Dine like a local: Sydney's top eats


From restaurants tucked inside grand heritage-listed buildings to modern fusion cuisines; Sydney’s abundance of eateries is second to none. However, if you’re short on time on a weekender, or it’s Friday night and you’re wanting to drop your cooking plans for some cheap eats, sometimes the fun can be taken away with too many good options. 


That’s why we’re dishing the dirt on the best places to eat in Sydney - like a true local. We’re talking Mexcian fiestas and modest New-Orleans-inspired bars to the most authentic Asian street food. We’ve got all bases covered.

A taste of New Orleans - Earl’s Juke Joint Bar

A taste of New Orleans - Earl’s Juke Joint Bar

Saloon-style cocktail bar with a New Orleans vibe, exposed brick walls and corrugated iron ceiling. Perfect for your late-night martini moment.


Quintessential Asian Fusion - Chin Chin

Chin Chin

A total overload for the senses. South East Asian with an Australian twist. This is the ultimate spot for your next girls night.


Date night in Italy - Giro’s Osteria

Date night in Italy - Giro’s Osteria

Pasta la Vista baby! Come here for your next date night and save room for dessert. This is a taste of Rome down under.


Authentic Thai with Moody Ambience - Nung Len

Authentic Thai with Moody Ambience - Nung Len

Craving the flavours of traditional Thai? This dimly lit establishment is the perfect stop for a taste of Thailand with only the freshest of ingredients.


Brunch & Espresso - PIÑA By Room Ten 

Brunch & Espresso - PIÑA By Room Ten

Fluffy scrambled eggs on freshly baked sourdough with a side of rich, creamy espresso. PIÑA is your morning fix in the heart of Potts Point. 


It’s a Fiesta! - Chula

It’s a Fiesta! - Chula

Fuel up on tacos and kick off the night with a margarita, Chula is the hub for all things Mexican eats and vibrant dining.


Modest Pub Feed - The Courthouse Hotel 

Modest Pub Feed - The Courthouse Hotel

Chicken Parmy or Chicken Parma? Whatever floats your boat, the Courthouse Hotel is a rustic pub in the heart of Newtown, perfect for those moments you’re craving an icy cold beer and classic pub feed.


Cocktail Hour - Alphabet St.

Cocktail Hour - Alphabet Street

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! For the best cocktails in Sydney (we’re biased), head to Alphabet St. Make sure to order the Apple Martini, you won’t be disappointed.

Not quite what you’re after? Check out some more of our favourites →

Ms G’s

Fratelli Paradiso

Fei Jai

The Apollo

The Baxter Inn

Macleay St Bistro

The Roosevelt


The Butler

Cho Cho San




My zakya

Love, Tilly Devine 

Chaco bar 

Et al 

La bomba


Newtown Continental


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