Our pick of restaurants to try in Sydney

A great getaway is made of many things, but none dwells in your mind for as long as food. That is why we have selected the top 5 restaurants to try in Sydney.


1.Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House

If you’re in Sydney, then you can’t miss a visit to the city’s postcard: The Sydney Opera House. Be it for a guided tour or a show in the iconic building, make sure you book a table at the Bennelong restaurant too. Beneath the shells and with a view of the Harbour Bridge, it can’t get better than this.

Although located inside one of the most touristic places of the city, the experience is far from cliché. Chef Peter Gilmore stands by the restaurant’s philosophy of sourcing local ingredients that are then brilliantly cooked. Try the delicious crispy duck  paired with a glass of world-class Australian wine.


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Sydney Opera House

Open everyday for lunch from 12pm to 2.15pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 9pm


2.Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Another great option of restaurants to try in Sydney is the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Located just beside the Icebergs saltwater pool in Bondi Beach, you will want a front-row table with a stunning view of the ocean. The perfect way to wrap up a day at the beach, don’t you think so?

The buzzing atmosphere starts at sunset, when many locals come here for drinks at the bar. The menu offers a contemporary fusion between Italian regional recipes, local produce and of course, the freshest seafood. So don’t forget to order oysters for starters, followed by the grilled fish of the day.


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Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Bondi Beach

Open everyday for lunch from 12pm and dinner from 6.30pm

Brunch Every Sunday 10am to 12pm


3.The Australian Heritage Hotel

How about trying some unique recipes that you can only find in Australia? Get a taste of the roo burger or the saltwater crocodile pizza at the heart of The Rocks neighborhood. And don’t forget to pair it with one of the 20 authentic Aussie draught beers that the pub has to offer.

Over a hundred years old, the Australian Heritage Hotel is one of the city’s oldest pubs. This nostalgic venue is perfect for a casual eat, during your day tour around town. You can’t get more Aussie than this in Sydney!


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The Australian Heritage Hotel

100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Open everyday from 11am to midnight


4.Spice I Am

Possibly one of the best restaurants to try in Sydney if you’re craving Thai food. Honoring his mother’s recipes, chef Sujet Saenkham brings his own take into traditional dishes. In order to preserve its authentic flavours, all the vegetables, spices and pastes ingredients are biologically produced at the restaurant’s exclusive farm. Sujet really makes it a point to prepare everything in-house.

The atmosphere takes you traveling to Bangkok, where the chef goes every once in a while to keep up with the cuisine trends. It is pretty common to find a queue for a table, but the wait is well worth it. And if you’re near Elizabeth Street, you can also step in Sujet’s new venue with equally delicious Thai food at the Triple Ace Hotel.


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Spice I Am

90 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch from 11.30am to 3.30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 10pm


5.Aria Restaurant

If you’re up for a tasting menu that is as beautiful as it is delicious, then Aria is for you. While all of the carefully selected ingredients shift with the seasons, the sequence never ceases to surprise.

Located in Circular Quay, this sophisticated venue has one of the best sights of the city. All glass windows, you’ll be dining with a privileged view of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. For a jaw dropping experience, make sure to synchronize it with the jaw dropping Opera House light show, that happens everyday at sunset and 9pm.


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1 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay

Open everyday for lunch from Monday to Friday 12pm – 2.15pm, Saturday 12pm – 1.30pm and Sunday 12pm – 1.45pm

Open everyday for dinner from Monday to Friday 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Saturday 5pm – 11pm and Sunday 5.30pm – 10pm


With such great restaurants to try in Sydney check with us – your DMC Australia – and we’ll book you the perfect getaway.


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