EATING

BEST OYSTERS

THE MORRISON BAR AND OYSTER ROOM Every day there is a new selection of the freshest live oysters, Pacific, Rock, and Angassi from the best oyster growing regions around Australia. And owner Chef Sean Connelly also offers a wider menu “on the bone or in the shell” letting the best of Australian produce speak for […]

BEST RESTAURANT

QUAY Chef Peter Gilmore seeks out the finest and sometimes rarest produce, to create a contemporary menu that is inspired by nature. His superb modern Australian cuisine - with Quay’s beautifully matched wines - is upheld by highly professional service. Quay is recognised as one of the best 50 restaurants in the world. Upper Level, […]

BEST EVENT VENUE

DOLTONE HOUSE With venues at Hyde Park, Jones Bay Wharf and Darling Island Wharf (not to mention Sylvania Waters and Sans Souci) Doltone House has a range of stunning locations for birthday parties, weddings, awards nights, engagement parties, meetings, corporate events - in fact, meetings of all kinds. With full food and beverage catering, chefs […]

BEST FOOD AFTER 2AM

HARRY’S CAFÉ DE WHEELS You’re stumbling through the city - a little tired, a tad tipsy - and there’s only one thing you need before hailing down a taxi: the essential post-pub chow. Whether it’s a pie, a pastry, or a hot dog you’re craving, Harry has it ready. Their self-proclaimed special is the tiger […]

BEST DESSERT

GELATO MESSINA When cravings take precedence and no distance, weather condition or queue can stop you, Gelato Messina has got you covered. With 40 flavours on offer, all made from scratch, Messina caters to every palette. Only such a creative bunch could coat potato crisps in white chocolate, submerge them in peanut butter gelato and […]

BEST HIGH TEA

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Luxury doesn’t come much finer than a three tiered plate of nibbles with uniformly cut cucumber sandwiches and rose petal macarons. Whether you’re already living the high life, or just dropping in, partaking of high tea at the Shangri-La is a delightfully delectable first-class experience. While taking a break from your historical exploration […]

BEST FROZEN YOGHURT

WOWCOW It seems everywhere you go there’s bound to be a frozen yogurt shop jumping out of the darkness, and with so many choices it’s hard to know whether or not you’re making the right one. In a hotly contested market, Wow Cow stands out for its simplicity and lack of gimmick. The froyo (as […]

BEST VEGETARIAN

NOURISHING QUARTER If you're after fresh and healthy vegetarian fare with a Vietnamese and South American twist, the Nourishing Quarter is for you. This cosy restaurant is open for dinner five nights a week and has a focus on 'healing' by way of using organic and unprocessed foods. Those with allergies to things like wheat […]

BEST TAPAS

MOJO BY LUKE MANGAN Luke Mangan has put his signature spin on tapas with a menu that darts across the globe from Asia to Europe and back again. The Freshly Shucked Natural Oysters with NamJjim and a glass of Pol Roger are the perfect way to get your engines revved before moving on to something […]

BEST NORTHERN EUROPEAN

ESSEN RESTAURANT & BEER CAFÉ Friendly service, big hearty portions, and a nice selection of beers. Though it really is hard to choose a favourite, our top pick is the succulent Pork Knuckle which had been roasted overnight. Or try the terrific Sausage Platter; a large portion which while listed as an entree could be […]