Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse Level Macquarie Street 2000, Sydney
Pricey, but good atmosphere and you can't beat the location: Harbour bridge to the left, Opera House to the right.
3 Bridge Lane 2000, Sydney
Excellent service - the place is at full capacity and runs like clockwork. Wonderful staff and decor transports u to another era. Food is O.K. Peking duck was a slight disappointment - more of a normal roast duck sliced Peking style. Skin wasn't very crispy. Wouldnt order it again. The meat was somewhat tasteless. Their custom duck oven is more for roast Chinese rather than for Peking style duck. Yum cha steamed sampler - scallops and prawn and sui leung baw were similar to what is available at Din Tai Fung and Chinatown. The steamed mushroom dumpling was delicious. Fresh veges were perfectly cooked - but who goes there for that??? Fried icecream was OK. Tables are way too small so be careful if u order too many things.
50 Hunter St 2000, Sydney
Finally found a spot in the city that doesn't make me want to yank my hair out. Frankie's is an unassuming little spot in the CBD that you would easily pass if you didn't notice the flashing neon sign. If you're looking for a casual after work beer & a bite at a place where you don't have to yell at your neighbour, this might be a good place to start. The pizza is affordable but also very tasty, plenty of beer options, and the staff is surprisingly friendly and accommodating (our waiter kept bringing extra chairs from the back room as our group got bigger). I hear it's open late - not sure what that crowd/vibe might be like but definitely worth a look in the early hours of the evening.
Shop 2 / 338 Pitt St 2000, Sydney
Best food and fantastic atmosphere. Order was incorrect but they fixed it quickly
Australia Square 264 George St Level 47, Australia Square 2000, Sydney
The food is unbelievable and the views, the best in Sydney!
22 Playfair St 2000, Sydney
I love their meat, pork ribs, beef ribs, wow
Palace Hotel 15 Goulburn St Haymarket 2000, Sydney
Watching the roti production is super fun. They serve really fast. Skip the desert, obviously.
Worth stopping in if you're visiting Sydney.
2 Huntley St Building 7A, Alexandria 2015, Sydney
Every bit as cool as expected, the Grounds serves up fantastic food with a side of eco-charm, and a swing set. No wonder its full to the brim with well healed young families and 4WD prams. For us car-less ruffians traversing to the Grounds is an investment in itself: you’ll find it sprawled amongst the technology parks and warehouses of Alexandria. On arrival we are greeted by an energetic matre de who informs us of a 35 minute wait for a table, and considering noon on a Sunday in the Inner West is equal to NYE in Kings Cross we consider this wait reasonable. Turns out this is just the right amount of time to marvel at the, um, Grounds; say hi to the chickens, marvel at how fabulous everything and everyone is, and steal a fresh strawberry from the garden (shhhh). Although we’re taken with the surroundings we can’t help but feel a bit like we’re jumping on a designer bandwagon and riding it all the way to yuppy-ville…something about the manicured look of the patrons doesn’t sit in line with the earthy nature of the chook pen and the garden beds. Juxtapositions aside we are in tactile heaven as we explore the artefacts dotted around the place and nab the odd mint leaf to inhale dramatically. The inside of the restaurant is no less pleasing than the garden; brick and old wood textures complimented by farmhouse fittings all work together with that mismatched beauty that only careful design can achieve. Unsurprisingly the coffee is fabulous, I’ve no idea how to properly dissect coffee flavour so instead I will simply say that the temperature was perfect, the flavour full, and it had an absolutely smooth finish (no bitter aftertaste – a pet peeve of mine). Now to the really important stuff: fodder. We were both blown away by the food, it’s hands down perfection. We ordered a roast beef, marinated papers, shaved pecorino and caper salad ($15), which was served with two char grilled pieces of sourdough. The beef was rare and tender, the dressing perfectly balanced and set off by some fresh parsley and chives, the pecorino a lovely creamy taste and the capers the perfect acidic injection to pull the whole thing together. The scrambled eggs with smoked cheddar, herbs, roasted field mushrooms and sourdough ($16) has taken the very heavily researched title of Best Eggs Ever and got such a vocal response from my lady that I felt quite jealous of it. The lunch menu (11.30am onwards) prices range from $6 (toast) to $18 ( the Grounds angus beef burger) stopping off at a 4-deep salad section ($14 – $16) along the way. The breakfast menu (pre 11.30am) ranges from $6 – $19 and has some great sounding dishes like the breakfast board which is a pile of smoked ham, avocado tomato, poached eggs pesto and toast. Overall the Grounds is great: one must be prepared to relax into the charm of being uber-cool, but this is a small sacrifice to pay for the Best Brunch Ever.
156 Clarence St 2000, Sydney
Very cool alley bar that has an awesome range of whiskies to choose from.
Mlc Centre 19 - 29 Martin Pl 2000, Sydney
A little too cool for school. Go and share a dessert platter and some cocktails for a treaty night out!
96 Cumberland St 2000, Sydney
The food isn't fancy but the salt a pepper squid packs a welcomed punch.
15 Bligh St, Sydney
Beautiful venue and amazing food
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney E04 14 Darling Dr, Sydney
Burgers are great and the soft serves are quite original with toppings and design yourself options
118 Military Rd 2089, Sydney
Lovely outdoor area and lots of food to choose from. You can book a function room for free for 1.5 hrs it's great to have a small party there.