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Sydney Restaurants, Food and Dining Guide - Where to eat, and more

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Sydney is truly a multicultural city that is seen through the immense selection of flavors and cuisines from around the world. The wide culinary selection is also complemented with some of the best restaurants in the country. Also making theSydney’s dining scene excel is the fantastic local produce, which is truly top grade and fresh.

Throughout the sprawling city of Sydney, there are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The CBD has a host of great modern Australian restaurants as well as the famous Chinatown district that offers countless options from the Far East.

Along the harbour waterfront there is an abundance of dining options, which include top seafood restaurants in Sydney that uses locally caught fish. As well as the fine dining restaurants there are some traditional Australian eateries such as Harry's Café de Wheels, which serves meat pies, hot dogs and pasties to a long list of A-list celebrities from around the world.

Asian Restaurants in Chinatown (Sydney CBD)

Situated in the CBD, Chinatown is filled with countless Asian restaurants and food courts offering Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Korean cuisine. There are small and inexpensive eateries as well as formal fine dining options. Some of the small food courts found in the shopping centers provide fantastic and authentic dishes. Be sure to try the Yum Cha restaurants that offer great lunch menus of traditional Chinese dim sum.

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Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is positioned in between the CBD and Pyrmont and provides a popular area, which has an extensive selection of restaurants, cafés and eateries. There are some fine dining choices coupled with inexpensive food courts. An array of seafood restaurants can be found overlooking the water, which makes for the perfect setting to enjoy a romantic dinner.

The Rocks

The historic Rocks district of Sydney is closely located to Circular Quay, where restaurants, cafés and pubs serve a variety of flavors and cuisines from around the world. There are some of Sydney's top restaurants in the area as well as some of Sydney's best-kept secrets, so have a walk around the charming cobblestone streets and find a great place to dine. 

Sydney restaurants

Tetsuya's Restaurant
529 Kent Street, CBD
Phone: +61 2 9267 2900
Tetsuya's is a famous restaurant located in the heart of the city serving Japanese influenced fusion dishes using the freshest and highest grade produce available. This top Sydney restaurant has earned praise from around the world and has been awarded with Sydney's highest award of three hats. Tetsuya's is located in a beautiful and historic heritage listed building that has a picturesque central Japanese garden courtyard, providing the perfect setting to enjoy the fine cuisine. 

Ground Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
Phone: +61 2 8273 1222
This large fine dining restaurant is located in the famous Circular Quay area of the city and provides fantastic modern contemporary Australian cuisine. The restaurant has won numerous awards and is consistently in the top 10 Sydney restaurants. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Astral Restaurant in Star City
80 Pyrmont Street, Star City Casino, Pyrmont
Phone: +61 2 9657 7552
Situated in Star City Casino, Astral is a beautiful restaurant that offers fantastic modern Australian cuisine with Asian and Italian influences. The dining room is large and comfortable, offering uninterrupted views of the spectacular city and harbor. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through to Saturday and for breakfast seven days a week.

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