What is it? Sydney’s supreme fine diner and a world-class culinary experience in almost every respect.
Why we love it: Where to begin? The dress-circle Harbour views? The exquisite works of art on each and every plate? The custom-made crockery? The cornucopia of produce grown exclusively for the restaurant? The service team’s unrivalled professionalism? Some restaurants are engineered for special occasions and totally worth the splurge – this is most definitely one of them.
Time Out tip: Historically, cruise ships sometimes obstructed the Opera House, but in current times there's nothing to get in the way of planning a picture-perfect marriage proposal.
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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