Top 10 Lunch Spots in Sydney

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Who doesn’t love a looooong leisurely lunch?  Anyone, anyone?  Lucky for us, the long lunch is something Sydney does well and it’s no wonder with so many restaurants offering breathtaking views.  When you’ve got some time up your sleeve, think G&T, think bubbles, think Martini, think multiple courses and alas even by then it’s still only 4pm.

We’ve put together our best of the best lunch destinations, in no particular order.

  1. CATALINA
    Sydney dining institution and recipient of numerous well deserved accolades.  Situated right on the water, this stunning restaurant is the perfect place to luxuriate over a leisurely lunch.
    Read our review of Catalina
    Lyne Park, Rose Bay
  2. CHINA DOLL
    The Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo provides the ultimate backdrop for a long lunch and China Doll with its take on Modern Asian cuisine is one of our favourites.
    Read our review of China Doll
    Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 
  3. FLYING FISH
    The restaurant is located smack bang on our sparkling Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont in a heritage wharf site and boasts a rustic, industrial warehouse interior that’s bound to impress.  Naturally there’s a seafood focus, but they are also well know for their Asian flavours.
    Read our review of Flying Fish
    Lower Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont 
  4. BOATHOUSE ON BLACKWATTLE BAY
    Stunning water views and spectacular seafood make Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay a perfect spot for a long lunch.  For something extra special, we suggest arriving by water taxi.
    Read our review of Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
    123 Ferry Road, Glebe
  5. CHISWICK
    Located in the leafy Chiswick gardens and framed by white paned glass windows, CHISWICK’S menu is designed to be shared, with an emphasis on seasonal produce, much of which is grown in their own kitchen garden.  Note: lunch bookings are for 2 hour sittings, so we suggest continuing your leisurely afternoon on The Terrace at the nearby Woollahra Hotel (116 Queen Street, Woollahra).
    Read our review of CHISWICK
    65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
  6. PILU AT FRESHWATER
    This award winning Italian restaurant is located right on the beach, boasting magnificent ocean views.  This is beach chic at its best.
    Read our review of Pilu at Freshwater
    Moore Road, Freshwater 
  7. THE BATHERS’ PAVILION
    Set right on the beach and offering stunning water views, this glamorous establishment serves up quality dishes.  We think the restaurant is the perfect spot to spend a leisurely afternoon, but you may prefer the cafe if you’re looking for a cheaper option.
    Read our review of The Bathers’ Pavilion
    Balmoral Beach, Balmoral
  8. SEAN’S PANAROMA
    This beachfront favourite offers some pretty serious food on its seasonal blackboard menu.  Rustic, home-style Mediterranean dishes are effortlessly achieved to perfection.
    Read our review of Sean’s Panaroma
    270 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
  9. ORMEGGIO AT THE SPIT
    Ormeggio at The Spit offers spectacular views up Middle Harbour, alongside fine contemporary Italian cuisine.  We suggest the degustation for the ultimate long lunch.
    Read our review of Ormeggio at The Spit
    D’Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman
  10. MONOPOLE
    Relax in the glam industrial interior of Monopole.  Experience exquisite share plates and work your way through their impressive wine list.
    Read our review of Monopole
    71A Macleay Street, Potts Point

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