With its coastal location, international influences, and wealth of chefs and culinary venues, Sydney has something to satisfy every palate. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat, drink, and be merry in Australia’s largest city, from the sea to the sky.
In Sydney, the day starts with coffee, and that often means a flat white. Similar to a latte but with less milk and foam and a higher coffee-to-milk ratio, a flat white can be found at nearly any café you visit. Pair it with a typical Aussie breakfast of thick-cut bacon, poached eggs, and avocado on grilled toast. For lunch, head to the waterfront or Bondi Beach for fish-and-chips, or stop by a bakery for a steak-and-cheese pie. If you’re eating out for dinner, lamb and seafood are good options, or perhaps try kangaroo. Leave room for a slice of light and fluffy pavlova for dessert.
- Take in a 360-degree view of Sydney while enjoying lunch or dinner at the revolving Sydney Tower Restaurant.
- Fly by seaplane to a waterfront restaurant on the outskirts of the city for an adventurous take on lunch.
- Admire Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from the water on a lunch or dinner cruise.
- Learn about the historical Rocks district on a pub tour.
- Head to the Hunter Valley wine region to sample wine and gourmet delights.
- Discover Sydney’s Chinatown and its array of Asian foods on a walking tour.
- Take a cooking class at the Sydney Fish Market.