Need a bit of inspo for good eats this weekend? We got you. Here are six Sydney restaurants and cafes to hit up. From fun Friday night hang out spots in Manly, a chilled Sunday sesh in Glenhaven to romantic date night destinations across Sydney… We’ve got six guaranteed winners.
Looking for something a bit different to try this Friday night? Well, what could be better than feasting on authentic Japanese street food, sipping on an Aperol Spritz (aka summer in a glass) and watching the sunset over beautiful Manly beach? Not much! Be sure to pace yourself and save room for some of their unique Japanese-fusion desserts. I’m talking green tea eclairs with matcha glaze and Japanese cheesecake… Intrigued? You should be.
Three Blue Ducks
Get out and about (if the weather permits) and do the scenic Bondi to Bronte walk. Congratulate yourself on being a stand up human with a brunch at popular Sydney café, Three Blue Ducks. Sure, you may have to queue, but I assure you it’s well worth the wait! This is one every foodie should have on their must-try cafe list (that’s normal, right?). Whether you’re a sweet or savoury breakfast person, this place has something for you—from mango lassi bircher muesli with fresh berries and garden honey to house smoked salmon with poached eggs, labneh, kale and chilli toast… What’s not to love?
Renowned for having the best burgers in town, why not plan a Sunday sesh featuring burgers, beers and best buds at The Tuckshop in Glenhaven? They don’t serve up just your average burger… This stuff is top quality with all organic fruit and veg and the very best meat sourced from local suppliers. If you’re feeling a little guilty about eating burgers and drinking beer, don’t stress… You can wash it down with a Tuckshop green smoothie. That ought to get you back on track! Otherwise you can opt for something lighter from the ‘Salads & Things’ menu… The cous cous and orange salad with hummus, flatbread and dukkah is on another level.
Cuckoo Callay has one of those menus where everything sounds so amazing that ordering is a massive stress. Life’s hard, right? With unique menu items like the ‘Cap’n Jack’ (house made pecan and banana bread with brûléed banana, coffee toffee sauce and toasted hazelnut) and the ‘No more #Hashtags’ (Vintage cheddar and basil potato croquette with tomato braised kale, parmesan crisps and 63° egg)… it is near impossible to choose. You better add this to the weekend’s agenda so you can get back ASAP and start making your way through it all.
Yoshii is a Japanese restaurant in Sydney perfect for special occasions and times when you just want to treat yo’self. Renowned for its range of innovative, adventurous and beautifully presented Japanese dishes, this place is sure to impress. If you’re more of a traditionalist, try out their sushi and sashimi plates—they are about as legit as you can get outside of Japan.
La Grillade serves up some of the very best traditional French food in Sydney. From snails drizzled with garlic parsley butter to potted rabbit and duck liver pate. Close your eyes and you could be sitting in the south of France, laying by the beach, sipping on red wine and savouring every mouthful of the exquisite French cuisine. With the restaurant’s stunning interior and fancy French food, it is a great date night location to lock in this weekend. And make sure you don’t leave without trying the classic crème caramel… Always a crowd pleaser!
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