In Sydney, being the city facing the sea that it is, it ends up being pretty easy finding fish and seafood at good prices. But, in the case of the oysters, the difference in the quality to price ratio to that of what you can find in Spain, for example, is abysmal.
For example, you can eat dinner on the fantastic terrace at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, with views that overlook Sydney Harbor that would be hard to beat, for a price that won't empty your wallet (about 20 euros per person with wine included). Everything there is in full circular view and it's in one of the most touristy areas of the city.
The Xic is the best Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Sydney, recognized by many travel guides such as Lonely Planet or Sydney City Guide. It is sitauted in the downtown area, near Chinatown. Vietnamese food is like most Oriental food, with a lot of spices and many dishes with rice or chicken. The specialties of this restaurant are chicken with rice, Vietnamese pork rolls or tuna and pork in general. The price is pretty good in terms of quality: it costs about 10 or 12 euros a meal. The décor is simple and fairly minimalist white tables and chairs and the atmosphere is very good. The service is quite fast and very good and attentive to the clients.
This Japanese restaurant offers one of the cheapest buffets in Sydney. There are over 40 dishes to choose from and it costs about 8 euros. For dinner, there are over 50 options for about 13 euros. You´ll find everything from oysters, shrimp and noodles, soup, sashimi or tempura to typical sushi or teriyaki on the menu. The food is of good quality and it´s a great place to go on a weekday. It is usually pretty busy so it is advisable not to go during rush hour. It is frequented by executives and tourists ve want to eat quickly while also taking advantage of the opportunity to sit down and rest for a bit. It isn´t the best Japanese restaurant in town, but it is a very good low-price alternative for resting and recharging after a morning of sightseeing or business. It is really close to Hyde Park and the financial city of Sydney.
This is one of the best Indian restaurants in Newtown, Sydney. Its value for money is one of the best in town as far as Indian restaurants are concerned. It specializes in Tandoori chicken (tandoori chicken), the fish curry, as well as and prawn korma. You can choose the level of spiciness of each dish, and have a variety to choose from on the menu. I recommend the Korma and Tikka Masala dishes, which are delicious, well spiced and not fatty. The Indian bread is also particularly well done here and always served hot. The atmosphere is excellent. The décor is 100% Indian, with murals and paintings on the walls filled with Asian motifs that make you feel like you are in India. It doesn´t usually cost more than 8 or 10 euros a meal, so it is worth going to this neighborhood to eat curry.
Is it possible to enjoy the best Thai food outside the Thai border? Well, yes. Where? In Sydney - SPICE I AM. They have 2 restaurants but undoubtedly the most authentic is the one on 90-Wentworth Ave Surry Hills. It is impossible to reserve a table in advance and it is always filled with people .....So there is no other way to show up, put your name down, and wait. I promise it's worth the wait. I didn´t get to try the noddle soups, but everything is delicious, the service is good, fast and the value for money is extraordinary. If you go to Sydney and you like Thai food, do not hesitate to try this place ... It also offers takeaway. Here is the the link for you to see. Ummmm ... How nice ... Http :/ / www.Spiceiam.Com / eatin-takeaway / menus.Html...Ah! I forgot ... Watch out for the spicy .... As the name suggests ... it's all very SPICY.
Toko is definitely the best sushi restaurants I've ever been to. I love Japanese food and have eaten at many restaurants specializing in sushi but I've never eaten sushi so exquisite as at Toko. Toko is situated in the district of Paddington, opposite the markets in Sydney, Australia. It´s a train sushi bar which means that there is a central table around which the sushi dishes move on a conveyor belt. Each customer can take the dish or dishes that he wants when it passes in front of him. The dishes have different colors and each color represents a price. They are 43 different dishes, all made with high quality vegetables and fish. Toko has won the award for best sushi in Sydney in 2001 which is an award that has much merit when you consider the number of Japanese restaurants in the city there. Sushi is one of the most consumed foods here so the award says a lot!
It is a famous traditional company that has lasted over 70 years offering the best of traditional Australian food, especially Pies (pastries filled with meat or chicken and a combination of different ingredients depending on your order. They are known for their low fat items and excellent quality.
Everybody knows that French cuisine is one of the most famous in the world. Sadly, the British kitchen is not on the same level ... so as a French tourist abroad, sometimes I am relieved to find a French restaurant (especially on George Street, where the only other options are fast food). De La France is a place where you can have sandwiches made with real French bread! There's a wide selection to choose from: salad, chicken, tuna ... a number of classic options. There are also sandwiches and croissants.
This restaurant serves the best burgers in Sydney, according to the newspaper. In my opinion, they aren't the best, but the atmosphere is great, with delicious drinks and cosmopolitan dishes like ceviche. The entrance is a spectacle, resembling a church with its high columns. It is expensive, so a rare treat.
This cafe is well known for the high quality of food it serves, as well as the good music, and fashionable clientele. At the weekend, it's not easy to get a table for lunch, so don't arrive too late. Better yet, make a reservation. Eggs benedict are the specialty of the house, and are very good, but the staff aren't particularly friendly. But you can't have everything!
If you're a fan of Chinese food, you'll love this restaurant. It's famous for its dumplings, with shrimp and pork. The restaurant was very busy when we went. The dumplings were served in stacked baskets, and while there are plenty of other dishes, you should order the dumplings, as they have made the restaurant famous.
Ravesi's is in the house of Bondi Beach, where you'll find hotels and restaurants, as well as the most popular bars in the city. It's a modern, chic neighbourhood - something rarely seen in the country - where some really delicious food is served. The restaurant is expensive, but you can take advantage of some special offers: on Mondays and Tuesdays, come before 7:30 and you can enjoy some delicious dishes like fish and chips for $7. These offers vary depending on the season, so check in advance!
For an Italian abroad, finding good coffee is always a challenge! In my travels around Europe, I found Toby's, which has it all - not just good coffee, but also some very tempting desserts (excellent lemon cake), and savoury offerings. In short, perfect for breakfast but also for lunch. The staff were helpful, the food and drink were great quality, but it's not exactly cheap. There are several in Sydney and beyond.
Located in Kings Cross, Hugo is where everything happens in this town, and is the best option for having a bite to eat and a few drinks on a Sunday for a low cost. I never miss a Sunday in this bar! It's very modern, with good music, and the interior is really fantastic, full of tourists. Prices are great: $5 entry, $5 per pizza, and $5 for any drink. It's essential to go dressed smartly, as they have a dress code. The only downside is that it's only on Sundays.
This Malaysan restaurant offers a lot of spicy food. It's supposed to be excellent - or so I've been told, but I'm not really one for spice, so I haven't tried it. But there are milder options, too, which I tried, and loved them. The desserts in particular are amazing! Ideal for group dinners but get there early, as there is always a queue (7pm is ideal).