One of the unexpected benefits of Covid has been the loosening up of regulations when it comes to restaurants and bars and their usage of the streets. At the end of last year the City of Sydney began trialling a fast-tracked application process for outdoor dining permits as well as offering new on-street dining opportunities. Fees are being waived, trading hours extended, and venues now have more freedom to turn car parks and footpaths into dining space.
Your lunch or dinner in the city, Surry Hills and Darlo is now more likely than ever to be out in the open air in a Covid-safe, outdoor environment. Check out some of these Time Out recommended restaurants, cafés and bars offering alfresco – a list that is growing all the time.
If you're lunching outdoors the City of Sydney would love to hear about it on social. Use the #alfrescosyd hashtag to share your experience.