Fine Dining in Sydney

Sydney Connections is all about dispensing really good information on one of the most iconic cities in the world. Once Australia was ridiculed for the food it created, but over the past few decades Australian chefs have turned all that around and Sydney in particular is now world renowned for a center of gastronomy.

In this blog we look at some of the very best fine dining restaurants that Sydney has to offer that create some fabulous food.


Often appearing in best restaurant guides in Australia, Quay as the name suggests is in the very heart of Sydney and in particular Circular Quay. The restaurant boasts unbelievable views of the harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

One of the signature dishes of Quay is the Mud Crab Congee which has been served to delighted diners for over a decade.

Sean’s Panorama

Bondi which is famed for casual dining and a relaxed atmosphere also is home to one of the best dining experiences in the city. The stunning views of the ocean complement the formal starched tablecloths but Sean’s is anything but pretentious.

The dress code at Sean’s is relaxed, smart but comfortable and it reflects the cordial atmosphere. Sean’s is all about the food, and the menu changes regularly to suit the produce coming from the restaurant’s own farm. Some regular dishes are, ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, and buttery roast chicken.

Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney appears in many Sydney tourist guides as a must visit location. The grand location in the heart of the CBD suits discerning clients and foodies. The first thing that greets the diner on arrival is the grand entrance, almost as grand as the harbour itself!

Making your way across a glass floor, Cafe Sydney impresses on all levels as you pass an impressive model of Sydney. Ascending five floors in an elevator the sweeping views of Circular Quay and all its attractions almost takes the breath away.

Icebergs Dining Room

Tucked away on the southern end of Bondi Beach is an iconic gleaming white building that is home to Icebergs restaurant. Don’t let the rather pleasant location fool you, Icebergs is one of Sydney’s top restaurants.

Tourists and locals flock to this restaurant to enjoy Italian styled food and to relax after a hard day’s sightseeing or surfing. The chef’s use locally caught fish and seafood to highlight their dishes such as, scampi risotto, seaweed tagliatelle with crab, and for meat lovers a full rack of lamb and the delicious grain fed T-Bone steaks are popular choices.


The brains behind Aria is the celebrated Australian chef, Matt Moran and there is no confusion whether or not you are in a fine dining establishment. The food is impeccably presented with attention paid to every detail.

Moran uses only the finest ingredients in his dishes, and the best way to experience this gastronomic heaven is by enjoying the chef’s seasons tasting menu. To go with such divine food, Aria has one of the most celebrated wine cellars, in fact the Aria wine list has been placed in the Hall of Fame as part of the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards.