The Best Restaurants around the Sydney Opera House

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The best chefs. The most iconic Australian views in Sydney. Wine and dine your way at the best restaurants around the Sydney Opera House, and get a taste of Australia's best culinary delights; choose from German, Seafood, Asian with a modern twist, amongst many others, as well as the uniquely Modern Australian cuisine.

Restaurants:Portside at Sydney Opera House, Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Circular Quay, Bar Patron by Rockpool
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Australian, Seafood, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Sydney CBD

Portside at Sydney Opera House

$$$$·Australian·
Sydney CBD
617 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
Great dinner catch up with friends and to see the QM2 ocean liner in port. Servings were just the perfect size, food quality and presentation very good, and staff were really excelRead more
87% recommended
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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Circular Quay

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,097 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
This restaurant operation is the best of its kind in Sydney and the decision of the relevant state authority to award the site lease to an untested rival is an enduring disgrace.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
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Bar Patron by Rockpool

$$$$·Mexican·
Sydney CBD
12 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Gluten Free Options
Great food, super yummy drinks, very attentive service! Tucked a little bit off the Quay path, but once you get up there, the views are great!
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The Meat & Wine Co. - Circular Quay

$$$$·Steak·
Sydney CBD
5 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Great having a room for a group of 10-14! It was a nice surprise & good for a work Christmas gathering. I would recommend especially during these challenging covid times?
100% recommended
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Hurricane's Grill - Circular Quay

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sydney CBD
310 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Quick and efficient service with a waitress who served us throughout the evening. The food was delicious, we didn't have to wait long for entrees, drinks and main course. We were vRead more
88% recommended

Mode Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Australian·
Sydney CBD
157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great food - fantastic service. A little overpriced
90% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney City

Appetito

$$$$·Italian·
The Rocks
130 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Dined with friends on a Saturday night, the food was very good and came out quickly. You are able to split the bill which was helpful, however make sure you have your totals figureRead more
87% recommended
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The Squire’s Landing Restaurant - Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
724 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Group Bookings
  • Outdoor Eating
A very special but still relaxed dining experience
88% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

Graze MCA

$$$$·Modern Australian·
The Rocks
8 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Great service, generous portions and great views of the harbour
86% recommended
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Munich Brauhaus The Rocks

$$$$·German·
The Rocks
265 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
The venue was busy and I doubt they had enough staff to cater. It took a while to get any table service. But finally when we did the drinks came short. There was a delay in gettingRead more
87% recommended
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Bennelong Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
556 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful venue for a special occasion dinner. My fine dining experiences in the past have been different than the experience I had at Bennelong. That doesn’t mean that the restaurRead more
92% recommended
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Quay

$$$$·Modern Australian·
The Rocks
271 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Everything was flawless!!!
87% recommended
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6 HEAD

$$$$·Steak·
The Rocks
10 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Cosy
Good steaks, great service, and an excellent view.
100% recommended