Guide to Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

Your restaurant guide to Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

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With Mardi Gras right around the corner, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs are getting ready to come alive!

There’s no better time than now to head to some of Sydney’s trendiest neighbourhoods and explore the sensational food experiences on offer. 

From Bondi to Zetland, we’ve picked out the top trending restaurants, cafes and bars that should be added to your Eastern Suburbs foodie bucket list. 

Whether you’re after a cheeky marg with your bestie, a romantic dinner date with someone special or a long lunch with friends, we’ve got you covered with our hottest spots below! 

Rocker, North Bondi

Selection of dishes at Rocker Bondi

Coastal, wholesome, tasty and a bit of fun, this casual neighbourhood restaurant stays true to the Bondi lifestyle. Rocker’s menu has a European feel with a focus on the very best that’s coming from the sea and land at the time. Foraging, house-made pasta, charcuterie and pickles are just a few of the fixtures of the adventurous fusion menu.

Vu Restaurant, Surry Hills

Interior at Vu Restaurant

Launched in 2020, this Surry Hills eatery sums up modern cuisine at its best. Located in an old-style terrace house, Vu delivers a charming, cozy lounge atmosphere and an upscale casual dining experience. Expect the unexpected with a daring menu that promises to delight every sense.

Bushari, Potts Point

Busshari at Potts Point

Nestled in the heart of Potts Point is Busshari - one of Sydney’s most loved Japanese restaurants. Operating since 2006, this popular eatery is known for its buzzing atmosphere and delectable menu, which offers a creative twist on traditional Japanese cuisine.

Chiswick, Woollahra

Interior at Vu Restaurant

With many ingredients grown outside the window in perhaps Woohhahra’s only kitchen garden, Chiswick's menu is alive to the seasons, always ripe with elegant simplicity and perfect for sharing. A local favourite, Chiswick is Matt Moran's philosophy of honest produce, artful cooking and warm atmosphere brought to life, a legacy recently taken over by Head chef Taylor Cullen.

Bondi Liquor Co, Bondi Beach

The bar at Bondi Liquor Co

Bondi Liquor Co is the first and only operating distillery based in the heart of Bondi Beach - all products are distilled on site, making them truly 'Bondi Original'. With a bright and trendy interior and a tasty menu designed for sharing, be sure to pay a visit and immerse yourself in a unique dining and drinking experience.

Estate Coogee, Coogee

Tacos at Estate Coogee

Taking inspiration from its picturesque beachy location and paying homage to the lively seaside bars and bistros of America’s west coast, Estate offers simple, tasty seafood dishes and incredible cocktails within a relaxed, casual luxe atmosphere. A local favourite for a quick drink, laid-back dinner or lively celebration, Estate is the perfect spot to gather with friends.

The Social Bondi - Kitchen by Jamie, Bondi Junction

A selection of dishes at The Social Bondi

This newly renovated venue in the heart of Bondi Junction has recently undergone a rebrand and is well worth a visit. Offering a British and French inspired menu by Head Chef Jamie Dyball, The Social Bondi showcases live music each week for great entertainment alongside your meal.

Cicco Zetland, Zetland

Interior at Cicco Zetland

Nestled in the back streets of suburban Zetland, you’ll find Cicco: a bustling cafe by day, charming trattoria and pizzeria by night. From in-house coffee roasting to freshly made pasta and pizza, the Cicco team strives to make everything ‘fatta in casa’ or homemade using only fresh, local, Australian produce. Come for the food and return for the second-to-none service.

Little Jean, Double Bay

The interior at Little Jean Double Bay

Slotting in nicely to the backstreets of Double Bay is Little Jean. With a menu that focuses on seasonal fare driven by local markets and sustainability, this is a sleek and breezy venue that's perfect for intimate dinners, weekend brunches and family affairs. Like the food, the decor is simple and modern. 

Bang Tang, Potts Point

A selection of dishes at Bang Tang Potts Point

Located in a colourful laneway between Potts Point and Kings Cross, this hole-in-the-wall Asian-style eatery is a hidden gem and favourite amongst locals. With a simple menu filled with delicious, authentic dishes that pack a punch, this is the perfect spot for a casual meal out. 

Looking for more inspiration on where to dine out in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs? Explore TheFork's Eastern Suburbs restaurant list and book your next great dining experience. 


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