From the best coffee to a classy night out, find the best places to eat in Sydney, rated by the people who eat there!
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Name: The Gallery
Why: Coffee and a fantastic menu
Pick of the menu: Coffee
Occasion: Sunday morning, reading the paper
Name: Revolver coffee shop
Why: The vibe is perfect, the staff brilliant and the food awesome
Pick of the menu: The baked breakfast.
Occasion: Any lazy Saturday or Sunday morning.
Name: Shanghai Night
Why: Cheap, Homemade Dumplings
Pick of the menu: Steamed Pork & Chive Dumplings, Shichuan Chicken & Rice
Occasion: Friday nights, on the way home from Work, when you can’t be bothered cooking or getting dressed to go out and eat
Name: The Apple Bar
Why: It's set amongst the apple orchards in Bilpin. The atmosphere is rather casual though unique and the food it amazing.
Pick of the menu: Bilpin grown Eye Fillet Angus Beef
Occasion: Every and all occasions
Why: Great service and great coffee
Pick of the menu: Coffee and “special” chicken sandwich
Occasion: Lunch or coffee with friends
Name: Nina’s Ploy Thai
Why: Authentic and quality Thai food
Pick of the menu: Boat Noodle Soup. Delicious thin rice noodle with beef, Asian greens and pork crackle on top.
Occasion: Casual dining with friends
Name: Beautiful Burgers
Why: The couple that run the place are lovely, and they sure know how to fix you on a Sunday morning.
Pick of the menu: Any of their burgers are incredible, but the Wagyu Beef with provolone cheese is amazing.
Occasion: Sunday morning for a pick me up, or mid-week lunches.
Name: Cafe Giulia
Why: Best coffee, best food
Pick of the menu: Go for the Burgers
Name: BBQ King
Why: Open until the early hours. Been around forever. Great food.
Pick of the menu: BBQ pork & Peking duck.
Occasion: Dinner before the movies in the city.
Why: Food, service, ambiance, wine selection and outstanding views!
Pick of the menu: Churrasco – Brazilian flame grilled all you can eat, brought to your table
Occasion: Business lunch, romantic dinner
Name: Cottage Point Inn
Why: Beautiful waterfront location, delicious food, friendly service
Pick of the menu: Everything single thing
Name: Bass & Flinders
Why: Best coffee in The Shire.
Pick of the menu: Coffee, Club Sandwich, Bacon & Egg Roll
Occasion: Catch up with friends for a relaxed lunch or coffee date.
Name: Blue Fish restaurant Darling Harbour
Why: It’s by the water, it’s breezy, stylish and the food’s good.
Pick of the menu: Prawn Linguini or Crab and Prawn Tortellini.
Occasion: Dinner for two or more.
Why: The Brazilian BBQ, the people, the music
Pick of the menu: Brazilian BBQ
Occasion: First Anniversary
Name: The Falconer
Why: Great coffee
Pick of the menu: Coffee. Field mushroom roast.
Occasion: Out with trendy friends.
Name: Sushi on Stanley
Why: Great cheap Japanese!
Pick of the menu: Everything!
Occasion: Casual lunch or dinner
Name: Lil Darlin
Why: Amazing Tapas and cocktails, great vibe
Occasion: Dinner and drinks with friends, great pre spot before heading out
Why: Viet/French mix
Pick of the menu: Slow cooked pork belly
Name: On Shore
Why: Great breakfasts, very family oriented, accommodating owner
Pick of the menu: Any of the breakfast menu or dinner menus
Name: Miss Chu
Why: Fresh, healthy, full on tasty dumplings & noodle salads
Pick of the menu: Salmon Vermicelli noodle salad
Occasion: easy eating on the go or sit on the little crates and take 5 minutes out of your day.
Name: Hive Bar
Why: The staff are great, there’s a genuine friendly and laid back vibe, they often play great reggae, and they have Scrabble and Jenga
Pick of the menu: shepard’s Pie, Pork Belly, Pizza
Occasion: For a laid back get together with a couple of mates (possibility of a boozy lunch/dinner)
Why: Nice tasting and presentation of food
Pick of the menu: Any lamb dish
Occasion: Intimate birthday dinner
Why: Tortellini boscaiola
Occasion: Valentine’s Day
Name: Blu Water Grill
Why: Great food/staff
Pick of the menu: Everything on the menu is great
Why: Food is great, service is excellent, good price
Pick of the menu: Seafood platter for two
Name: Golden Towers
Why: Kid friendly, great staff, amazing food, great prices
Pick of the menu: Legendary pork chop
Occasion: Any time!
Name: Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Why: Local, quality seafood, great selection, service is superb & extensive wine
Pick of the menu: BBQ Prawns
Name: Bay Tinh
Why: Vietnamese like no one else does it. The owner/chef was the personal chef to the Prime Minister of Vietnam
Pick of the menu: Monster sized spring rolls stuffed with mince pork and a big fat king prawn through the middle and fish sauce to dip
Occasion: Casual birthday party, date night.
Why: The menu is amazing and the biggest Gluten free range i have ever seen
Pick of the menu: Can’t pick just one!
Name: Lamani Seafood Restaurant
Why: Great food, unpretentious and overlooks the lake.
Pick of the menu: Anti pasto platter , Sydney rock oysters, twice cooked pork belly, toblerone pate
Occasion: Lazy Sunday afternoon lunch
Name: Lou Jack’s
Why: Intimate backyard seating, cool friendly staff, great eggs!
Pick of the menu: Peasants Breakfast -vegetarian omlette with the lot!
Occasion: Sunday brunch
Name: Tiger Mottle
Why: Cool vibe, great staff, great food and coffee and awesome location
Pick of the menu: Bubble and squeak with a side of sour dough toast
Occasion: Sunday breakfast with old friends
Name: Flying Fish
Why: Best food/ atmosphere combo
Pick of the menu: King Fish Curry
Occasion: Special occasions… ($$$)
Name: Made in Italy
Why: Amazing pizzas and pasta.
Pick of the menu: Gamberi or Romana pizza
Occasion: Made in Italy suits any occasion. The restaurant has friendly staff and a really fun vibe plus the great food!
Name: Caffe XXII
Why: Amazing food and great little spot
Pick of the menu: Brekky stack
Why: Best breakfast in Sydney – coffee is also superb
Pick of the menu: Haloumi egg breakfast and large long black
Occasion: Saturday morning – sit outside and enjoy views of Redfern Park (easy to watch kids in the play park from the café too)
Name: Bang Bang
Why: Great coffee and convenient location
Pick of the menu: Welsh rarebit
Name: The Nepalese Kitchen
Why: Amazing $26 buffet which showcases the best of Nepalese food – Great, intimate ambience (and it’s BYO!)
Pick of the menu: The buffet – we leave it up to the kitchen to choose our dishes for us so that they complement each other perfectly.
Occasion: Friday night – cheap, easy way to relax; chat with friends and ease into the weekend without breaking the bank
Why: Good food, great staff and service, restaurant has nice décor, nice outdoor seating
Pick of the menu: Everything on the menu!
Occasion: Casual dinner with friends
Name: Mountain High Pies
Why: Best range of pies, excellent coffee, awesome service, friendly staff, great atmosphere
Pick of the menu: Big Breakfast pie
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