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Dinner Spots in Sydney

Looking for the best dinner spots in Sydney to satisfy your culinary cravings? Look no further! From stunning waterfront views to cozy hole-in-the-wall eateries, Sydney boasts a diverse and vibrant food scene that will leave your taste buds tingling. Whether you're craving fresh seafood, juicy steaks, or authentic Asian cuisine, Sydney has something to offer for every palate. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the top dinner spots in Sydney for a memorable dining experience.

1. Izakaya Fujiyama, Sydney

Izakaya Fujiyama - Meal 1

Izakaya Fujiyama serves fine-dining quality Japanese food in a friendly, casual atmosphere - and at more affordable prices. Also, be sure to take advantage of the bar's great selection of Japanese whiskey and sake.

2. Love, Tilly Devine, Sydney

Love, Tilly Devine - Food 1

This wine-centric resto-bar forges the perfect atmosphere for a cosy date or dinner with friends. Choose between the a la carte menu or a set menu, both of which feature Italian eats. The accompanying wine menu spans some 30 pages.

3. Fratelli Paradiso, Sydney

Fratelli Paradiso Pasta

Lively Italian restaurant in Potts Point. Order from the wall-sized blackboard menu - from pastas and risotto, to seafood and steaks. Also of note: Fratelli Paradiso's wine selection features imported bottles direct from Italy.

4. Bennelong, Sydney

Bennelong - Entrance

Fine dining at one of the world's most iconic landmarks. Bennelong seeks to celebrate its location as well as the food and wine of Australia. Grab a pre-dinner cocktail and soak up the atmosphere. Then, dine on gourmet plates.

5. 10 William St, Sydney

10 William St Plate

Foremost an Italian restaurant, but has also made a name for itself by way of an extensive European wine collection. Expect small portions of unpretentious food, and book ahead - the venue has a habit of being busy.

6. Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

Rockpool Bar & Grill

This fine-dining restaurant focuses on quality steak and seafood in a grandiose setting. Their most famous dish is a dry-aged wagu steak cooked over a wood-fire grill. Emphasis is placed on precision and quality - be it lunch or dinner.

7. Porteño, Sydney

Porteño - Food 1

A Sydney-based steakhouse of Argentinian influence. As is tradition in South America, Porteño's chefs serve dishes from both firepits and barbecues. Plus there is an extensive wine list, with bottles from Argentina, Italy, and Australia.

8. Firedoor, Sydney

Firedoor - Meat 1

Firedoor's kitchen uses no gas or electricity for its cooking; instead, they rely on coal-fired ovens, grills, and a central wood-fired hearth. The restaurant currently offers a five-course, daily changing menu that showcases aged meats.

9. Spice I Am, Sydney

Spice I Am Plate

Spice I Am serves up Thai food in a small, yet smart, dining room. Order from the restaurant's large menu and expect well prepared food to arrive promptly. Prices can be a bit on the high end for those used to hole-in-the-wall eateries.

10. Automata, Sydney

Automata Dinner

The tasting menu at Automata is a dining experience of unusual and creative flavor combinations. Be aware: the extended menu is only available on select days, and during particular dining slots. An expensive but refined experience.

11. Chester White Cured Diner, Sydney

Chester White Cured Diner Food

This eclectic restaurant serves delicious charcuterie platters and homemade pastas in a cosy, unpretentious environment. Their specialty is cacio e pepe pasta served direct from a large wheel of cheese. Worth the wait for a table.

12. Drake Eatery, Sydney

Drake Eatery Table

Drake Eatery pairs an inviting, airy dining room with its sophisticated menu. The food features well prepared proteins with creative flavor combinations - think duck breast with quince and hazelnuts. A proven dining experience.

13. Quay, Sydney

Quay - Food

Quay is a high-end, fine-dining restaurant with a creative tasting menu and superb wine list. The experience is further heightened by views of the neighboring harbour and Sydney Opera house.

14. The Apollo Restaurant, Sydney

The Apollo Restaurant - Mixed food

The Greek food and cozy interior of The Apollo Restaurant create the atmosphere of a modern Greek tavern. Diners will recognize familiar Mediterranean favorites alongside some more creative dishes. The saganaki is a popular starter.

15. The Botanist, Sydney

The Botanist Food

The Botanist is a celebrated restaurant serving food in a casual, unpretentious atmosphere. The food menu focuses on local produce, and many dishes lend themselves to being shared. Don't overlook their cocktail menu either.

16. Ester, Sydney

Ester - Food

Ester serves creative and flavorful dishes in a stylish, yet unpretentious dining space. Choose between an a la carte menu, or the restaurant's set menu; just be aware on Saturday nights, only the set menu is available.

17. Buon Ricordo, Sydney

Buon Ricordo Interior

A long-standing Italian ristorante in the Sydney dining scene. Buon Ricordo's menu features a blend of classic flavors and plates of the chef's own creation - the Fettuccine al Tartufovo has become somewhat of a renowned dish.

18. Dead Ringer, Sydney

Dead Ringer Table

In addition to a dinner menu, this stylish restaurant serves brunch that breaks the typical avocado toast and scrambled eggs formula - think baked focaccia, salmon, and slow-roast chicken. Customers can also add a bottomless mimosa deal.

19. Hartsyard, Sydney

Hartsyard - Meal 1

Enjoy a tasting menu inspired by the ingredients and culinary techniques of both Asia and Australia. The wine list is 100% Australian, and the tasting menu features an optional wine pairing to give guests a complementary flavor palate.

20. Mr. Wong, Sydney

Mr. Wong - Food

Mr. Wong, within the Establishment Hotel, specializes in modern Cantonese food. The lunch menu features a dim sum option, while the a la carte menu hosts a number of familiar and unfamiliar favorites. The barbecue duck is popular.

21. Sean's, Sydney

Sean's - Food 1

Sean's is a quirky, little restaurant serving a farm-to-table three-course menu that features fresh produce, and ethically raised meats. Both the dining room and the bar have beautiful views of the ocean and Bondi Beach.

22. Tetsuya's, Sydney

Tetsuya's Plate

Tetsuya marries Japanese fine-dining with some of the culinary techniques of France. The restaurant's tasting menu features a choice of five or eight courses, and for an extra fee, the sommelier will create personalized wine pairings.

23. The Paddington, Sydney

The Paddington - Interior 1

The Paddington is what happens when the famous Sydney restaurant group, Merivale, creates a traditional pub. Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, and fully delicious. Don't miss out on their special late-night menu starting at 10 pm.