Enhance your holiday experience as Sydney showcases diverse culinary experiences featuring a variety of international delights one would expect from such a mutli-cultural cosmopolitan city. With fresh produce in abundance in Sydney’s own backyard, visitors to Sydney are assured of fresh produce and some of the finest food available.
From fine waterside dining venues through to garden and beachside cafes, there are mouth watering dining experiences to suit every taste and budget.
Tipping in Australia
When dining in Sydney, tips/gratuities are not required.
Several venues may include a weekend or public holiday surcharge which should be displayed on the menu where applicable.
When paying by credit card, a credit card surcharge may apply to cover the additional transaction fees.
Tips of gold coins ($1 or $2) are welcomed for exceptional service but not expected.
Sydney Dining Experiences
Darlinghurst, Redfern, Waterloo & Surry Hills
Featuring many restaurants and cafés with a strong ethnic flavor including Lebanese eateries and Indian restaurants. Popular dining locations include Cleveland Street, Danks Steet, Stanley Street, Bourke Street and South Dowling Street.
For dining experiences on the waterfront you may wish to consider places such as Darling Harbour, Woolloomooloo Wharf, King Street Wharf, Cockle Bay, Circular Quay, Pier One, Manly and Bondi.
Kings Cross/Potts Point east of Sydney
Macleay and Victoria Streets feature some of the trendiest bars and fine dining within a beautiful setting. Some venues feature views over the city and the Harbour. Taking in Woolloomooloo, this area showcases more than 200 establishments providing visitors with a diverse selection for your ultimate Sydney food, wine and dining experience.
Newtown & Erskineville
Along Enmore Street and King Street within Newtown you can experience more than 120 restaurants with a diverse range of cuisine from around the globe.
Circular Quay offers some of Sydney’s most famous dining establishments. A spectacular setting framed by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and world famous Opera House.
Fancy some Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean or Japanese food? Discover signature Asian style dishes within the heart of Sydney, with many establishments serving seafood specialties and famous noodle dishes 24 hours a day.
Step back in time and experience the historic Rocks area, which is within easy walking distance from Circular Quay and featuring some of Sydney’s finest pubs, cafes and restaurants. Stroll along cobblestone streets, see the historic buildings from Australia’s convict settlement era interspersed with some of Sydney’s most unique shops.
Re-opened in 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, during Australia's Bicentennial Celebrations, Darling Harbour offers a spectacular waterfront location within easy walking distance of the heart of the city. The areas of Harbourside, Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf feature alfresco cafés, bars and fine dining restaurants.
Discerning diners can’t go past what is considered Sydney’s own Spanish Quarter in Liverpool and Kent Streets, where visitors can experience tostadas, tapas, tortillas, paella and more Spanish cuisine.
George Street is known as Sydney’s cinema precinct. It is jam-packed with a diverse range of cafes and restaurants to enjoy and enhance your movie-going experience.
Glebe, Forest Lodge and Broadway
With over 60 cafes, restaurants and pub dining rooms this area of Sydney, close to Central Railway station, serves up a variety of Australian and international cuisine including several eateries open around the clock.