Sydney is home to some of the most innovative and highly respected restaurants in the world. From Master Chef specialities and Michelin-star restaurants, this cosmopolitan food-loving city has some of the finest dining available anywhere on the globe. So make a date, dress up, and indulge in Sydney’s most exclusive restaurants.
From the moment you ascend the glass elevator to this top-floor restaurant, you know you’re in for a dining experience unlike any other. You enter Quay and are awe-struck by the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Your waiter leads you to your table, and you open the menu as though it were a sacred artefact. You run your finger under each gold-printed dish and imagine the mixture of flavours. As one of Australia’s most renowned restaurants, your expectations are high. You order the Wagyu, and stifle a gasp when the dish appears. The smoked Blackmore cut curls over raw fungi. It’s more fantasy than food! You dissect it with care, and are overwhelmed by the succulent, yet earthy, taste. Every bite of Master Chef Peter Gilmore’s award-winning menu surprises and delights you. As you wait for his famous Snow Egg dessert, you gaze across at the Sydney Opera House, and wonder if anything could be more delightful.
Feast your eyes and taste buds on the stunning cuisine at Sepia, a rival to any of the world’s best Michelin-star restaurants. You cross the art deco floor and nestle in a booth, admiring the New York-style design. In the spacious, airy restaurant, you await your first dish in the five-course degustation menu––spanner crab with sake vinegar jelly, salted cucumber, and green apple. Your heart races as you slice the delicate creation, savouring the mix of crisp cucumber drizzled with the creamy brown butter emulsion. With each course, Sydney Master Chef Martin Benn offers you something new—a twist of Asian-infused flavours. You’re stunned by the hot pink spices with white fragrant lilies, amazed by the enchanted winter chocolate forest, and surprised by the magical, petal-strewn sorbet.
Don’t worry, you’re not in the wrong place. Hidden in a food court under a casino is Momofuku Seiobo, one of the best restaurants in Sydney. You hop on a stool by the kitchen and sit transfixed as the knife-wielding experts get to work on a 16-course culinary masterpiece. Master Chef David Chang and Barbados-born Paul Carmichael take you on a rich Caribbean-inspired journey. You drizzle ruby-red hibiscus syrup over oxtail and carrot. You choose a live marron then devour it, hot from the grill, with melted koji butter; you ease your knife through tender blush-pink Cowra lamb saddle—all while listening to the Pixies!
When you’re ready to indulge in an innovative, extravagant meal, you’ll have your pick of places in Sydney. No matter where you decide to dine, you’re sure to be served a meal you’ll remember for years.