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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Sydney

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch 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 Happyfield restaurant
4.9 (76)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
If you live in or around Haberfield, you know full well that diner-style cafe Happyfield makes some of the best pancakes in Sydney. Opened in 2020 by Jesse Orleans and Chris Theodosi, the bright yellow corner cafe serves up amazing food and a genuinely (as the name suggests) happy vibe. Alongside friendly service and menu items like the “McLovin Muffin”, Happyfield is known best for its delicious pancake stacks.
Top review
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Great food, great service. Brought my family here for breakfast. They came to visit from Adelaide and enjoyed their meal. There was talk about next time they're here, they'll have to swing by (I am just up the road and it's very dangerous for my bank account haha)
A photo of Rusty Penny Brewing restaurant
4.7 (133)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Penrith, our brand new small-batch brewing facility is open to the public and offers our visitors an immersive brewery experience. Sit and drink some of our finest craft beers from the bar and enjoy a hearty feast, while you watch our brewmasters hard at work.

As we’re a manufacturing facility and brew our craft beer on site, you’ll experience the smells and sounds of our brewing process in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere.

With plenty of seating and a large-open plan layout, our brewery is the perfect location for hosting large groups to celebrate just about any occasion in a casual fashion.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
What a find! This place is nothing short of fantastic. The food was out of this world, melt in your mouth meats and delicious sides. Amazingly affordable too. The boutique beers were also great. The venue was toasty and warm on a cold winter night and even dog and kid friendly! We were massively impressed and will definitely be back. Well done to the staff and team behind Rusty Penny - you’ve knocked it out of the park
A photo of Tommy's Darlinghurst restaurant
4.5 (372)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Tommy's is a Mexican restaurant & cocktail bar in the heart of Darlinghurst, with a passion for Mexican/South American cuisine and agave spirits. In the kitchen we cook over charcoals on our traditional Parrilla charcoal grill to enhance the flavours of the food. Behind the bar we focus on freshness: every juice is freshly squeezed daily and every syrup & cordial made in house creating s truly unique list of margaritas and tequila & mezcal based cocktails.

Head Chef: Marcus Michel has carefully curated our versatile menu. From 8hr slow roasted lamb shoulder tacos to tuna ceviche to MB2+ Ribeye cooked over charcoals, it combines authentic Mexican flavours with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to provide a truly unforgettable experience.

Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing as usual. We really love the tacos and margaritas
A photo of Wingboy Darling Square restaurant
4.5 (109)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
Wingboy is the creation of two mates, Mike and George, who teamed up through their love of hot wings, cold bevs and good times. The boys have worked in multiple bars and kitchens over the last 12 years to bring you the ultimate wing experience, Wingboy! Wingboy is big on flavour, an electric atmosphere and casual service. They have created 13 kick-ass sauces which are made daily, coating crispy wings, juicy boneless tenders or cauliflower bites. Come on down and join the boys at your local Wingboy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Would very much recommend wingboy. The wings are delicious, I’d recommend personally the Smokey bbq also the tiger loaded fries are too good and they have a great selection of other flavours to choose from as well. The energy inside is always fun and energetic every time I have been, It’s always packed but not too loud aided by the great music they play, my opinion at least. Staff are friendly too! Recently has become one of my favourite places to eat couldn’t recommend it more, especially from someone who’s always liked wings but until recently had not bothered to try out a wing place, definitely worth trying out.
A photo of Next Door Double Bay restaurant
4.5 (82)
$41 to $100
Double Bay
About the restaurant
Next Door is the sister restaurant of Margaret, which, quite literally, sits next door to it at the corner of Bay St and Guilfoyle Avenue. Featuring a rolling 12-hour lunch-to-dinner menu, the bar brings you a selection of specially curated small plates such as Woodfire Grilled Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes with Oregano, Braised Zucchini with Mint, Chilli and Pecorino, as well as an amazing selection of Consorcio, Cuca, Pollastrini, Ortiz and Real Conversas tins with some freshly baked sourdough from Baker Bleu. It's also home to the famous Perry hamburger.

"It's just a place to get some really nice hospitality, chill out and enjoy your day," Neil Perry.
Sandwiched between Baker Bleu and Margaret, the indoor dining area is cosy and comfortable, with marble-top tables and an open bar and kitchen.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We love your restaurant and the highlight were the staff, so professional and fun and great. Truly great service and we dine out a lot. Only feedback is I requested a candle in my booking for my husband and it was mentioned when we arrived by one of your team, ordered dessert and it didn’t happen. Didn’t want to make a thing at the time so let it pass. Cheers, Michael
A photo of The Boatshed La Perouse restaurant
4.4 (2884)
$40 and under
Little Bay
About the restaurant
At The Boatshed La Perouse, we pride ourselves on delivering you with a modern and casual dining experience with delicious dishes, specialising is seafood cuisine. With beautiful views overlooking the La Perouse peninsula, the northern headland of Botany Bay, we provide a fantastic dining experience for every member of the family. Open from Monday to Sunday, for breakfast, lunch and drinks, with the option to have your meal here or have it takeway. Come down, explore the historical surroundings and enjoy a great meal, with a great view today.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
A seafood restaurant must always serve very fresh produce. We have never been disappointed. Always cooked to perfection. That's why we keep going back. And not ridiculously priced like some other seafood restaurants. While ever they keep serving up good food, we will continue coming.
A photo of The Grounds of the City restaurant
4.3 (3531)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
The Grounds of the City, the second outpost from the team behind The Grounds of Alexandria, is bringing soul back to the CBD with old-school service and charm. Located in the heart of the CBD and bustling with activity, The Grounds of the City is tailor-made for a marvellous time; no matter the occasion. Start your day right as our baristas expertly serve up The Grounds house-roasted espresso and filter coffees, or end it in the best possible way and cosy in with our selection of cocktails and a dinner menu that features something for everyone. You’ll find our coffee sommelier at The Barista’s Bar ready to take you through a tailored coffee experience, and our tea lady roaming the room with a trolley adorned with fresh coffee, our selection of ethically sourced teas and cakes.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Great busy fun venue good quality food and excellent service
A photo of The Potting Shed restaurant
4.2 (3614)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
About the restaurant
The Potting Shed is a place to meet, eat, drink, relax and chat your day and night away – where hanging plants, terracotta pots and timber beams meet brass, brick and iron. Where you can plant yourself down on the swing seat, bench or at the bar and feel like you are on your family’s porch.

It’s a lively place where you can hoe into fresh, locally harvested produce, delivered by our shed-hands. The same hands that will deliver you good-natured banter, craft beers on tap, great tasting wines and unique cocktails.

The menu offers cozy share options for groups, three course substantial meal choices for those wanting to make an evening of it and a fun selection of nibbles for people wanting a light after-work snack with their cocktails or a share jug amongst friends.

Plus, enjoy exclusive after-dark access to The Grounds of Alexandria's latest laneway attractions when you dine in!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The potting shed is a wonderful venue, the food is amazing, the service from all staff was wonderful.
A photo of Outback Steakhouse - North Strathfield restaurant
4.1 (569)
$40 and under
North Strathfield
About the restaurant
We are a contemporary, casual dining steakhouse restaurant beloved worldwide. Currently with 6 restaurants in NSW and 2 in Queensland we are located on the George St in North Strathfield. We pride ourselves on serving up variety; our unbeatable steak cuts are complemented by delicious choices of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta at a price for everyone. Our strategy? We’re the leader of the pack by emphasizing consistently high quality delicious food delivering a warm, welcoming environment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Bloomin’ onion never disappoint. Ribs/steak were excellent. Blackberry Sangria was a little on the sweet side
A photo of The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe restaurant
4 (2590)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
The Cafe food and drinks menu is bursting with fresh flavour, made with the finest quality ingredients and created with The Grounds own grown and locally sourced produce. The Cafe at The Grounds has team of chefs who constantly push the boundaries and reinvents the classics in order to deliver you perfect flavour combinations that will make you want to come back time and time again.

NOTE: At The Cafe, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to dine in, we operate on a walk-in only basis for smaller tables during peak hours. If no tables are available on arrival, we will add you to an electronic waiting list and text you when your table is ready, leaving you free to explore the rest of The Grounds. Rest assured, all groups on the wait list will be able to dine-in on the day.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Fabulous food and the most gorgeous interiors. Always a favourite.
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