There are so many amazing places to eat and drink in Sydney, it’s criminal that we only get two days a week to really go out and enjoy them! Seriously though, if your week isn’t spent picking the places you’re going to hit this weekend, you’re doing something wrong.
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop of Sydney restaurants and cafés to eat, drink and be merry this weekend. You and your tummy can thank us later.
Take advantage of the (hopefully) beautiful weather this weekend and head to Dunbar House’s café for a spot of brekkie or lunch. With absolutely amazing views from their dining room and deck, this certainly is the ideal spot to treat yourself (or someone else!). To warm you up, tuck into their generous beef cheek and mushroom pie, or share it to save room for the handmade desserts. You could even channel your inner Jane Austen and have Afternoon Tea in one of the most stunning houses in the city. This is the perfect excuse for a mini-trip to Watson’s Bay!
The Moody Chef
Although you might walk in grumpy as, you will certainly leave with a happy face and tummy. For brekkie at The Moody Chef, you’ll have to make the hard decision between their breakfast bruschettas, paninis or even, hold your drool, Nutella and mascarpone pancakes. If you’re heading in a little later, we’d recommend a glass of vino and either their char-grilled chicken or beef and crispy bacon burgers. The eatery proudly supports the Cystic Fibrosis NSW charity so they’re doing good on the plate and in the community.
Small by name but definitely not by nature—Smalltown has been causing a bit of a stir down Avalon way. Firstly, they win over the coffee snobs by serving Single Origin’s KillerBee House Blend. Secondly, they’re dog-lovers and hand out free bikkies (meaning you get a chance to fulfill your daily quota of pooch patting.) We could probably stop there but their food is also damn delicious it deserves a mention. Do yourself a favour and hot-foot it down there soon.
Like the fermented tea this restaurant is named after, a trip to Pu’er definitely has plenty of health benefits. With a thoroughly impressive selection of dumplings, beer and, of course, tea, this atmospheric Asian eatery will make you never want to eat anywhere else again. You have been warned.
Set up by three guys who hated the ‘food commute’ a meal in the city involved, The Baron is designed to bring all the best things about dining in Sydney’s centre to The Hills. And boy, did they succeed. Their coffee and food menu is well researched and executed, plus they love local farmers and use a lot of their produce in their meals. It’s all about the suburbs, baby!
Bar H Dining
The guys at Bar H do two things really well—picking great wines and foods, and matching them together. This Asian fusion wine bar takes the best of Australian cuisine and, with inspiration from Chinese and Japanese cooking, make some seriously tasty and unique dishes. Their tasting menu matches the best of their wines with their food menu for a truly immersive and downright delicious experience. Put an afternoon aside, you’ll need some time to appreciate it!
Image credit: Nicola Sevitt at The Moody Chef