Little else makes us happier than a delicious meal—especially when we don't have to slave in the kitchen to make it happen. Sydney has long been a melting pot for contemporary food culture, specialising in a wide range of gastronomically pleasing cuisines, and also boasting great hospitality. So when it comes to choosing where to go for a special occasion, there are only a few sources we trust with culinary recommendations, one of these being Good Food. Earlier this week (just in time for holiday season) the website released its annual guide to eating out, giving us a definitive list of established and emerging talent around Australia.
If you're about to celebrate an important milestone, or, are just looking for a little treat for this weekend, see below for the four Sydney-based eateries that made the cut this year.
Perched among boutique shops and terrace houses in Paddington is the fish eatery, Saint Peter. Aside from rave critic reviews, you're sure to be surprised at Josh Niland's establishment, with the menu changing daily, and according to Terry Durack from Good Food, even hourly. This year, it was awarded New Restaurant of the Year.
Quay has become a long-standing staple in Australian fine dining, known for it's modern Australian cuisine—the view overlooking the Opera House isn't bad either. Already boasting several highly acclaimed awards, Quay was one of the six restaurants that was awarded three hats this year.
In the heart of the city you will find Sepia, specialising in using local produce to create a modern, Japanese-inspired menu. With its offering evolving each week, you'll be sure to find fresh flavours on an artistic plate—almost becoming too pretty to eat. Sepia was also one of the six restaurants to be awarded three hats this year.
Entering Six Penny feels more like an intimate dining experience with its cosy vibe a nod to Nordic-influenced design. Located in the fast-emerging suburb of Stanmore, it's intimate and quaint feel makes for a charming experience. This year, Six Penny owner and chef Daniel Puskas won Citi Chef of the Year.