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The Aussies can truly master anything they get their hands on, and food is no exception. They’ve turned dining into an all-around artistry with a blend of tantalizing experiences for every one of your senses. If you ever find yourself visiting the iconic city of Sydney, have a taste of their authentic spirit by booking a table at some of their finest restaurants with a view to match their culinary expertise.
Aria – a symphony of delicious excellence
A plate of contemporary Australian cuisine by chef Matt Moran paired with a glass of local or international wine, or perhaps a signature cocktail is only made perfect with the stunning harbor view. Alongside celebrities and numerous globetrotters, you can revel in Aria’s famous smoked duck breast with pumpkin, hazelnut and tamarind while you soak in the view of the lit-up Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. In short, Aria will not disappoint even the pickiest of foodies.
Cafe Sydney’s stylish simplicity
The epitome of the modern Sydney life, Café Sydney boasts a deal-sealing seafood menu that attracts business people for a classy lunch, as well as your regular food-lovers from all over the world. Hidden on the rooftop of Customs House, this eatery will surprise you with culinary ingenuity both. Have an oyster dish with a matching wine, and you’ll have a feast of locally grown and harvested produce for your taste-buds.
Chill at Bondi Icebergs
A name that rings with a relaxed vibe to cool you off during the hottest days, save at least one trip to the Icebergs’ iconic saltwater pool and a table that overlooks the crashing Pacific waves and Bondi’s friendly sand coast. In their own words, everyone is welcome, so their tables will be brimming with colorful people and colorful dishes alike, vegetarian and gluten-free options included. From a veggie lasagna to a juicy beef burger, there’s something for all tastes, and you needn’t even book in advance.
The hidden oasis of The Butler Potts Point
A fusion of retro design, a timeless feel and modern culinary wonders, The Butler Potts Point restaurant is a festivity for the soul. The exotic interior matches the lush garden of greenery that embraces the entire outdoors, and the versatile menu offers a creative selection of authentic Australian tastes. Their slow-cooked lamb in banana leaves, infused with various spices, is a masterpiece that will have you asking for an encore.
Known as one of the most luxurious resorts, Jonah’s Whale Beach is open to hotel guests as well as an occasional diner visiting the north of the city. You will be drawn to the elevated terrace immediately, but for the most powerful experience make sure to book your table just before sunset – mix the taste of Tasmania’s finest Pinot Noir with the rich delicacy of quails wrapped in pancetta, all served during the sun’s irresistible performance over the ocean waves.
Award-winning meals combined with an elevated view of the vast Harbour, Altitude represents the crown jewel of the city’s food scene. The high-end look and feel are empowered by the seemingly endless windows, daring but complementary taste fusions and the impeccable service that invites only the crème de la crème of the society. The main courses offer the finest bites of modern Australia, but their chestnut with white chocolate dessert paired with the right glass of wine is what will win over your heart.
The head-spinning 360 Bar and Dining
If you are looking for a dining experience in a restaurant that literally goes above and beyond conventional means to make you happy, then the 360 Bar and Dining should be your next stop. Their chef, Elton Inglis will make sure your feast is up to par with the revolving Sydney vistas. Enjoy the Atlantic salmon with shrimp, potato and fennel, and wrap up your delicious journey with one of their signature cocktails, such as the light and refreshing Lost Pink Panther or the rich Smokey Eye with a kick of scotch.