Weekend life can be a real struggle. If it’s not our endless search for the best burger in Sydney, the latest Asian fusion restaurant to wrap our laughing gear around or the sweetest after dinner dessert parlour, it’s lying back in one hell of a food coma because we’ve tried to do all three.
With more choice than you can point your fork at happening in Sydney at the minute, deciding where to eat your six meals (minimum) over the weekend is not an easy task.
As always, we’ve got you sorted, here are six Sydney restaurants that you need to try this weekend.
Yulli’s in Surry Hills know how to please the hungry—and more importantly, the hangry. It’s 100% vegetarian and oh so delicious. With a range of wholesome fare these guys cater to all crowds. There are larger plates for the super famished as well as tapas style dishes to nibble on, who doesn’t love a share plate? We highly recommend you save room for dessert, the chocolate and avocado mousse (yes, we said avocado) is deeeeelish.
Bistro Moncur is adding to the Lower North Shore’s already epic dining scene. Situated inside the Buena Vista Hotel complex, the bistro is producing quality French style dishes and has a pretty extensive drinks list. The menu, in combination with Bistro Moncur’s classy interior, makes it the ideal place for a long lunch with your closest pals. If you’ve ever needed an excuse to head to Mosman, this is it.
Greek food is totally our weak spot and Apollo is just the place to satisfy those cravings. For when you’re really hungry—let’s be honest, that’s always—choose something from the Full Greek menu. We can’t go past the oven baked lamb shoulder, and the roast chat potatoes. Combining traditional Mediterranean flavours with delicately presented dishes, this place is always a winner to us. Hot tip: they operate on a walk in basis, so grab a drink at the bar, we guarantee it’ll be worth the wait.
Brick Lane is Anglo-Indian cuisine at it’s finest. These guys are all about adding the fun into food. Their motto is unconventional eats from the sub continent, packing traditional Indian flavours into not so traditional dishes. Start off with some chickpea chips and ginger yoghurt then move onto the garam masala pork shoulder. See what we mean? You haven’t had Indian like this before. The brick walls are decorated with epic wall art and this hip vibe inspires us to get stuck into the cocktail menu. We can’t decide, so we want the hot headed hindi or mahatma sunnies? Let’s not kid ourselves; we’ll take both please.
Alright guys, this is getting serious. We need to talk about these mouth-watering burgers, that are all served with hand cut fries #winning. They are big, juicy and served on soft buns. We recommend their ultimate Cheesy Bang Bang, you guessed it, its just oooozing with cheesy goodness. Burgers and beer go hand in hand and that’s exactly what Friday nights are all about at Bangbang. Grab a $10 cheesy and $5 VB tinnie, listen to some 70s classics and let your senses be soothed. You’ll definitely end up in a food coma but it will be soooo worth it. Did we mention they do breakfast too?
Bringing Paris to Pyrmont, these guys have the right idea with an entire café dedicated to crepes (and gelato and shakes) the ultimate triple threat. There’s no denying we have a major sweet tooth, and their custard, apple and dulce de leche crepe is going to hit the spot every time. Make sure you get around the special Love Crepe because who doesn’t love some white chocolate buttercream? We get you.
Now that you know where you'll be eating, here's what you'll be doing.
Image credit: Brick Lane