Salt and pepper squid in Sydney
Deep fried squid, calamari, salt and pepper squid – whatever you want to call it and whichever way you want to fry it – it comes up on every other menu in Sydney. From pubs to fine diners, Italian institutions to the local fish and chip shop, we scooted around Sydney to see who's frying up the cephalopods in the most interesting of ways, and letting you pay for your salty fried treat using your American Express.
Bar snacks to accompany a drink in Sydney
You know how it is. You pop in for a quick drink when a glance at the snacks menu reminds you that something to do with your other hand would complete this picture of pre-dinner bliss. Maybe it’s a little cheese and cured meats to whet the appetite; some dips to sate the rumblings of a hungry stomach; or a bridging meal that could be a snack or could be dinner depending on how you’re feeling. And the best part is, whether you go on to make a meal out of it or leave it there, you can pay for all of these bar snacks using your American Express.
Superb seafood in Sydney
Australia is blessed with a lot of coastline, and a wealth of seafood is hauled in every day – both from the deep, and from sustainable farms. From the classic fried fish and chips to the untouched pleasures of sashimi, fish and shellfish are available in as many ways as you can imagine. Get the flavours of the ocean concentrated into a bisque, doused in XO sauce or squeezed into dumplings, char grilled or roasted, au naturel or sauced up to the max. Then, when it comes to the bill, you can pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.
Pasta dishes to try in Sydney
Twirling spoons at the ready? We’ve scoured Sydney’s many Italian restaurants to find these Nonna-approved pasta dishes, from pillowy soft gnocchi to just-made tongues of ribbony linguine. We’ve also looked beyond the Boot to bring you to the best non-Italian interpretations of the flour-egg-water brief. At all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that these venues welcome American Express.
Curries that Sydney spice fans need to try
A dish born in the Indian subcontinent, curry has been adopted and adapted by many cuisines, from Thailand to Malaysia and Japan-via-Britain, with each culture applying their own configuration of herbs, spices and fresh ingredients to create something entirely new. Next time you’re hankering for a serving of rendang, palak, or kang som pla, hit up one of these top curry houses around town. And after you’ve used your roti to mop up every last drop, you can pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.
Slow-cooked winter warmers in Sydney
Winter nights aren’t just for Netflix and tinned soups. For a solid antidote to cold weather blues, why not check out Sydney’s best spots for rustic, slow-cooked meals? We’re talking everything from crackly porchetta to Sunday roast with the works — minus the labour. After lifting your spirits (and core temperature) with these hearty eats, you’ll be able to pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.
Dim sum to try in Sydney
Sydney is home to excellent Chinese restaurants that serve up dim sum with serious style. Whether you're after an elegant banquet, a hangover-soothing repast or some steaming hot dumplings, these restaurants have some seriously great dim sum dishes. At all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that they welcome American Express.