8 Must Eat Food in Sydney, Australia

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Wondering what to eat in Sydney, Australia? What are some of the must-try restaurants in Sydney? I hear you!

Riding on the popularity of food in Australia, and seeing how well my Melbourne food post did, here’s another recommended list on what to eat in Sydney!

If you’re looking for famous restaurants and cafes in Sydney, or things to eat in Sydney, you’re in the right place. You’re going to drool just looking at these glazed pastries and juicy burgers.

Recommendations are made by Jeannie, my go-to friend whenever I need food recommendations around town. That time I went around Melbourne using her list of cafes to visit, I had such a blast!

I’ve compiled these 8 places to eat in Sydney that are highly recommended by food connoisseurs, so I’m sure you won’t leave feeling disappointed from visiting them.

8 Foods to Eat in Sydney, Australia

1. Brewtown Newtown

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In all honesty, their brunch foods can be skipped – just head straight for their cronuts!

What are cronuts? A cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pasty chef, Dominique Ansel. 

Brewtown Newtown is definitely worth a visit for its cronuts. Not only are they uncommon in Asia, these cronuts that Brewton makes tastes heavenly! There’s a reason why everyone claims you must eat them when you’re in Sydney. Brewton is set in a 19th century warehouse, with vegan and gluten-free options available. 

6-8 O'Connell St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Monday to Sunday: 8am-4pm

2. Blackstar Pastry

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The sponge cake and crust parts of Blackstar Pastry are some of the crowd’s favourites. After tasting their Strawberry and Watermelon cake, I’m a changed woman. Who would have thought strawberry and watermelon can go so well together?! Unlike most pastries, Blackstar’s pastries are not only aesthetically pleasing, they are also very light on the palate.

It’s worth noting that Blackstar Pastry is usually packed and you may not be able to find seats when you arrive, so consider doing a takeaway! Despite the crowd, you must try their pastry once you hit Sydney.

The Galeries Level 2, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Saturday: 10am-6:30pm
Thursday: 10am-7.30pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

3. Sydney Fish Market

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Sydney Fish Market needs no introduction. A must-visit when you come to Sydney! Oysters are definitely a must try food in Sydney. Bask in the atmosphere in the mornings! The market is home to well-known restaurants such as Deep Seafood Cafe and Oyster Bar and Fisherman’s Wharf.

As with fresh seafood, they can be rather pricey. Well, but as one of the largest working fishing port and wholesale fish market, at least you know that these are quality seafood you’re getting! A typical Fish and Chips or Mixed Seafood Grill would set you about AUD$15 to $20.

Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
Monday to Sunday: from 5am

4. N2 Extreme Gelato

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While we won’t skip the mains for dessert, N2 Extreme Gelato gives you good reason to. Because of its interesting concept of making and serving ice cream, you’ve got locals and tourists flocking to have a taste at their gelatos. 

The whole shop is designed to look like a laboratory – even the servers are not spared! You know you must give their gelatos a try, even if it’s just to watch the N2 Extreme Gelato’s staff, dressed in lab robes, use liquid nitrogen to flash freeze your gelato with dry ice. 😉 It surely is one of the coolest places to eat in Sydney.

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The gelato itself was very rich and the chocolate-filled syringe gave it an extra punch. 😉 Each scoop averages out to be around AUD$9. Not what I would call affordable gelato, but the unique business proposition makes up for it!

Shop 43/1 Dixon Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
184 King Street Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Monday to Wednesday: 1pm-10pm
Thursday to Saturday: 1pm-11pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

5. The Grounds of Alexandria

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Dubbed “The Mother of All Cafes” in Sydney, the title is truly deserving. This all-in-one cafe encompasses not just typical cafe features, but also a mini farm and a garden. It felt like stepping into a magical little enclave. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the most photographed cafes in all of Sydney.

Definitely one of Sydney’s famous food establishment.

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Just by looking at how that burger oozes with juicy goodness, you’d know that the quality of food is not compromised by the cafes exterior design. For some of the most unparalleled cafe experience in Sydney, you’ve got to make a visit the The Grounds of Alexandria.

7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

Monday to Thursday: 11:30am–9pm
Friday: 11:30am–10pm
Saturday: 11am–10pm
Sunday: 11am–9pm

6. Bills 

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If you’re here, you must be an avid egg lover, or rather, a scrambled eggs lover. Bills has got their scrambled eggs done in a way that is so creamy and rich that it makes you not want stop even after 10 mouthfuls! Even New York Times call them the “Egg Master of Sydney“.

This place not only emphasises their eggs, but also the spirit of eating. Owner Bill Granger comments, 

“I love the look on their faces when you put a plate of food down and their eyes light up.”

Bills’ eggs are accompanied with thick toast, and I mean thick. Sides available include meaty, smoky bacon, grilled mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, house-cured gravlax, a wedge of aged cheddar and ripe avocados – typical brunch-style sides.

359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Monday to Friday: 7am–10pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7.30am–10pm
Public Holidays 8am – 10pm

7. Bourke Street Bakery

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You know you’re close to Bourke Street Bakery at the corner of the street when you smell the inviting whiffs of freshly baked bread and pastries! Let your senses take you into this little humble abode. Because of its space, it’s not as conducive for dine-in as there are only two tables, so most customers usually grab and go. 

While their breads and pastries are a hit in this city, don’t overlook their tarts either. The Ginger Pistachio Creme Brûlée is a must eat, with the hint of spice. Bourke’s Chocolate Tart is not a disappointment either.

17/105 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday, Sunday: 7am-5pm

8. Hurricane’s Grill Darling Harbour

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Hurricane’s Grill Darling Harbour has over 300 Google reviews, 300 reviews on OpenTable. Enough said. Not to mention, the views overlooking the harbour can set the tone for a romantic night out, or an intimate family gathering. You should make a reservation if you can, or be prepared to wait up to 1.5 hours. Don’t blame them if their service is poor, with all that patrons, it can be hard to keep track.

Even with all that waiting and less-than-stellar service, the ribs would still be worth your while. Perfectly grilled with flavourful marinade and tender on the inside, hundreds of others can vouch for its taste. AUD$49.50 for the full rack, it is considered affordable if you compare that to other restaurants.

Harbourside Shopping Centre, 433-436 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Monday to Friday: 12pm–3pm, 5pm–late 
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 12pm–late

Hopefully this article gives you a good, solid list of what to eat in Sydney. If there’s one thing I’d go to Australia for, it’s the cafes! The things to eat in Sydney are endless, with each one of them equally meeting expectations as the next.

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22 Replies to “8 Must Eat Food in Sydney, Australia”

  1. I am heading to Sydney this December and I think I’ll have to visit a few of these establishments. Very timely post. Bookmarked.

    1. Let me know about your trip! Would love to hear your reviews 😀

  2. Totally agree. Sydney is a great place for food and I love love love the salted caramel cronut, oyster (among all other seafood) in the fish market and bills >>> unbeatable. @ knycx.journeying

    1. One of the best places, no doubt! 🙂

  3. The dessert looks so so delicious! Yummy I’m going to find them when I visit there!

    1. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  4. Sounds like we’re gonna gain a few pounds after visiting Sydney. All of these look so irresistible, but were really looking forward to the fish market. We love fresh seafood.

    1. Worth the extra pound or two 😉 The seafood would be a fantastic choice, too. Let me know how it fares!

  5. The food seems to be too tempting and could actually be the one reason to head out there. The pastry looks really enticing. The salted caramel cronut looks seductive! The gelato looks ravishing too.

    1. You can be sure that whatever you eat will be worth another bite or two :p

  6. Totally agree with the list! Everything seems so delicious and makes me feel very hungry now! I’d prioritize the Bakery!

    1. Hehe you are right, everything is so good! :p

  7. The Bakery looks really nice. I can smell it through the post and to top it all, I would go for the Gelato. Sydney seems like a foodie’s place.

    1. It is! You got to be here to experience it 🙂

  8. Hey! Isabel

    I am Shikha for from India. i read your post about Australian food. I am so excited to visit Australia.
    Thanks for sharing this great article.

    1. When are you visiting and which part of Australia are you going? They’ve got really dope cafes everywhere so I’m sure you’ll go crazy!

  9. Among all the places on your list I have visited Hurricane’s Grill and My oh My are their ribs good.

    1. I wish I can taste it for myself!

  10. I am a great foody, thanks for sharing this post. I wish I could taste it all now

    1. I’m glad you found it useful!

  11. wow!!! amazing post

    1. Glad you like it!

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