You only have to turn the news on these days to realise there’s a lot of financial uncertainty in the world right now. But, tightening your belt doesn’t have to mean staying at home and warming up a microwave dinner. What fun would that be? You can still dine out at the trendiest Sydney restos and enjoy a top quality experience, without breaking the budget.
Here’s our list of the best trendy restaurants (in no particular order) serving up exceptionally tasty dishes, most at less than $30.
416 King Street, Newtown / +61 2 9557 7699
Most dishes on the menu are under $30. This is fine dining fare at cafe prices. You don’t have to compromise on quality and service – this is the perfect example.
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- Cafe Sopra
Choose your most convenient location – City, Potts Point, Walsh Bay, Alexandria
Cafe Sopra serves up fresh and tasty, no fuss Italian dishes with friendly service to boot. We’re big fans. Sometimes simple is the best. This is proof that quality costs no more.
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- El Loco
64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills / +61 2 9211 4945
$5 tacos. Say no more.
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- Bootleg Bar + Italian Food
175 Victoria Street, Potts Point / +61 2 9361 3884
A bowl of homemade pasta for less than $30? Yes please.
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- The Buffalo Dining Club
116 Surry Street, Darlinghurst/ +61 2 9332 4052
Mozzarella, flown from Italy, for less than $20 a pop. Oh yeah.
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- The Winery
285a Crown Street, Surry Hills / +61 2 9331 08330
All mains less than 30 bucks. Bargain. Plus, an all day menu, daily specials and we didn’t even mention the trendy setting.
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- The Owl House
97 Crown Street, Darlinghurst / +61 2 9357 5060
Awarded ‘Best bar with food’ in the 2012 SMH Good Food Guide. This is fine dining quality with most mains coming in under $30.
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- The Fish Shop
22 Challis Avenue Potts Point / +61 2 9326 9000
Taking over from much loved Lotus, is the very reasonably priced Fish Shop. Even the Fisherman’s Basket (for 2) comes in under 30 bucks.
- Ms Gs
155 Victoria Street, Potts Point / +61 2 8313 1000
Tasty Asian Fusion in a funky setting. All dishes come in under $30.
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46-52 Meagher Street, Chippendale / +61 2 8068 8279
Amazing quality fare for rock bottom prices, it’s a foodies paradise. All dishes on the menu, bar 3, come in under $30.
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So, no more budget excuses, check out these restaurants and get more bang for buck.
Category: Urban Chic Top 10
About the Author (Author Profile)Entrepreneur, professional networker, event planner, administrative genius, self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through the globe’s greatest cities. When she’s not preparing travel itineraries or planning dinners and events for some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found or restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides. Watch this space and get your appetites ready!
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