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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Sydney

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 (29)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
We couldn’t have had a better evening. Start to finish! Thanks team!
A photo of Osteria di Russo & Russo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1163)
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
Enmore
About the restaurant
Enmore's Osteria di Russo & Russo is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for its modern take on classic Italian flavours, served in its warm and charming restaurant. As snacks to start, the fiore di zucchini fried zucchini flower with goat's milk ricotta and lemon aspen and the cannolo filled with a duck liver parfait, date and hazelnuts are sensational selections.

Some of Osteria di Russo & Russo's specialty dishes include the saltbush gnocchi with pork sausage ragu and pecorino, the chargrilled beef flank with green garlic, nasturtium and smoked eggplant and the slow cooked freemantle octopus with chickpea, salsa rossa and native bush tomato, as well as vegetarian dishes.

Osteria di Russo & Russo's strawberry sorbet, davidson plum meringue and limoncello custard is the perfect dessert with which to finish your meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
First timer and definitely won't be our last. The food was excellent as was the service. Took me back to Rome. The pasta was beautiful but we just wish there was more pasta in the plate. I don't think an extra scoop or two would break the bank. The chocolate torta and tiramisu are highly recommended. 4.5/5 only because I wanted more of that pasta ;)
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 1 day ago
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 Black Elk Espresso restaurant
4.7
4.7 (45)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Hoxton Park
About the restaurant
Our dishes are designed to suit all tastes as we change our menu seasonally. We aim to work closely with our local community, sourcing a range of quality produce.

Our focus is on creating an environment in which customers are immersed in the culture that Black Elk values, so they leave feeling like a local every time.

Our crew is the very foundation of Black Elk Espresso and consists of enthusiastic, unpretentious coffee lovers who are dedicated to ensuring a warm and welcoming experience for all.
Top review
PetaL
Dined on May 18, 2024
Had the beautiful Mushroom and shallot Arancini for entrees, for mains I had filling amd very tasty lamb shank, my husband had the steak with tempura vegetables, chat potatoes with mushrooms and bone marrow puree, such a great combination. The service was amazing as always, was nice to experience their dinner menu.
A photo of Porcine restaurant
5.0
5 (37)
$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
BenG
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Delicious food. Helpful friendly staff. Accommodated some complex dietary requirements
A photo of Figo Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (375)
$41 to $100
Italian
Rushcutters Bay
About the restaurant
Casual Italian Restaurant with Friendly service and traditional food. Bar seating and dining tables with two different rooms. We are a small but vibrant place.
Top review
RobertP
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
What a great find Fine dining Italian at Trattoria price We gad a great time and will be back again soon
A photo of Iberica restaurant
4.6
4.6 (82)
$41 to $100
Spanish
Bondi
About the restaurant
Spanish Mediterranean Restobar paying homage to the Balearic Islands
Top review
alexec
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
fantastic! we came for a celebratory saturday lunch, and although our dining time was limited by plans we had afterwards - the Iberica team took fantastic care of us! the food was sensational, our waiter made excellent wine suggestions. highly recommend this venue for a casual dinner or celebration lunch, we will be back very soon!
A photo of Newmarket Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (330)
$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 Diner
Dined 2 days ago
All my guests were very pleased with the venue, Debbie was amazing and made us feel very welcome. Join in as a member and you get value for lunch $20 lunch special. Apart from the high price of the wine bottle (compared to other venue) everything else was perfect.
A photo of Mammas And Papas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (222)
$40 and under
Italian
Randwick
About the restaurant
We invite you all to enjoy the perfect dining spot. We are an authentic, traditional and family-owned Italian Restaurant in Randwick at The Spot. From pizza, pasta, seafood, veal or chicken we have something for all the family including gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options. Our aim is to keep the guests delighted and coming back for more. We take great pride in our products, using only the finest ingredients, we strive to provide you a great meal, friendly service and most importantly make you feel at home, or why not enjoy the best Italian food from the comfort of your own home with our free delivery and take away option. Sit back, relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Thank you for your support!
Top review
SerenaS
Dined 1 day ago
Love our visit to Mamas and Pappas, staff are fantastic, food is divine and atmosphere is lively and enjoyable. This is one of our favourite restaurants.
A photo of No 92 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (173)
$41 to $100
Contemporary Mexican
Glebe
About the restaurant
No 92 is a neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant in a restored 1800’s corner Victorian terrace. Simple, fresh, quality ingredients produce delicious dishes that pair with our considered, curated wine list of well made wines. The perfect place to gather, share and enjoy.
Top review
AnitaL
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
We've been to No. 92 many times and haven't been disappointed with their food or service. What is nice is that they change their menu often which makes it a pleasure to done there.
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