No foodie can resist the allure of Sydney’s delightful flavours. From chic restaurants with artful food arrangements to relaxed bars with refreshing drinks, Sydney is a true haven for foodies. My Sydney food guide will point you in the right direction, whether you’re looking for traditional dishes with an Aussie twist or a truly unusual treat, this popular metropolis guarantees a truly gastronomic experience.
The Sydney Food Guide
The Bourke St Bakery for the start of the day
Why not start your day the right way by having a delightful breakfast at Bourke St Bakery? Anyone craving some soft Aussie pastries shouldn’t miss this iconic bakery where you can find a range of different treats, from soft bread to delicious sausage rolls and rich pies. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a treat. Pair that up with a cup of hot, flavourful coffee and a taste of ginger brulee tartlet, and you can move on to discover the city’s wonders.
Lucio’s for a taste of Italy
Owing to the reputable Lucio’s restaurant, you can have superb Italian food right in the heart of Australia. After a long tradition of 32 years on Sydney’s gastronomic scene, Lucio’s has a reputation for being a chic, artsy restaurant with the crème-de-la-crème dishes of Italian cuisine. Not only will you be able to savour dishes made from fresh produce, but you’ll also be inspired by the artsy setting. While the seasonal menu will provide you with a plethora of delightful options, don’t miss the opportunity to try the delicious pasta and crab and tomato sugo. Considering the restaurant’s reputation, you should make a reservation in advance for any day from Tuesday to Saturday.
The Tilbury for relaxation
Whether you’re a guest of the Tilbury hotel or not, you have its bar and restaurant at your disposal. The menu is based on the fresh seasonal produce with superb dishes and delightful treats. The restaurant is set in the relaxed dining room with a lovely view of the courtyard, while the bar is nestled on a sun-drenched deck. However, you don’t have to go downstairs for a lovely meal but order a dish off the grill to go with your gin and tonic. All of this is paired up with the set of the hotel’s DJ for the final touch. No strings attached and no reservations needed at the Tilbury restaurant and bar.
The Opera Bar for an experience with a view
For a pleasant evening in an awe-inspiring setting, you should stop by the Opera Bar, one of the most popular hotspots among the locals. Located just along the Sydney Opera House, the lovely bar offers one of the most spectacular views of this iconic building, as well as the Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. And there’s no better way to soak in the view than over a glass of champagne, listening to some lovely live tunes. If you’re a beer lover, don’t miss the opportunity to try the bar’s own brew. However, that’s not all! Here, a delightful menu of modern Australian cuisine awaits you, too, with lovely specialities, including Noosa spanner crab, Petuna ocean trout and others.
You can have it all at The Old Clare Hotel
At the Old Clare Hotel, you can have it all – luxurious boutique accommodation, a bohemian-inspired bar and excellent service. Located in artsy Chippendale, this hotel has always been a popular choice for artsy souls, indie rock lovers, bohemian intellectuals and others. While the Clare bar will satisfy your cravings for delicious food and craft beer, the Rooftop Pool, one of the most stunning rooftop bars in Chippendale, will enable you to soak in the sun, enjoy the view and savour a refreshing drink. And since the Rooftop Pool is open only to hotel guests, you’ll be able to relax in the atmosphere of privacy.
As a foodie’s heaven, Sydney has much to offer to any visitor with a craving. Whether you want to relax over a drink, have a taste of Aussie cuisine or discover new gastronomic delights, you can find it all in this forever-popular metropolis.
About the author
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels, she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She spends most of her free time at home walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.