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Best Sydney Fine Dining You Must Try – Australia

Best Sydney Fine Dining

Best Sydney Fine Dining You Must Try – Australia

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If you are one for fine dining experiences, these best Sydney fine dining restaurants should be on your list. Plan to have the degustations where available and be ready to experience some of the most outstanding food in the world.

 

Rockpool est. 1989 

11 BRIDGE STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
First, on the list of best Sydney fine dining is Rockpool est. 1989. Originally on George St, Rockpool relocated in 2013 to the Burns Philip building on Bridge St, a gorgeous historic site. Headed by Neil Perry, the opulent atmosphere will make you feel incredibly special, and you will experience seafood in ways that will astonish and excite. Neil Perry is one of the most influential Australian chefs, and it’s no surprise that his modern Australian cuisine has resulted in Rockpool being a three hatted restaurant.

Marque

355 CROWN STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2010, AUSTRALIA
Marque is a personal favourite of mine. Its atmosphere is intimate and comforting, and yet there is no question that you are in a special place. The restaurant is small and you really do need to book well in advance. The menu is much less expensive than many other hatted restaurants in Sydney, and the lunch menu in particular is excellent value for money. One of the most memorable dishes  I have had here is the custard, which is served in an eggshell (see below). I generally don’t like custard, but I loved this. Chef Mark Best really is unique in his creations. I love his humilty. I remember seeing him come out from the kitchen and into the bar to polish wine glasses for quite a while.

Quay

UPPER LEVEL, OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL 5 HICKSON ROAD, THE ROCKS NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Quay restaurant is a three-hatted, long-standing favourite amongst fine-diners in Sydney. Although I feel the fit-out could do with an update, the 1980s decor is quickly forgotten when you see the views of the harbour. Peter Gilmore is a regular on Australian Masterchef, and it’s easy to see why when you taste his creations. The food here is complex, beautifully decorated with botanical flare, and simply delicious. The chocolate ethereal dessert is decadent and satisfying, and the famous snow egg is light and refreshing. Funnily enough my favourite is the first dish on the tasting menu, the Raw smoked Blackmore wagyu, horseradish soured cream, fermented rye crisps and raw funghi. If I close my eyes really tight, I can still taste it.

Sepia Restaurant & Wine Bar

201 SUSSEX STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Pretty, pretty, pretty. At Sepia you eat with your eyes as well as your mouth, and sometimes you get the feeling that by eating the food you are destroying a master artwork. Martin Benn’s delicate touch and subtle flavours are the result to years as head chef for renowned Japanese chef, Tatsuya. His food is the perfect infusion of Japanese and Australian, and has won Sepia three hats. The atmosphere here is corporate, and really reflects the heart of Sydney City.

The Bridge Room

44 BRIDGE STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Next, on the best Sydney fine dining list is The Bridge Room. Walking in to The Bridge Room, you may not expect the food to be as amazing as it is going to be. It’s not that the ambiance is bad in any way, shape or form; it’s simply because the scandinavian decor is understated in the best way. Fusing South East Asian and Nordic elements, this two-hatted restaurant is just lovely and has particularly good sommeliers. The ash grilled duck and the Ocean trout are stand outs amongst the savouries, and for dessert you must have the whipped black sesame with toasted sesame powder, melon, puffed black rice, coconut sugar.

Tetsuya’s

529 KENT STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Tetsuya’s is all about excellent modern Japanese food. It has one of the best reputations internationally, and yet is very intimate – you feel as though you are having dinner at chef Tatsuya Wakuda’s pristine house at times. There is always a ten dish set menu here, so this is particularly good for the indecisive individual. Japanese inspired food and French technique make it one of the most popular restaurants in Sydney.

est.

1, ESTABLISHMENT/252 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
The ambience at Est. is phenomenal. Classical columns and pristine white plaster create a refined and refreshing mood. With two hats under his belt, Peter Doyle serves clean, French-inspired Australian cuisine. Choose from foie gras tortellini, beef tendon and venison cheeks, and for desserts try the bittersweet Valrhona chocolate and griotte delice with sour cherry sorbet.

Aria

1 MACQUARIE STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Matt Moran is a just a likeable guy, but that’s not why you should eat at Aria (it certainly doesn’t hurt though). Together with Peter Sullivan, Moran has created a world-renowned dining experience. ARIA looks over the harbour, serves clean and delicious food, and attracts celebrities.

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