There’s no better way of seeking out the best food in a city than by asking the chefs. Which is exactly what the author did when he wrote Where Chef’s Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants (2015).
Go Crave Rave reviews the reviews and picks our Top Ten Sydney restaurants. From little-known restaurants, to neighbourhood favourites and late-night hangouts, these restaurants are bound to please everyone. So in no particular order (though we do have a secret favourite) these are our top ten restaurants in Sydney.
- CHO CHO SAN // 73 MACLEAY STREET POTTS POINT
This beautiful, minimalist restaurant brings a creative approach to the traditions of Japanese cuisine. It offers a serene atmosphere and an original menu that will leave you wanting more. The waiters are cute too.
2. TETSUYA’S // 59 KENT STREET SYDNEY
Tetsuya Wakuda’s restaurant offers an inspiring Japanese/Australian menu. The romantic Zen garden in Tetsuya’s Restaurant, sleek interiors and mouthwatering morsels all scream date night.
3. CHISWICK // 65 OCEAN STREET WOOLLAHRA
This causal dining restaurant is set in a beautiful space that feels like home. Featuring a kitchen garden, the menu is filled with fresh produce grown on site! It is the perfect place for that long overdue Girl’s Lunch.
4. ICEBERGS // 1 NOTTS AVENUE BONDI BEACH
This restaurant is Sydney at it’s best, view included. With a menu offering the best of regional Italian cuisine, sit back, relax and celebrate seasonal flavours while taking in that view of Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach.
5. ROCKPOOL // 11 BRIDGE STREET SYDNEY
Neil Perry’s Rockpool is one of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants featuring Australia’s modern cuisine and an award-winning wine list.
6. BANANA BLOSSUM // SHOP 2/15 THE CORSO MANLY
Offering authentic Asian salads, this restaurant urges you to Eat More Greens. With locations in Manly, Bondi Beach and Mona Vale – grab some take away and sit by the beach.
7. THE APOLLO // 44 MACLEAY STREET POTTS POINT
With a beautiful, luxurious, and minimalist atmosphere, the Apollo has the perfect blend of traditional Greek food and innovative new flavours. Popular for business lunches but also a restaurant to treat the whole family.
8. CATALINA // LYNE PARK ROSE BAY
Catalina specialises in seafood and has a stunning view of Sydney Harbour. As a family-owned restaurant, it is an elegant fine-dining experience.
9. KEPOS STREET KITCHEN // 96 KEPOS STREET REDFERN
Kepos Street Kitchen is a cafe, come restaurant where lovely, locally sourced Mediterranean food is on the menu. Humous for breakfast anyone?
10. ABDUL’S // 563 ELIZABETH STREET SURRY HILLS
With Arabian-style cushion rooms and a delicious menu featuring the best of traditional Lebanese food, this restaurant is so popular it had to open a take-away area to feed hungry customers! This no-frills restaurant is a close as you’ll get to true Lebanese food without having to leave Australia.