Best Australian Native Restaurants in Sydney

Best Australian Native Restaurants in Sydney

Check Out the Best Australian Native Restaurants in Sydney

The Apollo

The Apollo has put contemporary Greek food on the local map. Shared plates are designed to bring the table together start with the more traditional taramasalata mullet roe dip with warm pita and olives or the more innovative saganaki cheese with honey and oregano.

Location: Potts Point, Sydney

Acme

Italian-meets-Asian fusion in Acme’s small but beautifully plated dishes. Pasta-centric mains like macaroni with pig’s head and egg yolk, or linguine with black garlic and burnt chili center the meal, while starters and desserts funk things up think a bologna sandwich or a carpaccio ‘halal snack pack’ and chamomile ice-cream with stone fruit.

Location: Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

Cho Cho San

This alternative izakaya will whisk you straight to Tokyo. Standout dishes include the eggplant miso sticks, pork katsu steam buns, and prawn toast to start, and the king crab omelet and charcoal chicken with sesame yogurt for mains. 

Location: Potts Point, Sydney

Porteño

Designed to be shared the traditional Argentinean way, Porteño’s menu highlights fabulous flame-cooked meats from grass-fed sirloin and wagyu skirt steaks to short ribs with charred red cabbage. Fish and seafood also get the fiery treatment to think fried and spiced octopus.

Location: 358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia

Bennelong

The soaring and gorgeous Bennelong Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House has four options for dining and drinking: the restaurant, the bar, the cured and cultured section, and the chef’s table in the kitchen. Bennelong Bar is perfect for a pre- or post-theater seasonal cocktail or glass of fancy Champagne.

Location: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Ester

Mat Lindsay’s innovative modern Australian cooking is the reason you’re here. The short, ever-evolving menu features original combinations like raw scallops with sea lettuce and finger lime, or king prawns with fermented shrimp butter and capers.

Location: 46/52 Meagher St., Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales 2008, Australia

Long Chim Sydney

If you’re going à la carte, start with an order of fish cakes before diving into barramundi red curry and black sticky rice with coconut. For a chef’s selection of the best dishes, opt for the “Maa Long Chim” menu, which includes steamed jasmine rice, dessert, and an optional wine pairing.

Location: CBD, Sydney

Automata

You’re here for the artfully plated five-course tasting menus that change regularly and are crafted by chef Clayton Wells (formerly of Sydney’s Momofuku Seiobo). Showcasing surprising produce and contemporary Australian flair, they’re clever and delicious, yet don’t drag on like the 15-plus-course tasting menus elsewhere.

Location: Chippendale, Sydney

Restaurant Hubert

Chef Dan Papperell gives classic French food a modern twist at Hubert, where snails are served with the house XO sauce, duck parfait comes with maple syrup jelly, and a side of gratin is mixed with kimchi. Dinner and lunch are available à la carte or if you have a minimum of four-people, family-style.

Location: 15 Bligh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Aria

Hello, Sydney Harbour Bridge views! With vistas over the shells of the Sydney Opera House too, Aria would be worth a visit just for those postcard panoramas. Chefs Matt Moran and Joel Bickford deliver stunning seven-course seasonal tasting menus with optional wine pairings, plus multi-course set menus for the pre- and the post-theatre crowd. 

Location: Circular Quay, Sydney

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