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The 11 Prettiest Restaurants in Sydney

Planning a trip to Sydney? Get ready to tantalize your taste buds. Here are 11 of the most stunning restaurants where you can enjoy a delightful dining experience during your visit.


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Bondi Icebergs 

Known as one of the most iconic restaurants in Sydney, Bondi Icebergs is built into the cliffs of South Bondi. Floor-to-ceiling windows, open balconies, and a minimalistic design with white and blue hues make the pristine beach below the star of the show. Bring out your phone cameras for this one—you’ll want to capture the moment. 


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Bennelong 

The Sydney Opera House is synonymous with Sydney, so why not dine inside the Australian icon? The multi-level space is built inside the Opera House and utilizes the building’s sails as a design element in its design. The best part? You can dine on some of the best food in Australia at the spot while taking in impeccable views all around you. 


Matteo Downtown

A gorgeous outdoor terrace, bright, open spaces, and an entire page in the menu devoted to different spritzes are just a few of Matteo’s signatures. The popular spot in Sydney is beloved for its delicious pastas, handmade pizzas, and other Italian specialties and is a fan favorite of locals. 


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The Grounds of Alexandria

Housed inside a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a coffee roastery, cafe, and sustainable garden. It’s set on an acre of land and is known for its dishes, which contain fresh produce. The spot aims to bring people together and is always buzzing about with visitors from around the world. 


Quay Restaurant

Headed by the same chef as Bennelong, Quay is another beloved landmark on the Australian food scene. Every dish highlights the ingredients pulled from the ground, rivers, and sea of Australia and is everchanging based on the season. Not to mention, the spot features an expertly crafted wine list that has some of the best wines in the country. 


Mimi’s 

Located on the beachside Coogee Pavilion, Mimi’s is the brainchild of Merivale, a hospitality group in Sydney. The pastel-hued spot is recognized for its luxe coastal design, open kitchen, and large windows that highlight the view. However, the food is equally as impressive with a range of fresh seafood, often served in an elaborate tableside display. 


Altitude Restaurant

Catch the most beautiful views of the Opera House from above during a meal at Altitude Restaurant. Located inside the Shangri-La Sydney, this spot is perched 36 floors high, offering impeccable views of Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Rocks. The food plays an ode to Australia, with local produce picked directly from the land and sea. 


RAFI

Sunny terraces, a chic cocktail bar, and a glasshouse structure are a few of Rafi’s hallmarks. The 300-seat restaurant has a seafood-heavy menu paired with a playful, fun interior designed by Luchetti Krelle. Details like a custom-made geometric bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, striped banquettes on the outdoor terrace, and lush greenery are all around the space, so you can’t go wrong regardless of where you sit. 


Klin

Fabulous views across Surry Hills, Central Station, and the city can be viewed from Klin, the rooftop restaurant inside the Ace Hotel Sydney. Earthy tones, a bar made from Australian stone, metallic touches, and custom hand-painted linen are a few details to look for in the space, which was designed by Fiona Lynch. Come a bit early to grab a cocktail and take in impeccable views.

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