7 Top Eating Points in Sydney

Are you a foodie and planning your next trip to Sydney? Probably you’d be happy to know there are so many eating points in Sydney that’ll entertain and satiate your palate all over your trip?

Top Eating Points in Sydney

Sydney, Australia, is known for its diverse and vibrant culinary scene, offering a wide range of dining experiences. Here are some top eating points in Sydney, representing a mix of local and international flavors:

  1. Quay (Circular Quay): Located on the iconic Sydney Harbour, Quay is a fine-dining restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine with stunning views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
  2. Bennelong (Circular Quay): Situated within the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is a stylish restaurant led by chef Peter Gilmore. It celebrates Australian ingredients and flavors in a contemporary setting.
  3. Tetsuya’s (CBD): Tetsuya’s is an award-winning restaurant known for its Japanese-French fusion cuisine. Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s degustation menu is a culinary journey highlighting premium ingredients.
  4. Momofuku Seiobo (Pyrmont): Part of the Momofuku restaurant group, Momofuku Seiobo offers a unique dining experience with a tasting menu that blends Australian and Asian influences.
  5. The Grounds of Alexandria (Alexandria): A popular and Instagram-worthy destination, The Grounds of Alexandria is not just a cafe but a sprawling venue with a bakery, restaurant, gardens, and farm animals.
  6. Porteno (Surry Hills): If you’re a fan of Argentinean cuisine, Porteno is a must-visit. Known for its authentic flavors and a lively atmosphere, the restaurant is famous for its wood-fired meats.
  7. Bourke Street Bakery (Various Locations): This beloved bakery is known for its artisan bread, pastries, and savory treats. Bourke Street Bakery has multiple locations across Sydney.
  8. Gelato Messina (Various Locations): For dessert lovers, Gelato Messina is a gelato institution. With a creative and ever-changing menu, it’s a go-to place for delicious and innovative gelato.
  9. Mr. Wong (CBD): Experience the charm of a 1930s-style Cantonese dim sum restaurant at Mr. Wong. The extensive menu features dumplings, noodles, and other classic Chinese dishes.
  10. The Boathouse at Shelly Beach (Manly): Enjoy a beachside dining experience at The Boathouse, located at Shelly Beach. The menu features fresh seafood and modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed setting.
  11. Golden Century Seafood Restaurant (Chinatown): A Sydney institution, Golden Century is renowned for its live seafood and authentic Cantonese cuisine. It’s a popular spot for late-night dining.
  12. Chat Thai (Various Locations): If you’re craving authentic Thai flavors, Chat Thai is a go-to destination. With multiple locations, it offers a diverse menu of traditional Thai dishes.
  13. Sydney Fish Market (Pyrmont): For seafood lovers, the Sydney Fish Market is a paradise. Enjoy fresh seafood, including oysters, prawns, and fish, from various vendors and restaurants.
  14. Gogyo (Surry Hills): Gogyo is known for its unique and flavorful ramen dishes. The highlight is the Kogashi Miso Ramen, where the broth is “burnt” for an intense and smoky flavor.
  15. LP’s Quality Meats (Chippendale): If you’re a meat enthusiast, LP’s Quality Meats is a must-visit. This smokehouse and bar offer delicious cuts of meat, sausages, and house-cured charcuterie.

Here, I have rounded up the top 7 eating joints in different neighborhoods with a specific focus on restaurants that’d surely keep you satisfied and happy.

1. Chinta Ria

Chinta Ria
Chinta Ria

A Malaysian restaurant, Chinta Ria is located in Cockle Bay. It has a third-story rooftop terrace offering splendid views of the bustling harbor below. Still, you will have tranquil seclusion with its courtyard tucked away from the hedges of trees, ferns, and shrubs.

2. Ms. G’s Restaurant

Ms. G’s Restaurant
Ms. G’s Restaurant

Ms. G’s Restaurant is run by Chef Dan Hong who appeared on the TV hit show MasterChef sometimes back. He’s known for his fusion of Asian cuisine which is out of this world in terms of taste and originality.

You can taste here small tapas-style dishes or larger main meals. The ingredients that are used in these dishes, particularly dessert, seem weird, but when you taste them they just are loaded with flavor.

3. Australian Hotel

Australian Hotel
Australian Hotel

If you’re looking for more of a budget pub meal, the Australian hotel is the oldest licensed pub in the City of Sydney. The Australian Hotel is a well-preserved example of Edwardian style architecture, and it is also popular for its Kangaroo pizzas.

4. Sake Restaurant & Bar

Sake Restaurant & Bar
Sake Restaurant & Bar

With a designer space in the historic Argyle Precinct at The Rocks, Saké Restaurant & Bar offers contemporary Japanese food with a menu that experiences seasonal changes.

It is managed by the sushi master head chef, Shaun Presland, who was also on Masterchef of the season. You’ll feel quite special to know you’ve been dining at some of the best restaurants in Sydney. The food at Sake is some of the best Japanese food I’ve ever eaten.

You should try the steamed prawn dumplings that’ll melt in your mouth.

5. Dixon Street Food Court 

Dixon Street Food Court
Dixon Street Food Court

Here in Dixon Street Food Court, you’ll find just about every Asian cuisine you can imagine: Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. These dished are cheap and tasty also.

And the service is fast. You can walk into this food court and have the meal will be served to you within 10 minutes. If you’re looking for a casual and budget-friendly experience, this is what you should head to.

6. Harts Pub

Harts Pub
Harts Pub

Yet another great pub for a bite to eat, and a beer, is the Australian owned and operated Harts brewery lead by 5th and 6th generation convict descendants. It’s said their craft beers bring to life the true stories of early Australian convicts and settlers. Harts Pub is also popular for its tasty croc bites.

7. Mamak


Mamak is an institution that is always lined up by many people eager to have a sample of their divine roti and curries. They also have a branch in Chatswood which is just as busy. My favorite here is their roti entrée.


These are some of the most popular and pocket-friendly eating joints in Sydney that you must hand out at.