The Best Restaurants In Sydney – A Guide For The 1st Time Visitor

Over the years the restaurants in Sydney has seen a lot of new establishments from the Bennelong by Peter Gilmore of Quay to the Momofuku Seiobo by Paul Carmichael. Offering her take on French-inflected dishes is Bar Brosé by Analiese Gregory.

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Coming down to some of the top restaurants in Sydney, here are the ones we shortlisted for you.

The Paddington

Address – 384 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

A pretty bold move taken by the Brit chef Ben Greeno turned out to be his card of spade. A newest addition to the Merivale Group the Paddington is neither a pub nor a restaurant. Falling somewhere between the both the place is perfect to set the mood right. Taking their place on the skewers is the menu filled with the rotisserie, with chucks of lamb, whole birds, and even carrots all.

Bar Brose

Address – 231a Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

After a long wait Sydney got its kitchen with Analiese Gregory at the helm that spent a year or so in the kitchen of Sydney’s favourite ACME. One can expect the menu to be brimming with comte gougere, blooming onion, and a late-night sandwich that’s perfect to be savoured at any time of the day. Not to miss is the epic list of wine specially curated by Katrina Birchmeier, NYC’s the Four Horsemen.


Address – 57 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

Unlike the existing smart and refined cooking at the forefront of all of Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s places including the Monopole and Bentley things have taken a turn at Yellow. This time a vegetable-focused menu is the centre of attraction as chef Savage has ditches the meat. Dishes like kohlrabi and enoki mushroom, a parsnip pappardelle, or whipped coconut and carrot sorbet have left their charm on the foodies. Once here, not even for a second a thought of meat missing will cross your mind.

Bennelong Restaurant

Address – Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

In the iconic Sydney Opera House lies yet another iconic space by the Fink Group giving new lease of life. Headed by A-team Peter Gilmore, Kylie Ball, and John Fink is this quintessential dining in Sydney offering some of the best produces of Australia. The afternoons here turn into a scrumptious historic venue by trying red claw crayfish with lemon jam or line-caught Southern squid best served with charred pickled cucumber.

Restaurant Hubert

Address – 15 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Taking a big leap, the slick bar operators from Swill house Group recruited a star chef Daniel Pepperell to their new eatery. Though Pepperell’s famous sardine katsu sando is no more on the menu in this French bistro, but be ready to be lost in the smart reinventions of classic French recipes. Some of the dishes worth savouring are chicken fricassee with shiitake or melon en surprise, the dessert of the year. It’s food and sommelier Andy Tyson’s wine list backs it up big time.


Address – 4 Ash St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Now a restaurant was once a heritage-listed site that opened its doors after months of delays and is all set to serve its guests. As Chef Nathan Sasi (Nomad) has had more time to fine-tune the menu, the wait feels like ordering from a market in the depths of Spain. Making all its own cheese, breads, and charcuterie in kitchen gives an assurance to be served the best. You’ll want to go again and again to get through the whole menu with dishes like barbecue hot chorizo, truffle mortadella, Ortiz anchovy tart topping the list.

So head on to any of the above restaurants and be served the food that will make your day. For you are a lover of French food then it can’t get any better than this. Apart from these fine dining restaurants in Sydney, the city has plenty of budget restaurants too.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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