The most delicious and best Restaurants in Sydney

Sydney is home a wide range of fantastic restaurants, serving up pretty much every type of cuisine you can think of. You name it and Sydney has got it. But where are the best restaurants in Sydney to enjoy a mind-blowing meal at? Check out the following recommendations for inspiration.


If you are looking for the quintessential Sydney dining experience then it’s hard to look past Quay. 

Located in The Rocks area of Sydney, the restaurant offers fabulous 270 degree views of the Harbour Bridge, all the way round to the Opera House, which sets the perfect tone for your dining experience.

Under the leadership of Executive chef, Peter Gilmore, Quay has created a rather theatrical tasting menu that champions rare vegetables and native produce.

Expect to see the likes of Ossetra caviar, red speckled peas and Japanese Tennouji turnips served on custom designed ceramic plates produced by the geniuses at Red Shed Pottery. It’s quite the dining experience!

  • Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
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  • Phone: (02) 9251 5600

Saint Peter

So you love seafood! But have you ever had it in the way they serve it at Saint Peter?

This Paddington favourite takes seafood to a whole new level with incredible offerings like sea-urchin crumpets and grouper-head terrine.

The brainchild of the insanely talented Head Chef Josh Niland, the menu champions a ‘fin-to-scale’ approach. Which basically uses parts of fish that most other restaurants throw away.

Aided by his fish butchery, which is located close to the restaurant, and a dry-ageing room which is located onsite, the restaurant is pushing the boundaries of seafood – in a manner you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Mode Kitchen & Bar

The flagship restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the Mode & Kitchen Bar can be described as a casual, fine dining bistro. 

Championing modern Australian cuisine in a stunning setting, the restaurant fuses excellent cooking techniques with the freshest of ingredients to produce a simple yet refined dining experience.

Located in the vibrant centre of the Sydney CBD, close to the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the restaurant was recently awarded a Chef’s Hat for the second year in a row by the Australian Good Food Guide.

Their signature dishes include the ever popular Chef’s Coorong Angus T-Bone. While those with a sweet tooth love their frozen pavlova.


Sitting on the eastern edge of Darling Harbour, within the 5 star rated Hyatt Regency Sydney, is an exciting restaurant that will take you on a gastronomic food journey around the world.

Drawing inspiration from popular dishes across Europe, North America, Asia and closer to home Jackalberry adds a touch of style to international classics like Scotch Fillet Steak, Teriyaki Salmon Poke Bowl, Slow Cooked Ribs, Gnocchi and Mee Goreng.

Offering a drinks menu and décor that matches this global theme, the restaurant has something to suite all tastes and preferences. Which makes it a great choice of restaurant for families and larger groups.


On the global gastronomy scene French cuisine has long been considered a leading player. Likewise on the Sydney dining scene, the French inspired restaurant of Atelier has forged itself a market leading reputation par excellence.

Located within the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, it aptly sits alongside other high-end restaurants in the area. 

One of four restaurants in the hotel complex, Atelier is a French-inspired grill that serves dishes skillfully crafted from a combination of classical cooking methods and a contemporary culinary vision.

Showcasing three interactive food stations that boast the freshest locally sourced produce, the restaurant also has an excellent wine list to match their gastronomic offerings.