Sydney restaurants with a view
Revel in the gentle glow of the Sydney Opera House, while knocking back six flawless courses from the chef Joel Bickford.
Dining fashions may come and go, but drinking Spritzes with ocean views and a corps of Sydney’s most beautiful people at neighbouring tables will never go out of style.
This glitzy Woolloomooloo institution is a go-to for long lunches, and also has an excellent plant-based menu.
Hit peak Sydney with seaside seafood from Cirrus, the fourth venue from culinary kingpins Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt.
And you can all of Sydney Harbour in its glory all from this two-tiered cocktail bar at the top of the Hotel Palisade.
This Woollahra restaurant's long, white dining room looks out to a beautifully manicured garden, where the herbs and veggies you’ll be eating are sourced.
This Barangaroo burger spot proves that views doesn't always have to come with a three figure bill. Order up Japanese imbued hot sandwiches with views out to Darling Harbour.
This giant restaurant has been a staple of North Bondi's beachfront dining scene since opening in 2012.
This café housed within the Balmoral Boatshed will match your harbour beach views with buckets of flowers and 'grammable brunches.
If you want to see Sydney from above try heading to this 47th floor bar and restaurant in Australia Square. There’s a focus on clean flavours and sustainably sourced produce, with cooking techniques like flash searing, torching and poaching to draw out taste and texture rather than rich sauces and seasonings.
Somer Sivrioglu, from the ever-popular Effendy in Balmain, is bringing his take on Turkish cuisine down by the water.
View of the endless blue ocean vista make this pub feel like a little slice of an endless summer.
This three-pronged glassed-boxed-in restaurant is privy to views of Sydney's biggest inner city parklands.
This jewel of the Spit comes by the way of Brescian-born-and-raised Alessandro Pavoni. Here you'll enjoy regional Italian fare among giant catarmarans.
Bea is not fine dining exactly, but it’s classy as hell and ticking a lot of boxes, especially on the views front.
The second edition of Cantonese diner Queen Chow ups the stake with a wharfside location.
The huge balcony here juts straight over Circular Quay with a bird's-eye view of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney ferries choofing their way across the sparkling blue water.
The deck here is sun-drenched all afternoon and if you can snare a spot, you can settle in for an afternoon that’s one of the best value in Sydney.
This Barangaroo restaurant led by Justin Wise is all about delivering dishes that focus on the differing elements of the air, land, sea and earth.