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The best things to order from Uber Eats in Sydney

Over 100 of Sydney’s raddest restaurants are now, quite literally, on your doorstep

By Freya Herring

It’s just launched, it's available from 11am to 10pm, and we know what you’re thinking – what should you order from Uber Eats? Well, there’s a lot there, and much depends on where you actually live in Sydney (Bondi is covered but Manly isn’t, for now). So we’ve scoured every option, and pulled together the highlights, so your delivery will be a greatest hits experience every single time. We've even ranked them. And… go! 

9. Hong Kong Diner’s steamed prawn and chive dumplings

Restaurants Chinese Chippendale

Try the prawn dumplings; it’s their best seller, and there’s a reason for that. Four come in a serve, steamed to order, with a pastry that is fine and soft, encasing crunchy, super fresh prawns. It’s the perfect snack to start you off on your meal before you order your bigger plates later on.

8. Chocolates from Kakawa

Restaurants Darlinghurst

David Ralph and Jin-Sun Kim sure know how to make some beautiful chocolates. Order anything from here and you won't be sorry – it's truly one of the best chocolate shops in Sydney.


7. Penang char koay teow fried noodles from Old Jim Kee

Restaurants Malaysian Chippendale

Try the char kway teow. It’s a massive serve of wok-tossed flat rice noodles tossed with slices of earthy, sweet and sour lap cheong sausage; whole, crunchy prawns; sheets of fish cake; crunchy bean sprouts and egg. It’s seriously smoky from the wok and the pork lard it’s cooked in, and is a lesson in umami.

6. The Connecticut lobster roll from Waterman’s Lobster Co

Restaurants Potts Point

The Connecticut-style roll holds warm lobster meat tossed in melted butter in a butter-drenched, toasted hotdog bun. We are told the bun is from Breadtop (who knew?), and it's just perfect for this sort of thing: light, soft and just sturdy enough to hold all that lobster. It squishes around the meat when you eat it, so the butter drips down your fingers. It’s a bit messy, and you’re going to want to forgo the napkin and just lick it off. Lobster porn! Maybe don't go here with mum...

A giant pancake covered in blueberries, strawberries and lemon curd
A giant pancake covered in blueberries, strawberries and lemon curd
Photograph: Anna Kucera

5. The giant pancake from Kansas City Shuffle

Restaurants The Rocks

Order the pancakes, or should we say 'pancake'. Nine inches wide and an inch thick (it's fried then baked to retain that height) the beautiful beast is fluffy, light and almost like a moist sponge cake. It’s served drenched in tart lemon curd and topped with slivers of toasty, crunchy almonds, fresh strawberries and blueberries. There is a massive quenelle of cheesecake cream bedecking the top and - genius of geniuses - little sprigs of lemon myrtle that add spice and perfume. It's like Uncle Buck’s pancakes and lemon cheesecake are having a party and you're invited.

4. Ciccone and Son’s buttermilk and passionfruit gelato

Restaurants Redfern

The buttermilk and passionfruit gelato at Ciccone's is possibly the most refreshing iced treat you could imagine – sweet'n'sour and slightly salty. Co-owner Mark Megahey replaces the usual milk in his base with Pepe Saya’s tangy, creamy buttermilk, making a gelato that is creamy but not overly rich, and tastes like summer in a cup.


3. The chatterbox chicken from Alex Lee Kitchen

Restaurants Malaysian Chippendale

The chatterbox Chicken sees a big pile of rice cooked in proper chicken stock so it takes on all of those deep, savoury flavours, topped with super-tender poached chicken, rich chicken broth, crunchy cucumber and tomatoes, with a heap of coriander and a spicy ginger sauce for dipping or pouring over the top at your leisure. Oh, and there is an excellent bowl of chicken soup on the side too.

2. The hummus and babaghanoush from Thievery

Restaurants Glebe

At Thievery, a tall dome of creamy hummus is doused with nutty, paprika-tinted melted butter, and smoke-rich baba ganoush is served with a generous folding of crunchy pinenuts and big dollops of tart, full-bodied sheep’s yoghurt. Uber even delivers them to you with flat bread, so dippage is sorted.

Grilled chicken with garlic rice at Juicy Lucy
Grilled chicken with garlic rice at Juicy Lucy
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1. Juicy Lucy’s Aunt Lucy’s large seasoned chicken

Restaurants Malaysian Surry Hills

Aunt Lucy’s seasoned chicken has been brined overnight with Sichuan pepper, cassia bark (like cinnamon), cloves and coriander seeds, making it super tender. It comes whole, halved or quartered, stuffed with garlic rice that hums with the aromas of those spices, layered with the deeply umami flavours of a slowly cooked chook. It's roasted on the rotisserie rather than in the Southern-fried style, upping the moisture levels even further. What it lacks in crispness it makes up for in caramelisation.

A close up shot of a beef burger with pickles, red onion and tom
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The best burgers in Sydney

Restaurants Burgers

What could be more perfect than a really good burger? Nothing, that's what. Whether you like them stacked to the nines, fat-rich and salty, fried or grilled, veggie or vegan, here are the best burgers in Sydney.


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