Best eats in Sydney

11 Jul 2023

3 minute read

Best eats in Sydney

Discover Sydney’s best dining experiences with our curated list of must-dos, have-to-tries, and bucket-list eats 😋. We’ve collated the best of the best for budget, atmosphere, and fine dining. This food-obsessed city has a variety of standout offerings to suit whatever niche cravings you’ve got going on.

If you’re on a budget…
Spice Alley at Kensington Street is home to a landscape of Asian cuisine from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, and China. With dishes averaging around $13 each, it’s the perfect budget-friendly option. However, if you're vegan or want to feel a bit more bougie on a budget, we recommend trying Bootleg Italian in Paddington. It’s 100% vegan and averages around $33 per person. The décor is perfect for a dreamy date night accompanied by a glass of traditional Italian red 🍷.

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If you’re all about the atmosphere…
Our top pick to make dressing up feel completely worth it is The Newport Sydney. Located on Sydney’s northern beaches, The Newport overlooks the stunning Pittwater Harbour with an alfresco marketplace feel. A must-do for a morning coffee, family lunch, sunset on the deck or to experience a mix of live music and entertainment…this spot has it all 🤯! On the other hand, if you want to feel like you are dining on the Amalfi Coast, Matteo in Double Bay brings the spirit of Southern Italy to Sydney 🍝. The venue features a Mediterranean-inspired fit-out with a courtyard that doubles as a lounge bar. It’s an atmospheric feel that transports you to the Italian coastline from the moment you walk in!

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If you love fine dining…
Located in the heart of Sydney, Aria is voted one of Australia’s finest restaurants 🍽️. Bringing together the vision of owners and celebrity chefs, Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, this art-filled space offers breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and a luxe modern Australian menu. Conversely, make your way to Bondi and experience the Instagram-famous Totties (just make sure you come hungry 🤤). Experience a unique Italian-style menu made for sharing, in the light-filled space and courtyard amongst the olive trees.

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