Sydney’s gourmet dining scene is fast becoming one of the best in the world, with some of the city’s chefs leaving their mark on the world’s best restaurant lists. If you love great food and wine, you are in for a treat when visiting Sydney.
Sydney is home to more than 40 chef hatted restaurants, with some of the best being:
Marque: 4/5/355 Crown St, Surry Hills
Led by head chef Mark Best, Marque was named The Australian Gourmet Traveller Best Restaurant of 2012 and with its classic French menu that includes some of the best Australian produce, it’s not hard to see why. Marque pushes the boundaries when it comes to cuisine, ensuring you are in for a memorable meal.
Quay: Upper Level/Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks
With one of the best views in Sydney and a menu created by one of the city’s most coveted chefs, Peter Gilmore, it’s little wonder that Quay is a highly awarded restaurant. Voted Restaurant of the Year by both The Australian Gourmet Traveller and The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, Quay also entered the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013.
Tetsuya’s: 529 Kent Street, Sydney
Japanese chef Tetsuya Wakuda brought his love of food to Australia in 1982 and has created one of Australia’s most-loved restaurants. Testsuya’s has deservedly gained international recognition and the chef himself is one of the most respected in the business, having mastered the combination of Australian, Japanese and classic French dining.
Momofuko Seibo: The Star/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
Momofuko Seibo is changing the face of Sydney’s dining, stepping away from the degustation menu complete with incredible views and instead embracing an open kitchen that serves quick yet exceptional food in a windowless restaurant. Its casino location may not sound that appealing, but Momofuko Seibo is becoming one of the most talked about restaurants in the city.
Billy Kwong: Shop 3/355 Crown St, Surry Hills
Kylie Kwong’s Cantonese-style restaurant has an impressive four hats under its belt thanks to the chef’s creative menu. Its cosmopolitan location makes for a buzzing atmosphere that will have you coming back time and time again.
As well as the established restaurants above, Sydney is also home to an exciting range of new restaurants, with the restaurant scene continually getting better. Some of the restaurants making waves this year include:
Ananas Bar & Brasserie: 18 Argyle St, The Rocks
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, you’ll be well fed at an affordable price when dining at Ananas Bar & Brasserie. The classic French menu has been given a classy boost and the surroundings, (which include a champagne bar and ornamental pineapple motifs) are the perfect blend of sexy sophistication.
Cafe Nice: Level 3, 2 Phillip St, Circular Quay
This provencal bistro sits perched above Sydney’s busy Circular Quay and houses some of the freshest produce in Sydney thanks to chef David Young. Its menu is light yet rich, with a delicate touch to the dishes served up that will make your mouth water for more.