From 360-degree panoramic dining on the 47th floor of a building, to Japanese-inspired degustation menus that offer a heightened sensory experience, and a regularly changing 3 – 5 course menu with something new each time you visit – there’s no shortage of unique and creative places for dining in Sydney.
To help you uncover the latest and greatest restaurants on offer, please enjoy our top picks for places we love to call home.
Tetsuya offers Japanese-inspired degustation-style dining – where patrons enjoy a variety of dishes, typically in small portions – which aims to deliver a flavour full, sensory heightening experience.
Located in an unassuming building on Kent St, you enter a modern elegant setting which overlooks a pleasant bonsai garden. From the moment you are seated by the attentive staff, you are taken on a memorable tasting journey that encompasses the finest in Japanese-style cuisine.
From Wagyu Beef Sirloin to Duck Breast with Jerusalem Artichokes, there’s plenty on offer and each dish has something new to offer. Also, with optional private dining and exclusive wine flight – featuring up to 7 or more irresistible wines – you can personalise the experience to suit your personal taste.
Prices: Starting from $230 per person for degustation menu
Location: 529 Kent Street
Whether you’re popping out for a bite on your lunch break or catching up with friends for a special dinner, Bowery Lane has something for everyone. Located above a luscious florist shop, Bowery Lane combines fast service – that won’t make you feel rushed – and quality Australian-style cuisine set to a Manhattan-inspired café backdrop.
Featuring a comprehensive range of gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner options – from Spiced Beef Brisket to Saffron Spaghettini and New York-style Cheeseburgers – there is a beautiful mix of Australian classics, but with a premium twist.
Rest assured, you will be impressed by the accessible menu, amazing food and great tasting coffee during your stay.
Prices: Lunch-Dinner mains start from around $24 and Breakfast around $12 or more.
Location: Wintergarden Plaza, Shop 1 Level 4, O’Connell St
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Perched 47 floors above the city streets, you’ll enjoy stunning contemporary food and a 360-degree panoramic view of Sydney. Even better, the venue itself constantly rotates, so with each passing bite you can see a new perspective of the city.
Of course, even without the spectacular views, the food can easily hold its own. With a passion for contemporary dining in Sydney, and a healthy eating philosophy that doesn’t compromise on flavour, head chef Michael Moore serves up a range of decadent and nourishing dishes.
Not to mention, there’s an impressive wine and cocktail list to pair up nicely with your meal.
Prices: Two course dinner from $90 per person, eight course degustation menu from $145 per person.
Location: Level 47 Australia Square, 264 George Street
Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Mr. Wong seats up to 240 patrons over two levels and serves up to 80 dishes of Cantonese-style food. Despite the large seating capacity, Mr. Wong is able to provide a cosy and intimate dining experience that will make you feel relaxed.
The venue is well-known for its eclectic dim sum menu. Only available during lunch, you are treated to a different kind of dim sum and dumpling experience, which includes exotic fillings like Chive & Roast Duck, Wild Mushrooms, Lobster and Scallop, and much more.
Mr. Wong also features live seafood from the tank and a comprehensive cocktail list to finish off your meal.
Price: Lunch-Dinner menu varies from $12 salads to $38 mains.
Location: 3 Bridge Lane
Tired of walking into a restaurant only to be greeted with the same menu? At Automata, they have a regularly changing menu, so you can expect something new brought to the table every time.
With over 15 years of experience working in top kitchens around the world, owner and head chef Clayton Wells opened Automata in 2015. Since then, it has been named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Lauded for its dynamic menu, compelling twist on Australian cuisine and top-notch service – it’s earned rave reviews from the locals and visitors alike.
Head in quickly to see what all the fuss is about. After all, you’ll never know what to expect the next time you go!
Price: 3 course menu $60, 5 course menu $60 and 7 course $125.
Location: 5 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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