Known for it's never-ending beaches, dramatic cliff tops, and lush greenery, Sydney's South is home to some of Sydney's most iconic locations. The scenic coast is scattered with an abundance of delicious eateries, so whether you're after a quick post-surf food hit, a romantic dinner, or a boozy meal at some of the best restaurants in Sydney, we've got you covered in our guide to where to have dinner in Sydney's South.
Here are our picks for Sydney's best restaurants for dinner on the Southside.
Bianco | Brighton Le-Sands
Authentic food, served with picturesque panoramic views and a first class venue, Bianco is the go-to spot for an Italian dinner in Sydney's South. Head chef, Antonia Di Santo serves up unforgettable meals, showcasing Sicilian cuisine alongside classic bread, pasta, and pizza. Bianco's well-stoked bar is definitely worth a mention—order some of their tantalising cocktails and enjoy a boozy dinner overlooking the water. The décor, like the food, is a blend of rustic Italian and modern elegance, combining formal dining with laidback drinks to create the ideal Italian night.
Le Beach Hut | Dolls Point
Hidden within the sleepy beachside suburb of Dolls Point, Le Beach Hut serves up classic Indian cuisine with uninterrupted views of Botany Beach. Creamy butter chicken, fragrant rice, hot lamb vindaloo… Need I go on? The rich and fragrant Indian meals combined with relaxed beach vibes make Le Beach Hut perfect for an Indian feast with friends that can be enjoyed well into the night.
Fratelli Del Mare | Cronulla
Epitomising Australian surfing culture, Fratelli Del Mare, incorporates beer, fresh seafood, substantial portions, and a friendly atmosphere in it's beachside Italian (with an Australian twist) restaurant in Sydney's beautiful Cronulla. The restaurant has a friendly, laidback feel, which has established Fratelli Del Mare as a favorite among locals and makes it an excellent choice if you're looking for somewhere to have dinner in Sydney's southside.
Saigon Tiger | Bexley North
Small in size, but HUGE in atmosphere, Saigon Tiger is a hot spot for convenient and casual Vietnamese food in Sydney's south. The small menu is ever changing, which makes it a favorite with locals. While unlicensed, Saigon Tiger's young crowd and bustling vibes are perfect for boozy meal after work, so don't forget to BYO!
Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar | Botany
Looking for organic, delicious food at a reasonable price? Then Agape, which utilises biodynamic, organic Australian produce, is your next dinner destination! The spelt pizzas are full of flavor and can be ordered with an array of toppings, which are impossible to choose between. Finish off with one of the delicious, healthy desserts and you'll leave feeling positively virtuous.
Alphabet St. | Cronulla
Thai cuisine is a long standing favourite among Sydneysiders and Alphabet St. is establishing itself as one of the best Thai restaurants in Sydney. While maintaining the traditional Thai favorites such as papaya salad and Massaman curry, Alphabet St. has extended and taken an Australian twist on its menu. The betel leaf wrapped around prawns and peanuts is a must-try, if only for its theatrical presentation. Encased in an egg net and served in a birdcage it is something else.
Blackwater | Sans Souci
With vast floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing San Souci's iconic Georges River, Blackwater provides an intimate location for an elegant Italian meal in Sydney's South. Showcasing some of the best wines Italy and Australia have to offer, plus a delicious, authentic Southern Italian menu, Blackwater is right up there on our list of the best Italian restaurants in Sydney, and it should certainly by on your list if you're looking for somewhere to go for dinner on the southside.
Neptune | Brighton Le-Sands
Neptune is a trendy (but family friendly) beach café, perfect for a casual dinner in Sydney's southside, any night of the week. Beach staples such as burgers, fish and chips, and milkshakes are on the menu, alongside Italian pastas, Greek souvlaki, and Mediterranean pitas and dips. The extensive menu has lots to choose from, which means that everyone leaves with a full belly and a smile on their face!
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