Food & Drink

6 Sydney Restaurants And Cafes To Try This Weekend Sydney

By Bec Watson
23rd Sep 2016

Best Restaurants and Cafes to try

Spring just makes you want to get out and get amongst it, and when you’re lucky enough to call a place like Sydney home there’s more than few great places to choose from. 

So with that in mind we’ve rounded up 6 of Sydney’s best restaurants so you can grab your crew and get your eat on at this weekend.

Sonoma Cafe 


If normal bread just doesn’t quite cut it, you need to try Sonoma’s artisan sourdough breads. The guys at the Paddington café have definitely succeeded in bringing a wide range of gourmet breads, pastries and coffee blends to the table. If you’re like us and just can’t get enough when it comes to quality carbs we suggest grabbing one of their hectic morning buns, a tasty croissant pastry scroll sprinkled with cinnamon citrus sugar. Trust us it tastes as good as it sounds, and is sure to satisfy those AM sugar cravings.

Cafe Oratnek 


We all know Japanese food is damn tasty and we like to think of it as good for us too. This weekend make a beeline for Café Oratnek, the tasty creation of Kenny Takayama, the former head chef of Bills, Darlinghurst. Their pork fillet Katsu, cabbage, Japanese bbq sauce and musted sandwich is one not to be missed. Their gentle twist on Australian food, with slight Asian influence, will have you making good use of that second stomach. 

Bouche On Bridge 

Sydney, City

Bouche on Bridge is the newest take on fine dining to hit our fair city. An ex-Rockpool chef and former Bulletin Place bartender have joined forces to create a European style restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Serving only the freshest Australian food, with their calamari sourced from South Australia, to truffles sourced from Tasmania, this is a celebration of everything local at its best. Your instafeed will thank you for introducing it to the Strawbedo cocktail – Tanqueray, riesling, french bitters, strawberry, #spritzlife. 

Juicy Lucy

Surry Hills

Juicy Lucy serves up easily the best chicken burger in Surry Hills, we know it’s a big call but we’re calling it. Their slow roasted whole chook spends time overnight in a brine of cloves, coriander seeds, Sichuan pepper and cassia bark, so you can be guaranteed it is the tastiest bird around. Pair it with some of their signature sides and a glass or two of wine- yep, they do wine at their new Surry Hills locale, prepare to get suitably excited.

Left Of Field 


Left of Fields is doing everything right. Whilst there’s an extensive menu to choose from we can’t go past their instafamous (we aren’t kidding) hotcakes with caramelised banana, earl grey custard and maple popcorn.This Rhodes café continues to push the boundaries of what we might traditionally expect from Western Sydney, and we sure aren’t complaining. 



Casoni Bar and Eatery brings fresh, Italian fare to Darlinghurst.. Swap your traditional pizza and pasta for a serve of their signature beef carpaccio with anchovy mayo and pecorino or a plate of King Salmon with cannellini beans and serrano ham. If you feel like spicing up your dessert too why not try their limoncello tiramisu and Amedei Chocolate, it’s the perfect way to round out your next Italian date night. 

If your looking for more things to do this September? Head here

Image Credit: Claudia Shmueli at Left Of Field

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