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Best Local Cuisine in Sydney

Top 10 Best Local Cuisine in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a city with a diverse range of cultures, and as such, has a correspondingly diverse range of local cuisine. In this article, we’ll be counting down the top 10 best local cuisine in Sydney. Australian cuisine has been influenced by its many immigrant populations, resulting in a unique fusion of flavors. Whether you’re looking for traditional Aboriginal fare or something more modern, there’s sure to be something on this list for you.

 Best Local Cuisine in Sydney

#1 – Farmhouse Kings Cross


At Farmhouse everything is kept simple. They offer a four course set menu and you are welcome to dine with them at either 6:00pm or 8:30pm from Thursday to Saturday. On Sundays they do a 2pm lunch and a 6:30pm dinner.

The whole menu changes every 4 weeks based on what is available to themn and they can cater for some dietary requirements so please notify us when making a booking.

Their wine list is all French and Australian and they are fully licensed, so no BYO unfortunately.

They hope to have you in sometime.

“We are situated in a very cosmopolitan community where people from all walks of life co-exist. We are so proud that our humble little restaurant is also able to flourish amongst everything going on around it. There couldn’t be a more perfect space to suit the character of what we are all about” – Mike.

Menu Items:

  • At Farmhouse everything is kept simple. They are currently offer an $80 – $85 set menu (depending on the produce they decide to use that week) and you are welcome to dine with them Thursday to Saturday at either 6:00pm or 8:30pm and Sunday at either our 2pm lunch or 6:30pm dinner.
  • The whole menu changes every 4 weeks and they can cater for dietary requirements so please notify them when making a booking.
  • Their wine list is all French and Australian and they are fully licensed, so no BYO unfortunately.
  • As the menu changes quite frequently check their Instagram account, or text Mike for the latest menu.

Location: 4/40 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011, Australia

Contact: +61 448 413 791

Website: Website Link Here

#2 – Harvest Buffet Sydney

Introduction: Harvest Buffet is a feast for the senses. On weekends seafood becomes the star of the show, with the freshest sushi, oysters, prawns, crabs and mussels complementing roasts from the carvery, pizza, pasta, curries, soups and salads. Of course, you could go straight for the decadent dessert bar which includes three chocolate fountains. Because one is never enough at Harvest.

Menu Items:

  • Breakfast
    • Mon-Sun 7am – 11am (Adult $44.90 Child $24.90)
    • Public Holiday (Adult $59.90 Child $24.90)
  • Lunch
    • Mon-Fri 12pm – 3pm (Adult $59.90 Child $34.90)
    • Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm (Adult $69.90 Child $39.90)
    • Public Holiday (Adult $69.90 Child $39.90)
  • Premium Seafood Dinner
    • Mon-Fri 7am – 11am (Adult $94.90 Child $34.90)
    • Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm (Adult $109.90 Child $39.90)
    • Public Holiday (Adult $129.90 Child $44.90)

Location: Level 1/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9777 9000

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Fish At The Rocks

Introduction: Smart dining room with maritime art on vibrantly painted walls, for international seafood dishes.

Menu Items:

  • Wagyu rump steak fillet steak (300g) with steamed broccolini, green peppercorn and red wine jus, potato chips (Price $44)
  • Grilled Scampi, King prawns, grilled lobster tail tossed in garlic, shallot, cajun spice butter , Moreton Bay bugs, served with potato chips, garden salad and dipping sauces (Price $180)
  • Cheese Plate for Two (Price $35)
  • Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters (Price $30)

Location:  29 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9252 4614

Website: Website Link Here



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#4 – Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar

Introduction: Introducing a fresh approach to Sydney’s finest seafood. At Flying Fish at The Star, you’ll discover the very best from Australian and New Zealand waters, served with sublime simplicity. Delicately prepared with a tempered hand, each dish puts taste ahead of technique with an emphasis on minimal waste and maximum flavour. Take your seat, admire the view and soak up the welcoming ambiance that invites you to sit, relax and savour.

Menu Items:

  • 200g Tajima Wagyu, Mussett Farm mushroom 65 white pepper sauce (Price $65)
  • Blue swimmer crab tortellini, sweet corn, fermented chilli (Price $36)
  • Hand cut Spaghetti, zucchini flower, smoked tomato (Price $38)
  • Hennessy XO Cognac, France (Price $36)

Location: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Contact: +61 1800 700 700

Website: Website Link Here

#5 – Social Brew Café

The Social Brew Café is a local landmark in bustling Pyrmont at the corner of Harris St and Pyrmont Bridge Rd. They are the hub and central meeting place in Pyrmont village where locals gather for their favourite local brew and delicious food from their all day menu.
It is a modern industrial cafe with a flowing vibey atmosphere, extending to outdoor dining over-looking a lovely stretch of grass.

It is the perfect spot for a picnic with food and drinks from their delicious menu. 

Menu Items:

  • Mushroom and parmesan bruschetta (Price $25)
  • Eggs Benedict (Price $25)
  • Slow Cooked Lamb Tagine (Price $24)
  • Pan Seared Gnocchi (Price $24)

Location: 224 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9571 8792

Website: Website Link Here

#6 – Graze MCA

Introduction: Elegant Modern Australian lunches in an art museum restaurant with outdoor dining and harbour views.

GRAZE MCA located on the ground floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), is the perfect location for a relaxed lunch with friends or colleagues. Enjoying stunning, uninterrupted views across the Circular Quay to the Opera House, all tables are outdoors with views. Their exciting new menu offers a range of casual dining options where the sharing of dishes is encouraged, using the best fresh, seasonal Australian produce, cooked simply to show case the ingredients at their best, with and a snappy wine list to match. They recommend their ever popular signature dish of Bouillabaisse for two or more. GRAZE MCA is open 7 days a week for Lunch and Breakfasts at weekends.

Menu Items:

  • Moretan Bay Bugs & Grilled Split King Prawns (Price $25)
  • GRAZE Bouillabaisse for two, served Provencal Style (Price $39)
  • Grilled Spatchcock (Price $33)
  • MChar Grilled Cape Grim Grass Fed Sirloin (Price $35)

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Ground, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9245 2452

Website: Website Link Here

#7 – The Ternary

Introduction: Located right in the heart of Darling Harbour, offering dazzling views of the Sydney City skyline, The Ternary brings an air of casual sophistication. Their unique style and personality allows their guests to experience three distinct offerings; the Grill Kitchen the Asian Kitchen and the Wine Bar, in one inviting, social and harmonious open space.

Menu Items:

  • Margherita Pizza (Price $22)
  • Sashimi of Kingfish (Price $23)
  • Tandoori Salmon Skewers 2pcs (Price $23)
  • Burrata Cheese Salad (Price $22)

Location: 100 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9934 0000

Website: Website Link Here

#8 – The Fine Food Store

Introduction: We’re a bustling, family-owned café in The Rocks. Open 7 days, we serve up good, wholesome food and amazing coffee that we roast in-house.

Menu Items:

  • Belgian Style Waffles (Price $22.50)
  • Grilled Polenta (Price $22.50)
  • Green Shakshuka (Price $22.50)
  • Spiced Crumbed Chicken & Waffle (Price $21.50)

Location: Cnr Mill and Kendall Lane, The Rocks, NSW, The Rocks, NSW, Australia, New South Wales

Contact: +61 2 9252 1196

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Chiswick Woollahra

Introduction: Subscribing to Matt Moran’s “garden to plate” philosophy, Chiswick Woollahra supplies a seasonal menu with ingredients fresh from the garden right outside the restaurant window. It offers casual dining experience in a contemporary, natural light-filled dining room and is perfect for a special celebration, lunch with family, or a quick dine and drink. Book a reservation and come down at Chiswick.

Menu Items:

  • Vannella stracciatella, spring greens, jalapeño, garden oregano (Price $30)
  • Kingfish crudo, cucumber, horseradish, fig leaf dressing  (Price $30)
  • Steak tartare, cured yolk, caper, endive  (Price $32)
  • Chiswick slow roasted lamb shoulder, glazed beetroot, rustic mint salsa (Price $100)

Location: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia

Contact: +61 2 8388 8688

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Restaurant

Introduction: Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia’s oldest pub brewery. The Lord is recognised around the world for its award-winning beers, wine list, food and accommodation.

Menu Items:

  • himalayan spiced hiramasa kingfish curry (gf) (Price $38)
  • grass-fed aged nz porterhouse (Price $48)
  • poultry of the day (Price $38)
  • chocolate mousse (gf) (Price $18)

Location: 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Contact: +61 2 9251 4044

Website: Website Link Here


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