May 2021: No two ways about it – 2020 was a challenging year for us all. Yet, even in a constantly changing list of regulations and restrictions, Sydney’s restaurants have redefined resilience. Things continue to change quickly in the city's hospitality scene, and while we make every effort to ensure details are accurate, we recommend contacting venues directly or referring to social media accounts before visiting for the most up-to-date information.
Find out our picks for the best places to dine in Sydney right now, from hot newcomers to time-honoured institutions, ranked by our expert local editors. We’re looking for fun, flavour, creativity and value for money at every price point. So yes, of course, you’ll find a fine diner inside the Opera House here, but you’ll find neighbourhood pizza, hole-in-the-wall Thai and lunch-only ramen, too – and that’s what makes our city such an awesome place to get watered and fed. Bon appétit.
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