Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore

Bondi Beach

Gertrude & Alice - named after you know who - is a jewel of a cafe, with a memorable menu and lined floor to ceiling with used books to buy or peruse while you...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

Restaurant Hubert

Central Business District

Restaurant Hubert is a classy Old School French restaurant adding creative flair to French favorites. Dishes are expected to be shared. The candle-lit, wood-paneled...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Automata

Chippendale

On the ground floor of the Old Clae Hotel, Automata looks more like a body shop than one of the world's most innovative restaurants. The decor is all stainless steel...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Bennelong

Bennelong Point

Inside the Sydney Opera House, Chef Peter Gilmore of Quay offers the best of Australian cuisine at the multi-level Bennelong. Dining options are varied and include

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Berta

Surry Hills

Hidden away on an alley, Berta serves a regional Italian menu, so seasonal it changes almost daily. Plates are meant to be shared. Tuesday's special is a four-course...

  • Italian

Bills

Darlinghurst

The international Bills chain, famous for ricotta hotcakes and corn fritters served at communal tables, began in 1992 in an old pub building in Darlinghurst. Owner

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Din Tai Fung

World Square Shopping Centre

Din Tai Fung, the international noodle and dumpling chain begun in a Taipei stall in 1972, is known particularly for its soup dumplings. Dumplings are hand made and...

  • Casual
  • Chinese

Ester

Chippendale

Part of the Vini wine bar family, Ester cooks almost everything from cauliflower to oysters to grass-fed steak on the bone in its huge wood-fired oven - but no...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Fred's

Paddington

Award-winning Fred's is a 60-seat restaurant serving minimalist, season-driven fare like whole boneless duck with fig and hazelnut stuffing. Leg of lamb is the...

  • Fine Dining
  • Mediterranean

Icebergs Dining Room & Bar

Bondi Beach

High on the cliffs of South Bondi above the seawater swimming pool, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar offers panoramic views and multi-level dining. It has a...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Porteño

Surry Hills

Since 2010, Porteño prepares meats the traditional Argentine way, using a parilla (barbecue) and asado (pit of fire), sometimes slow cooking pork and lamb for eight...

  • Steakhouse
  • Argentine

Quay

The Rocks

Quay, one of Australia's most famous restaurants, is owned by Leon Fink with Celebrity Chef Peter Gilmore running the kitchen. In the Overseas Passenger Terminal...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Sagra

Darlinghurst

Sagra - which translates "celebration" - offers simple farm-to-table Italian cuisine, rustic but with touches of elegance. The creative menu is seasonal and sourced

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Salaryman

Surry Hills

Salaryman started off as an upscale ramen noodle eatery but has broadened its base to include raw seafood, fried buns and rolls and dishes from the charcoal grill....

  • Casual
  • Fusion

Sean's Panorama

North Bondi Beach

With a constantly changing blackboard menu, the 45-seat Sean's Panorama offers a choice of four entrees, mains and desserts or a five-course chef's degustation plus...

  • Beach
  • Mediterranean

Thai Kanteen

Mosman

Gay-owned Thai Kanteen in the posh suburb of Mosman specializes in classic Thai cuisine with Australian influences and an emphasis on organics. Meals are designed to...

  • Casual
  • Thai

Three Blue Ducks

Bronte Beach

Run by surfers, the Three Blue Ducks has rustic alleyway dining with a kitchen garden, chickens and beehives outback. Dishes are organic and seasonal. Close to the

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Wild Ginger Dining + Bar

The Rocks

Wild Ginger took over the premises of the old Sailors Thai Canteen, which closed in 2016 after being a mainstay for two decades. Happily for diners, it retained many...

  • Casual
  • Thai