If you like a beach bar atmosphere don't hesitate, the Sailing Club is your place! In the sailing club, don't take your eyes off your table or someone will take it. Also prepare for the invasion of mosquitoes that begins at sunset. Orders are placed on their own, the quality of the food is excellent and the prices reasonable, and you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the southern hemisphere!
If you're a fan of Chinese food, you'll love this restaurant. It's famous for its dumplings, with shrimp and pork. The restaurant was very busy when we went. The dumplings were served in stacked baskets, and while there are plenty of other dishes, you should order the dumplings, as they have made the restaurant famous.
Ravesi's is in the house of Bondi Beach, where you'll find hotels and restaurants, as well as the most popular bars in the city. It's a modern, chic neighbourhood - something rarely seen in the country - where some really delicious food is served. The restaurant is expensive, but you can take advantage of some special offers: on Mondays and Tuesdays, come before 7:30 and you can enjoy some delicious dishes like fish and chips for $7. These offers vary depending on the season, so check in advance!
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to try a fusion of innovation, where the portions are very generous. The food is strictly vegetarian, fusing dishes from cuisines from around the world - don't expect to find a simple green salad. We tried some delicious dumplings, and spicy Thai food, and tried seitan for the first time - really delicious! The staff are young, friendly and attentive, and it's decorated in a modern, comfortable style.
For an Italian abroad, finding good coffee is always a challenge! In my travels around Europe, I found Toby's, which has it all - not just good coffee, but also some very tempting desserts (excellent lemon cake), and savoury offerings. In short, perfect for breakfast but also for lunch. The staff were helpful, the food and drink were great quality, but it's not exactly cheap. There are several in Sydney and beyond.
Located in Kings Cross, Hugo is where everything happens in this town, and is the best option for having a bite to eat and a few drinks on a Sunday for a low cost. I never miss a Sunday in this bar! It's very modern, with good music, and the interior is really fantastic, full of tourists. Prices are great: $5 entry, $5 per pizza, and $5 for any drink. It's essential to go dressed smartly, as they have a dress code. The only downside is that it's only on Sundays.
This Malaysan restaurant offers a lot of spicy food. It's supposed to be excellent - or so I've been told, but I'm not really one for spice, so I haven't tried it. But there are milder options, too, which I tried, and loved them. The desserts in particular are amazing! Ideal for group dinners but get there early, as there is always a queue (7pm is ideal).
This restaurant opened in the year 2006, and has been a great success since then. Located in an old warehouse in Surrey Hills, it offers modern Thai cuisine, and is ideal for dining in groups. You can order many dishes and try everything ... don't leave without trying the caramelised five-spice pork! The restaurant is always busy and has a no-reservation policy, so come early.
I was surprised to see this bar on Pitt Street. Of course, it's a lovely street with a distinctive atmosphere ... but entering the bar is a transformation. All of a sudden, you're in the world of art ... and here you can admire contemporary Australian paintings. A good place to go to ponder a while, with a cup of coffee. The artistic concept is a good one, allowing artists to display their work for free and make a name for themselves.
It is an absolute must to eat a good brunch when you are in Australia because Aussies love a good breakfast. One of my favorite cafes of all time in Perth is Little Bird Cafe in Northbridge. Everything they sell are so healthy, wholesome and nutritious! I especially enjoyed this pancake.
Behind the central market, this bistro has great cappuccino. The bread and jam is just fantastic! Run by two Greeks who have created a friendly atmosphere, and frequented by pleasant locals. A great place to relax with a good Italian coffee.
The Pompeis is located in Bondi Beach, and is both an Italian restaurant with very good pizzas, calzones and pasta, and an ice cream parlour. All the food on offer is very good, and it's always busy and lively. Dishes are around $22 - not cheap - but delicious.