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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Sydney

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion 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 MATKIM restaurant
4.9
4.9 (14)
$101 and over
Korean
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Matkim is short for “Mat kim” (Entrust) “Cha rim” (Table) which is Omakase in Korean

Matkim is a Korean BBQ Chef’s table like you have never experienced before.
The finest cuts of meat are daily sourced, prepared by the hands of our butchers, perfectly aged and served with the finest ingredients to match.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
The food served was a new take on korean food making it extremely interesting. The detailed explanations on how the food was sourced and prepared only made the anticipation all the more worth. Service was superb and pace of food was just right.
A photo of Le Salle Dining by Bar Chaplin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (42)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
This restaurant is amazing. This is our second time and we have already booked our next visit. We love the ambience, the food, and the personalised service makes a great evening. If you are looking for a loud, busy space, this is not for you. The space is intimate with a maximum of 15 diners, there is no time limit placed on you, the wine list is great and the chef creates dishes that are awesome. It’s hard to choose a favourite. We love that it’s a husband and wife only running everything.
A photo of Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains restaurant
4.8
4.8 (637)
$101 and over
Australian
Katoomba
About the restaurant
Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels - Katoomba's signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant. With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is renowned for Blue Mountains fresh, local and regional produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine.

Darley's offers modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines.

Darley’s is a multi-award winning Hatted restaurant inducted in the Australian Hotels Association hall of fame for best regional restaurant in 2010 and more recently won the Tourism Accommodation Association NSW awards for excellence regional restaurant.
Top review
AnthonyB
Dined on Mar 30, 2024
Some of the best food we have ever had, cannot fault anything. Great selection of wines and wiskey too. Absolutely wonderful experience can’t wait to go again!
A photo of Ecco Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (443)
$41 to $100
Italian
Drummoyne
About the restaurant
Ecco Ristorante is a spectacular waterfront venue in Drummoyne specialising in a la carte dining, weddings, cocktail functions, corporate and group events. Come in and enjoy our top class italian dishes, range of local/Italian wines & desserts served in beautiful surroundings with a stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Ecco. The food and service were outstanding. The seafood linguine is a must try! It was such a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely recommend!
A photo of Kobo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (90)
$101 and over
Korean
Circular Quay
About the restaurant
Kobo is the workshop for Hatted Chef, Jacob Lee, a space for him to demonstrate his love for his homeland of Korea, re-engineering regional dishes onto a contemporary platform, incorporating Japanese and Australian influences for a dining experience like no other.

A solid marble chef’s table is front and centre, seating 8 guests at a time for an intimate chef's table (meaning “I leave it up to you.”), Chef Jacob breaks the menu down into “Episodes” with each episode featuring a core focus on a culinary moment of his life.

Kobo is located in Sydney's new Quay Quarter Lanes, a short walk from Circular Quay station, nestled just behind the historic Hinchcliffe House.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful experience! Love every dish. Portion and taste are perfect. Looking forward to next episode!
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 7 days ago
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.
A photo of Ursula’s Paddington restaurant
4.7
4.7 (754)
$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 7 days ago
We had a fabulous meal to celebrate my birthday and my son in laws birthday. We were both surprised with special birthday dessert treats. The wine (Chablis) was superb and served in beautiful glasses. All the staff were so warm and helpful. Our food was delicious and I loved the coloured glasses and general ambiance.
A photo of The Pines Cronulla restaurant
4.6
4.6 (24)
$40 and under
Australian
Cronulla
About the restaurant
A stylish beachside restaurant experience. Enjoy the local coastline with an open-air-inspired dining room or terrace seating. Dine from our a la carte menu and enjoy the extensive wine selection. BYO also available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food and service as experienced previously and up to standard again this visit.
A photo of La Boucherie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (589)
$41 to $100
French
Baulkham Hills
About the restaurant
La Boucherie is a taste of Paris in the heart of the Hills.

As a family run restaurant we relish sharing our love of great food, fine wine, and excellent company with all our patrons.

Whether it’s a family meal, an indulgent, romantic evening for two, a business meeting or an all-out celebration, we’re here to make it a meal to remember.

With ultra premium steaks, exceptional wine, and phenomenal service, we can’t wait to welcome you.

Fine French style. Premium Australian produce. Pure enjoyment.
Top review
PascalF
Dined 1 day ago
Consistently excellent ! Time after time. My family and I always look forward to going back
A photo of bills Surry Hills restaurant
4.4
4.4 (24)
$40 and under
Australian
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
Every Bill Granger’s restaurant reflects the spirit we like to think of as ‘Australian’: sunny, easy-going and generous.

Bill opened his first restaurant in Sydney’s Darlinghurst in 1993. It soon became loved for its legendary breakfasts, served at the famous central communal table, where locals and travellers, families and friends, continue to be welcomed. Thirty years later, Bill’s relaxed, friendly and infectious joy in good, fresh food has become truly global, and is enjoyed at his restaurants in Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo and London.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
An interesting menu with thoughtful variety. Our pasta and curry mains were excellent. Same for the wine list. The service was professional and friendly.
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