Indulging in beautifully prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners is one of our favourite ways to enjoy the weekend (and weekdays, tbh). Sure, you could go to your usual spot, but perhaps this weekend you could try somewhere new? To make this leap a little easier for you, we’ve come up with six delicious restaurants in Sydney that may just become your new regular.
Nicknamed ‘The Eddy’, The Edinburgh Castle has been a Sydney landmark since 1885 and has just received a bit of a makeover (which we’re super excited about). Head Chef Daniel Lanza re-imagines Aussie classics we all know and love to bring us an incredible fusion of modern twists and hearty favourites—think chicken and leek pies, fish and chips and pork and sage sausage rolls. The Eddy is a unique CBD dining experience, combining upscale cooking techniques and quality ingredients with the casual vibe of your local. If you want to win dinner and cocktails for you and five friends, click here.
Open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Missy French is serving up tasty, afternoon delights that encourage our favourite kind of weekend meal—long and boozy. Potts Point restaurant, Missy French is known for plating up beautifully presented meals that taste as good as they look. Over the weekend, you can choose to indulge in two of their courses for $45 or opt for three courses for $55. Either way, your beautiful meals are all designed to be accompanied by equally beautiful wines. Cheers!
This is the bar with quite possibly the best views in Sydney. Adding to the already long list of why you (plus your friends) should be bee-lining there this weekend, master sommelier and designer of Opera Bar’s award winning wine list, Matt Dunne has put together three wines you must try this winter. Three 90mL tastes or a ‘flight’ of all three is available for $20 meaning you can get a sample a delicious few while tucking into some Yamba king prawns and braised lamb shanks. Opera Bar is the perfect weekend spot to soak up some scenery with daily, live entertainment, quality food and wine that will leave you wondering, why should we ever leave?
Nomad is a fave among The Urban List team, with their extensive wine selection and fantastic food offering. Chefs show a commitment to classic kitchen techniques such as curing and smoking to get the most out of their locally sourced ingredients. Head in with a group for a feast (we’re particularly partial to a long lunch here) or, if it’s date night, this is the perfect spot for good chats, good eats and good times.
The Commons is a small bar in Darlinghurst that not only houses an antipasti menu of our dreams and a tempting boutique wines and beers list, but it also houses a beautiful secret downstairs. What do we mean? Well, every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night you may just hear some jazzy tunes travel up the stairs from the 164-year-old larder located below The Common’s dining room. This larder is no ordinary larder, oh no. It’s home to Downtown, a classics bar that will take you back to the roots of good music and liquor. Oh, and there’s a fireplace too, so that’s us sorted.
Ms. G’s is a mainstayer in the Sydney dining scene, and for good reason—it’s cool AF and equally as delicious. Executive Chef Dan Hong and Head Chef Paul Donnelly skillfully blend Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean flavours with hints of an American influence, to create a unique and exciting menu. Diners are hooked from the first bite and can’t go past cult dishes such as the cheeseburger spring rolls and the Stoner’s Delight dessert. Look for the neon signage above Ms. G’s door and get ready for a whole new experience—one that should be attended hungry!
Image credit: Drifter Creative at The Edinburgh Hotel