Sydney's 20 Most Popular Restaurants of 2023

These are the spots you went looking for so far this year, from stunning beachside restaurants to hidden Inner West eateries.
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Published on December 15, 2023
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    BlackBear BBQ Blacktown

    27 Forge Street, Blacktown

    A backyard BBQ for everyone — as long as you're a meat eater.

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    Pinky Ji

    89 York Street, Sydney

    Daughter in Law's Sydney sibling, Pinky Ji, features Jessi Singh's rule-breaking Indian food.

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    Fratelli Pulcinella

    399 Church Street, Parramatta

    This charming woodfire pizzeria has graduated from its intimate backyard setup to a more expansive Church Street outpost.

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    The Charles Grand Brasserie & Bar

    66 King Street, Sydney

    This all-day French bistro, bar and cafe within an art deco building is open from 7am until 10pm, six days a week.

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    Chez Crix

    106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

    The Cricketers Arms was long overdue for a solid dining option and it has finally got it with Chez Crix.

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    Kitanda Bevs & Bites

    261 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst

    Get your dose of Brazilian culture at Sydney's boteco-inspired hangout spot focused on honouring the country's traditional food and drink.

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    Ragazzi Wine and Pasta

    2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

    A CBD wine and pasta bar from the Love, Tilly Devine crew.

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    Emperor's Puffs

    96-100 Hay Street, Haymarket

    Eat as many as you'd like without putting a dent in your wallet.

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    Don't Tell Uncle

    504 Miller Street, Cammeray

    Don't Tell Uncle brings classics from its Surry Hills sibling like Tso's cauliflower and blue cheese naan to Cammeray.

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    Pellegrino 2000

    80 Campbell Street, Surry Hills

    Consider your next date night sorted.

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    255 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

    This inviting Surry Hills locale offers a plethora of vibrant Peruvian dishes.

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    Megalong Restaurant

    7 Peach Tree Road, Megalong Valley

    Expect elegant farm-to-table dishes paired with panoramic bushland views at this sustainability-focused restaurant in the Blue Mountains.

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    St Siandra

    Parriwi Road, Mosman

    The Spit's newest waterfront venue brings the Mediterranean to you with flavourful dishes and beachfront views.

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    490 Crown Street, Surry Hills

    You'll find seafood towers, steak frites and an expansive wine list at this Crown Street French bistro.

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    Restaurant Hubert

    15 Bligh Street, Sydney

    High-class French food in a subterranean space on Bligh Street, where the steak is the stuff of legend.

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    Palazzo Salato

    203 Clarence Street, Sydney

    You'll find this 120-seat haven for all things pasta and wine in a heritage-listed Clarence Street building, hailing from the team behind Ragazzi and Love, Tilly Devine.

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    Redbird Chinese

    99 Redfern Street, Redfern

    This modern Chinese-inspired eatery has arrived on Redfern Street from two Billy Kwong alumni.

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    1 Kellett Street, Potts Point

    You'll find underrepresented Indian dishes from a former Firedoor chef at Ezra's next-door neighbour.

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    MAIZ Mexican Food

    33 Enmore Road, Newtown

    Flavour-packed Mexican dishes, weekly tostada nights and specialty cocktails await you at this Enmore Road spot.

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    Mashi No Mashi

    80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

    This wagyu ramen restaurant in The Star sources its beef from Japan's top 20 beef farmers and brews its ramen for 24 hours in Ozaki beef bone stock.

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