Food & Drink

6 Sydney Restaurants and Cafes To Visit This Weekend

By Mollie Maloney.
7th Oct 2016

It’s Good Food Month this October in Sydney, which means that there is finally an excuse to celebrate the love of good food all day, every day. We’ve put together a finger-licking assortment of 6 Sydney restaurants to try that will be sure to have you revelling in the Good Food season. It’s actually looking pretty great. 

The Morrison Bay & Oyster Room


The Morrison Bay & Oyster Room has challenged Executive Chef Sean Connolly’s quirky and unique flavours to a new October menu. Their PigFish menu, as part of Good Food Month, will showcase all the good-ness in the less popular cuts of meats and seafood. Try the newly improved Fisherman’s Basket but with Southern Fried Snapper wings, and panko crumbled slow cooked pigs tail. Or perhaps the Suckling Pig burger with XO chilli mayo, or the whole king prawns wrapped in Sage and Prosciutto served in the pan. 

Norsk Dor


That chic IKEA look meets the very cold cowhide lifestyle at Scandinavian restaurant Norsk Dor in Sydney’s CBD. From the people who bought you Uncle Ming’s, Norsk Door offers the best of this North Germanic region, with daily menus and complimenting wines. Wooden fittings and cow-hide cushions make the perfect venue for a culinary treat. The Venison Sampler, cooked 3 ways, served with carrot puree and blueberries, and the bone marrow on rye bread are not for the light-hearted, but definitely for the good food lovers. 

Sonoma Bakery Café


It can’t be a Good Food month without the mention of long-term veteran, Sonoma Bakery. We can just never tire of this hard-working, constantly high achieveing bakery in Alexandria. You name it, they deliver: coffee, all of the sourdough, eggs for breakfast, something sweet, savoury… special shout outs to the cheeseburger made with their house made milk bun, which we love almost as much as we love their morning buns. 

Owl House


You’ll turn into a night owl this October as soon as you try Darlinghurst’s ultimate drinks venue, Owl House. Their house-made philosophy has seen a cosy abode turn into an extended kitchen and bar. Attentive service is perfectly paired with a delicious 6-course degustation menu with matching cocktails. Head to Owl House for a drink, real-talk bar snacks, eclectic dinners, or just a pretty damn cool, chill out vibe.  



Not much can go wrong at this Italian eat-your-heart-out restaurant, Casoni in Darlinghurst. First and foremost, Aperol flows out of a tap. SOLD. Secondly, their home-made pumpkin ravioli with burnt butter and sage sauce, sprinkled with pistachio and sweet potato crisps has come direct from heaven: perfectly sweet and crunchy. With new specials each week and reasonably priced set menus, you won’t leave Casoni unsatisfied. That’s a guarantee. 

Bel & Brio


Hot off the press, we’ve found a foodie’s true paradise at Bel & Brio in Barangaroo. This eatery consists of five distinct areas that cater to all necessities: dining, bar, groceries, coffee and wine. The well-stocked grocery has everyday pantry staples, fresh produce and flowers. The Cellar, independent of the restaurant, boasts the best of Italian, French and Australian wines. The Bar and dining are serving up a storm, and if you’re on the go, never fear, the eatery offers take-away meals prepared daily for the busy city worker. We’re moving in to aisle 2. See you there? 

Image credit: Norsk Dor

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