraz-marinated beef ribs served with slow-roasted pumpkin, heirloom carrots confit and salad. You’ll finish on your expertly crafted chocolate and plum mousse. And since all proceeds from the event are going to SecondBite – an organisation sourcing surplus food from suppliers to give to local charities – you won’t have any overeating regret.

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Become a master mixologist in seven days with these seven Ableforth’s cocktails
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Become a master mixologist in seven days with these seven Ableforth’s cocktails

When you’ve been sipping the freshest spirits and most inventive cocktails for a few years (guilty) you develop a discerning taste. Ableforth’s understands your distilled standards, and they’ve developed a range of spirits to match. Those seeking savoury, complex and adaptable flavour profiles should investigate Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin. It’s painstakingly prepared, first through a copper-pot distillation with the juniper base and other fragrant botanicals. Then a minimum seven-day infusion of zesty orange, spicy-sweet cassia, citrussy coriander seed, warming cardamom and cloves are gently introduced to the gin, and each of these flavours shines through abundantly in the bottled beverage.  It takes no less than seven carefully monitored days to eke every bit of distinctive flavour out of these fresh ingredients. In between shifts, the Ableforth’s mixologists have developed seven cocktail recipes – one to suit your mood, no matter what day of the week it is – that make the most out of their prize concoctions.  Photograph: Piers Cunliffe Make Monday classy with a Negroni. It’s a simple but effective combination of equal parts Bathtub Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth stirred over ice and served with orange peel zest.  After a hectic Tuesday, shake together Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin, a dash of sugar syrup, fresh lemon juice and mint leaves and you’ve got yourself a snazzing Southside. Next on the list is Ableforth’s Blood and Sand cocktail. It’s a mix of their delightfully stick

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