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Sydney's Fine-Dining Restaurants

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In a city of lively neighborhoods and incredible sea and harbor views, the food lives up to the settings.
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71A MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Sydney is only just getting into the wine-bar-with-fantastic-food thing, but so far it's doing it extremely well. The new digs of sommelier and local wine expert Nick Hildebrandt and chef Brent Savage (the pair also own the more serious Bentley...
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130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Quay is currently closed for renovations.

Quay is the kind of restaurant for which you make reservations far, far in advance and pack an outfit just for the occasion. Here, chef Peter Gilmore draws a crowd of reality cooking show fans for his...
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1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
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Overlooking iconic Bondi Beach, Icebergs is arguably Sydney’s most scenic restaurant. The food, from local shrimp to braised beef cheeks, lives up to the setting. 1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, 61/(0) 2-9365-9000. This appeared in the August/September...
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105 Sutherland St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
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Four in Hand, a gutsy pub-side restaurant, has a loyal local following of those who crave honest cooking. Paddington is hardly a culinary wasteland, but Colin Fassnidge’s bistro remains the area stalwart of unfancy yet brilliant dining. On-menu...
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66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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The most stunning dining room in celebrity chef Neil Perry’s restaurant empire has got to be Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney. Seated amid soaring green marble columns and Art Deco windows in a space designed by Emil Sodersten, diners can...
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186-188 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
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Betel leaves are used as a stimulant, an antiseptic, and a breath freshener in Southeast Asia. At Jimmy Liks, they are how you eat a chicken and smoked eggplant bite-size starter. The little amuse bouche comes with a chili and eschalot relish....
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Northcliff St & Paul St, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
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Overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Aqua Dining unquestionably has one of the best restaurant views in the city. Turn left and you’ll see the North Sydney Olympic pool; turn right and you’ll see Luna Park. But Aqua isn’t...
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8/6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
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Owned by the Fink group which also runs Quay, Otto is an intimate restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine within view of the Sydney skyline. Start with the salty-sweet Caprino, a crispy flat bread served with goat's curd doused in truffle...