Dinner and a View: 10 Sydney restaurants with great views
Take your view up a notch by enjoying it with a spectacular dining experience at one of these iconic Sydney restaurants.
There's no denying that Sydney is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, so it makes sense that it is also home to some of the best dining views. If you're looking for the best spots to soak up the sun and take in views of spectacular Sydney Harbour and beyond, we have you sorted with these top picks.
There is no finer location in Sydney to dine, drink and indulge than the iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf and as one of its star residents, a meal out at Manta Restaurant & Bar is a truly special experience. With an emphasis on produce sourced from farmers and fishmongers known to Head Chef Daniel Hughes and owner Rob Rubis, Manta offers a menu that is both eclectic and elegant. This beautiful waterfront eatery boasts views of the Harbour and CBD skyline; a sleek bar and outdoor dining area perfect for any occasion. BOOK NOW >
On the ground floor terrace of the Museum of Contemporary Arts is Graze MCA, a relaxed bistro serving up delicious Mediterranean and Mod-Aus fare with a focus on fresh seafood. With stunning views overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, it's the perfect spot to perch for a relaxed long lunch as you watch the ferries move by across the Quay. BOOK NOW >
If you’re after a unique fine dining experience in Sydney, we know the perfect spot. Take in stunning vistas of the famous Clifton’s Gardens Bay at this iconic North Shore establishment. Ripples serves up a Modern Australian menu with an Italian twist, which celebrates the freshest seasonal produce and promises to impress. BOOK NOW >
Right by the iconic Balmoral Baths you'll find Public Dining Room, a bright, contemporary eatery with floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout. Serving up casual fine food with a focus on sustainable, Australian ingredients, it's the perfect spot for a weekend brunch, long lunch or relaxed dinner. With unspoilt views overlooking beautiful Balmoral Beach, you'll feel like you're on holiday any day of the week. BOOK NOW >
With unspoilt views of Sydney Harbour, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful location to enjoy a meal out than The Fenwick. With a seasonal menu that focuses on celebrating the best Australian produce, this Balmain East restaurant is set inside an historic heritage building perched on the foreshore. BOOK NOW >
Enjoy waterside cocktails, drinks and dining with a spectacular Harbour view in Walsh Bay. Bar One is the heart of luxury hotel Pier One Sydney Harbour, and the perfect spot to meet, eat and drink. Whether it’s lunch on a day out or cocktails and dinner at the end of a special night, Bar One’s premium beverage offering and fresh casual meals are exactly what’s needed right on Sydney Harbour. BOOK NOW >
Looking for that really special dining experience? With unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the Harbour, there's just one word to sum up this dinner location: iconic. 6 HEAD’s stunning interiors, fantastic al fresco dining options and mouth-watering Modern Australian menu make it the perfect choice for a special meal out. BOOK NOW >
Nestled into Mosman's gorgeous Spit marina is Ormeggio, a buzzy Italian seafood restaurant and cocktail bar that is making waves in the Sydney foodie scene. Hatted since opening, Ormeggio is known for its innovative menu that aims to reinvent Italian cuisine. In its 13th year, Ormeggio has reinvented itself with a refurb and switch to a completely meat-free, a la carte seafood menu with regularly changing chef's picks. BOOK NOW >
Offering a contemporary approach to the Middle Eastern culinary tradition, Jounieh is a fine dining restaurant perfectly positioned on the Walsh Bay harbour foreshore. This waterside venue takes you on a journey through the distinctive flavours and tastes of its famed namesake - the coastal town of Jounieh in Lebanon. BOOK NOW >
Set in bushland on the beautiful Hawkesbury river and accessed only by seaplane, boat or a trip in their own private ferry, Berowra Waters Inn is truly a Sydney icon. Boasting sensational views across the river and unspoilt natural surrounds, celebrated Head Chef Brian Geraghty has reinterpreted the 'degustation menu' concept with a curated menu of smaller dishes that you can graze your way through. With an exceptional wine list to match, Berowra Waters Inn is the perfect destination to celebrate a truly special occasion. BOOK NOW >
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