The Best Restaurants with a View in Sydney

The OpenTable Team

One of the best reasons to live in Sydney is the great views all around both the interior blocks and the waterfront. Locals practically can’t get away from stunning water views in this city — even if they tried. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants that take advantage of the beautiful architecture and stunning harbors. These 14 best restaurants with views in Sydney are some of the best spots to see the sunset.

Restaurants:Cafe Sydney, Gowings Bar & Grill, Alpha Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Contemporary European, Greek
Neighborhoods:Sydney CBD

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,713 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
This sprawling restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor. The décor is modern yet warm and allows the scenery to be the star of the show. Obviously, sunset is the best time toRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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Gowings Bar & Grill

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Sydney CBD
647 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Gowings interior is warm, cozy and sophisticated. The sleek bar is bookended by two dining rooms; bottles of top-shelf liquor hang overhead. Just because this restaurant is upscaleRead more
87% recommended
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Alpha Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Sydney CBD
758 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
Situated on the western edge of Hyde Park, Alpha Restaurant is full of style and old-world charm. This Greek restaurant has the vibe of a classic taverna complete with fishnets andRead more
87% recommended
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Porteno

$$$$·Argentinean·
Surry Hills
739 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Porteno’s ambiance is classic, casual and refined. Large windows frame the dining room on one side, offering plenty of light and illustrations of food decorate the walls of the opeRead more
96% recommended
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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Circular Quay

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
907 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has possibly one of the best views in Sydney. Diners can sit right on the waterfront. The restaurant sits on the Eastern edge of Circular Quay surrounded by Read more
96% recommended
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
677 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
David Chang’s Australian outpost lives up to its siblings in other famous food cities. Just as in Chang’s other restaurants, the menu is edgy and the kitchen sits center stage. TheRead more
89% recommended
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Acre Camperdown

$$$$·Australian·
Camperdown
940 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Though the dining room at Acre Eatery is large and airy with plenty of hanging plants, yet it still manages to have a cozy feel. Large windows encase the dining room, offering guesRead more
86% recommended
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Bea at Barangaroo House

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
98 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Situated on the right on Darling Harbour Warf, Bea Restaurant offers plenty of waterfront views in an intimate setting. The interior looks like that of a retro yacht with a low, woRead more
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Glass Brasserie - Hilton Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
1,041 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
This upscale wine bar features modern décor such as floor to ceiling glass windows and open dining and kitchen areas that allow customers to feel and see Sydney while eating or enjRead more
88% recommended
Business Meals in Sydney / New South Wales
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Hurricane's Grill - Darling Harbour

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Darling Harbour
1,218 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
The Sydney Hurricane’s location is right on the Circular Quay and harbour area. The perfect waterfront view is a complement to the rustic steakhouse décor on the inside which incluRead more
Most Booked in Sydney / New South Wales
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CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Australian·
Woollahra
1,073 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Because this restaurant is a little outside of the main drag of Sydney, it has some unique features not found elsewhere on the list. Dining in this venue is centered around a patioRead more
94% recommended
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Doyles on the Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Watsons Bay
1,209 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
As the name implies, this restaurant offers a great view because it is literally right on the beach. Outdoor seating is available to put you right on Watsons Bay with an oceanfrontRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

CHISWICK at the Gallery

$$$$·Unspecified·
Sydney CBD
500 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Chiswick is located between the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the open air fields of Cook and Phillip Park. High ceilings and large open dining areas contribute to a panoramicRead more
89% recommended
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Aria Sydney

$$$$·Australian·
Sydney CBD
1,551 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
This is another waterfront restaurant right on the Circular Quay Wharf that utilises a glass walled dining area to highlight the beautiful sights nearby. The waterfront is directlyRead more
91% recommended
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