Sydney is known for some of the best restaurants in the world. However, those restaurants aren’t cheap and it’ll sent you back a few hundred dollars.
Sydney is Australia’s financial capital. It is Australia’s equivalent to the States’ New York. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a few hundred dollars to spare. The top restaurants in Sydney include Quay, Momofuku, and a few others. It costs about a few hundred dollars per person for a tasting menu. It could be a great idea if it’s a special occasion; however, it’s not a good idea when all you want is something savory and comforting to eat.
The good thing about Sydney is it has a lot of choices. Sydney has something for everyone. There are times when I could do the fine dining thing, but most of the times I want some comfort food. A nice slab of steak, some greasy Chinese food, or a bowl full of creamy pasta. This list is for people who want some solid food without the large bill.
Here are my top 3 choices for restaurants in Sydney:
- Rockpool Bar & Grill – Rockpool Bar & Grill is a great steakhouse. It serves the best Australian steaks and it has a vibrant atmosphere that’s not obnoxious. The steaks have a David Blackmore marbling score of 9 or more. David Blackmore is the man when it comes to steaks in Australia. The rich flavors and buttery texture makes it an easy choice for lunch or dinner.
- Mr. Wong – Mr. Wong is a gourmet dim sum restaurant hidden away in one of Sydney’s laneways. The upscale yum cha (i.e., dim sum) restaurant serves some solid dim sum outside of Hong Kong. Mr. Wong has a vintage atmosphere while it uses upscale ingredients to change-up old Cantonese classics.
- Din Tai Fung – Din Tai Fung is famous for its xiao long baos (i.e., soup dumplings). The little morsels of heaven are so good that it earned them a Michelin star in Hong Kong. It’s a great option for a quick meal while in the Westfield Mall.
Those are my top 3 restaurants to check while in Sydney. The restaurants are all unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere. It’s casual and chill. There’s no need to get dress up, which I really prefer when having a meal. Let us know if you have any other recommendations in the comment sections. Safe travels!