Best for: Going all out in decadent surrounds
If there's one restaurant in Sydney that's pretty much purpose-built for paying with the company card, Rockpool Bar & Grill has to be it. This is the perfect stage for wheeling and dealing Mad Men-style over Martinis, big steaks and even bigger red wines, and you can do so in plain view of everyone else or in one of the private dining areas. Prefer to keep it a bit more casual? Grab a seat at the bar and rip in to an epic Blackmore Wagyu burger.
By and large, the high-flying days of long, boozy weekday lunches are over. That being said, there's no better way to bond with the team, impress a client, farewell a colleague or seal the deal than sitting down to a nice meal in the middle of the day. It doesn't have to be flashy, just so long as it's good. Whether it's a leisurely lunch, a quick catch-up or a matter best settled over a few beverages, this is Time Out's guide to the best restaurants for business lunches in Sydney. If all goes well, carry on bending the elbow at one of our picks for Sydney's best bars in the CBD.
Dinner more like it? Have a look at the 50 best restaurants in Sydney.
Keen to impress but spend a bit less? Check out our list of Sydney's best cheap eats.