$$$. Modern, try the famous chequerboard ice cream, BYO.
venue: 33 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
$$$$. Beef, seafood great views.
venue: 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
$$$$. Modern Australian, Italian, intimate vibe can be busy.
venue: 270 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
$$$$. Modern, degustation, cosy.
venue: kangaloon road, Bowral
$$$$. Contemporary food, courtyard setting.
venue: 248 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
Pilu at Freshwater
venue: Moore Road, Freshwater
Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
$$$$. Seafood, converted boatshed.
venue: Ferry Road, Glebe
Glebe Point Diner
$$$. Modern rustic meals.
venue: 407 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
$$$$. Modern, degustation.
venue: 5-9 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross
$$$. contemporary Australian dishes.
venue: 1259 Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong Heights
$$$. Italian, head chef Federico Zanellato has trained at Noma and Attica.
venue: D'Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman
The Tea Room - Gunners' Barracks
$$$$. Traditional silver-serviced tea room, surrounded by gardens and bushland.
venue: Suakin Drive, Mosman, New South Wales
$$$$. Italian cuisine by chef/owner Armando Pecuoco.
venue: 108 Boundary Street, Paddington
$$$$. $45 for a pasta, it is a Sydney institution.
venue: 47 Windsor Street, Paddington
venue: 21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
$$$$. Modern, Stunning view.
venue: Lyne Park, New South Head Road,Rose Bay
venue: 594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay
Bentley Restaurant & Bar
$$$$. Contemporary food, wine bar, sommelier Nick Hildebrandt and chef Brent Savage, good dining space.
venue: 320 Crown Street, Surry Hills
$$$$. Modern Chinese by Kylie Kwong.
venue: 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills
$$$. Modern Argentine fare.
venue: 216 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
$$$. Thai, bar menu is not bad.
venue: 85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
$$$$$. French, highly rated.
venue: 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills
$$. Rockabilly Bar and Argentina Grill.
venue: 358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
$$$$. French Asian fusion.
venue: 48 Albion Street, Surry Hills
$$$$$. Modern, Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan’s venue, great views.
venue: 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney
$$$$$. European, degustation, intimate and romantic.
venue: 5/450 George Street, Sydney
$$$$. Modern British cuisine by Jeremy Strode.
venue: 52 King Street, Sydney
$$$$$. Modern, innovative food, upstairs in the Establishment Hotel complex.
venue: Level 1, 252 George Street, Sydney
$$$. French bistro, wine bar.
venue: 2 Ash Street, Sydney
Four in Hand
$$$$$. Chef Peter Gilmore.
venue: Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney
$$$$. French, Modern, la carte or buffet breakfast.
venue: 488 George Street, Sydney
Guillaume at Bennelong
$$$$$. French, wine bar, chef Guillaume Brahimi at the Opera House.
venue: 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney
$$$$$. Modern, great view of the Opera House.
venue: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal 5, The Rocks
$$$$$. Modern Australian, Asian by Neil Perry.
venue: 104 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Rockpool Bar & Grill
$$$$. Steakhouse, seafood by Neil Perry.
venue: 66 Hunter Street, Sydney
$$$$. Modern seafood.
venue: 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
$$$$$. Another Neil Perry venture, taste of Asia rather than one specific Asian cuisine.
venue: 10 Bligh Street, Sydney
$$$$$. French, Japanese, chef Tetsuya Wakuda, BYO ($25 firth bottle $40 for the second).
venue: 529 Kent Street, Sydney
$$$$. Good sashimi.
venue: 115 Harrington Street, Sydney
Yukis at the Quay
$$$. Authentic Japanese cuisine.
venue: Level 4, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
$$$$. Woollahra Hotel, French, this bistro eating is built on butter.
venue: 116 Queen Street, Woollahra
$$$$. Rambunctious Italian.
venue: 3 Jersey Road, Woollahra
$$$$$. Modern French.
venue: 10 Oxford Street, Woollahra
$$$$. Italian, views across the water to the Botanical Garden.
venue: 8/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo