State authorities have announced a three-phase plan to direct Sydneysiders out of lockdown and barring any major setbacks, venues will be free to re-open to fully vaccinated punters from October 11. With the light finally shining at the end of the tunnel, eateries and drinking dens across the city, from mom and pop outfits to Sydney’s starriest fine diners, are once again taking IRL, sat-at-a-table, ‘may I take your order please?’ bookings, and you best believe that after three long months contenting ourselves with takeaways, Sydneysiders are chomping at the bit to get chomping through these menus.
We've compiled a rolling lineup of the restaurants where you can make a reservation right now, provided you’re fully vaccinated. Please note that some of these opening dates may be subject to change.
If you own a venue and you’re taking bookings now, let us know! Email details to Time Out Sydney’s food and drink editor Elizabeth McDonald: firstname.lastname@example.org