Special Eats


You’ll never go hungry in Sydney, with exceptional fresh produce, innovative chefs and jaw-dropping dining locations at these special eats.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Housed within the Art Deco City Mutual Building, built around 1936, Rockpool Bar & Grill is one of Sydney’s finest dining rooms. This legendary restaurant has been plating perfectly cooked dry-aged steak and pouring fine wine since 2009. Founded by Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry, Rockpool has been named as the eighth best steak restaurant in the world. If you don’t have time for a full meal, drop in for RP Hour from 4-6pm on weekdays for a selection of snacks, drinks and signature cocktails.

Rockpool Bar & Grill, 66 Hunter St, Sydney, (02) 8099 7077, rockpoolbarandgrill.com.au


Curious flavour hunters will love Kiln. The novel menu, created by young chef Mitch Orr, takes you by surprise, with high-quality, seasonal ingredients presented in new ways. The dining space is just as edgy, with swathes of earthy textures and plenty of light, due to its sky-high position on the 18th storey of the Atelier Ace Hotel.

Kiln, Atelier Ace Hotel, 53 Foy Lane, Sydney, (02) 8099 8799, kilnsydney.com

Bar Totti’s

This bustling modern Italian trattoria has delicious casual fare just bursting with colour and flavour. Everything is made to share and the signature antipasti (beloved by Sydney locals) includes the famous woodfired ‘puffball’ bread, burrata, sweet tomatoes, prosciutto and melon.

Bar Totti’s, 330A/330B George St, Sydney, (02) 9114 7379, merivale.com

Icebergs Dining Room & Bar

There are a few reasons why Icebergs is celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s “favourite restaurant in the whole world”. Firstly, the cliffside view over Bondi Beach is second to none; you feel like you are sitting atop the ocean. Secondly, the Italian menu is expertly executed with seasonal Aussie produce. Finally, the service doesn’t miss a step. 

Icebergs, 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach, (02) 9365 9000, idrb.com


A bold dining experience of contrasts, Woodcut conjures up the nostalgia of slow-cooked meals over open fires, but in an ultra-modern setting. Award-winning chef Ross Lusted and his restaurateur wife Sunny pay homage to classic methods of fire, smoke, ice and steam. Imagine a Southern Rock Lobster, charred in a wood-fired oven, finished with kombu butter.

Woodcut, Crown Sydney, Level 1/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, (02) 8871 7171



Dining inside the Sydney Opera House is a pinch-yourself moment. The dramatic peaked ceilings remind you that you’re within the famous sails, and the high-reaching triangular glass walls invite the iconic harbour views inside. Renowned Australian chef Peter Gilmore has crafted a quintessentially modern Australian menu, showcasing some of the country’s best produce.

Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, (02) 9240 8000, bennelong.com.au

Sydney Fish Market

It’s Australia’s home of seafood, the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over three million visitors a year. The Sydney Fish Market on Blackwattle Bay is home to seafood retailers, restaurants and cafes. You can grab some fresh prawns, oysters, sashimi, and fish and chips for a picnic at the outdoor tables, or treat yourself to whole lobster, king crab and abalone at The Boatshed restaurant.

Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Pyrmont, (02) 9004 1100, sydneyfishmarket.com.au


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