They say variety is the spice of life, no? And where can we get more variety than in our wonderful, colourful melting pot that is Sydney’s food scene. Pick a cuisine, pick a style, pick a location, we are simply spoilt for choice. And whilst we’re big fans of the humming street-side food truck, for us, there’s always a time and a place to go hard or go home. We’re talking fine dining.
It’s here that we appreciate the ‘art’ of food and all things surrounding it. Whilst some may come and go feeling that their favourite burrito joint gives them better value for money, we feel fine dining gives us an opportunity to appreciate the detail. To really look at how the food is constructed, presented, what decisions have been made. It’s easy to miss the complexity and level of detail that often goes into a fine dining delicacy, but here we go to some of our tried and true favourites. Those that are supremely clever in their delicious delivery of complexity and class.
Dust off the suits and frocks ladies and gents, and check out our list of the best fine dining restaurants in Sydney, in no particular order:
- SEPIA RESTAURANT
Elegant, dimly lit 1920’s jazz vibe serving up exquisite Modern Australian dishes with a Japanese influence. Really something special. A la carte and degustation menus offered.
Read our review of Sepia Restaurant
201 Sussex Street, Sydney
- THE BRIDGE ROOM
Understated fine dining sans white tablecloths. The food and service speak for themselves. This is one to remember.
Read our review of The Bridge Room
44 Bridge Street, Sydney
Housed in a heritage dining room, the elegant space and spectacular food combine to something truly memorable.
Read our review of est.
Level 1, Establishment, 252 George Street, Sydney
Tucked away on a corner in the Inner West suburb of Stanmore is this degustation only restaurant. With minimalist decor the food shines as the true star it should be.
Read our review of sixpenny
83 Percival Road, Stanmore
Family run long standing Paddington favourite serving exceptional Italian cuisine in traditional surroundings.
Read our review of Lucio’s
47 Windsor Street, Paddington
- CHINA DOLL
Making the most of its stunning Finger Wharf backdrop, this glamorous restaurant dishes up exquisite Modern Asian cuisine.
Read our review of China Doll
Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
Boasting an enviable waterfront view this classy establishment serves top notch food with a focus on fine-dining’s best friend, seafood.
Read our review of Catalina
Lyne Park, Rose Bay
- ORMEGGIO AT THE SPIT
With stunning views of Middle Harbour this elegant restaurant backs it up with exceptional Modern Italian cuisine.
Read our review of Ormeggio at The Spit
D’Albora Marinas The Spit, Mosman
Peter Gilmore’s take on Modern Australian cuisine set in the iconic Opera House. This one is sure to impress.
Read our review of Bennelong
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
- FLYING FISH RESTAURANT & BAR
With its sparkling Harbour views and an elegant industrial warehouse interior, there’s no denying it’s a stunner. Whilst there is a seafood focus, they are also known for their meats and Asian inspired flavours.
Read our review of Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar
Lower Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
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