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Best of Sydney 2017

We’re never tourists in our own cities, but perhaps we ought to be. Often there are things that stop us in our tracks — a snazzy bit of street art down a hidden lane; a perfect bowl of noodles with just the right amount of bite; the sky looking a certain way at a certain time of the day as the sun sets over the harbour; a dirty ibis crouched on top of a bin, pecking at the remnants of lunch.

BEST EGYPTIAN – CAIRO TAKEAWAY

Cairo Takeaway, at first glance, is a pretty non-descript and minimalist place, but don't be fooled –  the food is fresh, flavoursome, vibrant and punchy. Located on Enmore Road, Cairo Takeaway pays homage to Egyptian food. So that means plenty of felafel and ful medames. Casual eatery and cafe during the day, the place serves […]

BEST HIGH TEA – BURNT ORANGE

High tea at Burnt Orange on a wrap around verandah overlooking the sea is equal parts charming and delightful. Life goes slower when you’ve got a cuppa in your hands and your finest china out on display. Burnt Orange exudes an Australiana feel with its white door frames and wooden floor boards. Enjoy the relaxing […]

BEST PUB FOOD – THE PALACE HOTEL

The Palace Hotel on George Street was first established in 1877, so these guys know a thing or two about tasty food. It’s no surprise to find then, that their menu is top-notch. Pub food is often hearty, but it’s not always first-class degustation. The Palace Hotel has gone that extra mile, though. With an […]

BEST HONG KONG STYLE DINER – KAFE X HONG KONG KITCHEN

One of the best things about living in Sydney is the overflowing supply of good, cheap Chinese eats. Kafe X Hong Kong Kitchen, a cha chang teng (a Hong Kong Style diner), is serving up delicious dishes in the heart of King's Cross, right opposite the station. With items such as Beef Brisket Nissin Noodle […]

BEST JAPANESE – MISO

Situated in an unassuming alley of World Square, at first glance, Miso is a no-nonsense Japanese restaurant that specialises in teishoku (set meal) dining. But when their tonkatsu hits the table, one understands why there is always a small crowd milling around outside – breaded, crumbed and deep fried, the tenderness of the pork fillet […]

BEST ACAI BOWL – FRUITOLOGIST

For the uninitiated, acai bowls are thick smoothies of acai berry topped with fruits and clusters of granola. It might be the hot trend for the beach hopping hipster, but don’t knock it till you try it! Nestled on a street corner in Bondi, the part juice bar, part fruit and vegetable grocer, Fruitologist, serves […]

BEST RAMEN – GUMSHARA

The loyalty that this humble Chinatown food court stall inspires is fierce and borderline frightening, but it won’t take much to be inducted into the cult. Chef Mori Higashida who cut his teeth at Japan’s infamous ‘mud ramen’ chain Muteppou, opened Gumshara in 2009. The thickness of the tonkotsu broth is unrivalled in Sydney. Made […]

BEST PASTA – KINDRED

The pasta at Kindred is delicious. Start with the roasted carrot triangoli in burnt butter; order the bucatini with guanciale, tomato and chilli; and finish with the refreshing sheep’s yoghurt panna cotta. The menu is focused, uncluttered and boasts delightful flavours. Kindred strives to make as much as they can in house, including the pasta, […]

BEST GOZLEME – GOZLEME TURKISH HOUSE

You know gozleme is going to be great when the dough is rolled out in front of you, immediately placed on a grill, filled generously and flipped over with a large paddle. The pastry is crispy and held together by oozing goats cheese and spinach. It is no wonder that there is always a queue […]