Favourites include Riverbar, Pony, Mr & Mrs G's, Bavarian Bier Cafe, Fridays and Jade Buddha.
Not far downriver from the cruise terminal, this waterfront district offers a wide array of eatery options. You'll find affordable Australian chains such as Guzman y Gomez (a Mexican taqueria) and Grill’d (healthy burgers), as well as fine-dining institutions like celebrity chef Matt Moran’s Aria, whose contemporary menu focuses on local produce. Bonus: knockout views of the Story Bridge and the cliffs of Kangaroo Point across the water.
Pony Dining was the unanimous favorite of my wife and I. Service is solid, wine list extensive enough to satisfy anyone and a range of seafood and steak options. Be sure to try the Australian olives and the twice cooked pork belly.