Is there a better seat in Sydney for lunch than Icebergs Dining Room and Bar? Yes, flash-diner Quay is up there, and so too is Bennelong in Sydney's favourite house. But when the sun is shining, we want to be at Icebergs, living the life of the rich and famous, albeit for a few sun-soaked, sea salt-sprayed glorious hours. Sure, those million-dollar views will cost you, but we can't take cash to our graves, can we?
You know you've reached peak Sydney when you're sipping a crisp vino over a beautiful meal and outside the windows is the big blue. Perhaps it's three-courses of modern Aussie fare from Sean's Panaroma overlooking North Bondi Beach? Or maybe you prefer the gentler harbour vistas you get at Chiosco or Catalina, or spots that are right on the sand like Bobby's and The Boathouse Shelly Beach? One thing's for sure, eating by the water gives your meal that extra shine, which is why so many Sydneysiders flock to the shores for a special occasion, year-round.
For your next extra special soiree, book a table at one of the best waterfront restaurants Sydney has on the books, rounded up by Time Out Sydney's critics, including Food & Drink Writer Avril Treasure, who has had her fair share (and then some) of long, boozy lunches by the sea.