Dine with a fabulous view of Bondi Beach at Icebergs. This trendy restaurant and bar is the place to see and be seen! With main courses like Spaghetti with Clams and Zauchini Flowers, its tasty Mediterranean cuisine is a definite draw. You can hang out with a chilled cocktail at the trendy 1970s inspired bar, or sip on some wine as you enjoy the scenic surroundings. Icebergs can also be hired for exclusive events and private dining. Despite the name, this is one venue that is definitely hot!
This award-winning Italian restaurant is the favorite haunt of Hollywood stars visiting Australia. President Bill Clinton, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sir Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Natalie Imbruglia, and Jerry Springer are just a few of the famous names that swear by the culinary delights of this restaurant. Allow Chef James Kidman to entice your taste buds with his prized offerings.
It is no wonder that this cool, minimalist space poised on a pier in Rose Bay's Lyne Park is one of Sydney's best, award winning restaurants. Catalina's harbor views and ambience are hard to beat; the open French windows provide a sea breeze and the sound of water lapping. The perfect setting for well-heeled locals and visitors. The specialty is seafood, including salmon smoked on the premises, scallops and oysters.
A stunning feature of Customs House, this rooftop restaurant boasts some of the most beautiful views in the city. An upscale establishment, Cafe Sydney also has the decor, service, and ambiance to match. This is a smart restaurant with dark wooden tables and comfortable booths, which cater to smart city folk looking for a memorable meal. The menu features seafood delights and Modern Australian fare, which can be enjoyed alongside vistas of the Sydney harbor. Cafe Sydney also offers two bars, as well as possibilities for private events.
After you spend the morning admiring beautiful canvases and frescoes at the Museum of Contemporary Art, head to the brilliant MCA restaurant for a sweet lunch. Offering one of the most stunning views of the Sydney harbor, the spectacular Opera House and the circular Quay, this café house is a perfect addition to the museum vicinity. You'll find excellently prepared local fare in an appropriately modern and creative environment. Enjoy a relaxed day with some coffee or go for something from the simple lunch menu. Either ways, it will be a day to remember!
Any restaurant located at the Spit is worth a visit just for the stunning water views, but Ormeggio at the Spit, as well as being built right over the water, is serving up some truly sumptuous food. Italian-born chef Alessandro Pavoni has created a menu full of dishes like the pan-fried sardines with prosciutto and pine nuts, or the wholemeal hand-rolled pasta with rabbit ragout. An accompanying kiosk alongside the restaurant gives diners a more casual option for enjoying the surrounds, with panini and foccacia using freshly baked Sonoma bread, making it an ideal breakfast eatery as well.
Positioned on one of the city's finger wharves, Wharf Restaurant is a great spot to view the Opera House and Bridge. It is a beautiful glass encased building with wooden beams and rough Huon pine floorboards sitting adjacent to the Sydney Theatre Company. Naturally it is packed with diners for pre and post-theatre snacks. The menu comprises antipastos, risotto and grilled fish, as well as the more experimental braised tripe with onions. The wine list is predominantly from New South Wales.
Views of the Indian Ocean and wonderful sunsets provide the perfect backdrop for diners at this restaurant. Sails, situated on shores of the Indian Ocean, has been a finalist in the American Express Awards twice. Local seafood is the specialty. This restaurant is fully licensed.
A shopping mall might seem like an odd place for a restaurant, but once you step through the door at Sumac, you see that it opens directly on to the boardwalk Darling Harbour, with fantastic views of the water and the city. Tagines are the specialty here: lamb, fish or vegetables slow-cooked in traditional clay pots until meltingly tender. The grill offers up plenty to keep the carnivores happy, with steaks, kebabs and whole chickens basted with a secret mix of spices and served with sumac chips. Mezze, pizza and salads make sure vegetarians are well catered for too. - Kashmir Brummel