Food and Drinks

Where To Eat And Drink In Sydney, Australia

Russell Crowe, a Sydney resident, famously stated: “The best thing about Sydney is free.” And he was right. Sydney boasts over 100 free beaches (for sunbathing, surfing, or just lazing around). There are also dozens of coastal walkways and public swimming pools.

A trip to Australia is synonymous with fun, sun, relaxation, and a whole lot of sun. Australians are known to have a very relaxed attitude toward life, and this is evident as soon as they step off the airplane. You’ve found the perfect place to spend a weekend if you love food culture. Here’s a list of restaurants and bars that are both high-end and affordable.

Icebergs Restaurant and Bar

The Icebergs is the perfect Instagrammable location in Australia. Located right next to Bondi Beach and with unobstructed views, guests can spend an afternoon admiring surfers. Chef Monty Koludrovic has created a menu that focuses on seasonal flavors and modern Italian cuisine.

Mr. Wong

It can be not easy to get a table at Mr. Wong’s, but once you do, you are in for a real treat. The menu is modern Cantonese and includes everything from classic mud crab to dim sum. It’s served in an elegant French-colonial-style dining room with dim lighting, moody jazz, and nooks just for two.


Sixpenny is the place to go for classic Australian cuisine. You’ll find a variety of tasting menus featuring seasonal, home-grown produce and sustainable seafood caught by local fishermen, all served in a cozy yet contemporary dining room.

The Dolphin Hotel

The Dolphin Hotel is the perfect place to go if you are traveling with friends and can’t decide between a wine bar, dive club, or pub. This bustling Surry Hills establishment has three distinct spaces: a wine bar, a pub, and an open-air patio with music and dancing.

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Ramblin Rascal Tavern

Do you prefer cocktails? Ramblin Rascal Tavern is located on Elizabeth Street. This innovative cocktail bar, which both locals and tourists love, is located in a cool cellar with leather booths that look like speakeasies and exposed brick.


The Baxter Inn

The Baxter Inn is a must for whisky lovers. This sophisticated bar, nestled in Clarence St., offers an impressive collection of rare and top-shelf whiskies. The bartenders are able to provide a wide range of booze, including more than tap beer and wine.

Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore

Cafes and bookshops are a great way to learn about a culture. Ampersand is a combination of both. You can browse through second-hand books before settling down with a cup of latte. This quirky bookshop is a breath fresher nestled in the busy Oxford Street. Try the soy dandelion lattes, which are available on tap.

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