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  • BAD HOMBRES

    The team behind Ghostboy Cantina has ditched the food court tacos for a decidedly more fine dining venture.

  • GOOD LUCK PINBONE

    Exciting and experimental Chinese food from some of Sydney's best chefs in a cheap and cheerful suburban shopfront.

  • SOTTO SOPRA

    A Newport trattoria from the trio behind Ormeggio at The Spit.

  • CALABUR CAFE & DINER

    An all-day Asian diner that truly transforms from day to night.

  • FONZARELLI'S

    Surry Hills' 1950s-inspired bar dedicated to The Fonz.

  • 12-MICRON

    Barangaroo's sprawling 230-seat restaurant (with a late-night dessert bar).

  • EASTSIDE GRILL

    A New York-style steakhouse with acclaimed chef Stanley Wong behind the wheel.

  • THE PROVINCIAL

    A Balmain restaurant pairing smoky South American meats with a drinks list worthy of a cocktail bar.

  • JOHNNY FISHBONE

    A Darlinghurst wine parlour from the Buffalo Dining Club team.

  • QUEEN CHOW

    Merivale reinvents Chinese pub food at Enmore's Queens Hotel.

  • OLIO

    Headed by internationally acclaimed chef Lino Sauro.

  • GOOD HOPE

    A Manly wine bar with local produce, local beers and local people.

  • QUEENS HOTEL

    Say hello to Queen Chow and The Smelly Goat.

  • I MACCHERONI

    Authentic Italian fare from an ex-10 William Street chef.

  • ELEVEN BRIDGE

    Neil Perry's Rockpool Est. 1989 has been reincarnated in more 'casual' form. Well, sort of.

  • SAINT PETER

    Paddington's nose-to-tail seafood restaurant.

  • BANKSII

    Sydney's first dedicated vermouth bar and bistro.

  • JANGLING JACK'S

    Late-night cocktails inspired by the notorious historic locals of Potts Point.

  • FRED'S

    Merivale's Paddington provincial kitchen steered by buzzworthy new chef Danielle Alvarez.

  • 1821

    Sydneys epic new opulent Greek restaurant.

  • NOUR

    Contemporary Lebanese with a twist on Crown Street.

  • THE BOATHOUSE PALM BEACH

    The ultimate Sydney beach cafe.

  • ARIA

    Matt Moran's signature restaurant has reopened with soft leather walls and Champagne lobster French toast.

  • LEADBELLY

    A new live music venue has opened in the old Vanguard space.

  • BEL & BRIO

    Barangaroo's 800-square-metre European-style food emporium.

  • CIRRUS DINING

    A cloud-shaped Barangaroo restaurant from the Bentley team.

  • CUBBY'S KITCHEN

    Crown Street’s new Middle Eastern eatery from the team behind Toko.

  • BISTROT GAVROCHE

    An new old-school French bistro that succeeds in recreating the classics — snails included.

  • THREE BLUE DUCKS ROSEBERY

    The popular Bronte eatery has gone inland to make a new nest.

  • BAR MACHIAVELLI

    A powerful move from the team behind CBD establishment Machiavelli Ristorante.

  • TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

    A Paddington terrace filled with tequila and tasty South American morsels.

  • BAR UME

    Bourke Street's Ume has gone casual with burgers and a sizeable whisky and sake selection.

  • BISTRO GUILLAUME

    The French chef's third Sydney venue is a casual bistro with adjoining patisserie.

  • THE PADDINGTON INN

    The latest Oxford Street pub to receive a makeover.

  • MILANO TORINO

    An Italian restaurant that blends the flavours of Piedmont with food photography.

  • CURED MANLY

    Cheese, charcuterie and wine.

  • BARZAARI

    A modern mixed Mediterranean menu hits Addison Road's culinary black hole.

  • KENSINGTON STREET SOCIAL

    Elegant yet approachable food from London's Jason Atherton.

  • ACRE EATERY

    The old Camperdown Bowling Club is now Sydney's new urban farm and eatery.

  • RISING SUN WORKSHOP

    A ramen cafe and bike shop run by ramen-loving bikers.

  • YAKITORI YURIPPI

    Crows Nest's tiny six-table yakitori joint.

  • HACIENDA

    Sydney Harbour's new Cuban-inspired vista bar.

  • BIG POPPA'S

    Hello Sailor has been transformed into a cheese, wine and hip hop bar.

  • THE FOUR IN HAND BY GUILLAUME

    Paddo's beloved pub has a new hatted chef in the dining room.

  • KITTYHAWK

    The Lobo Plantation take cues from the Liberation of Paris for their next CBD instalment.

  • MEDITRAINEAN

    Like a sushi train, but Mediterranean.

  • DEUS BAR & KITCHEN

    Deus Cafe has moved into more mature territory — with an ex-Bistro Moncur chef no less.

  • NORSK DOR

    Hiding under Pitt Street is a snuggly corridor of hearty Nordic nosh.

  • NO.1 BENT STREET

    Mike McEnearney does homely food in a sleek CBD setting.

  • ANASON

    Brilliant Turkish food at Barangaroo.

  • RESTAURANT HUBERT

    The Swillhouse Group's new venue is like an adult’s version of Narnia, only this time there’s steak and wine.

  • BAR BROSE

    ACME's French-inspired offshoot delivers in spades.

  • BELLAGIO CAFE

    An old-school cafe learns some new nighttime tricks.

  • LOT.1

    Supremely satisfying modern Italian food and interesting wines in the CBD.

  • THE PLANT GALLERY

    Bondi's new raw vegan eatery.

  • THE NEWPORT

    Merivale's northern jewel in the crown.

  • HUNTER GATHERER

    Forage your way to North Sydney's new rooftop eatery.

  • FOLONOMO

    Sydney's first 'profit for purpose' eatery isn't just a good deed to those in need — it's a treat for your stomach as well.

  • HOOST

    A small Surry Hills restaurant serving up just one main dish per night.

  • SUNSET SABI

    Watch the sun go down with some killer sushi rolls.

  • BLACKWOOD PANTRY

    Hearty cafe fare made by a chef with Michelin star training.

  • MISTELLE

    Dine and sip wine like a Parisian at Double Bay's newest haunt.

  • GOOD TIMES ARTISAN ICE CREAM

    Let the soft serve Good Times roll.

  • BARISTA & COOK

    A new Waterloo brunch spot delivering knockout brews and bites.

  • PEARLS ON THE BEACH

    Hatted dining with beachfront views on the Central Coast.

  • KOI DESSERT BAR

    Everyone's famous MasterChef contestant comes good on his promise to bring a dessert bar to Sydney.

  • ASSEMBLY RESTAURANT

    The CBD bar has its own Italian restaurant — with former Da Orazio chef Nick Pulcher in charge of the menu.

  • ICEBERGS DINING ROOM AND BAR

    Two-hatted food and views worth a million bucks.

  • THE CROSSING

    Creative snacks and cocktails in a damn good-looking bar.

  • MAMASAN

    Dine in your own private opium den

  • INDU

    The new Indian food we've been waiting for.

  • HENRY DEANE

    The Palisade's luxe rooftop bar is the best place to take in Sydney.

  • THE BOATHOUSE SHELLY BEACH

    The north shore's favourite venue arrives in Manly.

  • SALARYMAN

    Ramen lovers, take note.

  • MAYBE FRANK

    Your new Surry Hills go-to for everything from caprioskas to capricciosas.

  • ROSSO ANTICO PIZZA BAR

    Perfect pizzas have arrived on Enmore Road.

  • GELATO MESSINA ROSEBERY

    Sydney's beloved gelateria comes to the inner south.

  • MAMASAN SURRY HILLS

    Bondi's beloved Asian-fusion joint has expanded to the Hills.

  • AUTOMATA

    One of the best value degustations around.

  • WALSH BAY KITCHEN

    Do dinner and a show, emphasis on the dinner.

  • DEAD RINGER

    The Bulletin Place team reinvent Bacardi Breezers, Redskins and so many nostalgic favourites.

  • KAGURA

    A Surry Hills izakaya that nails the brief.

  • YAYOI GARDEN

    Finish off a Japanese feast with a matcha affogato at Yayoi's new incarnation.

  • THE GENERAL

    Two ex-Jonah's chefs have built their own casual eatery and hang spot in Dulwich Hill.

  • KEPOS & CO.

    A new piece of old Jerusalem in Waterloo.

  • LOTUS DUMPLING BAR - THE GALERIES

    In a long and illustrious career of dumpling eating, some of the most perfect dumplings we've ever had.

  • PORCH

    Bondi's home of the Breaky Bowl has queues out the door on weekends (even in winter).

  • CHINA DINER

    Pretty weekend yum cha has arrived at Bondi Beach favourite China Diner.

  • MECCA ALEXANDRIA

    Where Darkhorse blend is roasted out back, brewed out front and sometimes comes fizzy from a tap.

  • BENNELONG

    Bennelong is more casual and relaxed than ever before — but that doesn't mean the food isn't show-stopping.

  • WATERMAN'S LOBSTER CO

    Where New England lobster rolls are serious business.

  • DRAKE EATERY

    Bondi Beach's new home of warm timber panelling and warming Thirlmere duck.

  • BANG STREET FOOD

    Spiked lassis, '90s R&B and fancied-up Bangladeshi street nosh in Surry Hills.

  • FIREDOOR

    No gas. No electricity. Only wood-coal fire.

  • THIEVERY

    An inspired Middle Eastern restaurant and bar from the crack team behind Eat Art Truck.

  • BESSER

    Surry Hills' Besser does informal Italian with a special brand of charm.

  • THE EMPORIUM

    There's a new contemporary dining breeze blowing through New South Wales' second biggest city.

  • THE DEVONSHIRE

    A quiet achiever hitting all the right notes in a suburb where restaurants open and close more often than kitchen doors.

  • LUYU AND YUM YUM

    Tea-infused cocktails, rainbow pork dumplings and late '90s R&B run Newtown's newest dumpling house.

  • BARREL BAR AND DINING

    Experience the best wine and food matching — even if you BYO.

  • BOMBINI

    Orchard-plucked produce and cottage verandah dining are your new reasons to day trip up to Avoca.

  • HARRY'S BAR AND DINING

    Ex-Tilbury chef Bryan O'Callaghan is helping turn this former convenience store into a real Bondi institution.

  • NEL.

    Take shelter from boring food in this major new addition to the Sydney dining scene.

  • THE BACH EATERY

    Rock up for the best (and only) beachy Kiwi cuisine in town.

  • ARTE BIANCA

    This addition to Double Bay's smart-casual scene deserves to be added to any za-lover's list.

  • KIN BY US

    Get onsen eggs at their most liquid-soft in dishes from My Kitchen Rules couple Shanelle and Uel Lim.

  • SEAN'S PANAROMA

    Still the master of the basics, Sean's is one for the bucket list.

  • CHIOSCO BY ORMEGGIO

    First-rate Italian food on a jetty. What moor could you want?

  • CATALINA

    Casual diners now have a place at waterfront Catalina, with the bar having undergone an invisible transformation.

  • CASONI

    Fresh pasta plus Aperol Spritz and Negroni on tap equal Casoni's formula for a good night.

  • PAGOTO GELATO & WAFFLE HOUSE

    A challenger to Messina and N2 comes from the Greeks and their watermelon feta gelato.

  • REDFERN CONTINENTAL

    The Arcadia Liquors team add a European kitchen and a GDR-themed back bar to the neighbourhood.

  • RAW BAR

    Bondi's Raw Bar is the classic light, summery Japanese joint everyone wishes was in their 'hood.

  • AQUA S

    An ice-creamery with its head in the clouds.

  • EDITION COFFEE ROASTERS

    Japanese meets Scandinavian, so don’t expect eggs and bacon here.

  • THE BUTLER

    Feast your eyes at this luscious French-Caribbean terrace restaurant and bar.

  • ESTER

    With a wood-fired oven as the restaurant's core, Ester's hearth produces food with heart.

  • DA MARIO

    Pizza so good it'll sabotage your ability to try anything else.

  • FINO PAR

    For those hankering for some Spanish bites and barrel-aged sangria.

  • BOOTSDARLING

    Darlinghurst's lovely little cafe on the corner.

  • THE SPICE ROOM

    Head chef Darbyan Singh transforms Peshawari-style Indian street food into must-try, high-end dining.

  • LENTIL AS ANYTHING

    Make friends with salad — and pay what you feel.

  • VINE DOUBLE BAY

    Sprinkling a little French elegance on Sunday afternoons in the eastern suburbs.

  • CHISWICK AT THE GALLERY

    The Art Gallery of NSW latest acquisition equally satisfies both eyes and stomach.

  • PEI MODERN

    Mark Best's latest venture will make you take bigger bites.

  • MEJICO

    The Mexican restaurant introduces 30 new dishes with a focus on a 'market–to-table' ethos.

  • GAZEBO

    The transformation is a success, the food is excellent and the service is genuinely friendly and knowledgeable.

  • ACME

    An Italian restaurant challenging traditional ideals of how the cuisine should be executed.

  • BILLS BONDI

    Fancy a healthy brunch after an energising Bondi to Bronte walk?

  • CHACO BAR

    Authentic, delicious and fun, this yakitori experience is sure to stick with you.

  • ZAHLI

    Arguably some of the best Lebanese food in town.

  • THE WINERY

    Drinking classy means having a 'champagne bell' alert the waitstaff when your glass gets empty.

  • GERTRUDE & ALICE

    Bondi's beloved bookstore cafe lets you read Kerouac at brekkie.

  • SAPPHO BOOKS CAFE & WINE BAR

    Have tea in the sci-fi section at Glebe's long-loved bookstore cafe.

  • BOWERY LANE

    New York and Sydney may be almost 10,000 miles apart, but this cafe restaurant brings them a little closer.

  • SAGRA

    One of Darlinghurst's most talked-about Italian restaurants is tucked inside a cute corner terrace on Stanley and Riley Street.

  • MANTECATO

    Journey into the cold depths of Balmain for warming pasta and risotto.

  • CROWN STREET FISH SHOP

    Your nostalgic takeaway, all spruced up and touting $1 oysters.

  • THE GOVERNORS TABLE

    Where colonial-era cooking techniques meet modern Australian cuisine.

  • ONE PENNY RED

    The location is great, the atmosphere is just what you want and the food? More than worth the journey.

  • CHO CHO SAN

    Everything about this modern izakaya is oh so Sydney - including the massive hype.

  • TOKONOMA

    The elegant Sydney sister shochu lounge to Surry Hills' Toko.

  • FOUR FRIENDS

    Wonka himself would wander into the dainty chocolate box that is Four Friends.

  • LONGRAIN

    How is Longrain faring without founding chef Martin Boetz? Just fine.

  • HOTEL CENTENNIAL

    Offering Justin North's food in striking surrounds, the Hotel Centennial is where you take the folks for an upmarket weekend meal.

  • PIZZA AUTENTICO

    The grown-up version of your primary school Pizza Hut party shovelfests, Pizza Autentico is all-you-can-eat reimagined.

  • SUGARCANE

    After a menu and design shake up, Sugarcane is back with a dynamic take on South-East Asian cuisine that fuses the traditional with the contemporary.

  • ALPHA

    Food, drink and service all get a big fat Greek tick here. We just need the big fat Greek atmosphere too.

  • SEAWALL

    A new pierside dining face to Sydney's Walsh Bay.

  • THE BOATHOUSE BALMORAL

    Feel how a billionaire feels when they eat their breakfast.

  • THE STINKING BISHOPS

    A place where cheese gets the recognition it deserves.

  • TETSUYA'S

    Sure you might’ve been able to fly to Melbourne and back (twice), but dining at Tetsuya’s is an occasion that is slightly more palpable.

  • MOMOFUKU SEIOBO

    Put your Blackjack money back in your wallet and save it for a fantastic night of unconventional eating.

  • NIJI RESTAURANT AND BAR

    Not your usual Double Bay establishment.

  • BENTLEY RESTAURANT + BAR

    At their new digs in the heritage-listed Radisson Blu, there's certainly no mistaking Bentley for your local.

  • WOODLAND KITCHEN & BAR

    A comfortable and versatile place to eat, relax, catch up and still impress.

  • SEDE

    A neighbourhood restaurant in a 'hood less ordinary.

  • DA ORAZIO PIZZA + PORCHETTA

    Introducing Icebergs' casual younger brother.

  • ARTUSI

    A small traditional Italian joint of the sort more likely to be found in Haberfield or Leichhardt.

  • CHESTER WHITE CURED DINER

    In a converted old cottage in Potts Point is the new project for the Buffalo Dining Club owners.

  • MILLE VINI

    An authentic Italian bar vibe on Surry Hills' eat street.

  • RILEY ST GARAGE

    Raw, edgy and impossibly chic, Riley St Garage brings a slice of the New York Meatpacking District to Woolloomooloo.

  • EST.

    There are those who eat to live. And then there are those who eat at est.

  • CLUBHOUSE

    The beach has been brought to the 'burbs, sans the golden sand and salty ocean spray.

  • A TAVOLA BONDI

    The same ingredients that made Darlinghurst's A Tavola a hit, but with a heavier hit of the ocean.

  • SPRING STREET SOCIAL

    Spring Street Social is Bondi's next big thing, a hole in the wall hiding an underground club.

  • NEIGHBOURHOOD

    Next time your throat is dry and sunstroke has you seeking shelter, grab a Neighbourhood Bloody Mary.

  • NOMAD

    'Nomad' appears to be a misnomer: this is one place we'd be very content to set down some roots.

  • YELLOW

    This could very easily become a second home for Potts Point locals. Lucky things.

  • FRATELLI FRESH ALEXANDRIA

    The Fratelli empire's Alexandria outpost is all about well-loved seasonal produce and hearty Italian meals.

  • YEBISU IZAKAYA

    Regent Place continues to flourish with this party room where the sake flows.

  • MS MILLER

    The mood is definitely Crown Street on Cammeray, and it's a successful one.

  • BRONTE ROAD BISTRO

    A classically trained chef starts making eggs for the hungover masses.

  • BONDI HARDWARE

    Bondi is not just for summer, with a Notorious P.I.G and mulled Batlow cider there to lift winter spirits.

  • ALFIE & HETTY

    Whether the fanciful tale is true doesn't matter; the Sunday roasts still are on the menu.

  • FLYING FISH

    Jones Bay Wharf's spirit of industriousness continues in the stunning open kitchens of this seafood restaurant.

  • OSTERIA DI RUSSO & RUSSO

    The Bridge Room's John Saxby dishes up Italian food that's not like your mama used to make.

  • HARTSYARD

    Hartsyard sits at the intersection of bustling farmhouse kitchen and buzzing late-night diner.

  • MOJO BY LUKE MANGAN

    New Yorkers don't have a problem with eating in a warehouse in Tribeca, so man up, Sydney.

  • CRANE BAR RESTAURANT

    A fabulously innovative menu puts this among the top Japanese restaurants in Sydney.

  • OMBRETTA

    What Italian joints across Europe have been selling for centuries: a place to spritz and snack.

  • CAFE MINT

    In a town that loves a fad, Cafe Mint is a stayer.

  • AQUA DINING

    Aqua dining brings us Italian-inspired food with a side of Sydney Harbour.

  • SPICE I AM DARLINGHURST

    North-eastern Thai food with a spicy kick.

  • TOKO

    Toko has prestige and is known as a dead-set guarantee of good food and service.

  • SPICE TEMPLE

    Spice Temple pushes the fusion aspect of Chinese food without losing traditional flavour.

  • DESPANA

    The United Nations foodie world of Glebe Point Rd just got a new member. Welcome to Despana, a Spanish tapas joint that's open from breakfast to 11pm.

  • RIVARENO

    The Bologna-based gelato chain lands on Crown Street.

  • SIXPENNY

    A tiny seven-table restaurant in culinary ghost town Stanmore is turning heads.

  • PANAMA HOUSE

    A hip Bondi eatery offering food worthy of eyebrow raises.

  • EXCELSIOR JONES

    A welcome neighbourhood cafe pumping out old favourites and good times.

  • MONOPOLE

    Monopole, Potts Point's latest marker of gentrification, has at its helm good food, good wine and good service.

  • THE BRIDGE ROOM

    You can tell a lot of hard work and attention to detail has gone into every element of this restaurant.

  • ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL

    Rockpool Bar & Grill is glamorous, over the top and expensive. It's also worth every penny.

  • PARMA

    A rare Italian gem importing quintessential flavours of northern Italy.

  • THE WOODS

    An attractive addition to Sydney's hotel dining scene.

  • SUZIE Q COFFEE & RECORDS

    A stellar lineup of coffee, retro tracks and a crowd to match.

  • SEFA KITCHEN

    Sefa Kitchen proves Middle Eastern cuisine to be an unarguable delight.

  • BUSSHARI

    A sleek Japanese restaurant for bona fide sushi aficionados and first timers alike.

  • KEPOS STREET KITCHEN

    You'll get a winning cafe experience from the team at Kepos Street.

  • RABBIT HOLE BAR & DINING

    Down the rabbit hole is a pleasing journey into French cuisine, fuelled by cocktails that will send you to la-la land.

  • STREET MARKET ASIAN TAPAS

    Make your way into the sensory celebration that is Street Market.

  • LA GRILLADE

    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Crows Nest, La Grillade is a cheap alternative to a holiday in Provence.

  • QUEENIE’S

    Queenie's, the Drink & Dine boys' latest venture, will leave you with some lasting impressions. Coconut, jerk chilli and pineapple to say the least.

  • VACANZA IN THE HILLS

    Traditional southern Italian pizza where less is more.

  • SAKE

    Sake is still home to some of Sydney's greatest sushi chefs.

  • GOWINGS BAR & GRILL

    The old Gowings Bros buildings have undergone a $69 million redevelopment. The result? QT Hotel and Gowings Bar & Grill.

  • N2 EXTREME GELATO

    N2 Extreme Gelato is an ice cream lover's match made in heaven.

  • SOKYO

    Sokyo, the Star's Japanese child, does elegance extraordinarily well.

  • CHICA BONITA

    Chica Bonita offers oodles of atmosphere and bang on Mexican fare. So go on, head north.

  • GELATO MESSINA SURRY HILLS

    The gelato gods have set up shop in Surry Hills.

  • NIJI

    There is an abundance of Asian eateries in Kingsford, but Niji Sushi Bar stands out, for all the right reasons.

  • MR. WONG

    Mr. Wong, Merivale's newest late night haunt, is further dispelling the myth concerning Sydney's lack of serious post midnight dining options and in epic proportions.

  • CHISWICK

    The grass is always greener on the other side, especially from inside Aria chef Matt Moran's glasshouse-inspired Woollahra space.

  • THE HILL EATERY

    A North Bondi hotspot centred on simplicity, sustainability and attention to detail.

  • THE FOOD SOCIETY

    The Food Society offers up a 70-deep vodka selection in a warm, bric-a-brac hidey-hole.

  • ARCADIA LIQUORS

    Arcadia Liquors has high ceilings with mostly bare walls, so even when the venue gets crowded, it doesn’t get claustrophobic.

  • 4FOURTEEN

    This Surry Hills newbie is a welcome addition to Sydney’s popular ‘fine-food in a casual setting’ ethos.

  • THREE BLUE DUCKS

    While Bronte could be dubbed Bondi’s shy kid sister, Three Blue Ducks borrows little from the quiet beach suburb’s gene pool.

  • REVOLVER

    A well-oiled machine, celebrating great coffee, generous food and a homely milieu.

  • POPOLO

    A welcoming space full of diners eager to try some of the best Southern Italian cuisine in Sydney.

  • LL WINE AND DINE

    A contemporary Asian restaurant that brings the best of Chinese, Japanese and South-East Asian cuisine together in shared plate dining.

  • THE THEATRE BAR AT THE END OF THE WHARF

    A postcard view and warm atmosphere make it worth the amble to Walsh Bay, even if you don't have theatre tickets.

  • 121BC

    With a focus on regional Italian flavours, 121BC's wine list changes monthly and comes complemented by the menu of fresh, seasonal food.

  • 10 WILLIAM STREET

    From the team behind Fratelli Paradiso comes Paddington's beloved converted storefront eatery.

  • HUGOS MANLY

    Hugos Manly is quite possibly the perfect spot to bunk down of a warm evening.

  • THE ROOSEVELT

    There’s no doubting that the Roosevelt should be top of the list.

  • REUBEN HILLS

    A cafe that encapsulates the slick inner-city vibe of Surry Hills (particularly with it's seriously good coffee roasts).

  • THE APOLLO

    Greek taverna comfort food that never goes out of style.

  • BUFFALO DINING CLUB

    A little piece of Campania (a region in southern Italy) dropped into the backstreets of Darlinghurst.

  • GOVINDA’S VEGETARIAN BUFFET

    Govinda's is a bit of an odd one, yet it's a true Sydney institution.

  • YULLI'S

    The quintessential Surry Hills vegetarian experience.

  • JAH BAR

    Take a typical tapas bar in Barcelona then polish slightly, adding cut crystal glasses and a pinch of Almodóvar references.

  • NOURISHING QUARTER

    It all started with a group of friends, a handful of nutrition books and a collective desire to heal through food.

  • AKI’S INDIAN

    Situated on Woolloomooloo's Finger Wharf and alongside some of the best restaurants in town, Aki's is truly a delight to visit.

  • GELATO MESSINA

    With forty plus clever and classic kinds of ice cream and sorbet made on site daily, this sliver of Victoria Street makes ice cream as a meal seem like a grown-up choice.

  • ZUSHI

    Sushi as it should be, and so much more.

  • IZAKAYA FUJIYAMA

    Rows of sake line the wall above the long wooden bar, where patrons propped up on bar stools get a front row view of the bustling open kitchen.

  • PORTEñO

    Doors have shut on Cleveland Street as a new chapter for the meatmasters begins.

  • GASTRO PARK

    In case you haven’t heard by now, Gastro Park rocks. Clever food creates surprises at every course.

  • THE COMMONS LOCAL EATING HOUSE

    In the midst of Darlinghurst’s shoulder to shoulder apartments, congested streets and endless noise, The Commons acts as the voice of reason.

  • FEI JAI

    If this is the food that transforms you into ‘fat boy’, then I’m willing to take the risk.

  • FELIX

    If Felix was in an arrondissement of Paris rather than the Sydney CBD, no one would blink a perfectly curled eyelash.

  • SUSHI E

    The multi-award winning Merivale establishment that will make your local sushi train feel like child's play.

  • BUON RICORDO

    Neopolitan peasant food executed with refinement and delivered via first-class service.

  • THE CORNER HOUSE

    Rustic yet refined, The Corner House provides Bondi with a healthy dose of old school charm.

  • VINI

    A favourite of the young foodie crowd that inhabits Surry Hills, Vini shows exactly what Sydney has to offer.

  • WA

    Minimalist delicacy weaves its way through the menu and décor of this Japanese haunt.

  • EATHOUSE DINER

    1950s Americana has invaded Redfern, and your tastebuds have never had a better reason to celebrate.

  • THE WINE LIBRARY

    The sassiest library this side of the Eastern Distributor. If you like wine, you'll love it here. Get in early.

  • BODEGA

    Quality Spanish food with style to burn.

  • BLOODWOOD

    Sharing is caring at Bloodwood, the King St restaurant where reclaimed furniture meets classy neighborhood dining. Newtown's resurgence starts here.

  • MS.G'S

    Purposely 'street', achingly cool, a bit punk and absolutely delicious.

  • UNTIED

    With an oyster bar, Aussie-themed cocktails and a view over the harbour.

  • CHARLIE PARKER'S

    The basement cocktail bar at Fred's.

  • THE NOBLE HOPS

    Redfern's dedicated craft beer bar.

  • YOUNG HENRYS

    The Newtonian craft brewery that started it all.

  • BIBO WINE BAR

    Double Bay gains another quality vino spot, helmed by an ex-Guillaume head chef.

  • EASY EIGHT

    Killer cocktails and a meal you won't soon forget from a Sydney hospo dream team.

  • SINCE I LEFT YOU

    This could be your CBD paradise.

  • BUSBY UNDER THE GARAGE

    Discover this hidden basement bar underneath Riley Street Garage.

  • J&M WHISKY BAR

    Merivale's upstairs spirit den comes with personal drinks trolley service.

  • SPEAKEASY BAR

    A small bar with an impressive wine and a lot of local loyalty.

  • THE HILL BAR

    The Hill Eatery expands with a next door North Bondi bar.

  • DARLO COUNTRY CLUB

    An LA-style social club from the team behind the Lobo Plantation.

  • PEG LEG PYRMONT

    Nautical food and liquor for landlubbers.

  • THE CLARE BAR

    Three high-end restaurants, 62 guest rooms and its very own custom-designed scent.

  • MIDDLEBAR

    Inspired by Cuban cocktail joints, the former Lo-Fi space is now a make-your-own G&T bar.

  • THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY

    Named after a group of alcohol abstainers, this place has the welcome surprise of taps flowing with local ales.

  • THE SWINGING CAT

    A sophisticated homage to New Orleans and its signature drink, the sazerac.

  • ARCHIE ROSE DISTILLERY

    Lift your spirits at Sydney's first distillery since 1853.

  • DORIS AND BERYL'S BRIDGE CLUB AND TEA HOUSE

    Newtown's home of tea, nostalgia and a long, tall glass of Life Support.

  • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

    A very welcome change for a street that direly needs it.

  • PEEKABOO

    A hidey-hole of a small bar off the beaten Woolloomooloo path.

  • TOKYO BIRD

    Tokyo Bird is ruling the roost with a focus on hot-right-now Japanese whisky and yakitori sticks.

  • BIRU BIRU

    Darlinghurst is home to Sydney's first Japanese beer bar and restaurant, from the team behind Zushi.

  • MANLY WINE

    Head to the beach without hitting the sand in this chic beach house by the sea.

  • WILHELMINA’S LIQUID + LARDER

    From the folks behind Grandma's and The Wild Rover comes a masterful bar that's fresh, seasonal and sensational.

  • ZIGI’S ART WINE CHEESE BAR

    Good wine is poured, laughs are had and the gaze has something interesting to fall upon.

  • KNOX STREET BAR

    For a place that’s been open only a couple of weeks, Knox Street Bar is already on its way to becoming a local institution.

  • SECRET GARDEN BAR

    Secret Garden Bar has once again reinforced that if you’re a fan of fun, the inner west needs to be your playground.

  • PRINT ROOM

    Here's hoping Print Room finds its crowd.

  • FIREFLY BAR

    Let the man with the dapper 'tache suggest a cocktail or vino to get you started.

  • THE POTTING SHED

    The Grounds have expanded to take in The Potting Shed, a garden bar equally appropriate for winter.

  • THE TILBURY HOTEL

    Linger over a long lunch or dive into dessert at the new-look Tilbury.

  • VASCO

    For the rock 'n' roller, walking into Vasco is a little like walking into that dream where you got everything you ever wanted.

  • THE COTTAGE BAR & KITCHEN

    Where every night is the dinner party you've dreamed of one day throwing.

  • OLD GROWLER

    Woolloomooloo's beer-inspired basement bar.

  • BAR H

    What can't you force, is hard to maintain, and is hard to fake? Credibility. Bar H has it, and that means its maintained its allure since 2010.

  • THE BOTANIST

    Sprightly and whimsical, The Botanist is abloom with good food, great drinks and a fun, furzy mood.

  • BOURKE STREET BAKERY AFTER HOURS

    For an adult twist on the bakery scene, After Hours is the sophisticated, modern and romantic venue you've been looking for.

  • GRAIN

    Grain is a prototype of eating and drinking decadence. A place of sultry looks, sophisticated liquor and inspiring service.

  • BUTTON BAR

    Avast ye small bar enthusiasts. This is Button Bar. Welcome aboard.

  • TAPAVINO

    Tapavino represents everything tapas stands for: eating fine food and drinking even finer wine.

  • THE FOX HOLE

    Perched on the corner of Kent and Erskine Streets in the CBD, the Fox Hole lures you into its basement with hazily candle-lit tables and speakeasy charisma.

  • THE MORRISON BAR & OYSTER ROOM

    The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room has injected lower George Street with that little bit of glamour we've all been waiting for.

  • PALMER & CO.

    Tucked into the underground level of what was once a throbbing, sticky nightclub in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, the venue has been transformed beyond recognition.

  • THE LITTLE GUY

    Boysenberry cider, (free!) popcorn and a 16-strong beer list are just some of the things that make The Little Guy stand out from the ever-expanding universe of small bars.

  • HEMINGWAY’S

    The atmosphere of a writer's den, insanely long opening hours, fun and flavorsome food, a drinks menu that will keep even the most inspired drinker guessing, and not even the slightest degree of pretension.

  • CORRIDOR

    This aptly-named small bar is brimming with more than its fair share of goodness.

  • ABSINTHESALON

    Stepping into the Absinthesalon is like stepping into another world. Absinthe is more than just an aperitif, and this salon is its Utopian home.

  • TIMBAH

    If you're looking for a chilled out joint to share an intimate drink and a yummy snack, Timbah is the place to go.

  • EAU DE VIE

    While not technically a speakeasy, this cocktail bar is about as close as you can get to the guilty pleasures of Boardwalk Empire.

  • GRANDMA'S

    One of the CBD's most loved cocktail bars.

  • SHADY PINES SALOON

    The Darlinghurst original that spawned an empire.

  • DIFFERENT DRUMMER

    Before the rise of the small bar, this was Glebe's cocktail oasis in a desert of old-man pubs and soulless bars.

  • LOVE, TILLY DEVINE

    One of Sydney's first small bars, this Darlinghurst wine bar never gets old.

  • GRASSHOPPER

    Grasshopper is pretty notorious for being impossible to find.

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