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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019: Winners
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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019: Winners

It was the night of nights for Sydney's food scene and the great and good of the city's restaurant industry turned out for a glitzy award ceremony at plush CBD venue Bopp & Tone. Find out who won big at this year's gongs.

Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free

We want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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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? 

Five unique dishes worth searching for
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Five unique dishes worth searching for

We’re partnering with Google to celebrate those one-of-a-kind Signature Searches that no food fan will want to miss. 

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

Slurping season is upon us. 

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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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free

For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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Get fancy at this sky-high brunch at the Shangri-La Hotel
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Get fancy at this sky-high brunch at the Shangri-La Hotel

Sydney’s obsession with brunch is being taken to new heights at the Shangri-La Hotel. For the first time, the hotel’s lofty restaurant Altitude will be hosting a mid-morning weekend feast that’s as stunning as the venue’s enviable views. From your revered seat on the 36th floor, you’ll get to spy on the glistening harbour, the resplendent Opera House and the bold Harbour Bridge while you get serious about the menu. But before you get started on the buffet or à la carte options, kick back with a Bellini or Mimosa – a neverending jug of these beauties is included in your $95 brunch, or you can upgrade to bottomless Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne for an extra $85 per person. The natural accompaniment to this stellar start to the morning is some fresh Sydney rock oysters from the buffet. Then, back it up with pastries and the housemade muesli and yoghurt. The next step is to pick one of the made-to-order main dishes (yep, brunch has courses, get into it). Choose from brekky classics like the spicy chorizo shakshuka with softly poached eggs luxuriating in a capsicum and tomato bath, or the slow-cooked lamb shoulder with smoked feta, crisp parsnip hash and crunchy sourdough.   Dessert has been designed by the Shangri-La’s resident sweet tooth and pastry wizard, Anna Polyviou. She’s prepared a garden of sweets, from house-made lollipops to macarons, caramel slice and fresh seasonal fruit.  The standard feasts run for two hours, and are bookable across two seatings from 11am-3.30pm

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48 hours in Perth
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48 hours in Perth

WA's picturesque capital is a laidback metropolis perched between the Swan River and the sparking Indian Ocean. It might be one of Australia’s smaller cities, but it’s no slouch when it comes to beaches, culture and hidden nightlife gems. Over the past few years the city has undergone a bit of a revamp, with the CBD and Northbridge joining forces to become a central hub for hungry foodies, bar-hoppers and retailer junkies. The surrounding suburbs have also upped their game, with new businesses springing up on the regular. There’s heaps to explore on the west coast, but if you can only spare a couple of days to enjoy the sunny skies of Perth, here’s a few ideas on how to spend them.   

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Far-flung Sydney restaurants worth the drive
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Far-flung Sydney restaurants worth the drive

A good meal is worth travelling for. Indeed, the outskirts of town and beyond are where some of our most spectacular dining spots can be found, in locations ranging from riverside retreats to sweeping coastal vistas, from rolling hills to pristine beaches. Some make a virtue of their location, with a focus on local produce, while others are all about the staggering view. Here are five of our favourites.  You can get to them in style using Smove. Sydney's newest car sharing operator allows you to choose between return trips or one-way trips, and is the only operator in Sydney to offer this. You can book in 30 minute blocks for as short a time as 30 minutes or as long as you'd like. The best part of the service is that membership is absolutely free and simple with no deposits, contracts or subscriptions. Visit smove.com.au to get started.