While Aussie renowned Vegemite and Meat Pies are definitely worth a try, the best restaurants in Sydney pride themselves on foods originated from everywhere. This city takes flavors from around the world and makes slight modifications to create a unique, new take on the classics.
In this post we hand-picked top Sydney spots for both big and little mate tastebuds alike:
Papi Chulo. This local hot spot has North meets South American cuisine and a prime beachside location, and its light indoor atmosphere is perfect for a long lunch. Try the chef's incredible hot wings, briskets, or Cuban sandwiches while your kids enjoy gourmet burgers and curly fries. Make sure to order a choc-chip cookie for desert (with melted chocolate chips, malted vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce and shards of macadamia nut, how could you not?). However, with food this good, expect a wait for a table at Papi Chulo.
For Sydney's finest seafood and best array of oysters, look no further than the Boathouse. This hidden gem can be a little challenging to find, but you definitely won't forget your dining experience (complete with a waterside ambiance and spectacular seafood). The snapper pie is definitely worth a try along with the pan-fried hiramasa kingfish.
Snag Stand. If your kids aren't into seafood, stop at the Snag Stand for Sydney's best haute dogs. The menu is truly delightful to behold, containing everything from Greek to German to Australian gourmet options. The Snag Stand prides itself on its high quality ingredients, using only natural flavors and colors in their dogs. We recommend the Chorizo and Chili dogs.
La Botte D'oro. Classic Italy meets modern Australia at La Botte D'oro. The colorful interior combined with authentic flavors was inspired by Rome, and the menu features incredible antipasto entrees, delicious pastas, and wood-fired pizzas, which are bound please every member of the family.
Kokoroya. Located in Maroubra, Kokoroya is a wonderful place for the family to relax. The restaurant is known for authentic Japanese dining, including some incredible sashimi. New special menus are created every month for a unique experience with each visit. Kokoroya is super family friendly and has an excellent play area for children.
Gelato Messina. Bondi Beach's leading ice cream vendor, Gelato Messina, offers the best gelato outside of Italy. They incorporate extremely high quality ingredients in more than 40 uniquely delicious flavors, which vary from apple pie to dulche de leche. For a more local flare, experiment with the Bondi hipster or Bondi caveman flavors. Stop by for a refreshing escape from the sun and surf! Sydney's best restaurants are unique. Inspired by culinary options from around the world, yet modified to create an entirely new, deliciously and authentically Australian experience. For