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The Grounds of the City
Modern Australian | Sydney CBD
Glass Brasserie - Hilton Sydney
Modern Australian | Sydney CBD
Spanish | Sydney CBD
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Contemporary American | Sydney CBD
Continental Deli CBD
Continental | Sydney CBD
China Lane
Asian | Sydney CBD
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Employees OnlyEmployees Only
35 reviews
Contemporary American | Sydney CBD, Sydney / New South Wales

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Good night, food was good. I like the way the menu was designed, some very thoughtful dishes. A couple of dishes were under seasoned. The 'Tuscan Black Cabbage Slaw' was a really boring dish, baby cavolo leaves with julienne of carrot and squeeze of lemon juice is pretty underwhelming, thought it would be more of a South Carolina style slaw. Crab Raviolo was a good dish, fennel nage was good, lacked a bit of seasoning, could have used some fennel tops to finish, crab lacked a bit of seasoning and citrus too but overall a nice dish. Cured ocean trout was a well put together dish, seasoned well and garnished well, could have been sliced a little thinner so it was a bit more 'fine bouche'. Will definitely be back, ambience was cool and super friendly service staff. Hopefully a few more french drops on the wine menu next time ! A plus ! More

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Mjølner SydneyMjølner Sydney
1230 reviews
Modern Australian | Redfern, Sydney / New South Wales

Our servers were exceptional and the food was beautiful. We will be back. More

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The Squire’s LandingThe Squire’s Landing
253 reviews
Modern Australian | Sydney CBD, Sydney / New South Wales

Very friendly and attentive staff, delicious food and a fabulous view of the water, Opera House and Harbour bridge. Highly recommended. More

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177 reviews
Spanish | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Loved the atmosphere and the staff where fun, attentive and helpful.Good fun night.Fabulous food and wine, see you soon.Big thanks. More

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Tequila MockingbirdTequila Mockingbird
346 reviews
Latin American | Paddington, Sydney / New South Wales

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please keep the 10dollar margaritas and 2 for 10 ceviche tacos! they are always amazing! More

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Brown Sugar1. Brown Sugar
137 reviews
Mediterranean | Bondi Beach, Sydney / New South Wales

Consistently great yummy food. Our waiter was fabulous and very helpful. I go back time and time again and aiways fabulous. Local fav!!! More

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Eau De Vie Sydney2. Eau De Vie Sydney
44 reviews
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Darlinghurst, Sydney / New South Wales

To drink cocktails at Eau de Vie is like being at a theatrical performance. The waiters greet you with enthusiasm and explain the menu of around 90 drinks. Depending on what you order, may may experience shownanship at your table. More

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Sake Restaurant & Bar - The Rocks3. Sake Restaurant & Bar - The Rocks
578 reviews
Japanese | The Rocks, Sydney / New South Wales

This restaurant never fails and the service is great. As you enter there’s a lovely bar area to enjoy a drink while waiting for your table or friends to arrive. More

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Zushi - Surry Hills4. Zushi - Surry Hills
39 reviews
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

THE best sushi and Japanese dining experience I have had in Sydney. The food, value and service were all exceptional. Definitely recommend! More

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Sugarcane Coogee5. Sugarcane Coogee
381 reviews
Asian | Coogee, Sydney / New South Wales

Brilliant food and service. Great ambience for date, catch up, special occasion. More

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Alchemy Polish Cafe RestaurantAlchemy Polish Cafe Restaurant
Polish | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Alchemy is a cosy, elegant, yet unpretentious place known for its choice of delicate and light meals from the traditional Polish cuisine. Restaurant is famous for its freshly-made traditional Polish dumplings (pierogi), goose, duck, polish borsch (barszcz czerwony) stuffed meat. Fresh flowers, tables covered by embroidered tablecloths, soft light and unobtrusive smooth jazz music create a very special atmosphere. After the sunset, soothing candle lights and romantic chandelier lights deepen the inimitable atmosphere of this place. Alchemy is more than a restaurant. It is an invitation to meet Polish cuisine-fine, intelligent, drawing on tradition, and at the same time served in contemporary setting. Alchemy may be called an embassy of Polish cuisine and Polish soul.More

Saté HausSaté Haus
Indonesian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Best Chicken Satay in Sydney

Our Satay Chicken Skewers are absolutely mouth-watering you'll keep wanting to come back for more.

At Saté Haus, we serve up delicious, fresh, Indonesian Saté (Satay) skewers with house made ingredients. Saté Haus Satay Skewers stand out from the rest. We start with locally sourced chicken which is flavoured with traditional marinades, grilled to perfection and complemented by fresh sides such as Indonesian Pickled Vegetables (Acar), fried shallots, and our to die for Satay Sauce.

While Satay Skewers is our Hero dish, we have a variety of other appetising dishes including our spicy Pork Saté, Satay Fries, Vegetarian Gado Gado salad and a line up of top selling beers found in South East Asia which includes Tiger, Asahi, Heineken, Corona, Prost and our hero Beer Bintang.

Come with friends, family, or after work drinks and see what the fuss is all about.More

Terminus HotelTerminus Hotel
Modern Australian | Pyrmont, Sydney / New South Wales

‘The pub that Sydney forgot’ Terminus Pyrmont is reborn after 30-year hiatus. Shrouded in mystery after it called ‘last drinks’ three decades ago, the iconic vine covered façade of the Terminus Pyrmont finally lifts to reveal a stylish alfresco courtyard, cocktail lounge and terrace, a boutique hotel and traditional public bar, launching in March 2018. More

The Lucky Cat Dumpling BarThe Lucky Cat Dumpling Bar
Chinese | Coogee, Sydney / New South Wales

The Lucky Cat is the Eastern Suburbs’ best dumpling joint 20 meters from the beach packing with all the mouth-watering dumplings, buns, wraps and veggies. It’s run by DJ Ben Nott, one of owners of the legendary group of friends who started Spring St Social and Junction Club so the vibes are on point.

To wash down the fare here, you’ll find a sling of craft beers and cocktails like, gin tea and cherry blossom martinis, all backed by the smooth sounds of jazz, Funk & deep house. On the food side of things, you can pump your bellies full of BBQ pork, duck, lamb gyoza and red spicy prawns which basically translates to a big, fat and glorious food coma.More

The Old City by The Bearded BakersThe Old City by The Bearded Bakers
Palestinian | North Strathfield, Sydney / New South Wales

The old city of Jerusalem will be transported to the streets of Sydney. And the duty of recreating the magic of one of the most indescribably fascinating places in the world lies in the very responsible hands of Sydney’s The Bearded Bakers. Drawing on their own cultural heritage, a passion for inimitable hospitality and an illustrious reputation for transforming the Australian culinary landscape, The Bearded Bakers have partnered with OpenTable to create an exclusive dining experience. For one night only, guests will have intimate access to an evening of “food theatre” - the signature style of The Bearded Bakers and iconic to their most popular project “Knafeh” - set against the backdrop of an interactive souk and open air communal table. Designed to captivate diners and lead them to the old streets of Jerusalem, the event is also a celebration of The Bearded Bakers’ five year anniversary, and a fitting way to kick off Knafeh’s upcoming plans for an International tour.More