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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Sydney

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Sydney? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chester White Cured Diner restaurant
5.0
5 (33)
$41 to $100
Italian
Potts Point
About the restaurant
Welcome to your home away from home. The locals' lounge room.
Where new and old friends from around the globe gather for organic charcuterie, house-made pasta + European and Australian wine.

Owner Stu and his team enjoy meats of Europe, the pastas of Italy, and wines from off the beaten track. The restaurant comes together over a love of pork and swill (and country music).

The kitchen team spends afternoons pickling, rolling gnocchi, making focaccia and keeping an eye on our beloved cured meats and pecorino cheese wheels. By nightfall the show is on, the house is full and the atmosphere is swinging.

So come on in and let us guide you through our menu. Welcome to our Diner!!

Top review
TiffBtp
Dined 5 days ago
Second time eating at ChesterWhite and as happy as the first time , food and wine are fantastic , service is always perfect . Menu isn't overpriced, , and the vibe is exactly what we love , we'll keep coming back !
A photo of Jihomakase restaurant
5.0
5 (18)
$101 and over
Japanese
Naremburn
About the restaurant
Embark on an exquisite culinary journey at Jihomakase, nestled in the heart of Northbridge. Our skilled sushi chefs meticulously prepare each dish, showcasing the freshest ingredients and traditional Japanese techniques. Indulge in a symphony of flavors as you savor our omakase menu, tailored to your preferences.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Jiho is truly passionate about his cuisine and the quality of the food was exceptional. Over 20 courses 13 of which was sushi, this was quite an experience. I Highly recommend the dinner.
A photo of Mario's Pizzeria Croydon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (72)
$40 and under
Pizzeria
Croydon
About the restaurant
Mario has been making pizza for more than 35 years and people travel from near and far to enjoy a large Supreme or Mario Special. It's a low-key family friendly restaurant with a very loyal and large following. Bookings are always recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We love Marois. Consistently good food and we are locals so often eat there. Service can be a bit slow during peak times but we don’t mind as we know what comes out is quality.
A photo of Newmarket Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (334)
$40 and under
Australian
Mascot
About the restaurant
Centrally located on the Corner of Gardeners Rd & Botany Rd

Newmarket Hotel offers a unique, exciting, drinking and dining atmosphere.

Comprising of a Sports Bar, Bistro, Private Function spaces, TAB facilities and Beer garden our friendly team ensure an enjoyable experience.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Always enjoy our weekly visit for diner great service friendly staff
A photo of Porcine restaurant
5.0
5 (46)
$101 and over
French
Paddington
About the restaurant
Porcine is a small French bistro above a bottle shop in the leafy suburb of Paddington in Sydney.
Serving an ever-changing menu of timeless French classics, etched daily onto a chalkboard.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Porcine was an incredible experience. Our waiter (Tony?) was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. He was able to explain all the menu items to us. The food was exquisite. We had 2 snack portions 3 small plates, 1 main and 2 desserts to share and there was nothing to fault. Our favourite was the artichoke with camembert and truffle as well as the desert- Ile flottante rhubarb rosemary and praline You can tell the front and back of house staff really care about their craft. Would 100% recommend.
A photo of Le Salle Dining by Bar Chaplin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (43)
$101 and over
Modern European
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
Tuck away in a corner on the quiet Hutchinson Street in Surry Hills, Le Salle Dining has softly opened. This intimate restaurant is reservation only, and serves contemporary cooking inspired by those cuisines of the old wine countries.

-We offer a 4 courses menu du jour for $98 per person or $108 5 courses menu du jour, that changes frequently) & $40 min. spend on Beverages p.p. However, there are several dishes for supplements to add on. If you or your guests might have certain dietary requirements, please kindly inform us at least 24hours prior to your bookings.

-We Are fully licenced, no BYO

-Cancellation Fee, in the event of no show or cancellations within 72 hours to dining a $98 per person cancellation fee will apply.


Top review
DavidY
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Nice find. Excellent food with a very well paced service that made everything very enjoyable. Cheese course is well worth adding on.
A photo of Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (10)
$41 to $100
French
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
Open since 2010, Claire's Kitchen creates an authentic and familiar French experience that keeps bringing customers back.

Situated between Surry Hills and Darlinghurst over 2 levels. The ground level is reserved for classic dinner experience while the mezzanine level hosts Cabaret Nights from Tuesday to Sunday or private functions at request.

Former TV chef Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) lets his talents shine at his Darlinghurst venture. Step through the doors from Oxford Street, and enter a world of glamour, decadence and French chic. Soaring ceilings, imported wallpapers, glittering chandeliers, white linen, black Louis XV chairs and French antiques will make you feel like you're world's away from the chaos of the bustling street outside. Oh oui, nous aimons que….(we love that!). Charming French waiters warmly welcome patrons at Claire' and the brasserie classics with contemporary touches are done with true French finesse. It's French chic at its best.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
Charming. Delicious, light ved the beef bourguignon
A photo of Hemingway's Manly restaurant
4.8
4.8 (439)
$41 to $100
French
Manly
About the restaurant
Welcome to Hemingway's Manly!

Among the other venues of Manly, we are lucky to live on the iconic peninsula of Manly – A very unique niche for restauranteurs – and to be part of its food and beverage scene. Where the beach life and the city trends are harmonising, we thrive to offer you a French touch cuisine generously supported by the influence of our Australian way of life.

Our products are designed from the span of your everyday life to any wow moment you need to celebrate. Like a good orchestra, the Manly scene needs the most versatile instruments to play her best music in your ears, and this is Hemingway’s part.

Come in to try our chef's witty traditional French menu while we mesh the coffee and cocktail-bar culture into the classic Montmartre bistro-style to get the best of both world at your table.

Top review
Catsydney
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Delicious French food - great service and a very cosy vibe
A photo of Zushi - Surry Hills restaurant
4.7
4.7 (675)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
We’re a Modern Japanese restaurant located in Surry Hills. We pride ourselves on serving the best Japanese cuisine in Sydney, prepared by our expert chefs using the freshest local and sustainable ingredients where possible. For those looking for something unique, our Omakase experience is designed to take diners on a culinary journey, highlighting the freshest and most delicious ingredients.
We’re your fun neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located on Crown Street in the heart of bustling Surry Hills, Sydney. At Zushi we love our customers and our customers love our relaxed approach, coupled with delicious food, friendly service and dining options in our buzzy restaurant, upstairs mezzanine and open air courtyard. We offer dine in, takeaway, catering and mobile zushi.
Zushi is fully licensed and offers an exciting list of cocktails for those who have worked up a thirst. We also love sharing our passion for sake, beer and wines to match your meal.

Top review
MarkC
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing food and service. Nice friendly staff and great atmosphere
A photo of Ursula’s Paddington restaurant
4.7
4.7 (760)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Paddington
About the restaurant
Ursula's Paddington is a neighbourhood restaurant by chef-owner Phil Wood.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was nothing short of sensational. Thank you. The only thing that was great was the noise level. But we understand that Australians are just very loud pro on the whole . So we do not hold this against you.
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