The Rocks is one of Sydney's most historic areas, with cobblestone streets and some of Australia's oldest pubs. There are also, arguably, the best restaurants in Sydney available, offering the best cuisine from all over the world. Here are our top ten nice restaurants in Sydney for you to try out!
A New York-inspired steakhouse this bar and grill also specializes in seafood, serving the best Australian produce alongside ethically sourced sustainable fish. A fabulous range of award-winning wines, signature cocktails and champagne complete the offering, all provided with impeccable service. If you are looking for a good dinner and a great ambiance in one of the The Rocks Sydney restaurants, then The Cut Bar and Grill is a cut above!
Situated in the heart of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Graze offers a surprisingly cultured dining experience, unexpected given the usual café-style eateries to be found in museums, art galleries and so on. If you are a fan of restaurants with a view, then Graze is definitely for you, offering a breath-taking panorama across Circular Quay to the iconic Opera House. The food is simply prepared, but elegant and delicious, putting it in the top ten of nice restaurants in Sydney.
Perhaps less well known than it should be, Nakashima is tucked away down a pedestrianized lane (all the better to enjoy your bento box without added exhaust fumes!). The bijou restaurant offers outside tables so you can eat and people watch simultaneously.
This is one of those restaurants with a view – a view of the kitchen, that is! Pony Dining has an open kitchen so you can watch your meal being prepared on the wood fire grill that imparts a unique flavour to the food. Enjoy a high-quality wine or a cheeky cocktail or two with your meal.
Widely accepted as one of the best restaurants in Sydney – if not the best – Quay has held a place on the prestigious S. Pellegrino World's Top 50 List for many years. The highly rated chefs work hard to blend textures and flavours in unexpected and harmonious dishes that will make your dining experience a memorable one at this The Rocks Sydney restaurants premises.
Sushi, sashimi and cocktails – who could ask for more? Sake Restaurant and Bar is an award-winning eatery offering the best of Japanese flavour made from the finest Australian products. Team your flavourful meal with a couple of colourful cocktails and you will soon see why this establishment is one of the best loved restaurants at The Rocks Sydney.
The oldest restaurant in Sydney, the Scarlett has earned its laurels. Built on the site of Sydney's first hospital, the eatery offers luxurious dishes in sumptuous surroundings. Enjoy the finest cuisine and a sense of history as you look out over Nurses' Walk.
Enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience, complete with low-set table (the seating does have backrests, however, to provide lumbar support) in one of Shiki's private rooms. The large rooms seat six customers, while the smaller one is ideal for small parties of up to three. The cuisine and premises are designed to give you as authentic a Japanese experience as it is possible to have without actually visiting Japan!
Looking out over the bridge and the beautiful vista of Circular Quay, the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar offers a huge range of seafood, cooked to perfection and served with elegance and style. Enjoy a local craft beer or award winning wine with your meal.
Something a little bit difference, William Blue Dining is the practical home of the William Blue College of Hospitality. Prices are a fraction of what they would be in a non-training establishment – but the quality and standards are right where they should be!
These ten restaurants at The Rocks Sydney all deserve their place in this list: visit them and you will soon see why!
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