Best Waterfront Restaurants in Sydney

If you’re looking for a memorable dining experience in Sydney, you ought to make reservations at some of the city’s top-notch waterfront restaurants. They celebrate the diversity of Australia’s produce, making you salivate even before you sit down. This is our list of Sydney’s top 4 Waterfront Restaurants.

1. Bennelong

There are very few restaurants that continue to stay at the top of the list and Bennelong is one of them. Bennelong gives you the opportunity to dine under the sails of the Opera House. Renowned Chef Peter Gilmore runs the kitchen at Bennelong. He creates dishes that celebrate the country’s food and wine. The menu showcases modern Australian food. Choose from a three course meal or savour their oysters and cured meats from the ‘Cured & Cultured’ menu. The 99 seater dining space is nothing short of spectacular. And with its picture-perfect harbour view, it offers you the best dining experience you could ever imagine.

2. Quay, The Rocks


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Quay offers you culinary excellence like you’ve never seen before. With Peter Gilmore’s personal cooking style and views that absolutely rock, this restaurant is one of the best in the city. It has won many awards including the Best Restaurant in Australasia in 2012. What’s exceptional about Quay is that it sources the best produce from independent farmers and fishermen. Try the mud crab congee, the Australian crawfish, the pork belly, and the snow egg. You won’t stop talking about it for weeks!

3. Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Beach


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Icebergs offers excellent views over Bondi Beach. Make reservations on weekdays if you’d like to sample a few Italian delicacies like Strascinati al Ragu, Bistecca con Limone, and Maiale Arrosto. They’ve also got a tasting menu on offer. If you’re heading to Icebergs in the summer months, reserve a spot on the terrace. Order a cold one and enjoy stellar views of the Pacific Ocean.

4. Aria, Circular Quay


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This boutique restaurant, in the bustling heart of the city, offers excellent meals, and service of the highest level. Although dining at the Aria isn’t very cheap, the menu is fresh and creative. Try the roasted lamb loin, smoked duck, or the Bass Grouper. They’re sure to get your taste buds tingling.

Sensational Sydney Lunch Cruise

For a waterfront dining experience of an entirely different nature, make lunch reservations on board a 52-foot motor yacht. Sensational Sydney Cruises offers you a 4-hour Luncheon Cruise, complete with a 3 course meal. Swim, fish, kayak, or just sit back and watch maritime panorama as the yacht sails across the harbour.