Explore some of the best culinary delights Sydney has to offer.

Sydney's diverse multicultural population has given rise to some of the most unique and traditional dining options in Australia. One of travel's biggest pleasures is uncovering a city's independent restaurants, creative chefs and hidden gems, which Sydney has plenty of options to tantalise you through fantastic produce, wonderful seafood and inspired ideas. You'll find clusters of restaurants to scope out in every suburb including Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Surry Hills and the Central Business District, where you'll discover places like Fishface for casual eats to the famous Japanese fusion wonders of Tetsuya's. And no matter what your budget may be, you can count on 10Best to highlight eateries perfect for any occasion.  We'll supply you with a great range of Sydney restaurants that show off the local dining scene at its best.

Of the many superb restaurants in Sydney, 10Best narrows the options down to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We let you explore Sydney dining on your own at your own pace and to discover your own hidden gems. If time is tight and you don't have the leisure to explore the entire city, we present our Sydney Best Restaurants list. Here, we list some of the best businesses down to a selection of ten based on popularity and reputation. These places promise a time to remember, a superb experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.



One of Sydney's most popular and exclusive restaurants Tetsuya's is the jewel in Sydney's culinary crown. Blending traditionally Japanese flavours with French cooking techniques, Tetsuya's offers a truly unique and exquisite dining experience....  Read More



You should quickly feel like a dignitary the moment you step foot in the Rockpool, and rightly so, the Rockpool gathers some of Sydney's best chefs to treat you to some of Australias best produce. Whether its the ultra chic interior, thick white...  Read More

Mohr Fish


Nestled in funky Surry Hills lies Mohr Fish, an simple and unassuming seafood bar. With as little as four tables inside and stainless steel bench-top is a local favourite when it comes to fresh and well prepared seafood. Lunch times can become a...  Read More

Bondi Beach


Located above the Icebergs swimming pool on Bondi Beach, this bar and restaurant offers untarnished views of Sydney's most famous beach. This is the place to come in Sydney if you want to gawp at outrageously beautiful models on the arms of...  Read More

Surry Hills


Stainless steel metal lights and benches, minimal decor and a meaty menu each reflect the vibe and history of this old butcher shop. It becomes very apparent that you are dining in an old butcher shop through the hearty and meaty meals on offer....  Read More

Inner City


Sydney can often be flooded with Italian restaurants, each attempting to create the authentic Italian experience yet not always making a strong name for themselves, thankfully Otto may surprise you. Delight in their delectable Modern Italian...  Read More

The Rocks


It does not get much sleeker, chicer, nor more expensive than this dining haven. The customers are as sophisticated as the décor, which is as superb as the wine list and menu. Located at the overseas passenger terminal you can not get much...  Read More

Surry Hills
El Loco


With Beer, Tacos, and DJs, El Loco at the Excelsior Hotel brings a little slice of Mexico to Sydney. Building a strong local following in funky Surry Hills, El Loco can get a little busy and the food can get very messy. The decor is tacky but...  Read More

Inner City
Fish Face


If you are looking for a chilled out seafood fish restaurant, perfect for the casual drop in or takeaway then Fishface is the place to be. Fishface is not your average fish 'n' chips shop; tall tables and high chairs and expertly prepared takes...  Read More

East Sydney
Kitchen By Mike


Kitchen by Mike finds itself nestled in with design warehouse Koskela. After entering through a discreet side door you will find yourself standing in a giant warehouse with one side dedicated to furniture, and the other buzzing with the sounds...  Read More


Meet Trent Van der Jagt

Trent van der Jagt was born and bred just outside Sydney. With a camera in one hand and a pen in the other, Trent has made it his mission to explore as much of the world as possible. At the...  More About Trent