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Visiting Sydney and hoping to sample some of the restaurants there while sticking somewhat to your budget? It can be done as one of our favourite things about Sydney is that there are restaurants to suit all budgets. To help you in your search we've teamed up with our friends at TripAdvisor to see what are the top 10 most popular budget restaurants in Australia's biggest city according to their reviews.
1. The Fine Food Store, Kendall Lane, The Rocks
'Katfix' says: During our recent stay in Sydney we ate breakfast here nearly every day. The flat white - the Aussie latte - was great. Lots of choices. I loved the toasted ciabatta with goat curds and bush honey. Great lamb sausage too. Kind of pricey but it's in the Rocks. $ 8-9 for breakfast. Many good choices. Highly recommend.
'Abarry76' says: Came here in August 2012 visiting from Melbourne. Trying to avoid tourist cages and found this place. Great shop inside and gourmet breakfast and selection of wraps etc in the front counter for lunch. Had garlic eggs on ciabatta and hubby had gourmet baked beans on ciabatta. Waffles for kids were amazing and coffee great. Definitely come back again!
'winelover045' says: We enjoyed an excellent breakfast here when staying nearby at the Old Sydney Holiday Inn. They open early, staff were friendly and the food and coffee were great.
2. Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Brougham Street
'oggysouthpark' says: Great choice of menu. Good food and friendly service. Pick your time as it gets very crowded at times.
'AgentMelbourne' says: Great stop during a big night out or even if you're just peckish in the afternoon, morning... or 3 AM.
'Paul B' says: This is a Sydney icon, make sure you get a pie while here then go and wander around the wharves nearby or look at all the famous faces that have visited there - an Aussie institution
3. Lindt Cafe, Level 1, 53 Martin Pl.
'sev3' says: Definitely one of my favorite spots in Sydney to hang with friends! Will go whenever I'm in town. Great spot by the harbour with a great atmosphere, indoors and out. Great selection of delicious cakes and chocolates.
'Faith C' says: I can't vouch for their cakes or pastries, but boy do they serve some of the richest hot chocolate I have ever tasted. The dark hot chocolate was thick and warm and heavenly. Great if it's a cold night and you happen to be near this cafe. Takeaways at $5.25 are very reasonable for this standard of hot choc.
'Bruzaaa' says: I had been obsessed with this cafe from the first day it opened and I still LOVE it! The drinks are great, food is great and they always have lovely customer service on offer.
4. Guzman Y Gomez Taqueriak, 175 King Street
'lacornuta' says: Sydney needs better and more Mexican food outlets. Thank heavens for this little place - fresh and tasty and not your usual gluggy tomato and beans/mince over boring commercial corn chips. Apparently they make their own corn chips and its certainly got more taste and texture! So glad there's one in Crows Nest now so I have easy access to it!
'Michelle J' says: Guzmans is one of my favorite places for lunch in the city. Lots of flavour and very filling. I recommend the chicken nachos! Ask for sour cream and get a little tub of chipotle sauce and other additions.
'SydneyTiger' says: I had a quick impromptu meal with my daughters there as they like Mex food. I've always disliked the same old Mexican, cheese, corn chips and beans. This place is different, food was great and so was the service. I'd now have Mexican again, try it out.
5. Max Brenner, 86-108 Castlereagh Street
'5feetsmall' says: Had the mocha in a hug mug and loved it. Rich and flavorful. Hug mug really makes it a comforting experience. Great way to have my coffee fix and my chocolate fix before taking the ferry back from Manly to Circular Quay.
'HNT78' says: The coffee is to die for, the best coffee I have ever had. Atmosphere and service outstanding. We go here before dinner and after. The desserts are amazing and I can't rave enough about the beautiful coffee. Highly recommend. A+++++
'Neseylane' says: I love this place. You have plenty of options no matter how much you are planning on spending. I usually get the white hot chocolate (which is amazing) and the chocolate lick. Very yum. Can get quite busy here.
6. Menya, 8 Quay Street
'SydTraveller777' says: Best ramen in Sydney! The ramen noodles is cooked perfectly, soft with texture. The soup is just delicious, either chicken or pork based. You go just for the food, not the experience or atmosphere. You order first and then you sit and wait for your meal. The service is quick and efficient.
'Calgaryfamilyof5' says: I'm a regular at Menya on Market Street as they serve a really nice variety of Japanese noodles. I normally have one of the ramen soup noodles but on this occasion, I don't know what possessed me to have the dynamite jya-jya noodles. Holy smoke!! I think I left with brain damage! More seriously, it was brutally hot so be warned. Just a tip at lunch time - either be very early for the opening at midday or late. It's incredibly busy from about 12 -1.30pm
'tianyupu' says: Good ramen, and great value as well. The Menya ramen is a must-have and the bento boxes are great too if you prefer rice. Usually pretty full around peak lunch and dinner times, so expect a queue. Definitely a place to revisit.
7. Peace Harmony, 44 Erskine Street
'NikkiK273' says: Really great value, delicious vegetarian restaurant. Depending on who serves you, you can either get great service or not so great service, but they make up for it in the quality of food. A must try!
'Stinz3' says: We walked in to Peace Harmony for lunch not knowing that it is a vegan restaurant. When we realized, my wife asked me (the meat lover) if I wanted to leave and I said I was OK with it. I do not regret staying… the food blew me away. It was so good, I wanted to go back for dinner. It was so good, I want to learn how to cook vegan. The taste, the texture, the combination…just awesome. It’s fantastic and it’s affordable, and the freshly pressed juices are an added bonus. Go, you won’t regret it.
'Justin_Leung' says: All of the 'meats' are vegan. The fish, pork, chicken are all made from soy. But it's tasty.
8. Ton Ton, 501 George Street
'jmr_aus' says: I am a foodie, have travelled to Japan many times for the food. The quality and consistency of the food at Ton Ton are top notch. The ramen is the best I've ever found in Sydney. Try the standard Ton Ton Ramen, but if you want something really special, go for the Kogashi Ninniku Ramen for complexity of flavours. If you're not in a soup mood, try the Spicy Chicken Don. Fast service, consistently great, authentic Japanese food, it's my favourite ramen restaurant in Sydney.
'Lynette M' says: This is a terrific restaurant for a quick lunch at a very reasonable price. Mainly Japanese noodles.
'elsuperabuelo' says: I am a ramen buff after having lived in Japan...I try to look for ramen restaurants in every Australian city and this is the best one so far... Pork Ramen's soup was just awesome and I also had pretty nice gyozas... great food for the price!! The atmosphere of the place is good also!!
9. Daruma Japanese Restaurant, Level 1, 8 Quay Street
'Jaseface' says: I'm always at this restaurant and am always welcomed very warmly by the staff. The happy hour deals are extremely cheap at $5.50 for a massive serving with free miso soup!! It's always delicious and I have never had a problem.
'Gary A' says: Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney, food is just to die for, delicious, decor is clean, fresh and inviting and the staff. We have been so many times now, can't remember how many but we never tire of the menu. Just ask the staff for their recommendations.
'A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook' says: Pretty good food at reasonable price.
10. Ramen Kan, Level 1, 90 Hay Street
'Eric H' says: This is one Japanese restaurant I have to say I really recommend. You would have a full and very tasty meal under $20pp
'A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook' says: Excellent value for money.
'A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook' says: Personally, I like it, from their decor and atmosphere, to their great big ramen bowls.
All restaurants listed are in the '£/€/$ x 1' price range
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