Dished Up: Top 10 Sydney Restaurants of 2022

Dished Up: Top 10 Sydney Restaurants of 2022

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Sydney's best restaurants of 2022, as decided by Aussie diners.

Dished Up is TheFork's annual wrap-up of Australian diners’ favourite restaurants of 2022. The list celebrates Australia’s most booked and top-rated restaurants, according to thousands of trusted diners across TheFork network.

As part of Dished Up, we're excited to share a run-down of the best Sydney restaurants of 2022. From foodie favourites to hidden gems and exciting up-and-comers, check out our 2022 Top 100 Restaurants list to discover where to book next!

1. Fish at The Rocks, Millers Point (NSW)

There’s a lot to say about restaurants that stay open for more than three decades, even more so for those that continue to attract crowds of impressed diners through their doors every week like Fish at The Rocks. Opened in 1988, this Sydney institution has solidified its place as one of Australia’s most loved seafood restaurants, with a focus on celebrating fresh, Australian produce and a reputation for exceptional customer service. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: When we come to Sydney it's one of our favourite restaurants and always delivers on quality food, great service and ambiance. Thank you for another wonderful experience. 

2. Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room, Sydney (NSW)

Delivering a taste of old-world European charm and a wine list filled with vin du pays, Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room pays tribute to the elegant restaurants and bistros of London, New York and Paris in the 1950s. With extravagant dishes to match its extravagant surroundings, this CBD establishment is favourite for celebratory dinners and long lunches. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: I hope there is a Bambini in Heaven, otherwise I am refusing to go. Bambini is one of the rare treasures in this city...always consistent in quality of food & charming subtle service. 

3. Roast Republic, Sydney (NSW)

Authentic US soul food is hard to come by, which may be one reason that Roast Republic has already made a huge impact less than a year after opening its doors in the Sydney CBD. The other reason? The food is unreal. Expect big flavours with favourites including the daily rotisserie cajun chicken, slow cooked beef brisket and share plates topped off with some authentic Southern hospitality. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: Definitely the home of soul food. Delicious selection, chilled ambience, good vibes. We arrived happy and left even happier, with full bellies and contented souls.

4. Balcon by Tapavino, Sydney (NSW) 

A celebration of sherry, wine, food and friends awaits at this trendy wine bar in Sydney's CBD. Representing some of the most talented winemakers in Spain, Tapavino sources impressive wines stacked to the ceiling so absolutely no-one misses out. With an outstanding tapas menu to match, this iconic Sydney restaurant is usually bustling with crowds during the week. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: Perfectly cooked fish & chicken which we paired with a delicious glass of white wine. If you’re wanting to try Spanish cuisine, this place will not disappoint. Staff were fabulous and service was impeccable.

5. Diana Potts Point, Potts Point (NSW)

What happens when you combine delicious Korean-Chinese fusion cuisine with a bustling late-night karaoke bar? You get one of the most exciting dining experiences in Sydney! Diana Potts Point has quickly become a favourite amongst Sydneysiders, not only because of its bold Korean-Chinese menu, but also its second-to-none atmosphere, which includes late night karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: So good to experience warm hospitality amazing atmosphere and great food when you dine out. Diana’s. Is great choice for an evening out. We will definitely return. Highly recommend.

6. Jazushi, Surry Hills (NSW)

Fresh local produce, traditional and modern Japanese cuisine with live jazz music in a sultry and trendy setting – that’s the Jazushi way! This unique Surry Hills Japanese restaurant has all the ingredients for an unforgettable night out, with an electric atmosphere and exciting menu that blends old with new. Book on Wednesday and Sunday nights for a side of live jazz with your sushi. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: Just an idyllic restaurant experience. Cozy atmosphere, really solid live jazz and dynamite food. I'd recommend it to anyone!

7. The Spanish Fly, Randwick (NSW)

Serving up Spanish and Mediterranean tapas with a modern twist, paired with some of the best cocktails that Sydney has to offer, The Spanish Fly is a Randwick institution. With a buzzing atmosphere and interiors reminiscent of a European wine bar, there’s a reason this has been a tried and tested favourite amongst locals since 2008. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: I totally love this place. The food is fabulous....consistently of the highest quality. I have been going there since the current owner took it over 14 years ago, and it is sensational. 

8. The Butcher's Block, Wahroonga (NSW)

Sydneysiders love brunch, so it’s no surprise this Sydney institution has made the top 10. In the heart of Wahroonga village, this buzzy cafe celebrates organic, locally sourced produce and homemade fare. At night, it transforms into an atmospheric Modern Australian restaurant with a menu that heroes the best Australian ingredients. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: Always enjoy this very popular spot. Interesting menu, very attentive staff and lovely ambience.

10. Wild Sage, Barangaroo (NSW)

Just like its older (but no less fun-loving) sibling in Cammeray, The Streets’ hottest cafe serves up modern Australian dishes with a creative twist. Wild Sage is the must-visit brunch destination in Sydney’s trendy Barangaroo district, and for good reason – the food is mouth-watering. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: Welcomed by very friendly and attentive staff . Atmosphere was buzzing. Location was nice. Food was terrific served in a timely manner by knowledgeable staff.

10. The East Chinese Restaurant, Sydney (NSW)

Perched beside the Opera House with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, The East is Sydney’s leading fine dining Chinese restaurant serving up authentic Chinese cuisine that's perfect for sharing with the whole family. Enjoy the best of Chinese cuisine while taking in the best views in Sydney. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying: The East has been a favourite of ours for what must be 20 years. Have ordered the wasabi beef every time. Go here. Try it. Watch the world pass you by.

Want to see more of our Dished Up selection for 2022? Check out our Top 100 Restaurants of 2022.

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