The popular city of Sydney is home to many top restaurants with a range of cuisine on offer. To find out where to eat in Sydney, we asked you to tell us about your favourite Sydney restaurants over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Capitan Torres on Liverpool St...
This Spanish restaurant is a popular choice for tapas or a meal in Sydney. The tapas menu can be ordered when dining on the ground floor. There’s also a great dinner menu on offer with a selection of seafood and great wine list too.
Location: 73 Liverpool Street
Helm Bar & Bistro
Helm Bar, Crockle Bay, Darling Harbour
The Helm Bar & Bistro is the perfect place to relax in style and enjoy the sun soaked deck by day and stunning views by night. This waterside venue is the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks and some food.
Location: Aquarium Wharf, Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
Encasa on Pitt Street - delicious tapas, pizza and more + yummie sangria!
Encasa Restaurant specialises in Spanish cuisine such as tapas but you can also order pizza and pasta too. It is a vibrant restaurant with a great atmosphere.
Location: 423 Pitt Street
Opening hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday: Noon – 2.30 pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5.30 pm – late
Suzanne S. says:
Lindt chocolate cafe!!! Kinda pricey for a backpacker, but well worth the splurge :) Yummy chocolate lovers waffle ♥ the chocolate sauce is to die for!
Jenny Clarke says:
Warning about the Lindt Cafe... not suitable for nut allergy sufferers... I could only choose from 3 items on the menu. Even profiteroles had nuts on them. Disappointing
The world famous Lindt chocolate brand has some chocolate cafes in locations around the city. Here you can expect all things chocolate in the form to pastries and cakes to drinks and ice-cream. A paradise for chocolate lovers!
Location: In various locations around Sydney
Wok Noodle Bar
Alfonso Bezanilla says:
Wok at Bondi Beach, cheap as hell and the best Thai food that I ever tried!
If you have worked up an appetite surfing the waves of Bondi or even just by lying on the beach, a trip to Wok Noodle Bar will see you right. There is a range of Asian food and cooking styles on offer here with lots of dishes to choose from.
Location: 164 Campbell Pde
Opening hours: Daily 12.30pm-10pm
New Orleans Cafe
Nicole McKenna says:
New Orleans Cafe at crows nest
This cafe has been long established in the Crows Nest which is a trendy village area of Sydney. Here you will find a unique atmosphere with a rustic feel and a great menu. The food on offer here ranges from Creole-Cajun dishes to some great burgers and ribs. There’s also a range of beers and cocktails on offer too.
Location: 6 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11am - 10:30pm, Fri- 11am - 11pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm (breakfast 9am-11:30am), Sunday 9am - 10:30pm (breakfast 9am-11:30am)
Jackqueline Hargreaves says:
And Max Brenner Mountain Rd Ultimo chocolate yum! And any of the restaurants around Ultimo - student area lots of great meals for around $10.
With a couple of locations around Sydney, this is a popular chocolate loving cafe. The menu incorporates all things chocolate with a nice atmosphere in its locations.
Mortar and Pestle Thai
Emily Dodds says:
Mortar and Pestle Thai in Manly, AMAZING food and reasonably priced. And Warf bar in Manly, good food, good drinks, awesome setting, the bar goes over the water!
This trendy restaurant is popular amongst the locals in the area. Here you will be met with a varied menu of Thai food along with cheap prices. It’s always busy here, probably due to the combination of cheap prices and good food.
Location: 2 Darley Road
Yoko Yoko Yoko says:
Green Gourmet, Newtown!
For 100% vegan food eat in Green Gourmet. No meat or dairy products are used in any of the dishes served here. It’s a family run business that offers some great dishes.
Location: 115-117 King St, Newtown
Michael Gray says:
Go to a pub in Surry Hills called the Shakespeare... So cheap, so good.
The Shakespeare is a cosy pub offering ‘pub grub’ with some drinks and a laid back atmosphere. The meals on offer are cheap but good value for money.
Location: 200 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Arthur's Pizza Shop
Lisa Jardine says:
Arthur's Pizza Shop is the spot. In Randwick, up the hill from Coogee Bay - amazing pizza and fry ups for breakfast. The Thai place across the road is amazing too, better value than in the Central Business District
Arthur’s Pizza is an established pizzeria in Sydney that’s loved by locals and tourists. Pizza fans will love Arthur’s as there is a wide range of pizzas and toppings on offer.
Location: 47 Perouse Road
Opening hours: Mon - Fri from 5pm - late, Sat - Sun from 12 noon - late
Govindas Restaurant and Cinema
Neil Barnes says:
Govinda's Indian buffet near Kings Cross. Has an awesome cinema attached where there are no seats, just beds!
If you are looking for dinner and a movie in Sydney you can get it all in one place at Govinda’s. You can even avail of their dinner and a movie package! For dinner you can pick from their large Indian buffet that offers a great selection. The movie room is a boutique cinema with large, comfortable cushions on the floor instead of seats.
Location: 112 Darlinghurst Road
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Wendy Lander says:
Pizza place in the Rocks as it has gluten free pizza.
Kalun Kale Yeung says:
Fish market no doubt!
Andy Bettolli says:
Don’t bother with all the trendy inner city overpriced, overrated restaurants. Head to the west to get a real taste of Sydney's multi-culturalism. Try Mustafa's in Auburn for some authentic Lebanese and Turkish delicacies
Lennard Ramone says:
Not sure about the name but there's a laksa place in the CBD that is amazing! Got a bowl of fantastic laksa about the size of the Stanley Cup for $8!
Nunu Nood says:
I love laksa noodle over there too
Joshua Hinton says:
Hehe... That is an interesting question. For those on a budget there are many places all around the city for whatever you desire. Try @Bangkok Thai or Chat Thai on Campbell Street. Walk up Oxford Street to Love Supreme for a pizza place with atmosphere. For those with a budget and consider themselves a foodie try the following (I have avoided the mainstream places) Four in hand restaurant in Paddington (12 hour lamb shoulder is a must), La Botega in Surry hills for outstanding tapas and a unique wine selection (no bookings), For my money Toko has a better atmosphere, service and overall food quality than any of the more 'awarded' Japanese restaurants plus hosts a unique cocktail list to explore while you wait for a table. Last in my favourite four is Lotus in Potts Point... Bust through the over caffeinated older people out the front and you find yourself in a small cocktail bar where magic happens. You name it, they make it and they make it well. Try the 'lotus' for a fruity experience and when it comes time to eat, don't leave, indulge in the finest cheeseburger in Sydney. Sounds like an oxymoron... I won't go further but once you try it you will agree...