Top 10 Lunch Spots in Sydney

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. 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 my review of China Doll
    Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 
  2. BERT’S BAR & BRASSERIE
    A coastal European menu is served at Bert’s Bar & Brasserie along with sweeping views of Pittwater estuary.  Continue on after lunch at The Newport.
    Read my review of Bert’s Bar & Brasserie
    2 Kalinya Street, Newport
  3. 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 my review of Catalina
    Lyne Park, Rose Bay
  4. 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 my review of CHISWICK
    65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
  5. 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 my review of Pilu at Freshwater
    Moore Road, Freshwater 
  6. 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 my review of Ormeggio at The Spit
    D’Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman
  7. NORTH BONDI FISH
    North Bondi Fish offers a seafood focussed menu with sweeping views of Bondi Beach to boot.
    Read my review of North Bondi Fish
    120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
  8. 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 my review of Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
    123 Ferry Road, Glebe
  9. THE APOLLO
    Potts Point hotspot serving up Greek fare.  Grab your mates and go The Full Greek!
    Read my review of The Apollo
    44 Macleay Street, Potts Point
  10. 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 my review of The Bathers’ Pavilion
    Balmoral Beach, Balmoral

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