Food & Wine Print

Visit Sydney city’s precincts and experience a vibrant culinary scene which includes two of the world’s best restaurants.

Spanish Quarter

Discerning diners can’t go past Sydney’s own Spanish Quarter in Liverpool and Kent Street in Sydney CBD. The best spot around for tapas, tostadas, tortillas or paella, washed down with a jug of sangria.


The buzz of Chinatown offers diners exotic choices of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese food.

George Street cinemas

Enjoy a light snack after a movie at the cafes and restaurants along George Street’s cinema precinct

Darling Harbour

Harbourside and Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour is only minutes from the CBD and offers great waterfront dining.

East Circular Quay

Experience a perfect location for both alfresco and indoor dining with a superb selection of food and the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

The Rocks (City North)

Enjoy some ‘old Sydney’ ambience at pubs, cafes and restaurants nestled among charming old shops and convict-built cobblestone streets.

East Sydney and Darlinghurst

Stanley Street has a great selection of Italian cafes and restaurants, nearby Oxford Street is known for its low-priced ethnic eateries, and Victoria Street in Darlinghurst is famous for its coffee and Italian cafes.

Glebe, Forest Lodge and Broadway

Glebe Point Road has over 60 cafes, restaurants and pub dining rooms serving cuisines as varied as Nepalese, Italian, Australian and Korean plus a famous pie shop, great cafes for breakfast and several late-night eateries.

Kings Cross and surrounds

Be spoilt for choice with more than 200 restaurants, bars and cafes in this precinct. At Woolloomooloo, be sure to sample a famous pie floater at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, or head to the glamorous Finger Wharf for acclaimed waterfront dining.

Newtown & Erskineville

There are more than 120 food outlets along King Street and Enmore Road. Many are BYO and open until late, and most are very reasonably priced. There are several other good cafes and pub dining rooms in Erskineville.

Oxford Street and Paddington

There is no shortage of places to eat along Oxford Street, from Darlinghurst to the corner of Jersey Road. The best dining strips are west of Victoria Barracks and east of Paddington Town Hall.


There are more than 30 restaurants in this precinct, and if seafood is your style, the Sydney Fish Market is the place for fish and chips, sushi, chilli crab, freshly shucked oysters and much more.

Redfern, Cleveland Street & Waterloo

Cleveland Street is well known for its Lebanese eateries and for its great range of Indian establishments towards South Dowling Street. There are also many ethnic restaurants on Crown and Bourke Streets, and Danks Street offers excellent daytime cafes.

Surry Hills

There is an extraordinary range of eateries in Crown Street, from tiny Lebanese takeaways to upmarket modern Australian restaurants and some very good pub dining rooms. Oxford, Riley, Bourke and Albion Streets are also worth a visit.

For more information about dining in Sydney city, visit Restaurants in Sydney and